KCET Documentary Explores Birth of La Raza Newspaper
by Yvette Montoya
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They organized 10,000 students in protest of the school system that was teaching racism, classism, and systematic exclusion. The 13 core leaders fought prison sentences for disturbing the peace and disturbing the educational process for which the LA court was seeking 45-year full consecutive sentences — the cases were dismissed for being wildly unconstitutional. When leader and teacher Sal Castro was taken out of the classroom for his involvement in the walkouts, protesters slept-in at the school board for weeks and Castro was eventually reinstated. They mobilized parents and empowered them to demand more from...
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