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The East LA Walkouts of 1968:“It was beautiful to be a Chicano that day”

Fifty-three years ago, over 15,000 students from seven high schools in East Los Angeles walked out of their classrooms in protest against education inequality. These schools were underfunded and racist towards Mexican-American youth and other neglected minority groups. Some schools forbade their students from speaking Spanish in their classrooms, even going so far as to […]

Mexican Strike-Out

[CW: mentions of suicidal ideation and the adverse impact of displacement on mental health] The Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series for the first time since 1988. The city erupted in fireworks and huge crowds to celebrate. In honor of this anticipated moment, it is worth remembering the families that once resided in the […]