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Analysis Of A View From The Melting Pot By Richard Rodriguez

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In Richard Rodriguez’s essay “Blaxicans and Other Reinvented Americans,” Rodriguez main claim is that race can be defined by one’s community. In “A View From the Melting Pot: An Interview With Richard Rodriguez,” by Scott London, Rodriguez mentions that he grew up categorized as Hispanic, but, throughout time, when he left the place he called “home” he developed to a different race, eventually categorizing himself as Chinese. Rodriguez’s claim is supported by “Some Hispanics have too easily accustomed themselves to impersonating a third race, a great new third race in America.” Rodriguez is implying that based on someone 's community or surroundings, it reflects into a race. For instance, Rodriguez now considers himself Hispanic because he
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