trusalv90 asked: Hey siguanaba! I was wondering whether you knew if there is a "Chican@" equivalent to Salvadoran-American's (like me!).
hmm I don’t think so at least in the north/east of the US we really don’t have a political term like that. I think we just are. Perhaps “Salvi” actually but other than that idk ideas followers?
Hmmm….I thought so. Now the reason I ask is because I want to see if it is possible to begin a conversation on whether or not Salvi-American’s sociopolitical situation is such that a particular term that identifies us as a specific group (much like the term “Xican@”) is necessitated by said situation. What kind of work do you think a political term would do for us? Do you think it is necessary? What would it do for our presence? Would it empower us? I’m also curious if you guys share my frustration as a Central American: for example, there is Chicano Studies/Latino Studies. Power to the Chican@s but I think it sucks that all other Latin@s have to be seen as “the rest” or “and the other non-Mexicans”. So I guess that intuitively, a political term might, in a way, empower us by affirming our presence as a specific group of Latinos with a specific sociohistorical configuration, and not a homogeneous category of people. I want to know what you guys (Salvi-Americans and any other Latin@s) think! Opinions much appreciated! Please reblog!!!
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