Zoot Suit: This unusual fashion was originally worn by a lower socioeconomic class. Some say mexican-american immigrant workers were the first to wear the suits. Others say they were first worn by an African-American bus driver. Eventually the suits became more widely accepted for jitterbugging and african-american musicians. This lead many ethnicities to adopt the style in the 40s. The jacket was long with wide shoulders and long, wide lapels. The trousers were markedly pegged.
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My Family, Mi Familia
The story of three generations of the Sanchez family. From their adventurous journey from Mexico to California in the 1920's through the turbulent 1950's, to the stark realities of modern day, their struggle to live the American dream is sometimes darkened but never diminished.
Quotes from "Stand and Deliver"
Jaime Escalante: ... There will be no free rides, no excuses. You already have two strikes against you: your name and your complexion. Because of those two strikes, there are some people in this world who will assume that you know less than you do. *Math* is the great equalizer... When you go for a job, the person giving you that job will not want to hear your problems; ergo, neither do I. You're going to work harder here than you've ever worked anywhere else. And the only thing I ask from…