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Always Running

By Aaron, Jack, Jarod, Kevin, and Marygrace
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Aaron Mehan

on 11 February 2015

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Transcript of Always Running

Always Running
by
Luis Rodriguez


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,
Always Running
, 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)
Historical Context
Introduction
Prezi by Aaron, Jack, Jarod, Mary Grace, and Kevin
About the Author
Writing Style
Influences
Luis and his gang
Works cited
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.
Http://www.youthvoices.net/. N.p., n.d. Web.

The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Digital image.
Http://studio360.org/. N.p., n.d. Web.

Chicano Movement. Digital image.
Http://depts.washington.edu/. N.p., n.d. Web.

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 |
Snewzbutton.com." Snewzbuttoncom NCIS LA and the Stereotyping of Latinos Comments. Stereotypes, n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2015.

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.
Thee Impersonations

Animal tribe

Los Lomas
Community Center
Clubs
Boxing
Dance
Poetry
Also thanks to his mama,papa,
high school principle and Mrs. Baez.
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