LANGUAGE (VIOLENCE ("Go back to Mexico", Talking back, robbing…
"Go back to Mexico"
robbing people of their culture=War
Set norms for women in Chicana culture
En boca cerrada no entran moscas
Slang Spanish v Academic Spanish
" How to tame a wild tongue"
Metaphor for spanish accent
Accents are looked down upon if not from dominant region
Pan American University- Required speech courses for Chicano students
Violation of First Amendment rights
Cara de inocente
You can't tame a wild tongue, you must cut it out
You must get rid of your accent completly
Conversation with mother
To get a good job you must get rid of your accent
Mother wants to assimilate to American language
Criticism from all angles of language, Spanish (proper v improper and English=traitor)
Their own community holds back because academic english is looked at as "education"