Welcome to Xispas (SPARKS): The Xicano Experience in Arts, Literature and Politics.
The Xispas weblog publishes from Aztlan-Anahuac (the Los Angeles sector, to be precise). Although non-exclusive, we are geared to the large Xicano population in the United States, which today numbers in the millions. Xispas is about Xicanos, for Xicanos, by Xicanos, but not against or closed off to anyone else. We also plan to serve as a bridge to other cultures and peoples such as recent migrants from Mexico and Central America, other Latinos (Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Colombians, Ecuadorians, and more), other Native peoples, African Americans, Asian Americans, and European Americans that have embraced, informed and enhanced the Xicano experience.
Xicanos are primarily U.S. residents of Mexican descent, mostly born or raised in the United States. They make up at least 60 percent of the close to 22 million people in the country who claim Mexican roots. They are monolingual, bilingual and in some cases trilingual (Nahuatl and other indigenous tongues) with a foot in Mexico, another foot in the United States, and both feet outside all borders.