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Brown pride may refer to the gang Brown Pride or the brown pride movement in the United States.


The slogan has been used by mestizo Latinos to denote a feeling of self-respect, celebrating one's heritage, and being proud of one's personal worth. Brown pride as a national movement is closely linked with the developments of the American Civil Rights Movement, during which noted figures such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, A. Philip Randolph, Stokely Carmichael, and others protested the conditions of the United States' segregated society, and lobbied for better treatment for non-whites. This time in the United States also saw the creation of brown pride movements such as the Chicano Movement and La Raza advocating brown pride.

Mixed martial artist Cain Velasquez has "Brown Pride" tattooed across his chest but has stated in media interviews that his tattoo represents his Mexican heritage and is also a way for him to honor his father and family.[1]

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