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ERIC Number: ED042829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Pages: 10
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Browns in Anger: The Overlooked Minority.
Lara-Braud, Jorge
This speech advocates that Mexican-Americans must undergo a process of radicalization to attempt to transfer anger from deeds to words. This minority is losing faith in speech as a means of redress, but corrective measures should come through dialogue and not collision. Few Mixican Americans designated themselves "browns" a year ago--but it is now necessary, given the growing black-white polarization. This affirms the Mexican-American self-identity. Browns constitute the second largest and most destitute minority, yet they retain faith in and patriotism toward America. Lack of collective bargaining and "green card" practices maintain an oversupply of unskilled labor and depressed wages. Brown education is a disaster area. Justice is arbitrary, and police seem to be waging undeclared war in brown communities. Equal opportunity in employment is a hoax to a people denied the basic rights of collective bargaining, education, and justice. The author says the situation can lead to anarchy; without the protection of the rights of minorities, the majority flirts with its own eventual demise. (Author/DM)
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Note: Speech given before the Public Affairs Council, Washington, D.C., June 5, 1969