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Haven't been here in a while, but I figured that out of all the social sites I frequent, this needed to be posted here. If you don't know who Sal Castro is, you should.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...,4019352.story

Sal Castro, teacher who led '68 Chicano student walkouts, dies at 79

Salvador Castro, a social studies teacher who played a leading role in the historic 1968 Chicano student walkouts protesting rampant bias and inequalities in the Los Angeles Unified School District, died Monday, the district announced. He was 79.
Castro, known as “Sal,” was a Lincoln High School teacher who guided student walkouts at five predominantly Mexican American schools on the Eastside in what came to be seen as a milestone in community activism. The students demanded bilingual education, ethnic studies and other changes at a time when the curriculum largely ignored Mexican American history and educators forbid Chicano students to speak Spanish and often steered them toward menial jobs rather than college despite strong academic abilities, according to the district.

Castro was arrested and charged with conspiracy to disrupt public schools and disturb the peace for his alleged role in guiding the “blowouts.” But the charges were eventually dropped and he came to be hailed as a courageous civil rights leader. Salvador B. Castro Middle School was named after him several years ago.


“He will be remembered as a teacher, counselor, leader and courageous adult who stood with students in the 1968 walkouts and ever since dedicated his life to learning and leadership,” board President Monica Garcia said in a statement. “Sal Castro’s courage and dedication will continue to be inspirational to future generation of students and educators.”


L.A. Supt. John Deasy called his work “heroic” and said Castro would continue to inspire district efforts to insure that all students graduate prepared for college and careers

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R.I.P. Sal Castro. Thank you for the sacrifices you made that allowed me to go to college.
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My respect for this man is tremendous. He took a stand against an institution that he worked for and depended on for employment. He stood up to his own coworkers.

It is easy to stand up to institutions and people you dont rely on nor have to work with.

This man stood up to people he had to work with and rely on for employment.

I wish more people in the justice system and law enforcement community had the intergrity and huevos this man had. They instead have such strict loyalties to each other and such a strict code of silence that the corruption and wrong doing taking place in their agencies is rarely spoken of much less publicly challenged as Sal Castro did with the institution and people he worked with.

The fact that law enforcement attempted to trump up some bogus charges to incarcerate him in retaliation is so typical of them.

The civil rights era has ended but that practice by them is still going strong.
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RIP to such a great man!!!
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I didn't know that but yes let him rest in peace. he obviously had courage
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He was handsome and spoke so eloquently on behalf of the Chicano students.He was and is an inpiration.His spirit and legacy will live on in history.In our History.
I like how you worked "handsome" into that description of him.

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He was handsome and spoke so eloquently on behalf of the Chicano students.He was and is an inpiration.His spirit and legacy will live on in history.In our History.
Hearing him speak always brought me chills, but also huge smiles:

"Don't be a pendejo! Go to college!"

I'm so glad I was able to meet him, take pictures with him and hear him speak on multiple occasions.
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His talks always explained how not to be a pendejo. Lol. I wonder if there are any videos on youtube.
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