L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective

Link: A Legendarily Censored Chicana Mural Finds Itself Shielded From View Once Again

I don’t understand how this mural is “controversial” or “negative”. There’s nothing on there that hasn’t been seen in some TV public affairs programming from the 1970s or 1980s. It’s just what people call LA history.  (I don’t even understand how it’s  particularly a “Mexican perspective,” because the entire state used to be part of Mexico, but that’s a whole other issue.)

This thing was sponsored by McDonald’s and a Security Pacific Bank foundation charity. How crazy is it going to be?  It’s not indicting of anything like America Tropical.

Far worse things happened in LA, and it’s not on there. There’s no riots, or lynch mobs, or police corruption. There’s no sneaky theft of land from Californios. There’s no murder-for-money of indigenous people.







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