Category Mexican American

George T. Díaz on Law Enforcement Legacies of 1910s Violence | #Xicanism #history #immigration #borderpatrol

“Seeing Sediciosos Where There Aren’t Any: U.S. State Violence against Smugglers Before and After the Plan de San Diego” In Américo Parades’s classic novel George Washington Gómez, we meet Feliciano García, a former sedicioso who survives the violence of the era and settles down to a quiet life caring for the family of his murdered […]

Miguel Levario Addresses Impact of Plan de San Diego on Race Relations | #Xicanism #Tejano #history #decolonize

The Plan de San Diego of 1915 is arguably the most controversial document in Texas history since the call to arms for the Texas rebellion of 1836. The Plan was a visionary manifesto that sought retribution for the atrocities committed by the dominant society and the Texas Rangers since the outbreak of the Texan rebellion. […]

How gang kid re-created himself as a scholar, with guidance | #Xicanism #education #reformthesystem

blog note: I love wonderful stories like these; let’s make them happen, let’s find them and tell’em!!   “A future professor is rescued from a life of violent crime by books and people who saw his promise. “Cuate Mexica describes himself as a predator who liked to intimidate people; sometimes it was for money, sometimes […]

Racial Identity and Racial Treatment of Mexican Americans | Vilma Ortiz | #Xicanism #MAS #decolonize

Abstract How racial barriers play in the experiences of Mexican Americans has been hotly debated. Some considerMexican Americans similar to European Americans of acentury ago that arrived in the United States with modestbackgrounds but were eventually able to participate fully insociety. In contrast, others argue that Mexican Americanshave been racialized throughout U.S. history, and thislimits […]

Diego Gutiérrez map 1562 & the word “Chicana” | #Xicanism #Chican@ #MAS #IlanStavans

Diego Gutiérrez map 1562 and the word “Chicana” (Updated March 19, 2014) A few years ago (2012), I posted my finding of  the 16th-century map “Desegno del Discoperto Della Nova Franza,” Venice, 1566, by Bolognino Zaltieri, that contains the term “Chicana” (link), but as it turns out, there are other 16th century maps that also […]

4th Largest Tribe in US? #Mexicans Who Call Themselves #AmericanIndian | #indigenous #Xicanism #decolonize

A January 2012 report from the U.S. Census Bureau—“The American Indian and Alaska Native Population: 2010”—says that 175,494 Mexicans (Mexican, Mexican-American, Chicano) self-identified as American Indian, making them the fourth largest tribal group in the country, says Think Mexican. The group also pointed out on its tumblr page that the 2010 United States Census form […]

Acuña: Ruminating on the good, the bad, and the ugly of our culture | #mexmigration #consafos #Xicanism

There, but for the grace of God, Go I c/s Rodolfo F. Acuña | Northridge, CA | August 4, 2013 One of the most frustrating aspects of writing is when people read your piece and then react to what they think you said—completely missing the point. In my last blog I wrote that I hated […]

No Justice in Sanford, No Peace in the Borderlands | #TrayvonMartin #borderpatrol #injustice #Xicanism

Trayvon Martin has been on my mind, and because he’s been on my mind, José Antonio Elena Rodríguez has too. Both were young, unarmed boys of color (17 and 16 years old, respectively) gunned down in 2012 – Trayvon by neighborhood watch volunteer-cum-vigilante George Zimmerman on February 26 in Sanford, Florida, and José Antonio by […]

Remembering Santos | #Dallas #JFK #policebrutality #Xicanism

The Remembering Santos Coalition invites you to join us in commemorating the 40th anniversary of the killing of young, 12 year old Santos Rodriguez by Dallas Police officer Darrel L. Cain, on July 24th, 1973. This tragedy galvanized the Mexican American-Chicano community of Dallas and marked a major turning point in the political environment of […]

Santos Rodriguez — by Ricardo Sanchez (1973) | We still remember.. 40 years later #Dallas #policebrutality #Xicanism

40 years ago today, a little light was extinguished; that incident marked a pivotal point in Dallas civil rights history — Dallas’s Chicano movement…we have not forgotten, and today we remember. -tlakatekatl   HECHIZOSPELLS Santos Rodriguez JULY 29, 1973 TEXAS a poem about a child’s death is a soul articulating out a heart beat: túm-túm-túm-túm… […]