chsmoduleVIII - EXTRA CREDIT Carlos Montes is a very well...

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 4 pages.

The preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 4 pages.
EXTRA CREDITCarlos Montes is a very well respected and known leader in Chicano Revolution. His family was bornin Mexico and immigrated to America and grew up in barrios of both South and East Los Angeles. In1967, he was co-founder of the Brown Berets. The Brown Berets is an organization from thesouthwest barrios evolved from being a youth group called Young Citizens for Community Action, toYoung Chicanos for COmmunity Action to what we know now as the Brown Berets. The name oftheir organization is symbolic in the sense where it represented the Mexican culture and history.Brown Berets represented the hatred towards militancy and a long period of time in which the theMexican Americans were treated with injustice throughout the entire United States. Most notably, inthe Southwest regions. They were a group that fought for Mexican Americans that faced policebrutality and also fought in the Unites States war in Vietnam. Not only did they fight, they were ableto run a free clinic to help people in need. Some of their standout acts in history are:January 1968, they displayed opposition to the East Los Angeles police department and theirbrutalityMay 1969, the first Chicano Free Health Clinic openSummer of 1969, nationally created unity and peace throughout the barrios in California“La Marcha de la Reconquista” on May 5, 1971 was when they marched over a thousandmiles from Calexico to Sacramento against police brutality and the extremely high numbersof deaths in the Vietnam war of Mexican AmericansDecember 1995, a 2 week march that advertised unity and peace for the barrios of LosAngeles and the poor conditions of prisoners in jailGENERAL QUESTION:Synthesize the videos. What impression do they give you of the Sixties from the videos andreading Occupied America? Also seeThe videos in this week’s module displayed a time in the 1960’s where Mexican American peoplefaced difficult situations within their community. They were starting to be feed up with the injusticeagainst the Mexican American and wanted to make change and difference in their communitythrough protests. Occupied America: A History of Chicanos by Rodolfo F. Acuna was the main focusof one of the videos in our module. Because this book was written in the perspective of a MexicanAmerican, this video explained the ban of this text because of the glaring truths/facts of history thatmany did not want to come to terms with. Chicanos were constantly faced with challenges, setbacksand horrors because of who they were, what they looked and their skin color. The second video waswith Professor Rodolfo Acuna and he presents us with facts of the injustice the Mexican American(and other minority groups like Asian American and African Americans) faced and how they were too

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

End of preview. Want to read all 4 pages?

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Term
Fall
Professor
Acuna
Tags
Mexican American, Mexican American people, Professor Rodolfo Acuna, Dr Rodolfo Acuna

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture