Download PDF by Alex Moreno Areyan: Beach Mexican: Assimilation and Identity in Redondo Beach

By Alex Moreno Areyan

Alex Moreno Areyan's odyssey of growing to be up Latino in white upper-middle-class Redondo seashore within the Fifties offers a narrative of assimilation diversified from that skilled through Mexican american citizens in better barrios. His annual "white lie" to classmates used to be that his father obtained a role up north and the kinfolk was once relocating. They moved, all right--in a 1941 Plymouth with the harvest. In Marysville, Meridian and Mendota, they lived in tents and automobiles, lower than vehicles and in corrugated tin hovels whereas settling on cotton, tomatoes, peaches, walnuts and plums. the child as soon as threatened with everlasting expulsion from Redondo Union excessive for conversing Spanish on campus ultimately acquired a plaque from the town of Redondo seashore for writing the Mexican American historical past of the town. "Beach Mexican" proves the adventure wasn't easy.

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