She studies their background and circumstances, explaining how “whether living in a labor camp, a boxcar settlement, mining town, or urban barrio, Mexican women nurtured families, worked for wages, built fictive kin networks, and participated in formal and informal community associations” (p. 5). These are the ways, Ruiz found, that helped Mexican American women make them part of the American society. She also talks about the attempts made by groups like Protestants that tried to civilize or Americanize the immigrant women but were unsuccessful due to the religious and community groups as well as labor unions that were formed to give them
“No other city north of the border and only one city south of the border was home to more Mexicans” (Lytle Hernández, 2017: Kindle Location 2900-2901). Dr. Lytle Hernández allows us to see through her historical lens as she builds up the city of Los Angeles, allowing me to realise the severity of the racism, disposition, oppression, and unrecognition Latina/os have had to endure in US society by correlating it to the large dark history of incarceration Los Angeles has had throughout the years.
According to my research she is known to be a billionaire since she was 49, by being a great communicator and enterinatnor (britannica). She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history. The Oprah Winfrey Show, On the Oprah Winfrey Show she invites guest to her show to talk about their inspiration stories about their life. She advise them about making good decisions and the right choice. Winfrey influences many women, this makes her the great women she is now. I believe that this has to do with her attitude that she has today. By the struggles she went through, she gained experience to develop a positive attitude. She was able to change her life around, this television show has helped her get her voice out to the world and help many women who are facing the same thing as she did. I believe that this is a great accomplishment that she achieved and was able to share her stories to her audience about her childhood when she was growing up. Beside the Oprah show and her life for books, she was also a great actress. She was in many great movies and television shows, such as the Color Purple and The Women of Brewster Place
SelenaBy: Anna MastMost people have heard of the famous Mexican-American singer Selena. She did so many tremendous things, influenced so many people, and made such a big impact in the music industry. Selena mainly focused on Mexican music when she first started. She did not always stick to her Mexican culture and Mexican music though. This is the story and background of Selena Quintanilla-Perez.Selena learned about music from a young age. Her father was part of a group called The Dinos. He has always loved music and wanted to be in that band forever. One day while Selena was playing with her siblings and some of the neighborhood kids she heard her dad playing the guitar. She stopped playing the game and went over to her dad. When Selena walked over her dad was
In the short story Norma by Sonia Sanchez, Sonia is in middle school. She does not have a very good math teacher, Mr. Castor, who does not really help his students. Sonia loves french class, but one day Norma snapped at the teacher and left the room. Sonia kind of look up to Norma, so after she did not like french, Sonia started to dislike french class. Which is sad because that was one of Norma’s favorite classes. They have now started high school and and Sonia does not really pay much attention to Norma, until one day in the cafeteria and everyone was talking about how Norma got pregnant and expelled. Years have gone by and Sonia sees Norma for the first time since freshman year. She has four kids, but is also doing drugs.They catch up
Selena Quintanilla-Perez was a talented Mexican-American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, and fashion designer. On top of her career, she had respect, and was admired as a great role model by Mexican Americans. The “Queen of Tejano” music, her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century. Billboard magazine named her the “Top Latin Artist of the 90s” and then “Best Selling Latin Artist of the decade”. Selena ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time and is credited for catapulting a music genre into the mainstream market. Even though Selena was murdered, she achieved many great things throughout her lifetime. She is remembered today for her wonderful accomplishments. Selena was one of many Mexican-Americans to achieve crossover success with her music to become a global artist.
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” One of the many amazing quotes by an amazing woman. Marilyn Monroe was one of the most iconic model, musician, and actress of all time. Marilyn Monroe is still looked up to today and still inspires millions of people. Marilyn was born June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. Marilyn Monroe was born with the name Norma Jeane but then in 1956 she legally changed her name to the name we all know her by, Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn was in and out of foster homes throughout her childhood. Although, there are many iconic and influential people in the world Marilyn Monroe has been the most influential.
Names/Nombres written by Julia Alvarez is a short story regarding a little girl, Hooleetah, moving with her family from the Dominican Republic to New York City in the 1960s. It is extremely clear within the beginning of the story that the girl absolutely despises it when people pronounce her, or her family's’ names wrong, this is proven when she corrects the customs officer under her breath when he mispronounces her family’s last name. “At Immigration, the officer asked my father, Mister Elbures, if he had anything to declare... but I said our name to myself, opening my mouth wide for the organ blast of trilling my tongue for the drumroll of the r, All-vab- rrr-es (Alvarez 1). As the story continues each member of her family is assigned with many different American names, as people found it hard to pronounce their actual names. Her mother, father and two sisters all had a variation of names they went by,
By showing that she can do that she is setting examples that anyone can do anything they just have to put in the work and never give up not matter what. Like Katherine Johnson known as the woman who loved to count, she also had many other wonderful things in her life like being a wife ,mother, and a right to freedom in history. Her life has inspired many young women around the world to stand for what they want in life and don't hold back and also respect people and make sure they respect
There are countless families with impoverished, single mothers with many children of a minority race that are discriminated against. Especially around the 50s and 60s when the novel is set, immigrant women did not have high chances of being hired for a stable enough job to support their family. This then causes the mother to grow tired and weary, too drained to take care of their children like they should. After a while, the neighbors stop caring and ignore them rather than help them, and the children run about without any care for the consequences of their actions. Some of these consequences aren’t that bad; however, in cases like the Vargases’, the lack of proper supervision, guidance, and care can lead to horrible occurrences like the death of a
As a young child, after being told of how poor her houseboy Fido was, Adichie did not believe his family could also be hardworking. “Their poverty was my single story of them.”(Adichie) She also details how later, on a trip to Guadalajara she was overwhelmed with shame because her only image of Mexicans was the “abject immigrant” due to the “…endless stories of Mexicans as people who were fleecing the healthcare system, sneaking across the border, being arrested at the border, that sort of thing.” (Adichie)a She was caught by surprise when she saw Mexicans happy and at work in the marketplace. Being that everyone can relate to having misjudged someone at least a time or two, Adichie skillfully chose to use the identification strategy to build the connection with her
In her teenage years at George Washington High School, Sonia describes herself as a shy, unobtrusive girl who always keep her head down. With many climactic experiences, the short story “Norma” by Sonia Sanchez describes the author’s own teenage life as a student who works and studies hard.
In the haunting short story entitled “Norma” written by author Sonia Sanchez, Sonia draws the story to a powerful end by vowing “never to agree again”. At a cursory glance, it appears that she is vowing never to meet Norma again. However, a deeper examination reveals that she makes this promise in order to affirm that she will never again agree to the rigged system that transformed an intelligent and promising young woman into a drug-addled mother of four.
Carli Lloyd did something that nobody could think of, she broke the record of the fastest hat trick ever recorded. She helped the U.S national team by using persistence and becoming an award winning soccer player. She illuminated in the world by being an inspiration to young players.
Mexican immigrants are those who originate from Mexico and are living in the United States, whether they are here as documented citizens or not. There are plenty of immense differences between documented and undocumented Mexican immigrants as well as new sets of struggles for each, though they share many of the same plights. Some immigrants come to the United States for a better life and chance at the “American Dream” while others are brought here as children, some come to be with family, some are here as documented citizens and others are not. There is an estimated number of 6.2 million undocumented immigrants from Mexico residing in the United States (Yee, Davis, and Patel, 2017). Being an undocumented immigrant leads to many struggles, one