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Director denies he put Shia LaBeouf in ‘brownface’ but controversies linger

“You wouldn’t even know that they weren’t Chicano, but they were white guys who lived in East L.A. or South L.A. or Monterey Park or Montebello. I feel like there’s always a white guy hanging out,” said Denise Sandoval, a professor in Chicana and Chicano Studies at Cal State Northridge. “I think it’s a style. It is like our patois, and these discussions are always happening when a machine like Hollywood or Disney uses our culture.”

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