Cholos: Gang Membership and Non-Violence in East Los Angeles
James Vigil spoke about the history of Mexican Americans in southern California, focusing on Cucamonga. The word Cholos dates back 100s of years in Latin America and refers to how the indian population assimilated into the Spanish culture. Vigil discusses how socio-economic, socio-cultural, and socio-psychological factors contributed to the poverty and marginalization of the Mexican American population.
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