Chicano Studies

Chicano Studies

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ChicanoStudies

Chicanostudies originated in 60s and 70s from Chicano movement. The studiesemphasizes with the study of Mexican-American, Latinos and theHispanic community deriving from various fields inclusive ofsociology, critical theory, arts and history. In many institutions inU.S. the studies are linked with the interdisciplinary studies aboutethnic communities such as Black studies and those of NativeAmericans. The studies have been incorporated by many students in themajor institutions that provide the classes about the ethniccommunities where the studies have been proven to assist theenvironment of learning for the color students through the limitationof the experiences of discrimination and prejudice in college. Thepaper aims to present the relevance of Chicano studies today forHispanic, Mexican-American and the Latino communities (Mendoza andLouis 377)

Relevanceof

Overview

The60s was a turbulent decade in the history of American. It was coupledwith conflict over issues of the civil rights. The American civilrights movement encompassed broader issues from land grantrestoration, enhanced education, rights of farm workers, politicaland voting rights. Chicano studies correct the oversight. Chicanopresents the sense of the growing unrest of the Mexican-Americanpopulation (Stacy 166).

Inthe recent past, the Chicano have been celebrating and declaring thepolitical victories such as the current studies in Tucson to see thevictory of these communities evaporate from the lack of the actualimplementation of the programs or right wing the challenges to thesaid victories. The Chicano studies are relevant since many have beencelebrating their own defeat over the creation of culturally orderedcourses by the court which means that the Mexican studies wouldremain prohibited in Arizona. Many times, the Hispanic, MexicanAmerican community is inspired and encouraged by the young Chicanoactivists in their quest to get freedom. Despite the odd, theycontinued to strive for self determination(Stacy 167).

Chicanostudies are imperative since once will study the experience of theMexican people specifically on areas of political, economical, socialand cultural conditions of the Chicano people. It is thus imperativefor the communities of color to learn because there has been a wideremphasis on other subjects. All the faith should not be put onscience and technology. It is imperative that people understandculture, people and the issue of gender language and class. Thestudies include all people and thus enable the communities not todiscriminate one another. Chicano studies are a community commitmentto the people where they benefit from(Rivera 76).

Thestudies are important since anti-Latino movement in Arizona can beused as a reactionaries ground for responding to the unfounded fearthat they are losing independence of their country. At a time whenthe people of color are facing problems since the studies regardingethnic communities have been banned, it is thus imperative tounderstand what the Chicano movement respond to various issues withintheir sphere and the success that coupled it. The studies are an eyeopener to the public domain on matters of racial segregationespecially the communities that think they have control over theothers.

Atthe present day, the studies are imperative make people believe thatthe Latino immigrants are people and thus, an individual running forpresidency will not be discriminated against. The Latino immigrantssymbolize a small number of people in the United States. Most of theLatinos are born are born in the U.S. and have worked and contributedto the economical domain of the country.

Inregard to the Chicano studies are relevant especially from the merefact that most professors in school teach about anti-whiteness,others think that racism is in most cases practiced in the countryand directed towards Mexican-Americans. The racisms have beenpredicted for years that Latinos are source of cheap labor. Thus, thewar against racism is not yet over. Thus, teaching about racism isnecessary in teaching about the communities that have been racializedsuch as Mexican-American,Latinos and the Hispanic community. The studies cannot be taughtwithout referencing the relationship of the groups with other ethniccommunities. For instance, in teaching about the migration ofMexican-American, the student are not on how the other Hispaniccommunities were lured to come to United States since there werelabor needs from American industries (Mendozaand Louis, 377).

Thestudies are relevant since there were horrible discriminations thatthese communities faced. The Americans had the perception that theywere wrong kind of the Europeans. For instance, the Mexican-Americanfaced the same form of discrimination in California and South West asthey do to the present day. Thus, understanding that the ancestorswere treated the same way will encourage unity among the communitiesand thus bind them together in fighting for their rights(Stacy170).

