Therefore this evidence proves that his decision was principle because he cares for Mexican Americans and wanted them not to suffer and be segregated. This is one fragment of why his decision to push the Civil Rights Bill was a principle one. Another reason that shows that LBJ’s decision was principle is in (Doc C). In (Doc C) Lyndon B. Johnson had a conversation with his old time friend Richard Russell. Johnson states that “Dick, you’ve got to get out of my way.
On the next two paragraphs it is going to be showing their differences and their similarities. Cesar Chavez helped in civil rights. He even helped himself because he was a latino Chavez quote was “Talk is cheap It is the way we organize and use our lives every day that tells what we believe in.” This quote means do not talk crap it's the way we all come together and
She uses allusion to invoke a sense of purpose in her son completing his journey and gaining the knowledge he needs in order to grow. When Abigail Adams suggest that her son was fortunate enough to witness "who have made glorious defense of their invades liberties." She uses Americas history into becoming an independent country to show hardship that will come but the outcome from it is even better. Next example she used is, "Would Cicero have shone so distinguished an orator if had not been roused, kindled, and inflamed by the tyranny of Catiline, Verres, and Mark Antony." Adams proposes that adversity will come in life, but it will make him a great leader.
In Guillermo Lavin’s “Reaching the Shore” contains imagery of Maquiladoras, parental role model, machismo, and addiction. “Reaching the Shore” is about the Mexican culture and economic structure. Through these topics, I believe the idea of Mexican culture and economic structure are expressed. Jose Paul admires his father and wants to be just like him. I believe that as young boy growing up you look up to your father as that male role model you'd like to be when you're an adult.
Growing up under both the influence of his parents’ Mexican culture and his own experience of a more modern California, Richard Rodriguez seemed to have the best of both worlds. His Mexican lifestyle was the way of tradition and cynicism, and his California lifestyle was the way of defiance and optimism. However, as he writes in his book Days of Obligation, this clash between cultures only conflicted his feelings. Rodriguez’s acknowledgement of the age and the religion of California and Mexico allows himself to explore his identity struggle. With the big age difference between Mexico and California, Rodriguez finds himself facing the paradox of Mexican rigidity or California novelty.
Sherman Alexie could be considered one of the most influential Native American writers of all time. In Alexie's " How to Write the Great American Indian Novel", he uses a humor and stereotypes to help express the truth about our society and how Native American culture is viewed by our society's perspective. Although the subject he is writing about is not humorous at all, he is addressing and making aware that there is a problem and there is also a solution. If he uses humor to help present these problems and stereotypes, he can introduce the stereotypes without criticizing them. He uses humor because it is easier for the readers to understand what he is saying and he also uses humor as a self defense mechanism.
In one of the final chapters Easy reconnects with one of his long time friends and they talked about how they don’t like being discriminated against because of their skin color and how they used to be able to hang out with one another without someone bothering them or discriminating against them. A quote that supports this is “Back then before ancestry had been discovered a Mexican and a Negro considered themselves the same”. The idea that racial predigest is fully developed when the author shows that it’s hard for the protagonist to go awhile without being discriminated against or internally discriminating against someone else. Additionally, this connects back to my personal essential question by showing that internal discrimination is something that's triggered by someone, it’s an internal desire to figure out who someone is by connecting them to
“One of the greatest glories of the public school was its success in Americanizing immigrants” Christakis quoted Ravitch in paragraph 20 is what surprised me because I have never heard of this concept before. Personally, I believe that would depend on the student. For example, one of my friends is from the Democratic Republic of Congo (Africa) and at first she was not really Americanized, like she did not use slang, she was not procrastinating. But, as time went on she made more American friends and became accustomed to America that was when she did start using slang and procrastinating. I agree with Christakis when she said “public schools also provide students with crucial exposure to people of different backgrounds and perspectives.” It
The poem “To live in the Borderlands means you”, by Gloria Anzaldua perfectly describes how it is to live here in the valley and be Mexican American and how difficult can be for someone to try to fit in. I have seen how people have been judged only because they misspelled a word or because their accent. Even though those people are trying their best. Everyone should remember that we are equal and that we always should be proud of where we came from.
In the essay, “The Achievement of Desire,” Richard Rodriguez tells the story of his education and what it was like growing up in a Mexican-American immigrant family. He explains how his main goal from boy to man was to become as educated as possible; however, he was embarrassed by his parents’ lack of education and believed it was holding him back. By the end of the essay, Rodriguez seems to have realized that although he is proud of his academic achievement, he is very lonely and desires the life he had as a boy when he was surrounded by family, love, and affection. He describes this realization as “the end of education.” Rodriguez had the idea in his head that in order to be successful and obtain as much knowledge as possible, he had to
“Every nerd making A’s stays on top of the game and there isn’t any hope for those caught up in gangs” -South park Mexican High school is the key to your future but, to some people it’s a waste of time. There’s kids who work hard to get their education and do the most and some people think that 's too much, but that doesn’t mean their lame and don’t got game. They got a good head on their shoulder, yes they get called nerds but if being a nerd means a great future then why not take the name with pride. The trends i see in my transcript are passing grades then failing grades and it’s going the same way all over again. The classes that I had the easiest time with was my biology class, dance class, p.e, environment science, and my mouse word class.