Baca says that Mexican-Americans have been “colonized,” severed from their culture, and dominated by a class that profits from them. Yet Baca himself doesn’t seem much damaged by this colonization, not outwardly at least.
At Sweetwater High School in the late Fifties, he was president of “Los Solteros” (“The Bachelors”), from National City’s west-side barrio. They hung out at Bob’s Coffee Shop at Seventeenth Street and National Avenue, and maybe sling a bottle across the street at the Anglos.
Posted June 21, 1979
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