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    ESSAY Chicano Literature has been around since the 1800s after the Mexican war . Mexican American Literature is stories that writers talk about their ethnic identities through Chicano culture situations and characters. They are their own culture, who take traditions and customs from Mexico and American and make up their own history with it. They try to identify themselves with one culture or the other, the food, the customs, traditions and many other things. The boundaries that define a Chicano/a is

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    Chicano Americans

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    Chicano is a term used to refer to Mexican Americans. There have been a lot of concerns by Chicano activists that the community has always faced racial discrimination in the United States from the dominant Anglo-American. This is evident in which the archaeologists and anthropologists of Anglo-American origin were not interested in studying the history of Mexican Americans. It was therefore assumed that it was due to their dysfunctional culture that Mexican Americans were poor (Menchaca 14). This

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    Essay on Chicanos

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    Chicanos With the advancements in technology today, the process of learning has become easier. Instead of just reading, one can look at video documentaries or web sites to acquire information they need or want. In my Latinos in the U.S. class, we have access to all types of information in our quest to learn about Mexican-American history. By reading Zaragosa Vargas= Problems in Mexican-American History, looking at the Chicano Park web site and viewing part one of the Chicano! video documentary

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    Chicano Film Analysis

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    Chicano Films for Future Chicanos Chicano film is a special and important genre of film that has become an outlet for Chicanos in order for their voices to be heard and stories to be seen by all. After watching a number of Chicano films this semester, I have gained a deeper understanding of Chicano history and have even been able to relate to many of the stories, conflicts, struggles, and pride shared through these films. I feel as though Chicano film has progressed quite a bit since the beginning

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    “I'm not Mexican. I am not American. I am not American in USA and Mexican in Mexico. I am Chicano everywhere. I do not have to assimilate anything. I have my own history”, stated the writer and novelist Carlos Fuentes. The Chicano subculture is the mixture of the Mexican and the American cultures. This subculture has its own history and unique characterizations that make it stand out. According to the Merriam Webster dictonary the word subculture is defined as “a group that has beliefs and behaviors

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    Essay on Chicano Art

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    Chicano Art Chicano Art and Indigenismo Artworks have played an indelible work to the lives of humanity. The creative nature in Artists is a complex matter to define. The uncertainties in the intrinsic nature in art lay difficult aspects that can only be answered by values, themes and skills depicted in an artist artwork. Apart from playing the intricate psychological effect on humans, the artworks have been used as a tool of expression that has been revered and uniquely preserved for future generation

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    The Chicano Movement of the 1960’s also known by many as “El Movimiento” surfaced during the Civil Rights era. During this movement Chicanos encompassed a great variety of symbols to express their movement during the 1960-1970s. These symbols meant a lot to Chicanos and were done meticulously to convey their message. As part of the “movimiento” Chicano artist needed an outlet to portray and protest societal inequality. They wanted to advocate ethnic identity as well as wanting to express self-identification

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    Chicano Women Essay

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    I took an Uber the other day, and my driver, an African American woman, gave me a deeper insight on what I have learned in Chicano studies this quarter. It so happens she was writing a dissertation on minority women in leadership positions. What struck me the most about her findings was that one of the biggest determinants for minority women being able to be promoted to leadership positions was their partner’s race. If the woman’s partner was aso a minority the woman was less likely to be in a leadership

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    Throughout history beginning with the Spanish inquisition, Chicanos have been overpowered, underestimated, exploited, and forgotten. Chicanos have been ripped from their dignity and viewed as ignorant, lazy, and uneducated. It was not till Rodolfo Corky Gonzalez created a poetic piece, “I am Joaquin”, that would change the way Mexicans thought of themselves for all eternity. No longer were they this broken social identity, but now they embraced being both the Mayan prince, and the sword and flame

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    to remain silent and oppressed - all while depicted as unintelligent second-class citizens who belong in the kitchen in both the Latino community and the Anglo community. The Chicano Movement itself is a gendered movement, in which only men have portrayed as leader of El Moviemnto where whenever one googles the term ‘Chicano Movement’ the images that come up are of Cesar Chavez, Rodolfo Gonzalez or Jose Angel Gutierrez – all men. In the 1960s, the image of the Soldaderas was adopted by the Chicana

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