Race, Racism and the Power of Stories
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At the hub of Movement generation culture, holding the multiple spokes of Chicano identity together, was the idea that all Mexican Americans had experienced racism, either individually or as part of a people. While this belief was certainly not original with these campus youth, it was within the Movement that it gained its most compelling form as resistance ideology. It became central to Chicano Movement culture primarily through the telling and sharing of what I call "The Experienced Racism story." This kind of story generated a particular belief about racism during Movement years, and continues to spread its influence in the culture of Chicano professionals.