Blood and Betrayal in the Southwest

Texas Rangers mounted on horses in 1915.
Texas Rangers mounted on horses in 1915.

The Southwest was once a part of Mexico, but that doesn’t mean that Mexicans have always felt welcome there. Land disputes led to segregation, discrimination and even state-sanctioned violence. In this rebroadcast, Latino USA looks into the history of resistance leaders like Juan Cortina and Reies López Tijerina, the dark side of the Texas Rangers and school segregation in one of our most popular episodes dedicated to the often untold history of blood and betrayal in the Southwest.

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