I’m the first generation of my family to be Mexican -American, but I have been introduced to the Mexican culture since I was born. I appreciate the difficulties my parents have faced to make me the person that I am today even though I wasn’t born in Mexico my parents have taught me the language and the culture which I’m so proud of being part of. For others being Hispanic is actually being born in any Latin American countries which is not true at all. Being Hispanic is much more than my cultural background it actually describes how much I appreciate my culture and how I get to experience things other people don’t. I fit into the Hispanic community through the experiencing the culture first hand ,participating in traditions and planning to include my culture in my future.
The Mexican people believe that any important decision within the family should be taken after all members in the family had their voice heard. This includes all relative from both the mother’s and father’s side. Grandparents and relatives take a huge part of raising children and it is common to have dozens of cousins, uncles and aunts. When it comes to the financial status, Mexicans care more about the status of the entire family and social status does not matter to them, Mexicans care about the sustenance of all. One example of unity is when a relative or family member is facing money problems, the family is always ready to help.
Because of the year-round educational support within the communities, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo have been an honor to be a part of. Being apart of the HLSR has made me realize that I can achieve something so much bigger than myself. To me, the HLSR means learning about not only about where our food comes from, but about your community and surroundings. The HLSR is an annual event that pulls in various people from the community, so everyone has a chance to learn about agriculture. Also, I love how this organization educates the youth by providing several opportunities to learn about our environment at the livestock show.
Everyone has a personal experience! One of the experience I had is the chance to go to Mexico for the first time. I was much excited to go and finally experience, myself all the things my friends and family would talk about. One of the reasons I want to go to Mexico is because I want to see how my parents grew up there and go around and explore the place. I’m very excited because I would be able to tell my friends how it is in Mexico, since we’re always talking about it.
Although the previous chapter mention the situation of judging and attempt to remove Chicano Spanish, the “Chicano Spanish” section explain the evolution of her culture and how the author presents her language to society through the use of comparison, repetition, and code switching. Anzaldúa explains the dialect of the Chicano Spanish on what words the change or have in common with other languages. She continuously says “We leave out…We also leave out…We don’t use…We don’t say,” to represent the Chicanos as a whole and how they developed their identity into a language as a way to different from the other types of Spanish. However, throughout Anzaldúa’s essay, she states her opinion or facts in Spanish with a translation, which is known as code-switching,
Nevertheless, Mexican immigrants, take the role of both adaptation of how the American lives, and they live by bicultural identity. e.g Mexican immigrants will sign up for government assistance, as well as, seek out an American physician for their medical needs. They live in the United State but still practice their culture in the United State. Mexican practice their bicultural by, living within the small area compound as other Mexican immigrants. They still practice their own spiritual faith and beliefs within their culture while living in the United
Mexico has been my home since I was born; for 17 years I have been amazed by this culture, all the colors, flavors, places and even the people. What we all hear about Mexico is how badly things are going on here, corruption, killings, the disappearance of 43 people, drug dealing, caos. Nevertheless for mexican citizens who are stucked in this country have no other choice but to try and find the beauty within all that mess, by seeking the spark that makes this country keep on moving. In this occasion I share with you Mexico in perspective coming from a 17 year old, who has no option but to stay in school and be a good daughter but manages to find some light within the darkness of the crime that surrounds her, the bursting culture we should
Children are passed down 23 chromosomes from each parent to determine their DNA, however in addition to this, I believe that I inherited much more than the visible aspects of my genetic makeup. I inherited a profound curiosity and ambition to pursue the goals I set for myself. Consequentially, this contributes to the way I view the world around me, which derives from my cultural background. Since I started talking as a child, I spoke solely English to my father and Spanish to my mother which seemed to be second nature to me. I initially did not question the reasons that I incorporated both Mexican and American traditions into my life, but now I recognize how my identity has been shaped through my unique upbringing.
I am an international student from Vietnam who came to the United States to pursue higher education. I was brought up in a very unique culture and family traditions, and this has had a strong influence on my beliefs and mindsets. Together with all the experiences that I have been through so far in my life, I have formed some social and personal identities that I might or might be aware of. Such identifies are an important tool that can stay with me and remind me every day of who I am and my origin. In terms of social identities, I was born in a middle class Vietnamese family where my parents have worked so hard to provide the best education and living standards for my two other siblings and me.
Culture forms a coherent whole, that can integrate into the system of their norms, concepts, and way of life. Mexican culture is very ancient and rich, colorful and bright. It is a mixture of traditions and customs of many people — from the early Mayan, Toltec and Aztec civilizations that emerged in the
The two artists that caught my attention were Mexican artists, Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernandez. What makes these artists unique is that they both collaborate together to create their own form of art. They met in college when they decided to collaborate in a show after knowing each other for ten years they married. Carla works with textile and fabrics and Pedro focuses more on welding, stone making or weaving. While Pedro works more with young college students, Carla finds her inspiration while working with the community.
All my life, my identity has been influenced by the people that share the same ethnicity, culture, and living style as I do. For me, being Hispanic means something bigger than just coming from a specific ethnicity that puts me in a certain category from the moment I was born. It’s a way for me to stand out from the status quo and be part of a group that connects back to great moments in history. Being an AB540 student, I connect to my Hispanic community by being an immigrant. By sharing the struggles and obstacles that countless people in my community face, I have become inspired to try and help others and change the way people think of undocumented immigrants.
These events and programs consist of painting, shows, musical performances, and dances which all make an effort to teach tourists and visitors of the Puerto Rican culture. From my trip, I learned a lot about Puerto Rican culture which has significant influence from the Spanish imperialists of the past. Overall, it made me think about the lessons we had on visual arts and dance, and how it’s a way for people to express their culture. Before taking this class, I never thought of architectural structures in the way that I did when I visited El Morro. It wasn’t just an “old fort” to me; it had so much more meaning.
I think that this is something I have always wanted to do because all four of my older cousins have been at least once. I also want to experience the different culture that Mexico has to offer. I want to experience everything from the food to the music. Another reason I have always dreamed about going to Mexico is to escape
The author identified one overarching theory by name which was the trajectories of women lives and their roles as caregivers for the elderly in the Mexican society 2. The information provided by the author that inspired the development of the theory was how women 's role as caregivers for the elderly in mexico could be affected by several of life 's trajectories and the most important being work in conjunction with school, conjugal and reproductive duties. 3. The author gave examples of how the theory has been used previously which was the first study conducted by the author on middle class women born in the 1930 's and their lives trajectory during that era 4. The author 's hypotheses are based on the theory because the study examines the link between family, work and life trajectories of 2 different generations of women and how their life trajectories have changed or shifted in