"Meet powerhouse artist/activist Favianna Rodriguez — a leading voice in the movement of artists raising awareness about U.S. immigration issues."
- I am OTHER
The Untold Story of Latinos in America “We are all Americans of the New World, and our most dangerous enemies are not each other, but the great wall of ignorance between us.”
Juan González, Harvest of Empire
"Meet powerhouse artist/activist Favianna Rodriguez — a leading voice in the movement of artists raising awareness about U.S. ...
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
First Mixed Race Museum? | American Latino Museum
Creation of the National Museum of the American Latino, narrated by Eva Longoria Parker
i am a perfect example of what an american latino is. my mom passed away when i was 11 and along with that died my connection to my culture and my history. in the U.S., it is very easy to assimilate and forget where you come from. i struggled trying to find my connection to my roots. i was different from americans and different from other latinos. i took courses in latin american studies and spanish in college to reconnect with my culture. this museum is so greatly needed and will help those who have lost their culture like i had.
There is also a National Museum of the American Indian
Below is a video they produced on the Maya.
If the Smithsonian does not teach about the clash with imperialist colonizers, they are failing new generations of the history of oppression which ties directly into today's ongoing oppression of Native Americans.
The Smithsonian has a discussion on The Evolution of Culturally Specific Museums
Pressing play below with begin the nine video long series from their YouTube page
From the YouTube page of AnahuacWomenFight
We are not Latinos! We are not Hispanics! This planned museum completely destroys our Indigenous identity and erases our presence. It is a complete act of genocide. Read the report for yourself and see the obvious cover-up. They dont mention nothing about the genocide, the invasion, stolen lands, or any other crime committed against us. This museum is going to be funded with our tax dollars and yet we are not respresented. This is the Spanish speaking Europeans making their mold in the English speaking European paradigm.