Chicano and Mexican American
Israli's Domain asked what the difference between a Mexican-American and a Chicano/a is. I think we've blogged about these labels before, but I can't seem to find a post. In fact, I think Elena had some good stuff (i may be mistaken).
I guess they mean different things to different people, but when I use the two words, here is what they mean.
1. someone who doesn't take offense to being called a Chicana/o
2. someone politically/socially conscious
3. American of Mexican descent
1. American of Mexican descent
I refer myself as both in certain situations. I guess it depends. I'm sure other folks could give better answers.