Do You Have Your People's Back? Wake Up Raza!
17 in HIGH x 11 in WIDE
(43.18 cm HIGH x 27.94 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Poster has a black oultined drawing of a man wearing a sombrero in the center. The poster reads from top to bottom in black, "Do You Have Your People's Back?/ Chicano admissions have dropped 59% here at Cal thanks to racist attacks such as Prop. 209. In 1997, 2280 Chicanos applied to Berkeley and only 1/5 of them were admitted. Our numbers declined at UC Davis, UC San Diego, and UC Irvine as well. Wake Up Raza! Take collective action against these attacks now! April 2, 1998. Not affiliated with B.A.M.N." The central image is a stylized version of the classic portrait of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata. Note that although no organization takes credit for this poster, they explicitly distance themselves from the student group The Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration, and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (BAMN). [LMC]

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