One of my coworkers is texting with me talking about how she’s still mindblown from the idea that desegregating schools may have been motivated by the fact that the state not overseeing people of color’s education led to them learning about their histories and revolutionary politics, so they wanted to put a stop to that by declaring they saw the wrong in their racist ways when really they just wanted to make sure that people of color had the most whitewashed education possible because who wants to see shit like this:
The thing most feared was poc solidarity of course:
…At the same time, East LA was at the heart of the Chicano rights movement in the 1960s. El Movimiento began in the 1940s, when “chicano” was still considered derogatory. By the 1960s, chicanismo was embraced as a symbol of ethnic pride and chicano rock, literature, theatre and art flourished in East LA and other Mexican communities. In 1966, a group of East LA high school students formed the Young Citizens for Community Action. In 1967, they founded East LA’s Piranya Coffee House and changed their name to the Brown Berets. In 1969, they began distributing their own newspaper, La Causa. That same year, Wayne Alaniz Healy, David Rivas Botello, Jose Luis Gonzalez and Juan Gonzalez started the first Chicano art studio, the still extant Goez Art Studio.
Austin, May 28, 1981.
A Dallas member of the Brown Berets, a Chicano activist group organize in the late 60’s at a police brutality demonstration.
Brown is beautiful
[photo: black and white picture from political demonstration by yellow peril, black panthers, and brown berets outside of the courthouse where huey newton was being tried in in 1968]
black history month.
yellow peril, brown berets, and black panthers protesting outside a courthouse where huey p. newton was being tried. a beautiful example of different cultures coming together for change.