The Chicano Movement

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The success of the Chicano Movement must be measured by the achieved targets the movement set out accomplish. Much like a curriculum sets both attainable and unattainable objectives and based on the achievement of such objectives does one truly measure the success of the curriculum. However, success can also be viewed subjectively. For example, what if the Movement gained objectives not set by the Chicanos themselves but by those seeking to distract or manipulate the racial tension of the sixties and seventies. Much like the mouse running the maze has one objective, to get to the cheese, yet the mouse does not realize that the one in control is the maze maker and that his objectives are far greater than mere cheese. In order to measure the…show more content…
This plan states that the only way to be truly free of oppression Chicanos must rid themselves of the exploits of “Gringos”. The plan itself is flawed, a community that advocated autonomy is a community doomed to failure. The United States is one the richest nations in the world, however, we are rich in debt as well. Trade and the ability to depend on other nations does not mean we are being oppressed rather we are fortifying alliances both in military and trade demeanor. The failure of the Chicano Movement to gain the restoration of these lands was inevitable. This was an unattainable goal that was meant to bring the Chicano community together. The success of this particular goal cannot be measured by the accomplishment of the goal but by the motivation and the brotherhood the idea presented to every Chicano in the…show more content…
Simply put the achieved outcome of this unsuccessful, unattainable goal, was political leaders advocating economic, social, and educational equality for Chicanos. The unionization of farm workers was inevitable. The production of the grape industry was threatened and it was in the best interest of those who benefitted from the cash crop to heath to the Chicano Movement’s demand. To restore the labor and production within the grape industry so that at the end economically the Chicano was least benefited from this success. At this point it is easy to see that although the cheese was attained the maze maker was the one who benefitted the most. Educational reform continues to be unattained. It easy to see the achievements of the Chicano Movement which pushed that “EDUCATION must be relative to our people, i.e., history, culture, bilingual education, contributions, etc. Community control of our schools, our teachers, our administrators, our counselors, and our programs.”2 The Chicano Movement accomplished this objective thru the Equal Opportunity Act of 1974, which resulted in more bilingual education programs in public schools. Through protests, the Chicano Movement demanded and acquired our text books to reflect Chicano heritage inclusive curriculums. However, Educational Reform continues to be a

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