My dad had been born in Mexico and his family had to leave during the Mexican revolution.
In terms of the revolution, I believe that the revolution will be a revolution of dispossessed people in this country: that's the Mexican American, the Puerto Rican American, the American Indian, and black people.
My mother was a great storyteller and a great historian in her own way. She only made it to third grade. She came from Mexico City at the tail end of the Mexican Revolution and that kind of turmoil and chaos and frenzy and also excitement.
[The Mexican revolution] was a break with the past to recover the past. We were trying to deny we had an Indian and a black and a Spanish past. The Mexican Revolution accepted all heritages. It allowed Mexico to be mestizo.
I have tried my whole life to represent my Mexican roots with honor and pride.
Experimentalpolitik: die Französische Revolution.
Lichtenberg, Georg Christoph
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
John F. Kennedy