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Document Details


Title: Aguero, Bidal
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Texas, Arlington. Central Library. Special Collections Department
Collection: Tejano Voices: University of Texas at Arlington Center for Mexican American Studies Oral History Project
Description: The interview begins with a discussion of the Agüeros' support and promotion of Mexican American holiday celebrations in dance and music in the West Texas area. Mr. Agüero discusses his degree in music and talks about writing scores, playing instruments, and writing plays to perform at festival functions. He talks about how the admissions policy of Texas Tech University reflects racial discrimination attitudes of the dominant White culture in the West Texas area. He also talks about race discrimination attitudes in the juvenile criminal justice system in Texas, where he says that Mexican American youth offenders are deliberately held in the detention centers for longer periods compared to their White counterparts. Mr. Agüero discusses race issues associated with city politics and administration of government in Lubbock, Texas such as the gerrymandering of voting districts so that minorities are under-represented in local government. He addresses the issue of whether single member districting really is in the best interests of minority populations as it was intended to be, and he talks about different types of apportionment schemes such as the creation of cumulative voting districts. He also talks about his family history and genealogy. The Agüeros conclude the interview with a detailed description of the growth of their newspaper business and how it is managed.
Extent: 67 pages
URL: http://libraries.uta.edu/tejanovoices/transcripts/TV_063.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1998 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Aguero, Bidal
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Journalist
Document location: Lubbock, TX
Document date: 16-Jun-1998
Interviewer: Gutierrez, Jose Angel
Organizations discussed: Texas Technological University, Lubbock, TX
Locations discussed: Lubbock, TX; North America; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Hispanic American juvenile delinquents; Hispanic American newspapers; Hispanic Americans; Hispanic Americans--Texas; Juvenile justice, Administration of; Lubbock, TX; Newspapers; North America; Oral history; Racism; Texas; Texas Technological University, Lubbock, TX; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: El Editor
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0000181-124