Set in a barren storefront the sales man, Senor Sancho introduces the audience to his "used Mexican lot". Within the store, roughly a dozen models are stationed, immortalized in their eras. These models are the embodiment of the stereotypes that American society has imposed on the Mexican-Americans for the last several centuries. As Ms. Jimenez peruses the store in search of an appropriate Mexican-American to take to the governor’s luncheon, she critiques and rejects each model pres...
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...e way in which Mexican-Americans have been treated in this country is certainly less then humane. Yet their progress and success is notable. Today, although work still needs to be done, the Mexican-Americans have made America hear their voices; they have claimed some of the power that they had always deserved, and they are using it to make that needed difference. Change is always possible but in this case, it was far from easy.
Chicano!: history of the Mexican American civil rights movement / produced by National
Latino Communications Center and Galán Productions, Inc., in cooperation with KCET, Los Angeles.
Ruiz, Jose Luis.
Los Vendidos: produced by Luis Valdez
Vargas, Zaragosa. Major Problems in Mexican American History. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999.
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