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Criminalized Aesthetics: Chicanos, State Institutions and Radical Pluralities


Europeans invented the concept of race to support their idea of racial superiority overall inhabitants of this continent. With this, there was also an invention of systems to police aesthetics, separating white from other. This system was expanded in the lead-up to the United States invasion of Mexico, so much so that the United States government was used as the model for Nazi Germany. These criminalized aesthetics remain to this day. Covering Chicano aesthetics and the relationship with state institutions allows for a reevaluation of cultural iconography along with the relationship between state institutions, educational and criminal, and the Chicano.

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