The Tip of The Pyramid
Cultivating Community Cultural Capital
This Book was written five hundred years after the Mexica relented governance of their land to the spanish pirates who razed our libraries, burned our books and art.
This Book comes twenty-five years after the creation of Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say in Houston, where our voices and stories were silenced and ignored.
This Book is published ten years after Arizona officials enforced a ban on Mexican American Studies.
These erasures—and our resistance to them—have long themselves been erased. That ends now.
The Tip of the Pyramid renders the power of community to shatter the generalizations, clichés, and stereotypes that sentence us. It unpacks metaphors that are over 500 years old. And it documents the self-empowerment of our gente.
As new attacks loom, The Tip of the Pyramid impels our Community and allies to unite.
About the Author
"For our new generation now, Tony Diaz had to write this political manifesto, one which spills over with love and pride—and standing up tall strength—for our Chicano history and new times." —Dagoberto Glib
"Brilliant, enthralling, and quick-witted." —Angela Valenzuela, PH.D., author of Subtractive Schooling: U.S.-Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring
"To read Diaz is to be reminded that We, la Raza, are the tip of the pyramid. That We are all the cultural capital we need for today and tomorrow." —José F. Aranda Jr., Professor of Chicanx Literatures, Rice University