Inthe last forty years, Chicano studies have produced diverse researchin form of academic journals and published books. The very manypublications have been awarded from the leading association in thecountry. The studies are relevant since its ideology is simply apolitical rhetoric in the face of diverse evidence of nationally andimperatively recognized scholarship.For instance, what is happening now in Arizona is not a new thing.The anti-Latino, anti-Mexican-American and anti-Hispanic movement andsentiments are the disguises of what is happening to the country. Ithas to do with the diverse power and wealth disparity for middle andworking Class of the Americans in joining together to stop beingexploited and cheated by the ruling elite of the country (McWilliams,129).

Afterthe political assimilation, Chicano movement, profit and consumerismbeing promoted by various Hispanic individuals and organizations atthe expense of civil and human rights of our country, they border onthe aspect of neo-colonialism 40 years later. The social gains madefrom the Chicano movement have been lost. It is evident that thepolitical representation of the Chicano has not equated to the powerof Chicano. At the end of the movement, disempowerment of youths andfamilies has intensified. Thus, the studies are relevant to reviveempowerment among families and youths. There is no doubt that thefactorships of Hispanic destroyed the Chicano movement. The lowassault is being waged against Chicanos through the work ofright-wing politicians, new organizations and think tanks (Mendozaand Louis, 377).

Chicanostudies have continued to attract many graduates and undergraduatestudents in the Universities throughout the United States. Thestudies loot a historical background, artistic expression andcultural patterns of the Chicanos to make the Hispanic,Mexican-American and Latino communities to understand therelationship between the Americans and Chicanos such as education,social services and law. The major theme of the studies is theexploitation and isolation of Chicanos. The isolation uses the termcolony in describing the Chicanos’ experience suggesting that theywere they colonized the way the people of color had been colonized(Burieland Raymond, 297).

Chicanostudies exist to raise awareness of Mexican-American perspective inregard to sexuality, class, race and gender. An important part of thestudies is the criticism of the masculine bias which can beapplicable to this day. “The cultural heritage of the Chicanoswished to maintain and promote subordination of women in thetraditional roles of being a housewife and a mother” (Stacy, 170).Another imperative institution in development of the studies waslearning and research center of Chicano studies. The major themerunning in the center work that was inclusive of academic research,educational programs development and training of human resource wasChicano oppression in three diverse ways: as members of minoritycommunity, simply as women and as traditionally macho culturecommunity (Stacy168).

Chicanostudies is relevant to this day since it led to development ofChicano theatre which was an organization tool to transformexploitative and oppressive conditions and raise consciousness onUnited States farms. Later, it developed an artistic genre thatexplored diverse issues that were central to the Mexican-Americanexperience(Stacy 169).

Influenceof to other ethnic studies

Recently,the academic senate in Los Angeles have approved that the educationrequirement of students is to have at least one course that focuseson ethnicity and race.The student from the communities are required to take diversitycourses to complete the general requirement in education to graduate(Rivera 77)

Thedisparities protests by the Chicano movement can serve to make hopefeasible. The particular political ideologies, position or goals ofthe actors became secondary to the practices that disrupted theinstitution imaginary. Thus, the description of campus protestsfocuses on how the action of people posted a contrarian feasibility,utopia and positional imaginary. The studies present the colonialcondition and the American exceptionalism to strive for communityself determination and autonomy which is an expression ofparticipatory democracy of this day(Buriel and Raymond, 377).

Thestudies are relevant to Mexican-American, Latinos and Hispaniccommunities in quest of their self management and created thefeasibility of solutions to the problems that they face up to thisday. It can be put as, what happened to the people of color wascreation of hope that utopia was indeed feasible. The dream ofAmerican always postponed Mexican-American, Hispanic and Latinocommunities has been exchanged for utopia constructed by people ofcolor and Chicanos(Soldatenko 13)

“Chicanostudies give a sense of the growing unrest of the Mexican-Americanpopulation. There is emerging awareness on collective history, massaction power and the Chicano movement evolution” (Chase, 837).Understanding the culture of Chicano will assist the students indeveloping valid generalization and concepts of Chicano issues andexpand the experience of these communities.

