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Mexican American

A US citizen or resident of Mexican ancestry.

Mex′i·can-A·mer′i·can adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mexican-American - a Mexican (or person of Mexican descent) living in the United StatesMexican-American - a Mexican (or person of Mexican descent) living in the United States
Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
Mexican - a native or inhabitant of Mexico
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What do you call it when Mexican Americans are hunted like animals for supposedly launching an "invasion" of a city on the U.S.-Mexico border that has a Spanish name, whose population is 80% Latino, mainly Mexican and Mexican-American, and which used to be part of Mexico?
The complex experiences of Mexican Americans are both distinct from and intertwined with the desegregation story of Black Americans--distinct in that Mexican-American students did not face state laws explicitly mandating or permitting their segregation, and intertwined in that school officials often segregated them all the same, arguing that they required separate classrooms or schools because of their language needs or the community's desire to "Americanize" them (Gonzalez, 1990).
In California, children of color had to go to different schools away from the white children--until a very brave 9-year-old Sylvia Mendez and her parents challenged their local school board's practice of segregating Mexican-American children.
Texas activists pushing for a high school course on Mexican-American history won a hard-fought victory in April, when the State Board of Education voted to create the class.
Comparing Mexican-American workers to blacks and whites provides a benchmark with respect to what has historically constituted the country's main disadvantaged minority on the one hand, and against the most privileged group in America on the other.
Organized in a recognizable chronological order, Mexicans in the Making of America relates a broad narrative from the precolonial era to the present, synthesizing many of the key historical junctures and punctuated by detailed, original case studies used to illustrate important themes in the Mexican-American experience.
Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found that drinking chamomile tea was associated with a decreased risk of death from all causes in Mexican-American American women over 65.
Carr properly pointed out that "[t]he facts only speak when the historian calls on them." (1) Not a lot of historians have called on the facts concerning the Mexican-American experience within Baptist circles.
Confronting barriers to the participation of Mexican-American women in higher education.
This current article focuses on the economic obstacles and capital of lower SES Mexican-American students to include the lack of academic cultural capital, community disorder, polyvictimization, the lack of scholastic enrichment opportunities and educational resources, and health related issues associated with their economic bearing.
Palomino; Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American unionism in the American Southwest.