By Mireya Loza
Basing her paintings on an archive of greater than 800 oral histories from the USA and Mexico, Loza is the 1st pupil to rigorously differentiate among the reviews of mestizo visitor employees and the numerous Mixtec, Zapotec, Purhepecha, and Mayan employees. In doing so, she captures the myriad methods those defiant staff replied to the serious discrimination and exploitation of an unjust method that also persists today.
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