Conclusion

Chicanostudies are still relevant to this day. In essence, more can be drawnfrom Chicano movement and be applied to the people of color.The60s was a turbulent decade in the history of American. It was coupledwith conflict over issues of the civil rights.Chicano studies are imperative since once will study the experienceof the Mexican people specifically on areas of political, economical,social and cultural conditions of the Chicano people. The studies arean eye opener to the public domain on matters of racial segregationespecially the communities that think they have control over theothers. At this day, the studies remain relevant to Hispanic/Latinoand Mexican-American communities despite criticism from variousstakeholders

WorkCited

Mendoza,Louis. &quotThe Making of Chicano/o Studies: In the Trenches ofAcademe.&quot ContemporarySociology: A Journal of Reviews42.3 (2013): 377-378.

Buriel,Raymond. &quotHistorical, socio-cultural, and conceptual issues toconsider when researching Mexican American children and families, andother Latino subgroups.&quot PsychosocialIntervention21.3 (2012): 291-303.

Media,NLCC Education. Chicano!History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement.2000. 15 September 2015.&lthttp://www.albany.edu/jmmh/vol3/chicano/chicano.html&gt.

Rivera,Carla. CalState L.A. faculty approve ethnic studies requirement.14 February 2014. Article. 15 September 2015.

Soldatenko,Michael. ChicanoStudies: The Genesis of a Discipline.Arizona: University of Arizona Press, 2012. Book. 15 September 2015.&lthttps://books.google.co.ke/books?id=lb-bmzqNrg8C&ampdq=relevance+of+chicano+studies&ampsource=gbs_navlinks_s&gt.

Stacy,Lee. Mexicoand the United States.Marshall Cavendish, 2002.

Chase,Robert T. &quotCell Taught, Self Taught The Chicano Movement BehindBars-Urban Chicanos, Rural Prisons, and the Prisoners’ RightsMovement.&quot Journalof Urban History41.5 (2015): 836-861.

McWilliams,Carey. &quotMaking Aztlán.&quot Aztlnand Arcadia: Religion, Ethnicity, and the Creation of Place(2014): 129


Chicano Studies

Chicano Studies

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ChicanoStudies

Chicanostudies originated in 60s and 70s from Chicano movement. The studiesemphasizes with the study of Mexican-American, Latinos and theHispanic community deriving from various fields inclusive ofsociology, critical theory, arts and history. In many institutions inU.S. the studies are linked with the interdisciplinary studies aboutethnic communities such as Black studies and those of NativeAmericans. The studies have been incorporated by many students in themajor institutions that provide the classes about the ethniccommunities where the studies have been proven to assist theenvironment of learning for the color students through the limitationof the experiences of discrimination and prejudice in college. Thepaper aims to present the relevance of Chicano studies today forHispanic, Mexican-American and the Latino communities (Mendoza andLouis 377)

Relevanceof

Overview

The60s was a turbulent decade in the history of American. It was coupledwith conflict over issues of the civil rights. The American civilrights movement encompassed broader issues from land grantrestoration, enhanced education, rights of farm workers, politicaland voting rights. Chicano studies correct the oversight. Chicanopresents the sense of the growing unrest of the Mexican-Americanpopulation (Stacy 166).

Inthe recent past, the Chicano have been celebrating and declaring thepolitical victories such as the current studies in Tucson to see thevictory of these communities evaporate from the lack of the actualimplementation of the programs or right wing the challenges to thesaid victories. The Chicano studies are relevant since many have beencelebrating their own defeat over the creation of culturally orderedcourses by the court which means that the Mexican studies wouldremain prohibited in Arizona. Many times, the Hispanic, MexicanAmerican community is inspired and encouraged by the young Chicanoactivists in their quest to get freedom. Despite the odd, theycontinued to strive for self determination(Stacy 167).

Chicanostudies are imperative since once will study the experience of theMexican people specifically on areas of political, economical, socialand cultural conditions of the Chicano people. It is thus imperativefor the communities of color to learn because there has been a wideremphasis on other subjects. All the faith should not be put onscience and technology. It is imperative that people understandculture, people and the issue of gender language and class. Thestudies include all people and thus enable the communities not todiscriminate one another. Chicano studies are a community commitmentto the people where they benefit from(Rivera 76).

