Something very important to me which I want to address is what it means to me to be a minority. As a Hispanic male I am automatically predisposed to adversity, there is already a belief that I cannot achieve what I could if only I did not belong to the minority. Racism is like an airborne virus which infects people 's minds, quickly spread by the words and ideas of one and swallowed by another. It spreads fast and damages a community by destroying them internally. In my city of Albuquerque, people are very proud of who they are, however they realize the constant oppression because they are Hispanic or Latino, and it can be detrimental.
At my high school, most people believe that being Hispanic means you are from Mexico. As an officer in my school’s Hispanic Society, I work to educate fellow students that being Hispanic includes many nationalities and cultures. Both of my parents are from Guatemala, and my Hispanic heritage is strong. This is why I participate in Hispanic Society. Our missions are to educate others on the Latino cultures; to represent fellow Hispanic students when issues come before school administrators; and to facilitate community service efforts.
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.
To me, being Hispanic is something which I’m immensely proud of. My heritage and the history of great Hispanics before me inspire me to do better and try to make a difference in the world. As a Hispanic, I know that we are some of the hardest working people in the world, we persevere even in the face of situations in which the odds are stacked against us. It’s this knowledge that drives me every day to make not only my parents proud, but to show the world that Hispanic people like me can make a difference for the better. When I was young my family could only afford to live in a small apartment infested with bugs which was our home for many years.
They do this by usually have a predomitely Latino cast who speaks a mix of Spanish and English or just Spanish with English subtitles. They also place these commercials and advertisement in what they believe is a normal setting for the population. This can at times be harmful to the population as some companies may accidently use racial settings and racist undertones in
I arrived in this country thinking I was going to be in the most challenging classes and be at the top but reality smacked me in the face the first day I entered eighth grade. To my disadvantage the counselors did not care about my previous grades in Puerto Rico. Seeing that my parents were only able to speak Spanish, the school deduced my English was not well-developed enough and consequently I was placed in English-language learner (ELL) classes. After testing me in reading, writing, and hearing I was
I’m the first generation of my family to be Mexican -American, but I have been introduced to the Mexican culture since I was born. I appreciate the difficulties my parents have faced to make me the person that I am today even though I wasn’t born in Mexico my parents have taught me the language and the culture which I’m so proud of being part of. For others being Hispanic is actually being born in any Latin American countries which is not true at all. Being Hispanic is much more than my cultural background it actually describes how much I appreciate my culture and how I get to experience things other people don’t. I fit into the Hispanic community through the experiencing the culture first hand ,participating in traditions and planning to include my culture in my future.
Racism is a big topic all around the world and a single person is not going to change everything. Giving these kids the knowledge is going to help spread the word all around the world. They are going to be able and teach their kids what is right from wrong and the discipline is going to keep going through generations. I’ll have to get all the money I need for several months so my business keeps going but first I’ll have to spread the word so everyone knows about my place. Having people already signed is going to help me know the profit of my
But the most important knowledge that I received from attending the event was knowledge about myself. Most, if not all the artists talked about identity and their struggles as Chicano’s with finding it. Growing up I would pretend to be Spanish and would reject the label “Mexican”; to me, it was an insult. I remember being in my middle school Spanish class and pretending to not know how to speak Spanish, yet I always managed to get good
Nevertheless, I never let their spiteful words bring me down or sway my focus and i continued working hard so one day I can repay my mom for all she did for me. My grades, test scores, graduating high school, and being college bound is my greatest accomplishment;
Blacks tend to be poorer, less educated, have fewer job opportunities, live shorter lives, and have high infant mortality rates (Brodzinsky, 2013). Conclusion The Latino/Hispanic ethnic group census is an extensive collection of many different subgroups. The culture defines who they are, even when in America they outshine every other ethnic group with them quickly becoming the majority. With the past still present in the standards of today, there are still issues within the community in the form of Colorism. One should remember: “Latinos come in many shades, and the diversity simply adds to the vibrancy of our culture” (Rivera,
I am a child of different races and I am attracted to people outside of my races, and not only I but many other people are being looked down upon just because of their interests of people. Discrimination, segregation, and racism is still present in the world today even though there are laws that said there should be