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We Don't Run This Country

ID Number: 39756
Maker: Xico González
Technique: silkscreen
Date Made: 2006
Place Made: United States: California, Sacramento
Measurements: 58.6 cm x 44.4 cm; 23 1/16 in x 17 1/2 in
Main Subject: Labor; Chicano/Latino
Materials: Matte paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
We Don't Run This Country But We Sure Carry It! Xico González [artist's signature in pencil] X. González C/S

Acquisition Number: 2012-125

C/S -- "Con safos" meaning "same to you" and reference to forestallment of disrespect from others. (Source -- Grider, Sylvia A. "Con Safos: Mexican-Americans, Names and Graffiti." The Journal of American Folklore 88.348 (1975): 132-142. JSTOR. <>) Date annotated in Mayan numbers. One dot over one long bar represents the number 6. (Source:

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