With time, the term gained more popularity and it was used more often than before. However, even after this period, many Mexican Americans viewed the term as distracting as it represented the refusal to be identified. It is for this reason that most people still find it hard to identify themselves with the term. The Mexican American culture dates back to the era of slavery where the Indian people were being colonized by the Spanish. The pro-native nature of Chicano nationalism is based on the nature of the Mexican national identity in which the culture is heavily induced in the Spanish and indigenous cultures.
Not only did whites use laws to help demean colored people but they also used physically violent and tortuous methods. Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire. The Black Lives Matter movement is defiantly a current issue that relates to some of the themes from King’s letter. Martin Luther King’s legacy will forever be imprinted in the fabric of America’s dynasty. Not only was his knowledge and eloquence as on orator a key factor in him being the phenomena that he is today but it is also his perseverance that helped him gain respect.
Atticus Finch from Harper Lee’s incredible story To Kill A Mockingbird and real world civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Junior are very similar, but they do have their differences. Atticus as well as Dr. King fight for equality and justice among the people they live with and everywhere else for that matter. However, unlike Atticus, Dr. King goes out of his way and career to establish freedom and equality for everyone. So do you really know these two people, fictional and real alike? Equality; what does it mean to Atticus Finch and to Dr. King?
Parker believes the reasons behind illegal immigration from Mexico are due to the Mexican people continuously voting for leaders that do not help their government. Consequently, she believes they should take a more active role in their own government, so they can improve their own country’s conditions. She states that “let 's encourage freedom. But freedom is a privilege and a responsibility” meaning that people should earn the privilege of
The most important thing about the case of Hernandez v. Texas was that it helped end racial discrimination in the judicial system, and provides equal protection of the laws for all Americans. Jury selection did changed, now states could no longer exclude citizens from jury service based on their ethnicity or race. In conclusion Hernandez v. Texas was a good cause for Mexicans. Pedro Hernandez murdered Joe Espinoza and then he was refused a multi-racial jury of his peers, but the Texas court house denied his appeal. The lower courts reject the Courts ruling because the state of Texas argued that the fourteen Amendments covered only black and whites.
“Students must have initiative; they should not be mere imitators. They must learn to think and act for themselves and be free.” -Cesar Chavez. Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez both fought for the rights of people who were treated unfairly. Cesar Chavez fought for the rights of the farm workers in California. Martin Luther King Jr. was an African American and during that time, African Americans were treated unfairly by white people.
Initially my thesis was how in our society the narrative around Latinos was that they are all in the cartel because of “genetics”, but I contradicted this by stating that a small minority of Latinos are in the cartel because of poverty. However, I discarded my focus on this because most of the sources I would have implemented in my argument were clickbait. In my most recent argument, I decided to focus on one aspect of that cartel. It now revolves around the violence that comes from the cartel. The social narrative that I am choosing is that society stereotypes all Latinos as inherently being violent and therefore the Mexican cartel is violent.
Richard Flores, the author of Remembering the Alamo, argues, “the symbolic work accomplished through ‘remembering the Alamo’—consists of signifying a radical difference between ‘Anglo’ and ‘Mexicans’ so as to cognize and codify the social relations circulating at the beginning of the twentieth century” (Flores xvi). Flores utilizes a vast array of evidence to prove his argument including giving the actual history of the Alamo, comparing the two women who helped create the Alamo—Clara Driscoll and Adina De Zavala, and analyzing the representations of the Alamo in film. The way that Flores structures his argument is interesting; he starts by presenting a social theory to explain why and how the Alamo represents a class and racial control then moves onto a chronological layout of the history of the Alamo. Flores concludes with a
Therefore, slave trade thrived in the colonies. Many Anglos argued that slavery greatly improved the economic status of the colonies and most Mexican officials, never mind their opposition and knowledge of the institution, allowed slave labor to happen. Additionally, many plantation owners wished to mimic the slave trade industry in the United States and treated Africans as assets. Many slaves attempted escape and, if successful, fled to live with Indian tribes or live within Mexican colonies. Furthermore, during this time of Mexican rule, Native American tribes fought to keep their independence and continued to fight with Anglos and Tejanos over land rights.
During the 1960s and early 1970s, there was a shift in how Chicanos, those who “love[d] the United States for reasons Mexicans [did not] understand, while loving Mexico for reasons Americans [did not] understand,” viewed themselves and their communities. Shame and embarrassment were replaced by pride of their homeland. This paper will discuss the significance of the term ‘Chicano’ and what it means to be Chicano, which began to change during this time. Also during this time, there were many educational reforms that had a deep impact to future generations. This paper will dive into the Chicano students struggle for better educational opportunities during the late 1960s and early 1970s.