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Adrian Alvarez of Inglewood is a former UCLA MEChistA from the 1980’s who opposes the organizations name change which would…

By Dorany Pineda, Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Joe Rodriguez was a teenager when he first embraced the slur. For years, Mexican Americans of low social status like him were called Chicanos.

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