First, watch the PBS film ‘Latino Americans – Prejudice and Pride’ (Episode 5 in the series) here (same one for discussion forum) : Latino Americans Episode 5 (Links to an external site.)

In your paper, address ALL of the following questions:

What do you think were the most effective tactics used by the Latino movement? Why?
Evaluate how well the Latino movement exhibited WUNC (worthiness, unity, numbers, and commitment). WUNC is one method of evaluating the power and effectiveness of a movement. You must address each part.
Worthiness – how well did the movement demonstrate the worthiness of the cause? What tactics did movement leaders employ as they sought to frame the cause as being a “worthy” one?
Unity – how well was the movement able to unify average citizens around the cause and how did the movement demonstrate unity to the general public?
Numbers – was the movement able to command sufficient support to translate people power into movement successes?
Commitment – how did those who participated in the movement demonstrate their commitment to the cause?
Please focus your reflection on the most important lesson that you take away from the film and how this lesson affects your own perspective on the role and value of political participation.


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