THE INSTITUTE OF TEXAN CULTURES
SUBJECT: Tejano Community Advisory Meeting
DATE: 1 May 1993
PLACE: Institute of Texan Cultures
MODERATOR: Laurie Gudzikowski
..: went to the break to listen to the little vignette. Omega made this wonderful comment about how the women in her family have really showed her to be a powerful and how much strength they have. But one thing that I didn't get ... I thought of the physical rather than ..., and as we were talking and I was listening to the vignette, something came to me and I wanted to put and make sure you get it. And that is, that one thing that I grew up and my parents and my family we were like immune to separating color. You know, we knew ... we knew all of us were getting along and we all got along with everybody else and nobody was racist within my family. There were no comments ever made like that. None. And I think that's one of the greatest things I ever got from my parents and my family. And I wanted to say that.
..: Well, I ....
..: ... I wasn't raised to be a racist, but what I did acknowledge ... did acknowledge very early in life and I was sharing this with the other women that were here with Phyllis was that ... because I am from West Texas and that's were I was raised - San Angelo - that I very early learned that there was a difference. Because I was Mexican-American in a predominantly Anglo community that, you know, I didn't or shouldn't acknowledge my Mexican-American .........
..: ... So we did that in our family because my aunts, my tias, you know, within our own little world within ....... it wasn't recognized and it still is not. You drive back to West Texas past Junction it's just not a part of who you are. That's very important because I can identify now with San Antonio, with south of San Antonio, when I go home and I can identify with that too ...... I mean that's where a lot of who I am ...
..: Developed. Right.
..: ... should reflect the future that a group of ...... experiences that .........
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