I endure an ongoing conflict within myself due to my identity. This conflict is by reason of the duality and hybridity of my culture. I am a product of Mexican immigrants born and raised in the United States. My experiences and where I came from have heavily influenced my sense of self. My identity has been constantly fluctuating since I recognized myself as Chicana and Mexican-American.
This shows the lack of geographical knowledge towards the Latin-American regions. In addition, the Augusta University affirms Spanish speakers (specifically Hispanics) are not a monolithic group, instead each country have remarkable differences among the Hispanic ethnicity. Briefly, this shows how the Spanish speakers do have differences among each nationality, and the American society must be responsible for accepting and understanding those cultural differences, as the US is highly known for being a diverse country full of equal opportunities for
In order to deal with discrimination and racism, indigenous Mexicans have created ways that strengthen their ethnic identity, through terms and communities. For example, Indigenous Mexicans created the term “paisano,” which is given to fellow people that are from the same region as each other and have faced similar struggles (Fox 12). This leads to another factor that can help form ethnic identity which is regional identity. Regional identity is important because it means that where you’re from can also determine who one is, and subsequently, influences which people one would relate to. This is related to the communities that indigenous people make in the US because it expresses who they, indigenous Mexicans, are by showing this from where they are from.
It is true that Mexicans and Spaniards share similarities concerning language and culture, but there are far too many regional variations that make linguists say that Mexican Spanish qualifies to be a separate language, nonetheless, what does differ is that Spain’s political system is a Democratic government with an ‘international’ currency. Additionally, one can find a lot of Spanish influence in Mexican culture such as bull fights, foods like Spanish rice, and yes, Catholic Religion. Yet, it is easy to see the ancestral differences between Mexican and Spanish people due to their many different historical characteristics. Today, one difference between the two is that the Mexican political system is a close copy of the US system—at least on paper. However, the Mexican constitution provides only for a Federal system, unlike in Spain who recently has a revolution less than fifty years ago.
Manifest Destiny changed the United States socially, economically and politically. It was affected socially because it became more culturally diffused; it also affected relationship with the Native Americans due to the Americans belief that they were the better race and others were inferior to them. It was affected economically because there was more land to profit off of and politically it damaged the United States and Mexico’s foreign relations. Those who believed in the manifest destiny forcefully removed Native Americans from their lands in order for the United States to gain more land. America was shifted politically, due to new tense relations with Mexico, as an effect of the Mexican
The Chicano movement brought unity, nationalism, and cultural pride by addressing social and civil right issues. However, the Chicano social identity that arose in the 1960’s was not inclusive to Chicanas, moreover, it did not acknowledge and encompass the contribution of Central Americans and Asian Mexicans. The Chicano social identity definition needs to be changed to be more inclusive and accommodate all the configurations and diverse expressions of
This differs from the United States because basic English is not required, unless you go through all necessary procedures. Therefore, the process to gain citizenship is rather more difficult than to immigrate to the US, and we shouldn’t be so easy on the immigrants coming from Mexico because they wouldn’t treat us with the same
She has had experiences where people blatantly treated her as inferior until they learned that she was teaching at the University (as part of her graduate program). The fact that Americans discriminate Mexicans because the minority of Mexican people cross the U.S border illegally. However, not all Mexicans do that since it is really dangerous and may cause to crime. On the other hand, people also have their assumption about human races or it is easier to say racial stereotypes are still existing and relating to some folks that are generalized and applied to a whole category of people. To illustrate, people usually classified Black people always cause the highest crimes and tend to be the lowest class than other races.
While the Filipinos sought independence after being released from Spain, the U.S. perceived the nation as incompetent. William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States, in his decision on the Philippines mentions that they are ill-equipped to run a self-government and any attempt to do so will cause misfortune in the region, thus, the United States has no option but to rule over the Philippines. This concept of racial uplift influenced the treatment of Filipino citizens during and after the war, as Shi states the blatant racism and torture they experienced during the three years of war and after hindered any peaceful bonds between the two nations. After the Filipino resistance was reduced, the United States acquired the Philippines to mark its next bitter, controlling relationship with a foreign
Rather, because the American public wouldn’t consent to treating Puerto Ricans as equals or granting them citizenship, the U.S. had trouble keeping the island as an imperial possession. Nevertheless, Puerto Rico was granted some, but not all constitutional rights
In addition, the Native Americans were living in the country, before any of the Americans were, yet they are being forced to move. This does not comply with Constitution because it does not "Establish Justice." (Source B) If establishing justice is to make certain that all citizens are treated fairly and equally, the moving of these Native Americans definitely contradicts it. Furthermore, it also goes against the Preamble(Source B) when it says, "To secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity" because the basic rights of Native
I believe that America was not justified with going to war with Mexico because of how Mexico did not accept the annexation of Texas, Mexico defending their land and US invading it, the last reasons is what Mexico did not accept slavery but Americans ignored this rule. The first reason why American were not justified in going to war with Mexico was the fact that Mexico did not accept the annexation of Texas. Americans decided that Texas was free to annex because of Santa Ana signing the treaty and losing the battles(Document B).However Mexico did not accept this and was in the mindset that their land was still their land (Document D). I feel that Mexico was justified in this sense because what Santa Anna did is like someone making a
However, the legal opinions known as the Insular Cases plagued Puerto Rican immigrants. These cases argued that Puerto Rico was full of “alien races”. This meant that Puerto Rican Immigrants would not be covered by the United States constitution. America treated Puerto Ricans unfairly by not allowing them to have passports or any legal standing in the United States until 1917. In 1917 Puerto Ricans became United States citizens under the Jones-Shafroth act.
This is due to the fact that England racked up enormous debt and felt the need to end the Era of Salutatory Effect on the American colonists. Early English colonist’s efforts to protect their freedom is not unlike that of efforts of later American citizens of the south in the Civil war. In the mid-1800s America started to form a more comprised government and began to take rule and bring together all of the colonies. Southern states did not want to adhere whenever the capital said to, though they were expected to do so. When the northern states started getting rid of slavery the other half was expected to comply, but southerners were not going to sit back and watch their whole workforce for their main economy be taken away.