From 1966 to 1981 San Antonio, Texas, was a segregated city ruled by Anglos and important business people. The people who lived in the west and south sides of this city fell under housing. Gangs were really popular and broke out frequently. Then farm workers broke out in the strike and marched through the city’s streets forming a movement to get rid of the Anglos who took advantage of them. David Montejano, in this book, uses sources that are not open to anyone unless asked for.
I came from a high school where my closest friends were loud, and extremely prideful like me. Our pride wouldn’t allow us to lose to each other in any event. Needless to say, if any of my buddies and I shared the same class we would compete for everyone’s attention by out witting each other in classroom debates. Deborah Tannen claims that men and women communicate differently in class. She states that a greater percentage of discussion time in class is taken up by men.
The language barrier in healthcare creates a huge gap in communication, especially where there is a huge number of people from the Hispanic community coming in for health services. In order to learn more about this issue, on October 13, 2017, I interviewed Mary Kay Rosolie in La Red Health Center on her profession and what she goes through with the majority of her patients being Latinos. Not having the ability to speak Spanish builds a huge barrier in communication. Although Mrs. Rosolie has worked in the medical field for many years, she stated that it is extremely difficult to interact with a Spanish speaking family when they know little to no English. It used to be that when there was no available staff to translate they would have to call
distribution (male dominance), and historical heritage tend to change slower than fashion, food, transportation, or language (Savignon, S., & Sysoyev, P. 2002). As stated above in the case report of the three year old Latino girl, had her parents understood language or had there been an interpreter, the doctor would have been able to treat the child sooner. In those cases, however, there should have been another form of communication that would have been able to help the doctor and family of the child understand on another. Whether it would have been drawing or body language, there should have been another effective way so that the girl did not have to suffer for too long.
Clara Barton Throughout the course of human history, nothing we do has ever had as rapid and drastic an effect on history as war. Disasters would be near second place, and coincidentally Clara Barton affected both. Out of a multitude of achievements things, she was a nurse during the Civil War, did many things women of her day could not, and started the American Red Cross. Clara Barton was revolutionary for her influence on society and medicine in American history.
In Prisoners of Geography, Tim Marshall argues that geography constrains and shapes all nations and their leaders. Their actions are limited by mountains, rivers, seas, and concrete. He argues that to really understand world events, one must also consider geography. Physical characteristics affect the strengths and vulnerabilities of regions. In his book, Tim Marshall examines Russia, China, the Middle East, Latin America, the United States, Africa, Western Europe, Japan and Korea, and Greenland and the Arctic.
Chicanas in in America faces difficulties when seeking their identity. Although Chicanas/o find it difficult to balance two cultures, they feel isolated doing so. In the story, Lorenza Calvillo questions about “who am I?” “how do I see myself?” and “how am I seen by others?”
Federico Fellini once said, “A different language is a different version of life.” Fellini was an Italian film director and screenwriter, whose many films include a combination of memory, dreams, desire, and fantasy. Now considered one of the greatest films of all time and his masterpiece, “8½” is about finding a sense of meaning in life despite its being difficult and fragmented. One of the main ideology it deals with is the alienating effects of modernization. Fellini is showing how modernization affects ones’ society as a whole and can completely change a person as it did the protagonist in the highly influential film.
In the Debate of speaking Spanish prompt the author Myriam Marquez explains that speaking Spanish in public places in America is not to make herself look un-American, but because she feels it’s a free country where anyone can speak any language they like. First, Spanish speakers shouldn’t be ashamed to speak their language because of what the public might think about them. Secondly, Speaking the Spanish language in public is not rude if it is spoken with family members who speak it as well. Lastly, if a non-Spanish speaker is with people who decide to speak Spanish and not English around them; then it is considered rude.
Costa Rica is not only one small yet beautiful country that holds 5% of the world’s biodiversity; its education system also ranked 32nd in world and first in Latin America (Education). From learning about the local flora and fauna to customs such as bambas, education was at the forefront of every one of our activities. Throughout this trip, I grew more confident in my translating skills and realized that a few changes to my teaching practice can result in more effective, student-centered learning. This trip has made me realize how valuable being bilingual is. Since I grew up in a predominantly Hispanic community, I never realized how difficult it is for people to be fluent in a new language.
1. Who is this subculture group? Where are they from? The Mexican Americans are a population of Spanish speaking individuals whom inhabit an area of Southern Texas named Hidalgo County. This cultural group often refers to themselves as being “true Texans” while referring to those individuals who speak English as being outsiders.
Picture this, a new rookie defense attorney gets called into his boss’ office, worried that he did something wrong. As he enters his boss’ office, his boss begins informing him in a calm and hortatory tone that he needs to start thinking outside the box when he goes up and defends his clients. Now normally, getting called into the boss’ office would seem like a bad thing, but in this case, the boss just wanted his subordinate to do something and he didn’t have to talk to him as if he was talking to his wife. Instead, the boss talked to his subordinate in a consultative register in order to get his message across. According to the ardent and fervent essay excerpt “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan depicts that if you want to have power in a conversation; you will have to learn and speak in English.