Notes towards a Chicano history of the US

 

Schools in the US teach a White or Anglo American history of the country. Because of White guilt it is full of lies, half-truths and stuff left out. There is much to learn and unlearn:

 

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Should Latino be a Race? Part 2 of 7 – Offset Data

Multiracial Americans President Thomas Lopez delivers a talk on changing the Census categories to allow Latino to become a race. In this episode, the talk is…

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Should Latino be a Race? Part 1 of 7 – A Brief History of the Census

Multiracial Americans President Thomas Lopez delivers a talk on changing the Census categories to allow Latino to become a race. In this episode, the talk is…

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Diaspora Dialogues: We Are Familia

Last month, I had the chance to connect with writer/creator James Jones about his amazing project “We Are Familia”.   As a writer myself, I was really excited to connect with the creator of the sho…

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The Census Can’t Fit Latinos Into A Race Box And It’s Causing More Confusion

See on Scoop.itMixed American Life

Pew revealed the findings of a study this month that shows some 2.5 million U.S. Latinos changed their race category from “some other race” to “white” between the 2000 and 2010 censuses.

The news prompted The New York Tim…

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Will Today’s Hispanics Be Tomorrow’s Whites?

The Trayvon Martin shooting was hardly in the national consciousness before fault lines emerged around the case. Was Martin as innocent as he seemed? Did Zimmerman fear for his life? Did Martin provoke the incident? Was Zimmerman a racist? Perhaps most controversial among all of these was the question of…

Community Village‘s insight:
At first I thought Jamelle Bouie was off base — conflating ethnicity with race, but he has a point. Is ‘White’ a culture or a race?
This is the first I’ve heard of the theory of Hispanic becoming White.
Steven Riley (of Mixed Race Studies) has mentioned to me that it seems ‘Asian’ may merge into the White category.
Some say that many Asian Americans out ‘white’ the Whites. So then, is White more of a culture? I would say a culture because many white’s don’t even think of themselves as a race – just human – raceless. We all certainly have our cultures but we don’t think about race so much unless forced to when filling out the census or school applications, or in academics.
-Glenn Robinson

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Native American Museum vs Latino Museum

Comparing two related Museums

  • The Native American Museum focusing on Natives while ignoring the blending with the colonizer and other cultures.
  • The Latino Museum focusing on the mixed identity of Latinos while ignoring the colonized Native Americans.

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