Chicano

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Chicano

a person of Mexican origin or descent living in the US. Once a pejorative term, Chicano was adopted in the 1960s to give the (then) 8-10 million Mexican Americans an identity and political focus. ‘Chicanismo’ became a description of the movement to restore Mexican dignity culture and power.
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I wasn't involved in MEChA until that same year and I knew that it was the responsibility of Chican@s.
presents this exploration of Chican@ identity as presented through hip-hop.
The fields of Chican@, Latino@, and Borderlands Studies have historically been undersized and/or underappreciated when compared to other related fields within the larger umbrella of Humanities.
Chican@ is specific to people whose ancestors come from Mexico, or whose families have lived in the Southwest since it became the United States in 1848.
It also symbolized our anger and militancy and fight against the long history of injustice against the Chican@ [sic] people in the U.
Anzaldua's work makes up one of the many Chican@ works that contribute another history, a history repressed by the national discourses on both sides of the border.

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