The Minority Report: Jose Luis Chavez, Latino activist

FRUITA, CO – When Jose Luis Chavez’s daughter was in middle school, she joined the drama class but was told that she was “too dark” to be in any of the major roles and was instead relegated to roles “in the back”. 

That’s just one of many experiences of racism that the lifetime resident and Latino activist and his family have faced in their years of living in Grand Junction and Fruita. He shared these stories with me during a recent interview at Salt Wash Park in Fruita on July 20th.

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