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14. Brown Berets Formed in the 1966, the Brown Berets were and still exist today as a Chicano Nationalist group. They fought against police discrimination and for equality in schools, and were an extremely influential group during the Eastside walkouts, where students “walked out” of their predominately Latino attended schools in Los Angeles because they believed they were being provided with inadequate educations. They wore brown berets as their symbol of unity against discrimination. In the walkouts, they were effective in uniting college and high school students together to begin the earliest stages of the Chicano Movement that brought light to Chicano struggles in the Eastside Los Angeles barrios. One of the most influential people during the Eastside walkouts was Sal Castro, a Brown Beret, who was a teacher at Lincoln High School in East Los Angeles and who helped organize the walkouts. He was arrested during the walkout protests and charged with 15 counts of conspiracy and disturbing the peace. He was so highly regarded in the Chicano community for his efforts that they fought for years against the charges and they were dropped in 1972. The Brown Berets are a symbol of Chicano power and fight against the discrimination that happens across the nation to Chicano peoples. The Brown Berets was the activist group that aided the high school students during their walk outs in the movie we screened in class. In 1968, thousands of Chicano students from 16 different high schools staged a walk out in protest for school reform. The Brown Berets helped them organize this event, and marched with the students. They fought for school reform to enhance the education experience for Latinos, and also fought against police brutality. This movement helped inspire other walkouts throughout the western United States and also in 1994 against California's proposition 187. Significance-The event is important because it shows the struggles Latinos have faced in trying to have equal rights in Los Angeles, and the Brown Berets are important because they show how organizing to enact social change can be very effective. Brown Berets took the example of the Black Panthers, American Indian movement, Cesar Chavez and many more; activist groups that played an active role for civil rights. Brown Berets fought over several issues such as police brutality and education equality in LA. In 1970’s Brown Berets formed a coalition with Black Panthers; another activist group fighting for black people’s right. This signifies multiethnic coalition and the integration of race to fight for civil rights. (LA and the future of urban cultures pg. 125) 15. Proposition 187 (1994) ID: Proposition 187 was a 1994 anti-immigration legislation passed to deny illegal immigrants of social services, health care, and public education AKA the Save Our State initiative. People who supported Prop 187 insisted their concerns were due to economic reasons while the people who opposed
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