Category Mexican-American Studies

San Antonio! Check this: Black & Brown Sounds in Tejas @UTSA feat. Archie Bell, The Sunliners band; 6.26.15

Black and Brown Sounds in Tejas: Cultural Afromestizaje Mini Symposium and Concert University of Texas at San Antonio Downtown Campus Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326)  June 26, 2015 6:00-9:00PM Featuring: Archie Bell with former members of The Sunliners Band FREE AND OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY: The Mexican American Studies Program and the Office of Student […]

UT Austin CMAS Dept. of MALS Latino Leadership Award Debacle | #Xicanism #CMAS #pendejos

At least the MALS staff had the good sense to not give Bush a ‘Chicana/o’ award… So, I tried posting a piece last night about this issue, and the content got lost in cyberspace.  The only thing that got posted was the title.   I don’t feel like redoing the whole thing, but I will say […]


CHICANOLOGY: A POSTMODERN ANALYSIS OF MESHICANO DISCOURSE Francisco H. Vázquez (1992) Why, indeed, will the people never know what they must know in order to live, to survive? Why the fear to extend the knowledge that shall free us? Poets like Sanchez were probably banished from Plato’s republic for asking this kind of question. Today, […]

@MALDEF disappoints Latino students in Tucson while compromising with White Supremacy – @ThreeSonorans

Why hasn’t MALDEF appealed to the Ninth Circuit? That’s where SES is now. Why does MALDEF keep negotiating with the perpetuators of this racism? Why is MALDEF even compromising with White Supremacy? If that term is too harsh for you, then tough, because that is what you call it when TUSD allows European History to […]

Mexicans in the Photos » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

An even bigger threat than Arizona is Texas. In 2007 Texas State Board of Education waged war on anyone who did not see God as they do. The standard was the creationist paradigm. Texas became associated with the ridiculous notion that the earth is 6,000 years old. In 2012 members of the Texas Board set […]

Arizona Update: HB2281 and beyond – four documents | mexmigration: History and Politics of Mexican Immigration

Arizona Update: HB2281 and beyond – four documents | mexmigration: History and Politics of Mexican Immigration.

PBS – Puro Bull Shit

Rudy Acuña hits the mark again… PBS, Homogeneous Latinas/os, The Academy Awards, The Kochs By Rodolfo F. Acuña When I was a kid – many years ago – Mexicans rarely played Mexicans in the movies. Anyone with black hair and a phony accent could do the job – actors were generally white – some good […]

It’s a Wonderful Life?

It’s a Wonderful Life? It’s a Wonderful Life? By Rodolfo F. Acuña I have noticed that more than a few academicians have joined the sport of criticizing some of the icons of the Chicana/o Movement. It concerns me because the criticism is coming from people who often have an axe to grind or simply don’t […]

DANCING AMOXTLI — By Verónica Valadez (MA thesis, 2012)

Link: WHOLETHESIS.pdf (application/pdf Object). Master of Arts in Chicana and Chicano Studies [thesis] DANCING AMOXTLI: RESISTANCE THROUGH DANZA AZTECA AND INDIGENOUS BODY ART By Verónica Valadez (2012) ABSTRACT This body of work explores present-day manifestations of Danza Azteca and Mesoamerican body art, and their connection to the development of Chicana/o indigenous identities and resistance against […]

a-response-to-my-critics.pdf (application/pdf Object)

a-response-to-my-critics.pdf (application/pdf Object).