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1. What were some common Chicano culture stereotypes that existed during this time frame? What were Mexican-Americans “doing” during this time (working, political involvements, etc)? Chicano is a term that was developed in the 1900s to describe Mexican-Americans. Common stereotypes of Chicanos were that they are hot-tempered, ignorant and poor. Their negative stereotypes also include being unintelligent, unprofessional, and aggressive. When major developments were ongoing in Chicago, Mexican-Americans worked as unskilled and low-skilled laborers in agriculture, railroad, steel, and meatpacking industries. Since housing was expensive and crowded, these people gather more people to live other and pay the expensive rents. While working, they not only experienced low wages but also racism. As a result, Mexican-Americans at that time worked on improving housing and education while fighting for their fair employment and against social discrimination they were encountering. Major political activists were Juan Velazquez, Linda Coronado, and Danny Solis. Communities of
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  • Spring '17
  • Jennifer Buckley
  • Mexican American, Eastern European countries, Chicano culture stereotypes

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