Crystal Stella Becerril

What’s With the ‘X’ in ‘Xicanisma?’

Originally posted at the author’s personal blog page. Over the past year a number of people have asked me what the difference between Chicanx/Xicanx is so I thought I’d write up a short post explaining the difference. This is an excerpt from a paper I wrote on Marxist Xicanisma: The spelling of Xicana and Xicanisma […]

  • Jun 24, 2015
  • 10:39 PM

César Chávez and the Farmworkers’ Struggle: Lessons for the Working Class

César Chávez, the biopic of the Chicano labor leader and civil rights activist directed by Mexican director/actor Diego Luna, hit theaters nationwide last year to a mixed reception of acclaim and criticism. While some critics pointed out the historical inaccuracies that exist throughout the film, most focused on Luna’s near-omission of Filipino farmworkers, and the peripheral […]

  • Mar 31, 2015
  • 8:35 AM

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