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    Los Vendidos, Produced by Luis Valdez

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    one of adversity and endurance. The plight of these native peoples has been ignored and many times erased from the American conscience. They have struggled for acknowledgment, they have fought for equality and they have gone to battle for respect. Luis Valdez’s play, Los Vendidos, is just one of many contributions to this effort. A powerfully moving play, Los Vendidos, or the "sell-outs", is a piece created to gain acknowledgement, heighten awareness and to create a sense of camaraderie amongst the

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    “Zoot Suit” by Luis Valdez Based on the infamous 1942 “Sleepy Lagoon” murder mystery and the resulting “Zoot Suit Riots” in Los Angeles , playwright Luis Valdez weaves fact and fiction to depict the fate of 22 young Mexican Americans brought to trial for a murder they did not commit. “Zoot Suit” brings together unforgettable characters such as the irreverent El Pachuco and the charismatic Henry Reyna, an unsuspecting gang leader who finds himself caught in the middle of the racially turbulent events

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    crtical thinking paper

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    books, history will always glorify the hunter". In his play "Los Vendidos", Luis Valdez tries to become a lion and let the voice of Chicano history be heard. Luis Valdez does this in a satirical way by presenting the views and stereotypes that many American’s have had and continue to have, about Chicano’s in the form of a shop where Chicano "model/robots" are sold. By presenting each Chicano as a robot and stereotype, Luis Valdez tries to earse of the "models" of Chicano’s that people have in their heads

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    Vendidos" a short play by Luis Valdez will bring a conclusive view of the experience the Mexican-Americans endured according to one of their own. The Latin@ population in the U.S. is growing exponentially, "Nearly two-thirds of Latin@s in the U.S. are of Mexican descent" (Vargas ... ... middle of paper ... ...for the state governor who wants to purchase one of them as the token 'Chicano' citing the fact that there is a demand for a dark face in the crowd. Valdez' interpretation of the various

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    Mexican-Americans in United States and Politics "We need a Mexican but it’s more important that he be American" This quote, taken from the play Los Vendidos by Luis Valdez, well illustrates the ambivalence and hypocrisy Anglos have projected towards Mexicans for the last two centuries. Specifically, this quote refers to the United States government needing a "brown face" in the crowd at one of their meetings to showcase their supposed support and inclusion of Mexican-Americans in the U.S

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    Teatro Campensino

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    that find it necessary to spread their message throughout villages composed primarily of poor, Mexican farm workers. The group performs skits that attack "white-washed Mexicans", the Vietnam War, and racism. In "Los Vendidos", director and writer Luis Valdez tackles issues that have plagued Mexican- American history. In fact, by analyzing his play one can deduce several social stigmas and draw parallels to the actual history through the character skits in the play. Furthermore, in order to analyze this

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    Major Problems in Mexican American History by Zaragosa Vargas Vendidos or the sold out ones by Luis Valdez is an enlightening film about the Mexican struggle for survival in the United States. It is thought provoking and challenges the viewer to question some of the history and values that American education has engrained into our lifestyle. Although, the film is only about twenty-five minutes long, it is packed with symbolism and information about the Mexican history in the US. In particular

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    Luis Valdez's Play, Los Vendidos

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    In his play, "Los Vendidos," Luis Valdez addresses, through humor and stereotypes, the issues faced by Mexicans in America throughout history. Although a "White Washed Mexican" woman is supposedly looking for a Mexican, what she is actually looking for is an American with darker skin. The key word here is American, as she is looking for someone who has denied his or her Mexican roots and become acculturated to the American way of life. This woman does not want a Mexican for any other reason than

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    before we have even met them? What if this prevents us from accurately seeing real person? Playwriter Luis Valdez takes a look at this in one of his earliest works. Here, I will discuss stereotypes and how the Luis Valdez comments on these stereotypes through is play “Los Vendidos.” I will analyze the play’s characters and what stereotypes each character represents. Finally, I will discuss Luis Valdez’ past and how he was influenced to write this

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    The Play “Los Vendidos” by Luis Valdez has a lot of stereotypes and racism, the racial majority is the Mexican race and they are seen differently from other races and ethnicities. “Los Vendidos” has a connection to Valdez’s childhood and to all the Mexican immigrant families in the United States. Mexicans are not just seen as hard working people but criminals and slaves. What is Valdez trying to persuade about the Mexican race? Valdez is trying to persuade that the racism towards mexicans should

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