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Unformatted text preview: nostalgia runs rampant among many Euro-Americans: a nostalgia for the days of unchallenged White Supremacyboth moral and materialwhen life was simple(Martinez 41). So that makes Latinos at best, complications? Textbooks deemed our heroes, such as Murieta, bandits and their deadly racism as simple prejudice. It is not all pessimistic for there is a possibility for a new national identity. This can only be achieved if we seek the right choices, if we leave behind the idea of a Dick and Jane America, if and only if we look for an origin myth that is multicultural and centers on social equality and democracy, rather than the White Supremacy. For example, in The Lost Land , it recounts over the injustices such as the Land Law of 1851 in which the land grants were questioned for validity. It took no more than two years for Latin Americans to become a minority when once upon a time they had been the majority....
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course CHICANO 10 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '01 term at UCLA.
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