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32. Super Domestica When critic’s argued that “Super Domestica” represented sexist imagery, women in the Domestic Worker Association countered, “She’s a super hero!” Drew inspiration from “Super Bario” a caped and masked priest who organized protests in squatter settlements A comic book featured the story of a house keeper, a caped maid, who successfully learned to negotiate with her demanding employer. The powerful cover image became an important icon in Latino civil rights marches and labor protests in Southern California. Many domestic workers, especially for Latino female house keepers, it was common to get low, unfair pay checks, or even no money back after long working hours. In some cases, the women had already turned unsuccessfully to their local police department for help or the State Department of Labor, where claims can take as long as 18 months to investigate. Such complaints are so common that various social agencies have created special units to offer advice and counseling to domestic workers. The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles circulates a comic book called "Super Domestica," 33. RAMP/English-Only Movement Identification: RAMP stands for Residents Association of Monterey Park. It emerged as a major grassroots political force in Monterey Park during the 1980’s by taking a strong position against building developments and backing candidates who were in favor of slow growth. They supported candidates who had strong anti-immigrant views such as Barry Hatch. Opponents of RAMP criticized it for mixing anti-Chinese sentiment with anti-growth sentiment while proponents claimed that RAMP was only concerned with the quality of new development and not race. RAMP reached its peak prominence in 1986 city council election when three of its supported candidates won while three incumbents linked to growth lost (the winners were White and the losers were Chinese and Latino), signifying a backlash against Asian immigration and growth. The English-Only Movement refers to the movement in Monterey Park during the 1980’s and 90’s led by Barry Hatch and grassroots effort to make English the city’s official language and to make sure that all business signs would be made in English. It was an implicitly nativist effort directed against Chinese immigration. A measure spearheaded by Hatch which attempted to make English Monterey Park’s official language failed in 1985 but was passed (and later rescinded in 1986), and another measure led by Hatch which tried to eliminate all foreign language signs from businesses was also defeated in 1986. Significance: The activities proliferate by RAMP and the English-Only Movement signify the prevalence of nativism in the Los Angeles area in past decades. Though racism has become increasingly subdued, it is still expressed through implicit forms, as exemplified by both RAMP (the “slow growth” movement) and the English-Only Movement. These two movements attempt to reinforce the image of the United States as a primarily White, Anglo-centric society in which
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