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Vietnam Aztlan Fuera poster promoted solidarity between the struggle of Chicanos and liberation movements internationally, like the war in Southeast Asia. This idea of "one struggle, many fronts" was common among people of color in the late '60s and early '70s because, as Corky Lee points out, there are parallels between the struggle of Asians in America and the struggles of other peoples of color (see text below).
Poster by Malaquias Montoya.



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Growing up in high school, I witnessed African Americans and the struggle for civil rights. My father said to me, "What Martin Luther King, Jr. is doing is going to benefit Chinese Americans."

People of color understood and comprehended more acutely what was going on in Vietnam. African Americans and Hispanics were getting decimated in high numbers because they were more susceptible to the draft. There were a lot of people of color coming back in body bags. And you heard, "the only good gook is a dead gook." But then I said, "Wait a minute, that's what they said about Native Americans, 'The only good Indian is a dead Indian." Right? And I said, "There's lots of parallels here!"






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