I am of Hispanic descent, but since I live in the United States, I have lost touch with my Hispanic roots. I don’t know Spanish and I hate spicy food. I might look Hispanic, but I don’t associate with the many stereotypes that come with associating myself as a Hispanic. I remember the first time visited my family in Mexico. I have heard many ugly stereotypes about Hispanics and I was not very excited to go.
While the first generation stayed together in their communities, their children were exposed to both their own communities and other ethnic groups in society leading them to be multicultural. For example, most are born in the United States, and therefore, they are bilingual because its members grew up speaking Spanish at home but were educated in English. While they don’t need separate advertising, they need representation in advertising and all media. George Lopez was a major representative factor in the Latino community because he talks about not only growing up and being Latino but all issues in family-life today, that transcends cultures. While Lopez bridged the gap between Latinos and major networks, teens still need to see Latino idols, which have drastically increased since the publishing of Brown is the New Green.
However, I decided to shorten this to about two sentences and place it in the introduction. I believe that condensing this mini-claim is vital because it would have otherwise distracted the reader since a majority of this paragraph was not related to the violence of the Mexican Cartel. Additionally, I have improved the global structure by adding a paragraph that contrasts both the social narrative and my economical perspective. Doing this is proper because I explain the current social narrative inhibits change due to the fact that it incites a clash between differently minded and colored people. Thus, I add that my economical reframing eliminates negative emotions and inspires change since it is not linked to a specific group of people.
I think that Dagoberto Gilb really made a great point to connect to what Urrea was trying to say about the history of the boarder in his book. Gilb talks about how the people of Arizona and even all over the country like to pretend that Latinos are almost invisible. They are given no credit for actually giving Arizona and other places the culture it has which many white people seem to love. Urrea gives the history that he does to inform you that Latinos have been in what we call America much longer than any white people have. Yet they are treated like they are lesser people because they have a different skin
The writer of Speaking in Tongues, Gloria Anzaldua, believes that Hispanics have the right to hold onto their culture in America. Both readings claim that Hispanics are here to stay, but with opposing views on how this affects society. One place where Hispanic presence is on the rise is in schools. However, some Hispanic students know more Spanish than English, and therefore struggle in school. This idea of exemplifies the stereotype that Hispanics are “dumb”.
Whites are privileged, though this way of life should be common for every race. Our privilege should not be taken away it should be granted and transformed into a greater idea American Privilege. Whites are not aware of the privilege they have, simply for the fact that this is their life the majority do not know anything different. When you have been drinking coke every day of your life and everyone else has ben drinking diet coke labeled as coke you wont know the difference. Lipsitz (1995) affirms whiteness is everywhere in US culture, but it is very hard to see.
We apparently don 't care whether they come legally or learn English -or how they fare when they 're not at work” (626). While it may be true that numerous Americans have little thought for the day to day life of the immigrant, it is simply not true that we ask too little of them. Rape, racism, violence and imprisonment are exorbitant down payments to gamble on a chance at an improved future. Perhaps instead of asking immigrants to seamlessly absorb into our society, Americans should try to empathize with the emigre throwing themselves into the riptide of our society and ask themselves how they can serve their fellow humans. The ramifications of a new, inclusionary immigration policy have the potential to not only boost our economy, but to culturally enrich the lives of
After reading many personal accounts of immigrants and learning about their expeditions to America, it became evident it is not as joyous a ride as many make it seem. Numerous stories are heart retching and devastating. Trying to imagine being in the shoes of those immigrants is almost impossible, as I have been blessed with a wonderful problem-free life. Unfortunately, I am unable to even relate to any of the several issues immigrants encountered daily, as I have never experienced anything they have suffered through. Although, I personally cannot attest to such horrible experiences, I can promote acceptance and equality among immigrants in America.
There are on average 52,404 deaths in the US each year.This should be eye awakening, but yet the government doesn’t care. Required drug screenings would help lower the use of drugs. Senator David Vitter argues, “Requiring screenings would give addicts a key incentive to seek help so that they can once again be healthy, support their own families, and make positive contributions to our society”(Welfare drug testing 2). If people are truly concerned about getting the help they need, welfare, than they need to be serious enough to get help from drugs. Druggies are getting free food and free everything else but yet are contributing nothing to society.
I have had the privilege to help two friends of mine named Brian and Jose learn English. Jose is an honduran refugee who has been thrown into a new country with no way of communicating and very few connections to root himself in his new home. Brian is a Colombian immigrant who moved to this country after being taken aback by it’s beauty and opportunities. I have helped them both in part because I know how hard it is to build a foundation in a foreign land. Furthermore, I want them both to experience American culture without being overwhelmed, or infatuated with the culture that they forget their own.
Stephanie Cox is not a stranger to pulling readers into her point of view and actually trying to have them sympathize for the subject at hand. The article is about the importance of minorities, particularly Hispanics, adopting some American customs, beginning with speaking English. Starting the article off by putting a child’s life in the mix gets the attention of everyone. Let 's say you were a Hispanic parent who moved to America for whatever reason but refused to take classes to learn the English language because you “were born Mexican, is Mexican today, and will forever be a Mexican.” Now, your child goes missing. Do you think those English lessons would come in handy now?
Anglo Americans have an advantage that us Mexican Americans, do not. People are more willing to accept Anglo American and offer them help, more than they would for a Mexican American. I have seen this many times in my life, and I am not even 19 yet. In an article written by Kay Steiger, she states ““The fact that you have segregation combined with the fact that localities are largely responsible for the funding of their schools means that you can have whites or the affluent not have to what we call ‘feel the pain’ of a low-performing urban district,” . If we could come together, and stop looking down on one another, I believe can break this achievement