Tejanos In Texas History

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All Tejanos wanted was to be remembered for being in Texas. They claim that they were the true native Texans. Tejanos were nowhere to be found in Texas history. Tejanos were insulted by this and believed they deserved to be a part of Texas history, and they were not going to stop until they got noticed for what they did for Texas. Another reason Tejanos were insulted was scholarly historians made them look like the enemy in their writings. For example, Richard Flores said that the social relationship between Anglos and Mexicans were “segregated and prejudicial at the Alamo. He believes that this why Mexican Americans are excluded from Texas history. Richard Flores writes an experience he remembers. After his teacher was done lecturing about…show more content…
“To Tejanos, memory is the shared story of their common heritage” “The Tejano memory is not one that is celebrated or a single hero, but an envisioned past in Texas that gives them legitimacy as true Texans.” (180-181). Tejanos were the first ones to have land grants. Tejanos brought the Texas longhorn to Texas, they brought a new language words such as lasso, rodeo, barbeque. Also, Tejanos founded the first missions. Tejanos freed Texas from being under Spanish rule. Finally in 1986, during the construction boom, the monuments dedicated to the Tejano memory were starting to be…show more content…
Also, the Texas History textbook made the Mexican Americans seem like the rival to the White Americans; its racial appeal to Mexican Americans, as a result, the students took the information in the textbook and blamed it on the Mexican American students, making them feel like outsiders. Even today, the Anglo memory alienates the Mexican Americans; this alienation of Mexican American students happens every year in the seventh grade Texas History classes. Today, some White Americans still think racially against Mexican Americans, saying they don’t belong in Texas. Mexican American students find these comments offensive, it makes them feel neglected among their classmates. Seventh grade White Americans should not make fun of or blame the Mexican American students because of what the textbook says that their ancestors did; they should not be held accountable for what happened in the past. Students should think about how it would affect their classmates before they open their mouths and how it will feel if it were reversed and it was done to
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