Oral history of La Cucaracha
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Jose Esteban Ortega discusses his work with the alternative Chicano newspaper La Cucaracha in this interview with nephew Jose A. Ortega. Jose Esteban Ortega fought systemic racism throughout his life, as a student with non-violent demonstrations and sit-ins at the University of Colorado-Boulder and later as a journalist with La Cucaracha. He recognized the essential role of bilingualism in bringing marginalized Mexican immigrants and Chicanos together to fight discrimination and to stay informed on issues of crucial importance to each. In addition to writing and translating articles for the ...