Monthly Archives: November 2012

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE – RENEGADES OF FUNK

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Arizona: The Alamo Revisited In Tucson

In a forum circa 1970, Dr. Ernesto Galarza, a renowned Chicano scholar, and one of the few that I don’t mind referring to with a title, when asked why we just don’t forget about the Alamo and the atrocities committed … Continue reading

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Control Your Space: It is the message not the wrapping paper

I am often asked what ideology I favor, and what tactics should Chicanas/os use to achieve equality. If I were living in the 19th Century I would take the question seriously. However, while this kind of conjecture is interesting, let’s … Continue reading

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Mexican American Studies Is Vindicated If People Read

I have been an activist for over fifty years so I can safely say that I have participated in my share of controversies. I remember some that were particularly acrimonious. When I first joined the faculty at San Fernando State … Continue reading

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MEChA de CSULA at Corazón del Pueblo

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Sammy from Corazon del Pueblo at MEChA de CSULA Encuentro

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Accountability: Why History Matters

What is so frustrating about politics is that there is so little accountability. We can continually screw up as my students would say and are not held accountable. Because we as a society are ahistorical, we are unable to sort … Continue reading

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In Oklahoma You’re Not A Chicana, You’re a Dirty Mexican

I was catching up with a friend this past week over the phone. We hadn’t spoken in about 12 years or so, and through a mutual friend we were able to reconnect. The discussion was about where we had been, … Continue reading

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Recuerdos: Una Niña Pocha Visita Tijuana, MX

Mi ama me dice que yo no soy de Tijuana, que a pesar de que mi hermana y hermano fueron nacidos allí, yo soy nacida acá, del otro lado, en el Norte. Bueno, me digo a si misma, quizás si … Continue reading

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Multicultural Education Is Not Mass Education

Note: The following documentary on Tucson was independently produced and funded by donations of $100. It is part of an effort to inform Latinos and progressive throughout the country about what is happening in Tucson. We would appreciate your sending … Continue reading

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