December 17, 2003
The return of MEChA

Ted Barlow has a long and detailed email interview with some members of MEChA, the Chicano student organization that was assailed as being a "hate group" during the California recall election. It's a great read, so go check it out. Hats off to Ted for his effort.

One item I found amusing: Ted printed two responses to each question, one from a group at New Mexico State, the other from an individual. This is my favorite answer in the whole thing:

Question: Would you be opposed to an organization which had the same sorts of goals and activities as MEChA, but was centered around Anglos rather than Chicanos? Why or why not?

Answer: There are such organizations. They are called fraternities and sororities. We have also worked with them on various activities.

I just thought that was funny. This guy has a future in political speechwriting if he wants one.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on December 17, 2003 to Society and cultcha | TrackBack

Hehe, well, it does remind me of my prof who compared fraternities to street gangs.

Posted by: Jim D on December 17, 2003 4:04 PM

I wouldn't say all fraternities are centered around Anglos:

Overall, a great interview. Good material for discussion.

Posted by: elgato on December 18, 2003 11:14 AM