Sylvia Mendez Rightfully Gets Presidential Medal of Honor, Obama Administration Wrongly Names Mendez, et al v. Westminster, et al Case
Too bad he got the name of the landmark case wrong.
Mendez received the honor because, unlike the other families involved in the case, she has lectured about it across the country for a good decade. Her proselytizing is a great thing, but also fraught with historical weight, and the press release shows it: instead of calling the case by its proper name, Mendez, et al v. Westminster, et al, the Obama administration refers to the landmark decision as Mendez v. Westminster, thereby erasing the contributions of the Estrada, Ramirez, Guzman, and Palomino families with one fell swoop.
Just another reason to hate the Obama administration...but for her part, sources tell the Weekly that Mendez has started to refer to the case by its proper name in her many lectures. Good--now, if only Chapman University's proposed archives on the case could do the same...