In this week’s reading, “Spanish Conquest” by Elizabeth Carmichael and Chloe Sayer discuss the subjugation, ethnocide, and struggle the indigenous population of Mexico endured during the Spanish conquest. The Spanish conquistador, Hernan Cortez, enslave and forced the Aztecs to believe that Christianity was the one true religion. Therefore, the indigenous people were forced to convert their faith through the Spanish missionaries to lose their indigenous roots. Later, the authors explain the many difficulties and conflicts Spanish priest underwent to teach the Christian faith to the Aztecs. The Spanish friar first taught the indigenous people Christianity in Nahuatl.
One of the questions brought up in class was how the soldaderas related to La Malinche or Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the idea that came to my mind was that both the soldaderas and Our Lady of Guadalupe both pushed the Mexican culture forward. An example that Salas points out is the issue regarding the food that the soldiers ate. Salas states that the American soldiers would eat food that the cooks would make in mess halls. The Mexican soldiers refused to eat the food and soon the United Statians realized that the soldiers would only eat the soldadera’s Mexican food. Had the soldaderas not been present in that scenario, it is safe to assume that the soldiers would have eventually given into eating the food the US gave them.
The story takes place in a Mexican town that has been taken over by the United States during the Mexican-American war, and the military base that coincides with it. The use of irony throughout the story reveals the inward fight of the town to retain their culture while slowly sinking into the American way of life. Because of border troubles, soldiers had returned to Fort Jones, the fort next to town, and while the town has adjusted to their presence, certain ironies reveal their true feelings and changes they have gone
Freedom Throughout the world people are fighting day and night for their lives. But the people that fight using their words instead of spilling blood are the soldiers. And the speeches that I used in this essay do exactly that. And instead of being like others that only want violence they used words to potraty their emotions. In the speech “I Had A Dream”by martin luther king, king fights for black rights and freedom without violence unlike others at that time.
Mojitos, Cuba libres, Daiquiris. Three drinks that instantly bring about a sudden longing for a few days of relaxing on the beach, laying out in the sun. Most people don’t think much about these cocktails past ordering and drinking them, much less how much goes into the most important part of the drink. While there is a large variety of excellent rum available in the world, for a traditional (authentic) cocktail of Cuban origin, only aged light Cuban rum is appropriate. This may seem like an easily satisfied requirement, but with the embargo as well as debate over what entails a true Cuban rum, this is in truth a complicated question.
“It’s different cultures that make the world go ‘round at the end of the day.” This famous quote was said by Samantha Fox. The United States of America’s culture differs greatly from those of other regions in the world. Some of those variations are diverse foods, populations, religions, foods, et caetera.
The pursuit of social justice is a core social work value. Social workers advocate social justice for equality by participating in activities that are injustices. Every person is an individual that has many identities. Social justices issues is on social group identities, or socialization which is the way people are categorized in a society based in their characteristics, such as race, gender, religion, age, and social economic class. Everyone should have equal opportunities and values with respect.
The United States war with Mexico continues to be a divisive topic due to the unjust and just reasons being argued. The Mexican & American War was the war between Mexico and the United States began because of disputed territory and Mexico shedding “American blood upon the American soil” although “American blood” wasn’t actually shed on “American soil.” The disputed territory was the area between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande that Mexico and the United States both claimed. It was also the area where 16 American soldiers were killed sparking the idea of the Declaration of War. The war against Mexico was unjustifiable because it went against the constitution, Texas was in the wrong, and the war was based on false pretense.
The musical phenomenon corridos came about in the 1800s. However a dramatic increase of this music occurred until the Mexican Revolution. The Mexican Revolution started on November 20, 1920. The revolution started because of a very corrupt government that was ran by Porfirio Diaz. His 34-year term called El Porfiriato, was violating the principle and ideals of the Mexican Constitution (EDSITEment).