UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Announces New Acquisitions

UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center picked up a great collection of material recently. The Ernesto Chavez Collection and the La Raza Newspaper & Magazine Records are important for scholars of the movimiento. This is great news for archives … [Continue reading]

TDP Sent Me a Thank You

Texas Democratic Party - SDEC

A good friend, and current/future Texas leader, Huey Rey Fischer delivered a pretty cool message from the Texas Democratic Party recently. I didn't even know I was on the TDP's radar. I guess that means I did something right. … [Continue reading]

La Cucaracha & Surveillance Culture

La Cucaracha, 8-26-13

I start my PhD coursework this week. First up is the American Studies standards: Cultural History of the U.S. to 1865 and Readings in American Studies. Also on deck is AMS 390: Surveillance Culture. While some may use the course to lament the NSA, … [Continue reading]

Reyes Cárdenas: “I Was Never a Militant Chicano” (ca. 1975)

Reyes Cardenas: Chicano Poet 1970-2010

Dagoberto Gilb's excellent anthology of Tejano literature, Hecho En Tejas, was assigned to me as an undergraduate student, and one of the pieces that spoke to me the most was Reyes Cárdenas's "I was Never a Militant Chicano". While preparing for this … [Continue reading]