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The National Brown Berets are a Chicano community based organization that was formed during the Chicano movement of the late 60’s in California. When formed, their agenda was to fight police harassment, inadequate public schools, inadequate health care, inadequate job opportunities, minority education issues, lack of political representation, and the Vietnam War. Units still exist in most sections of California and a few in other southwestern states. Comprised of mostly youth and college students, in the 1960s the Brown Berets were known to organize free clinics and free breakfast programs. They were a part of the Rainbow Coalition, an alliance of other social justice organizations including the Black Panther Party and the Young Lords (Puerto Rican independence movement).
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1) it groups Latinxs together with spaniards. I’ve heard on many accounts that many spaniards dislike Latinxs and think that they did us a ” favor” by colonizing us. We’re different from spaniards and many of us don’t want to be grouped with our colonizers.
2) it excludes latinxs who dont speak spanish at all or spanish as their native language like brazilians! Hispanic refers to people who are from Spanish speaking countries/speak Spanish as their native language.
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Last Updated September 29 2013.