mcandrc00

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Walkout
(2006)

Walkout
I really loved and appreciated the message this film depicted. It was an honor to be able to watch "Walkout." My mother grew up in the time of the Chicano movements. This film put me back to the life and time my mother was forced to live. The locked bathrooms. The commanding restraint of speaking Spanish. And most of all, the humility of not being treated as an equal. It made me realize that as a biracial Chicana, it is never to late for anything I want to achieve in my lifetime. Whether it is making myself go to the gym to loose those extra pounds. Or going back to college to get my Masters. On behalf of the proud biracial Chicano man my son will be, it will never be to late for him as well. And that is what I will raise him to believe. This film was nothing but positively moving. People who look and worry about the scenery and whether or not a race of a character matches the real thing, overlook what is really important. The Chincanos imitated in this film, fought for what they thought was right and fair. Some people are still doing so today. I thank the students and people that fought for equal rights. Because of the activists, I can go to whatever school I choose. I can use a bathroom that everyone is free to use. The bathroom does not have to be designated for "colored people". I am able to be who I am today, because of the activists of yesterday. They fought for equal rights for everyone. I am able to express my opinion on "Walkout", because of the same activists and people who stood by them. My parents were able to bring my siblings and myself up to believe that we can be whatever it is that we want to be. Without limitations or having to believe that if we try to be a successful person, we will be rejected because who we are. Thank you for this belief and life motivating film. When my son is able to understand this film, I am positive he will be thankful as well. Being a biracial Chicana is worthy. And my horizons can go far beyond the sun. If I allow them to. Thanks again. R

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