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Transcript of Always Running
Luis finds the light
Background to the novel
Thesis: Rodriguez portrays the impact of being a Mexican immigrant in East L.A, in his novel,
, by falling in and out of gang life, and overcoming social racism by later pursuing a formal education.
"I don't like paying for my mistakes...But it seems like we're paying for everyone's mistakes too. Sometimes we pay even when there's been no mistake...just for being Mexican. That's all the wrong I have to do." (144)
“Don’t speak Spanish, don’t be Mexican - you don’t belong... We were invisible people...The refrain ‘ this is not your country’ echoed for a lifetime.” (20)
“The police didn’t want to hear it. Before long, an officer struck Carlitos with a baton on his knee...One of them put a choke hold on Carlitos as the other struck his legs… ‘Leave him alone - he ain’t doing nothing..’ The paramedics arrived, but the police refused to let them do anything. They left Carlitos lying in the street.” (96)
Prezi by Aaron, Jack, Jarod, Mary Grace, and Kevin
About the Author
Luis and his gang
Respect and loyalty
Pictures of Author. Digital images.
Http://sahara89.wordpress.com/, Http://grcclearn.com/, Http://bluemesareview.org/. N.p., n.d. Web.
Down These Mean Streets. Digital image.
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Digital image.
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Chicano Movement. Digital image.
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Saxophone Player Silhouette. Digital image. Http://becuo.com. Becuo, n.d. Web.
"Morgan freeman""Misc." Bodybuildingcom Forums RSS. N.p., Apr.-May 2010. Web. 04 Feb. 2015.
Luis J. Rodriguez. Digital image. Http://www.luisjrodriguez.com/. Http://www.luisjrodriguez.com/, n.d. Web.
Grayson, Alan. "Acknowledging the Reality of Police Brutality." Alan Grayson's Emails. Http://alangraysonemails.tumblr.com/, 29 Aug. 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2015.
Commends to Chente, the good man
"Redirect Notice." Redirect Notice. Community Image, n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2015.
Education = Future. Digital image. Http://liberalarts.udmercy.edu/. Http://liberalarts.udmercy.edu/, n.d. Web.
"Riley Freeman." (Character). N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2015.
NCIS: LA and the Stereotyping of Latinos |
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Caroline Ashwood. Digital image.
Http://www.abstractartistgallery.org/. N.p., n.d. Web.
Always Running by Luis Rodriguez. Digital image. Books.simonandschuster. N.p., n.d. Web.
Domain, Public. Watts Rebellion. Digital image. Http://www.blackpast.org/. Public Domain, n.d. Web.
Gang Meeting. Digital image. Www.tennessean.com. N.p., n.d. Web.
Picture of books. Digital image. Www.secretsoftheice.org. N.p., n.d. Web.
Umert. Gang Life Is Not The Answer. Digital image. Http://umert.deviantart.com. N.p., n.d. Web.
Also thanks to his mama,papa,
high school principle and Mrs. Baez.