#July 18, 2012
I was not aware of the Lemon Grove Incident. I’m glad to know that there was Mexicans who fought for their children education back in 1930.
Cesar Chavez was an inspiration to Chicanos. Chavez is known for civil right activist and having non-violent campaigns. One of his non-violent actions include that he refuse to eat, “…twenty-five days now, Cesar has not tasted a morsel of solid food“(Acosta 44). Chavez wanted to fight for Chicanos’ rights. Today, Chicanos are unaware of issues that Chavez has done. There are still struggles, “As farmworkers and laborers across America continue to struggle for fair treatment and fair wages, we find strength in what Cesar Chavez accomplished so many years ago,” said Barack Obama (Pawel). Where is our Cesar Chavez for today’s generation? There needs to be more Chicanos to admire and look up to the movement that Chavez was able to accomplish.