Thestudies are important since anti-Latino movement in Arizona can beused as a reactionaries ground for responding to the unfounded fearthat they are losing independence of their country. At a time whenthe people of color are facing problems since the studies regardingethnic communities have been banned, it is thus imperative tounderstand what the Chicano movement respond to various issues withintheir sphere and the success that coupled it. The studies are an eyeopener to the public domain on matters of racial segregationespecially the communities that think they have control over theothers.

Atthe present day, the studies are imperative make people believe thatthe Latino immigrants are people and thus, an individual running forpresidency will not be discriminated against. The Latino immigrantssymbolize a small number of people in the United States. Most of theLatinos are born are born in the U.S. and have worked and contributedto the economical domain of the country.

Inregard to the Chicano studies are relevant especially from the merefact that most professors in school teach about anti-whiteness,others think that racism is in most cases practiced in the countryand directed towards Mexican-Americans. The racisms have beenpredicted for years that Latinos are source of cheap labor. Thus, thewar against racism is not yet over. Thus, teaching about racism isnecessary in teaching about the communities that have been racializedsuch as Mexican-American,Latinos and the Hispanic community. The studies cannot be taughtwithout referencing the relationship of the groups with other ethniccommunities. For instance, in teaching about the migration ofMexican-American, the student are not on how the other Hispaniccommunities were lured to come to United States since there werelabor needs from American industries (Mendozaand Louis, 377).

Thestudies are relevant since there were horrible discriminations thatthese communities faced. The Americans had the perception that theywere wrong kind of the Europeans. For instance, the Mexican-Americanfaced the same form of discrimination in California and South West asthey do to the present day. Thus, understanding that the ancestorswere treated the same way will encourage unity among the communitiesand thus bind them together in fighting for their rights(Stacy170).

Inthe last forty years, Chicano studies have produced diverse researchin form of academic journals and published books. The very manypublications have been awarded from the leading association in thecountry. The studies are relevant since its ideology is simply apolitical rhetoric in the face of diverse evidence of nationally andimperatively recognized scholarship.For instance, what is happening now in Arizona is not a new thing.The anti-Latino, anti-Mexican-American and anti-Hispanic movement andsentiments are the disguises of what is happening to the country. Ithas to do with the diverse power and wealth disparity for middle andworking Class of the Americans in joining together to stop beingexploited and cheated by the ruling elite of the country (McWilliams,129).

Afterthe political assimilation, Chicano movement, profit and consumerismbeing promoted by various Hispanic individuals and organizations atthe expense of civil and human rights of our country, they border onthe aspect of neo-colonialism 40 years later. The social gains madefrom the Chicano movement have been lost. It is evident that thepolitical representation of the Chicano has not equated to the powerof Chicano. At the end of the movement, disempowerment of youths andfamilies has intensified. Thus, the studies are relevant to reviveempowerment among families and youths. There is no doubt that thefactorships of Hispanic destroyed the Chicano movement. The lowassault is being waged against Chicanos through the work ofright-wing politicians, new organizations and think tanks (Mendozaand Louis, 377).

Chicanostudies have continued to attract many graduates and undergraduatestudents in the Universities throughout the United States. Thestudies loot a historical background, artistic expression andcultural patterns of the Chicanos to make the Hispanic,Mexican-American and Latino communities to understand therelationship between the Americans and Chicanos such as education,social services and law. The major theme of the studies is theexploitation and isolation of Chicanos. The isolation uses the termcolony in describing the Chicanos’ experience suggesting that theywere they colonized the way the people of color had been colonized(Burieland Raymond, 297).

Chicanostudies exist to raise awareness of Mexican-American perspective inregard to sexuality, class, race and gender. An important part of thestudies is the criticism of the masculine bias which can beapplicable to this day. “The cultural heritage of the Chicanoswished to maintain and promote subordination of women in thetraditional roles of being a housewife and a mother” (Stacy, 170).Another imperative institution in development of the studies waslearning and research center of Chicano studies. The major themerunning in the center work that was inclusive of academic research,educational programs development and training of human resource wasChicano oppression in three diverse ways: as members of minoritycommunity, simply as women and as traditionally macho culturecommunity (Stacy168).

