By Thomas Sowell
Presents new insights into the historical past, sociology, and psychology of ethnic-minority lifestyles.
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Each in his own way displays various characteristics of the meaning of community priest, such as community activist, community organizer, and cultural worker. indb 24 7/23/08 1:45:46 PM introduction 25 thousands of Central American refugees ﬂocking into Los Angeles. This was the sanctuary movement at La Placita Church (Our Lady Queen of Angeles) in downtown Los Angeles led by Father Luis Olivares, the charismatic and dedicated pastor of the church. Olivares and his movement are the subject of Chapter Seven.
Indb 40 7/23/08 1:45:49 PM fray angélico chávez 41 Fray Angélico noted that many towns and geographic sites possessed religious names. In his work on New Mexican religious place-names, he countered the tendency by Anglos to dehistoricize the landscape pertaining to the pre-American period. In his listing of the various religious place-names, which represent mininarratives, Chávez, for example, educated his readers about the background of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. He noted that the name in English was “the Blood of Christ”: This name is applied to the southernmost section of the Rockies proper extending from southern Colorado to Santa Fe and Pecos.
41 Resistance and Afﬁrmation This book reﬂects two dominant themes that have emerged in both Latino theology and Latino religious studies: resistance and afﬁrmation. 42 I borrow the theme from a landmark exhibit at UCLA in 1990 entitled “Chicano Art: Resistance and Afﬁrmation, 1965–1985” (the cara Exhibit). “Chicano art is the modern, ongoing expression of the long-term cultural, economic, and political struggle of the Mexicano people within the United States,” reads the founding statement of the cara National Advisory Committee.
American ethnic groups by Thomas Sowell