Change of Course Title for HIS 314K at the University of Texas at Austin

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American History

 

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Floyd B

 

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January 7, 2012

 

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University

 

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A

 

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The outdated title reflects a time where the Chicano movement of the 1960s and 1970s tried to change the History of the people with Spanish/Latin roots. In order to change the stereotype of the "Mexicans" of the era, history was retold in a "distorting, essentialistic, and exclusionary"[1] way. While this worked to increase cohesiveness within the majority of the group (Mexican Americans) and in a way humanized the image of Chicanos at the time, this no longer holds an effective way to classify Latinos throughout the country...
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While this worked to increase cohesiveness within the majority of the group (Mexican Americans) and in a way humanized the image of Chicanos at the time, this no longer holds an effective way to classify Latinos throughout the country. With people of Mexican American heritage constituting only about 60% of Hispanics in the US, the old title of the course will not seem appealing to all Latinos...
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