Chicano. The term created for Mexican American’s who do not feel like they belong completely in Mexico or America. Mexico will say that they are too “white washed,” to be from their grounds, but America will say they are “too Mexican” to be American. The majority of the population is in Southern California. From the Zoot Suit Riots to the Brown Berets, chicanos have fought proudly to let it be known that we belong on this land. This is what Chicano Park in San Diego, California represents every time anyone passes by or attends events. This park was the center of the community for chicanos, and in 1970 the city tried to put a highway patrol station under the same bridge where chicano park was located. Many Mexican-Americans did would not stand for that and fought to keep this beloved park by the neighborhood, and they won. Just recently the 53rd Annual Chicano Park day was celebrated and being there the love for the culture and community was extremely present.
Chicano Park Day
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