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Cesar Chavez Documentary: “They Erased Us Like Gentrification”



Reposted from Needa Bee’s Facebook

(BAI did minimal minimal editing in order to preserve the tone and voice of this comrade.)

The Cesar Chavez movie would have been a real good film if it were historically accurate. The line in the Cesar Chavez movie that summed it up for me was when Chavez’s brother said “Who gives a f* about the Philippinos.” According to the movie, the white lawyers, the European Union members and Robert Kennedy had way more invovlement in the United Farm Workers (and talking parts) than the Philippinos. Shit, if i didn’t know my history, if i hadn’t taught my child her history, we would have seen that film and believed the UFW founders and shot-callers were all Mexicans and one white laywer. My chican@ comrades argue, “Hey, it’s Hollywood,” or why can’t I understand how important this movie is for latinos to see powerful role models? Yeah I…

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