SOURCE: JSTOR Daily
The designation "Hispanic" came about through the desire of Mexican American civil rights organizations to gather authoritative data about the status of the group in society. The political work engaged Puerto Rican, Cuban American, and other allies, bringing distinct ethnic groups under a common identifier.
by Frank P. Barajas
Police responded brutally to the 1970 Chicano Moratorium protest march in East Los Angeles, including killing journalist Ruben Salazar. This news spread to smaller Chicano communities in the state and beyond and sparked a politicial movement for justice that echoes today.
SOURCE: New York Times
by Elizabeth Méndez Berry and Mónica Ramírez
Latino/a Americans can secure their place in America against racist and nativist attacks by demanding representation in the news and entertainment media. The media have been important sources of power in the past, but are still not representative of American demographics.
by Roberto Lovato
Roberto Lovato's new book "Unforgetting: " examines how policing in the United States, including a combined crackdown on immigration and gang activity led by William Barr after the 1992 Los Angeles riots, helped create MS-13 as a transnational criminal gang and a political symbol of fear to be exploited in election years.
SOURCE: Haymarket Books
Roberto Lovato discusses his new book "Unforgetting" with Mike Davis.
If approved by the Senate, it would become the first Smithsonian museum specifically dedicated to the history and culture of Latinx communities.
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