Chicano art is the art of the people. It is passionate, it is political. The art symbolizes empowerment through embracing homeland culture, the place where Latinos come from and identify with. Beginning to come to light in the late 60’s, Chicano art responded to Second Wave feminism and drew inspiration from Civil Rights and United Farm Workers movements. However, Chicanos could not completely identify with Second Wave feminism because it mostly focused on white, middle class, cisgendered women. Because of the ideals in question, Chicano art better falls under Third Wave feminism.
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