It is very common to hear Chicanos say, “Well, yes, they say my grandmother was pure Indian, but no one knows what tribe.” Of course, because that rarely is spoken of. Children are told not to behave like indios. When raza gets drunk and carries on, the next day the people often say, almost a mixture of shame, laughter, and admiration, “The Indian in me came out.” Out of where? Out of hiding? Out of the closet? Out on a prison furlough? Out of isolation?
Before we get to what Eva Longoria wrote yesterday about “Devious Maids,” let’s start from the very beginning. Last year the Latino online community pretty much criticized Longoria for saying that “most” of the Latino community was “proud” about a all-Latina show about maids. Devious…
Here is what the spokesperson told FronterasDesk.org:
As we have previously announced, Disney-Pixar is developing an animated feature inspired by the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos. Disney’s trademark filing was intended to protect any potential title for our film and related activities. It has since been determined that the title of the film will change and therefore we are withdrawing our trademark filing.
And you all thought your tweets, posts, and petitions didn’t matter. They did. Comunidad 1 Disney 0.
An interesting story out of Disney. According to a blog that covers all things Disney, the company has formally filed a federal trademark to copyright “Día de los Muertos.”
Here is what the blog reported:
Within the past few days, The Walt Disney Company…
Dear Tumblr , help stop this. smh
This week in Chicano history: 1947 - The Mendez vs. Westminster School District case was the first successful challenge to an 1896 U.S Supreme Court doctrine that allowed “separate but equal” public facilities. thus ending the segregation of Latinos attending public schools & entering all white businesses in California, & being the reference case that eventually, 7 years later, allowed Roe vs. Wade to end segregation of all minority’s from any institutions & public areas, in America.
“La Bamba Rebelde” by Las Cafeteras
My favorite writer is going to be in Chicago, if you live there go support her. She’s funny and awesome!
If you feel stuck between two worlds/cultures, you definitely want to go out there.
if you need more info send her a message on facebook
OXNARD?!?!?! I’m from there… Who is this writer, I want to know her!
She wrote a book called Chicana Falsa where she talks about straddling two identities. She does it in a funny and light hearted way. I really recommend buying this book. Plus, she’s just a great human being. I wrote to her and let her know how much her book meant to me and why it meant so much to me. She came out to see me at my school and did a book signing and all that. It was great. I still talk to her.
[photo: image of a Latino man, Oscar, with his infant baby smiling into the camera towards the viewer. they are both lying in bed.]
On April 5th 2013, Oscar Canales had a minor traffic accident in Greensboro, NC on his way to work. He was arrested after not being able to provide a driver’s license. He cannot get one - North Carolina does not issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. He was then taken to Guilford County jail where he was placed under the custody of ICE. Oscar is currently detained at Stewart Detention Center in Georgia.
OSCAR COULD BE DEPORTED AT ANY TIME!
He is the primary breadwinner of this household. If deported, Oscar’s 9-month old U.S. Citizen baby girl Karen would be left to grow up without her father.
Help get Oscar released and his deportation stopped by making a phone call and signing the petition!
TAKE ACTION – MAKE A CALL:
Call ICE – John Morton @ 202-732-3000 or 202-732-3100
Sample Script: “Hi, I am calling to ask for the release of Oscar Canales-Berrios (A#098-935-658) from Stewart Detention Center. Oscar has been living in the U.S. for almost 10 years, he has no criminal record, and his US citizen baby girl Karen needs him home. He is a low-priority for deportation. Please don’t deport separate baby Karen from her daddy! Release Oscar now!”