Chicanostudies is relevant to this day since it led to development ofChicano theatre which was an organization tool to transformexploitative and oppressive conditions and raise consciousness onUnited States farms. Later, it developed an artistic genre thatexplored diverse issues that were central to the Mexican-Americanexperience(Stacy 169).

Influenceof to other ethnic studies

Recently,the academic senate in Los Angeles have approved that the educationrequirement of students is to have at least one course that focuseson ethnicity and race.The student from the communities are required to take diversitycourses to complete the general requirement in education to graduate(Rivera 77)

Thedisparities protests by the Chicano movement can serve to make hopefeasible. The particular political ideologies, position or goals ofthe actors became secondary to the practices that disrupted theinstitution imaginary. Thus, the description of campus protestsfocuses on how the action of people posted a contrarian feasibility,utopia and positional imaginary. The studies present the colonialcondition and the American exceptionalism to strive for communityself determination and autonomy which is an expression ofparticipatory democracy of this day(Buriel and Raymond, 377).

Thestudies are relevant to Mexican-American, Latinos and Hispaniccommunities in quest of their self management and created thefeasibility of solutions to the problems that they face up to thisday. It can be put as, what happened to the people of color wascreation of hope that utopia was indeed feasible. The dream ofAmerican always postponed Mexican-American, Hispanic and Latinocommunities has been exchanged for utopia constructed by people ofcolor and Chicanos(Soldatenko 13)

“Chicanostudies give a sense of the growing unrest of the Mexican-Americanpopulation. There is emerging awareness on collective history, massaction power and the Chicano movement evolution” (Chase, 837).Understanding the culture of Chicano will assist the students indeveloping valid generalization and concepts of Chicano issues andexpand the experience of these communities.

Conclusion

Chicanostudies are still relevant to this day. In essence, more can be drawnfrom Chicano movement and be applied to the people of color.The60s was a turbulent decade in the history of American. It was coupledwith conflict over issues of the civil rights.Chicano studies are imperative since once will study the experienceof the Mexican people specifically on areas of political, economical,social and cultural conditions of the Chicano people. The studies arean eye opener to the public domain on matters of racial segregationespecially the communities that think they have control over theothers. At this day, the studies remain relevant to Hispanic/Latinoand Mexican-American communities despite criticism from variousstakeholders

WorkCited

Mendoza,Louis. &quotThe Making of Chicano/o Studies: In the Trenches ofAcademe.&quot ContemporarySociology: A Journal of Reviews42.3 (2013): 377-378.

Buriel,Raymond. &quotHistorical, socio-cultural, and conceptual issues toconsider when researching Mexican American children and families, andother Latino subgroups.&quot PsychosocialIntervention21.3 (2012): 291-303.

Media,NLCC Education. Chicano!History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement.2000. 15 September 2015.&lthttp://www.albany.edu/jmmh/vol3/chicano/chicano.html&gt.

Rivera,Carla. CalState L.A. faculty approve ethnic studies requirement.14 February 2014. Article. 15 September 2015.

Soldatenko,Michael. ChicanoStudies: The Genesis of a Discipline.Arizona: University of Arizona Press, 2012. Book. 15 September 2015.&lthttps://books.google.co.ke/books?id=lb-bmzqNrg8C&ampdq=relevance+of+chicano+studies&ampsource=gbs_navlinks_s&gt.

Stacy,Lee. Mexicoand the United States.Marshall Cavendish, 2002.

Chase,Robert T. &quotCell Taught, Self Taught The Chicano Movement BehindBars-Urban Chicanos, Rural Prisons, and the Prisoners’ RightsMovement.&quot Journalof Urban History41.5 (2015): 836-861.

McWilliams,Carey. &quotMaking Aztlán.&quot Aztlnand Arcadia: Religion, Ethnicity, and the Creation of Place(2014): 129