“I built up a lot of anger because I said how could this be possible when you expect things to be different, you expect children at this day and age to be treated differently, to be educated, to be treated equally and to find out that they’re not.”
The above links are to a transcription of an interview with Yolanda Esquivel, a teacher involved in staging the Coachella Valley walkouts. The interview, conducted by Matt Garcia in 2004 appears in the digital exhibit “Educating Change: Latina Activism and the Struggle for Educational Equity.” The interview details Esquivel’s personal experience with discrimination in education, particularly against Chicanas.1, 2
1Esquivel, Yolanda. Interview by Matt Garcia. April 2, 2004.
2Esquivel, Yolanda. Interview by Matt Garcia. July 15, 2004.