Final Prompt

  1. Why does the author argue that Mendez v. Westminster is often depicted as a “story of progress”? Why is this important in the article?
  2. The author says that “Mendez is important for its supposed contribution to the Black Civil Rights Movement instead of illustrating the unique experience of Mexican Americans”… Does this statement paint Mendez v. Westminster as more of a stepping stone for Brown v. Board?
  3. How, as educators, can we learn to teach Mendez v. Westminster so that it is seen as a historical moment for Mexican Americans and not a stepping stone for Black Civil Rights?
  4. How can educators teach the Mendez v. Westminster case more effectively?
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