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  1. Stephen Gutierrez
    September 12, 2016

    I’ve been in that car on that road in that valley heat, even though I’m fully “Mexican”-American. All the complications of identity, of claiming yourself honestly against the deeply ingrained historical racism of everybody is caught beautifully–naturally, humanly. Thanks!

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  2. Vincent
    September 13, 2016

    Thank you for writing this Sarah. “No real people, no people here say that.You just say Mexican.” Before we’re done, everyone will recognize chican@ in every coffeehouse, backseat, city, state, government. I love “fancy academic” too. You have to hear it as well.

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  3. Nicole Moliere
    September 13, 2016

    Outstanding!

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  4. Jenny Ruth
    September 21, 2016

    I love this. I especially enjoy the great exploration of how confusing/arbitrary labels can be YET how very important they are because they express our identity. Thank you.

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  5. Danny Diaz
    August 18, 2017

    Love this one I know I had the same discussion everywhere I go lol
    But in reality this is true it’s a debate where you from but at the end of the day if you where borne in the United States And Have Mexican background well I guess you should be American-Mexican not Mexican-American for me Mexican-American is someone from Mexico By Birth and comes to the United States Becomes A Resident/ Citizen that’s how I think it should be identified just my opinion.
    Like they say we ain’t Chicano we ain’t Hispanic we ain’t Latino that’s what our own Raza invented and I believe they should correct it for ones let’s just say this ok if I went to Mexico they call me pocho well they are right I am American but when I am back in the other side they say we are Mexicans I say wait u got this all wrong I ain’t born over their I am an American by birth and blood my Mexican so when I see that Application from a job or college and it tells me if I am Hispanic and Mexican-American well I’ll reject that cause none of that relates to me just me opinion..

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