Growing up with family and friends that had no access to mental health care, the solution to everything was to just “get over it.” Any sort of help was for “crazy peotple.” At the age of 13, my mental health spiraled out of control and I was recommended to go to therapy. I learned a lot about myself and used it to drive my future career goals. My purpose is to learn about why our communities are in the poor situation they are in and to strengthen the people into becoming more successful, to break the stereotypes about latinos that are constantly being said by ignorant people.
Growing up as a first-generation Mexican American was a huge advantage for me in that it allowed me to grow up in a culturally diverse community. I learned how to work well with people of all backgrounds and empathize with people from all walks of life. However, while being the first in my family to go to college was a momentous accomplishment, the lack of instruction and guidance lead me to commit many mistakes that could have been easily avoided during my first years at college. My timidity and downright arrogance lead me to believe that I did not need anyone’s assistance and thus I found myself denial that there was a problem in terms of my grades during my first semesters. I have since addressed this issue and have worked diligently to
This proves that there are so many Mexicans in the American population, and it was/is hard for them to adjust to a different, new, weird, unfamiliar, and totally scary system, that is very, very different from how they would have taught the same lesson in Mexico, Spain, etc. I would have felt the same way if my family grabbed me out of America, pushed me on a plane, and dropped me off at some random country and expected me to just learn their teaching ways as if it was easy as pie. It would take time to number one, adjust. Number two; find out how I could help myself to learn and fit in, and three, just being comfortable with all of it. This is another reason Hispanics had challenges, because they had to adjust to very brand new and unfamiliar things in a very fast period.
Mexican Americans have immigrated and emigrated to Americas since before the Mexican American war of 1848. Immigration of Chicanos has been happening for a very long time, but the only difference is that it is now becoming a problem. Before the border was created Mexicans would legally cross to America, with no immigration problems, until 1924. When the border was created, Mexicans and Chicanos no longer has access to their old Chicano lives. Children continue to illegally be brought to America in search of better opportunities.
After a number of attempts, the federal Dream Act legislation has still not passed. Despite the difficulty the federal government has had on passing the DREAM Act, several states have taken it on their own initiative to create their own version of the DREAM Act. “Currently, at least seventeen states have laws allowing students who meet specific requirements, regardless of their immigration status, to pay in-state tuition rates at public postsecondary institutions” (Table). Supporters believe the federal DREAM Act will impose significant benefits to both the United States and immigrant populations and will continue to push to get the legislation passed.
For many years, unauthorized immigrants have migrated to the United States looking for a better future for their families. Many immigrants bring their children to this journey looking for a better quality of life, but what they don 't know is that their kids are going to face many challenges like discrimination, not belonging, health issues and most important being undocumented. In the article “I Didn’t Ask to Come to This Country... I Was a Child: The Mental Health Implications of Growing Up Undocumented” written by Jeanne-Marie R. Stacciarini in the Journal of Immigrant &Minority Health. Stacciarini holds a Ph.D. and an RN in nursing and mental health and is well-known for publishing investigations on minority health.
Why do people risk many things? Why would someone search for a small something for a long time? Risk their lives for little reason?This happens when people undertake a mission. Aengus from “The Song Of Wandering Aengus” had to travel for many years, searching for his true love. Ernesto Galarza from “Barrio Boy” had to learn, just because he is in a new country, doesn’t mean he should be ashamed of his Mexican heritage.
Both my parents first came to the U.S illegally to find better work opportunities. They would cross the border and vist large American cities in states such as Kansas, Illinois, California, Texas, and Georgia. With the money they earned working in seasonal industrial or agricultural jobs, they would return back to Mexico and help care for their families. Eventually, my parents decided to settle down together and they permanently migrated to Georgia. They choose Dalton, Georgia specifically because of the abundant available work there was
Having a joyful childhood was unknown to them as their circumstances had forced them to mature beyond their years. Being only a child, they had to take the roles and responsibilities of adults. Although the situation was not ideal they had no other choice. Every individual was impacted by this powerful war based on location and ethnic backgrounds.
Clinical Nursing I Orientation. Today since I woke up I was nervous, anxious and you could say that even scared, but as I learn from my last experience with Fundamental class this kind of emotion of being little scary is normal because nobody knows what the day can bring to us. Also I felt pride and joy because I am proud of where I’ve come so far as being an immigrant who came to this country as many others looking for their dream without knowing the language or even the culture. All my classmates and I were looking forward to meet our instructor because since we started the classes we felt somewhat lost by not having clearly defined our situation with classes and teachers.
The American Dream, a concept that one is bound to achieve success in America if one works hard enough to seek it, stands as a prevailing, almost fairy-tale like, idea across the globe for people who yearn for a better life. These people have various motives: some wish to be more financially stable, some may be in desperate need to escape persecution in their home country, and many have other reasons. However, it is not always the case that people immigrate willingly; in fact, a portion of the immigrant population in the United States constitutes people who had no say in moving to America. This situation is mostly observed in undocumented children and teens who were brought by their parents or relatives when they were still very young. Although they did not
It is almost two in the morning, and we still have not been able to see her. Five days have passed by, and the presence of my mother was non-existent. School is out for the weekend; time to have fun and mess around and the sight of her brings a smile to our faces. The days fly by fast, and she goes missing once again.
Never have I taken my culture into consideration, but I would more than likely classify my culture as Latino/Hispanic. For starters, I was born in a lovely place called Chihuahua, Mexico. This place is the reason I consider myself a Latino. Why is this my culture you ask? My whole daily lifestyle revolves around this Hispanic heritage.
I identify as a Latina. I have always considered myself as a Latina, but throughout time, I believe that I have assimilated more into a white individual because of the privilege that I hold and because I have lived in the US most of my life. I have received mostly negative messages from those who are not from my ethnicity. My peers and I were told we wouldn’t graduate high school and be laborers for the rest of our lives. With the current politics, I believe that this still holds true where some people still hold stereotypes and give oppressing messages to Latinos.
Children inherit traits from each of their parents—whether their eye color or their height— we all get something. I inherited the determination and wisdom they carry in addition to physical traits. My mother taught me to work hard, and that will change your view of the world. People will look down on you for looking different and being different; they will judge you due to your race and financial status, I remember being young and watching my mother work for hours on end, only taking short breaks throughout the day, and readily continuing her job when she got home. She did this because of stereotypes—particularly, the belief that immigrants are lazy.