Chicanos - Reading Prompts Identification of Problem or...

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Reading Prompts Identification of Problem or Issue The introduction in this book starts out with a little bit of background information that Anzaldua describes about her homeland, Aztlan; which are the borders between herself and the unsafe territories. In the movie “Chicano!” and this book, I believe that the main problem is the Chicanos not having basic human rights. The chicanos are tired of not feeling like they are human and that they aren’t safe in their hometown, when really it is their real home and they should feel like they belong. There were no respect for Mexicans, and we saw later in the chicano video that fights were often occurring. Next there is the land grant that was trying to be taken away, so in the book, Anzaldua explains how the territory was first granted to the Mexicans and how she crossed into Mexico. Reading the book is a little different than the movie, because in the movie, you can actually see how the discrimination starts and that the Chicano’s are really trying to fight for what they want. In the book though, it gives real detail about what can
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