Texas High Schoolers Rise Against Anti-Immigrant SB 4 Law
By Viri Sanchez and Karla Quinones (2.5 minute read) Four months ago, on February 16, thousands of high school students across Texas joined in a collective effort to stand up […]
Documentary Captures LAPD’s Violent Crackdown on Historic 1970 Chicano Protest
*The 46th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium is a week from Friday, on August 29. VL By Andrew S. Vargas, Remezcla (2 minute read) Of all of the massive marches that characterized […]
Déjà Vu in Oregon. Not exactly.
*It’s unfortunate, Eduardo Diaz tells us, that in the reporting of the takeover of federal lands in Oregon the claims of tribal sovereignty have been ignored. In the summer of […]
The People Who Weren’t Kidding
*This is exciting! History Colorado has included the history of the Chicano movement in Colorado in a new exhibit. It’s groundbreaking to see something of this magnitude, in a mainstream […]
The House on Mango Street Goes to Trial: #MayaVsAZ
*This is important. The legal battle against the Arizona law used to prohibit Mexican-American studies in Tucson will come to a head on January 12, at the Ninth Circuit Court […]
Do Chicanos Have an Inferiority Complex?
By Ilan Stavans, The Chronicle of Higher Education The etymology of Chicano is surrounded in mystery. I’ve seen its roots traced to Nahuatl, specifically to the term Mexica,as the people encountered by Hernán […]
Former activist urges Latinos to remember their history
By Mercedes Olivera, Dallas Morning News These days, José Ángel Gutiérrez isn’t marching on city halls or organizing boycotts or creating a political party to challenge the power elites. Instead, he’s been […]