The Art of Exclusion
La Cucuracha by Lalo Alcaraz comic strip has been cancelled by the Los Angeles Times!
This is another event in a long list of measurers to exclude Latinos from the mainstream media and, in fact, exclude Latinos from history itself - we don’t exist in the eyes of many.
Spanish language TV and Radio News programs have been cancelled nationwide.
PBS aired a 14 hour show on World War II and completely omitted the military contributions that thousands of Latinos made during that war.
PBS aired a show on music of the Civil Rights Movement and completely omitted the musical contributions that Latinos made during that movement.
Latinos funded 80% of the American Revolution, supplied George Washington with food, weapons and clothing (the Colonists uniforms were hecho en Mexico and Aztlan). Latinos served as troops in the American Revolution. The city of Galveston was named after Galvez, one of the generals of the American Revolution and in my book a founding father of this US country - but you won't find that in any history books - the art of exclusion.
Please take action and write the Los Angeles Times demanding that La Cucaracha comic strip be reinstated!
Please send emails to: readers.rep@ latimes.com and cc laloalcaraz@ yahoo.com
Or call the Times at (877) 554-4000