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Raza Sí, Migra No – Chicano Movement Struggles for Immigrant Rights in the San Diego - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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Raza Sí, Migra No: Chicano Movement Struggles for Immigrant Rights in the San Diego

Jimmy Patiño


As immigration from Mexico to the United States grew through the 1970s and 1980s, the Border Patrol, police, and other state agents exerted increasing violence against ethnic Mexicans in San Diego’s volatile border region. In response, many San Diego activists rallied around the leadership of the small-scale print shop owner Herman Baca in the Chicano movement to empower Mexican Americans through Chicano self-determination. The combination of increasing repression and Chicano activism gradually produced a new conception of ethnic and racial community that included both established Mexican Amer ... More

Keywords: Chicano movement, immigration, San Diego, Border, Herman Baca, Chicano/Mexicano, civil rights, Mexican Americans, Latinos, transnational

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469635569
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635569.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jimmy Patiño, author
University of Minnesota

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Part I The Mexican American Left and Early Struggles against the Deportation Regime, 1924–1968

Part II The Chicano Movement Confronts the Immigration Question, 1968–1976

Part III A Chicano/Mexicano Movement: Power Concedes Nothing without Demand, 1977–1986

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