American Experience

The Birth and Growth of Racism against Mexican-Americans

Clip: Season 21 Episode 4 | 1m 44s

Racist attitudes against Mexican-Americans intensified in the 20th Century. Of mixed Spanish and Indian ancestry, Mexican-Americans did not fit into iron-clad racial categories: black or white.

Aired: 02/23/09

Rating: NR

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