The House On Mango Street By Sandra Cisneros Essay

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In the mid-1990’s, Sandra Cisneros bought a house in the historic King William neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas. She made improvements to her home and painted it purple to reflect her Tejano heritage. However, her neighbors felt that the purple did not abide by the housing regulations of the neighborhood and petitioned the local commission to force Cisneros to change the color. I believe Sandra Cisneros should be able to keep her house purple. Many people support the purple house because they believe it is a color worthy of historic preservation. In her article “Purple politics- are Tejano history has become invisible,” Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street, explains why she should be able to keep her house purple. Sandra Cisneros claims that Tejano colors aren’t present in the King William neighborhood because Tejano homes “Were so poor and unimportant as to be considered unworthy of historic preservation” (147). Her point is that many people lived in the old Tejano community, …show more content…

In consequence, I disagree with the statement of Babbitt, the protectors of the HDRC can’t have it both ways. Babbitt aserts that the HDRC are not physically capable of apropriating true historical photographs and abtaining the material needed to do so. Also, if the oral statements is said to be enough by the HDRC, Cisneros is more than capable of collecting her own oral statements and the statements of

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