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Kurly Tlapoyawa: Erasing the Indigenous roots of the Chicano Movement Monday, November 25, Gender inclusivity is important, but so is acknowledging our Indigenous origins. By Kurly Tlapoyawa cronkitenews. The ensuing police riot claimed three lives, most notably that of journalist Ruben Salazar. It remains an important chapter in Chicana-Chicano history. I have to admit, this bizarre rewriting of Chicana-Chicano history caught me by surprise.
I am not alone in feeling this way. After watching the video, I had many questions. Why did its producers feel entitled to effectively erase an identity that so many fought to gain respect for? Why did they feel the need to retroactively assign an identity to people who had never adopted it?
Why not simply adopt an Indigenous term? As an indigenous man who descends from the Nawa peoples of Puebla, I think it is far more powerful and meaningful to my identity if I use a term in the language of my ancestors. Mexico is one of the most linguistically diverse nations on the planet, with 62 Indigenous languages still being spoken. This means we can use a multitude of authentic, culturally specific labels to describe ourselves that better reflect who we are.
France must reassert in a vigorous fashion that hegemony over the Latin world which belonged to her since the time of Louis XIV. To France belongs the role of awakening the Latins from the lethargy in which they are now submerged in the two hemispheres, to raise them to the level of other nations and to put the Latins in a position where their influence can be felt in the rest of the world.
Why should we continue to promote a term that privileges whiteness at the expense of Brown and Black people? Sadly, in the race to be inclusive, a variety of alphabet-twisting terminology has emerged.
Well-intentioned or not, this is dangerous. I think simply using the term El Movimiento would be a reasonable solution that both respects our history and serves as a gender inclusive term. Now let me be clear, gender inclusivity is absolutely important, and deserves our full attention. I find this trend both unfortunate and misguided. Perhaps the next iteration of our identity can be decided by having a cat run across a keyboard? Just a suggesti nx This article was originally written for Medium by Kurly Tlapoyawa.
Kurly is an archaeologist, author, filmmaker, and ethnohistorian. He is the founder of the Chimalli institute. Follow him on Twitter KurlyTlapoyawa. Note: This article appeared on YES! It is published under a Creative Commons license. Join the Conversation.
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