Like Mexican Americans were lynched. They were denied votes. My grandpas friend was hung in Texas. My aunt was locked into a burning building.
I don’t want to take away from the struggles of any other race (especially blacks) I guess I just want people to remember we exist. Our civil rights movement happened too.
From the mid-19th century until well into the 20th century, mobs murdered thousands of Mexican-Americas, the numbers second only to African-Americans in the scale and scope of the crimes. One was that of seven Mexican shepherds hanged by white vigilantes, nobody was charged.
In 1950 (1955?) Mendez v. Westminster Supreme Court ruled that segregating children of “Mexican and Latin descent” was unconstitutional. But segregation of business was common until the 1970s.
1960s-70s Latino high school students in Los Angeles stage citywide walkouts protesting unequal treatment by the school district. They weren’t allowed to use the bathrooms during lunch because it was whites only. Walkout participants were subjected to police brutality and public ridicule.
And people wonder why I voice my dissatisfaction when a youtuber says something questionable about Mexicans.
Sources include: wiki, nytimes, tolerance.org, fair vote, and general knowledge.