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PBS documentary fails Latinas and history.

 PBS: MAKERS: Women Who Make America tells the story of how women have helped shape America over the last 50 years through one of the most sweeping social revolutions in our country’s history, in pursuit of their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity and personal autonomy. Aired  on PBS Feb. 26 .

It certainly was an excellent documentary- but, the writers and producers left out Latinas.   There were two brief cameos with Dolores Huerta and an Albuquerque construction company owner Alvarado. : Makers: Women Who Make America
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As a further illustration of  the Anglo centric view of the documentary, they even left out  Congresswoman Patsy Mink who wrote the legislation for the landmark Title IX legislation.  See http://www.patsyminkfoundation.org

Originally posted to dcampbell on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 08:15 AM PST.

Also republished by California politics.

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  •  "Anglo centric view of the documentary" (0+ / 0-)

    The women in the documentary were predominantly those with comfortable incomes too.
    Having lived through this era in history, this documentary had me asking if this is another example of Koch-influenced propoganda!
    Thanks for the diary.... hope it brings on discussion on what REALLY happened to everday women in that era.

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