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Summary Of Martha Menchaca's Racial Formation

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In Martha Menchaca chapters “Racial Foundations” and “Racial Formation” she delves into these topics to determine from the research she did what can be applied to the Mexican American racial history that was known at that time. In the first chapter, she outlines this history by breaking down different events in their prehistory that point to their racial origins. She states the beginning of Mexican American’s racial history began with the oral text records by working class Mexican American college students. Which their main purpose was to disprove the alleged truth about Mexican American’s were thought as poor because they were culturally inferior. In the second chapter, she talks about the Spanish colonial society formed following the conquest
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