Chicanismo in Burciaga´s Drink Cultura

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In the book Drink Cultura by Jose Antonio Burciaga talks about how it is not easy to get into one place and get anything you want in this world or something you wish for, but it’s something you have to work for, like any other person. It also explains how it is being an immigrant, and how it is to grow up in the United States as in immigrant and how had it is, and the obstacles that as in immigrant we have to overcome. Antonio Burciaga specifically talks in his book the Chicano history, the language that we speak as a person, the family values and how we as a Chicano stick together. One quote of Burciaga is “Naces pendejo, mueres pendejo --- You were born a pendejo and you will die a pendejo (Burciaga10)”. This particular quote caught my …show more content…
for a while. Jose Antonio Burciaga was born on August of 1940, in El Paso, Texas. In 1966 Mr. Burciaga became a graphic illustrator and moved to California with this wife and began writing critical assessments for numerous newspapers and journals. Arriving at Stanford University, the Burciagaas were integral in helping to develop and support numerous Hispanic organizations including El Centro Chicano, a local Latino student center. Mr. Burciaga is most famous for his mural the “Last Supper of Chicano Heroes”, which he painted at the university with the help of his students. Burciaga is also famous for expressing the flaws of social and political systems and used irony and satire to explore issues of racism and discrimination. (HispanicHeritage.Org). I believe this book was included in the ethnic studies group curriculum because Burciaga was famous for expressing the flaws of the government and politicians and people like Tom Horne saw that as a threat.
In his “Open Letter to the Citizens of Tucson,” Tom Horne explains why he believes ethnic studies should be banned. Horne explains what happened at the Tucson magnet school when a Republican Latina came to speak. Tom Horne writes, “Her speech was non-partisan and professional, urging students to think for themselves and avoid stereotypes. Yet a small group of La Raza students treated her

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