Sunday, July 22, 2012

Selena's Edward James Olmos on Mexican American Identity

"More Mexican than the Mexicans..."
This is a clip from the film Selena that addresses the positionality of the Mexican in American and space between both cultures where this identity navigates and performs the consciousness of both.

Also, I got contacted with the link to a video also featuring Edward James Olmos discussing the pejorative "pocho," which contributors to this blog have discussed in depth before. It begins by exploring the term "naco" that possesses pejorative connotations like pocho, but infers more of a "hick" identity characterized by pointy boots and linguistic markers.

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