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Lawsuit claims racial bias in Illinois transit funding

Chicago Transit Authority riders filed a class action lawsuit charging the state's underfunding of the city's public transit, compared to the  suburban rail system, discriminates against minorities.

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Mauricio Terrazas, Mexican American activist, dies at 92

LOS ANGELES — Mauricio Terrazas, a longtime Mexican American activist and trade unionist, died here recently at the age of 92.

We are Joaquin: the legacy of Corky

During the 1960s, the American people broke out of the McCarthy era with mass movements for peace, civil rights, women’s rights, and labor organizing of agricultural and public workers. At the same time, throughout the Southwest, like a hardly noticed leitmotif, emerged the “movimiento Chicano,” the Chicano power movement.

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