I once heard somebody say, "What's a Chicano? Doesn't the word have the same meaning as Mexican-American?" I thought about it for a moment before realizing that I didn't know the difference either. Not wanting to be ignorant on the topic, I set out to find the answer. Here's what I found:
Onesimo Montes de Aca is the store manager at the McDonald's located in the Student Union Memorial Center. He came to the United States in 1986 and immediately began working at McDonald's as a crew person. He spent time in Oxnard, Calif., Chicago, Phoenix, and he has spent the past eight months here in Tucson. Though he can speak English, he still has a bit of trouble with the language and prefers to speak Spanish.