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Rumors Of The Death Of Chicano Studies Are Greatly Exaggerated By Public Radio

03/12/2013 11:08 am ET

This past Thursday, KPCC-FM 89.3's Take Two program aired a story I had already read before in its original incarnation down in San Diego, a report making the claim that the field of Chicano Studies is dying because students of Mexican heritage are no longer identifying themselves as Chicanos. Besides having an insight that's about 20 years too late--I could've told you that Mexican-American youth don't identify as Chicano back in high school, when most of us wabs thought Cesar Chavez was the legendary Mexican boxer--KPCC's repurposing of the story as its own left it hilariously incomplete.

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