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I can't believe I never studied Cesar Chavez during my California public
school career. I mean, of course I never studied Cesar Chaves during my
California public school career! This is, you see, the same education
system that got me to college without knowing what the Mason Dixon line
was. But hey, maybe Cesar Chavez was covered in the two years of high
school that I didn't attend.
This comes up now because I'm taking a class in which, as part of a group
project, we have to do a "Leadership Presentation," on the leader of our
choice. It just having been Cesar Chavez day (I heard a bit on NPR about
it), I nominated him for my groups leader. He won out over the dead Pope,
Shirley Chisholm, a Filipino politician I'd never heard of, and some other
folks, both alive and dead, mostly because Jorge and I voted for him, and
every other leader only had one vote. So, anyway, I'm reading a biography
of him, as opposed to doing web searches (I'm on the web enough at work),
and it's a great book.