Throughout time diverse regions have considered other societies to be barbaric, causing them to have the desire of “civilizing” them. Likewise, During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the American nativist groups, possessed a similar perspective towards immigration. Nativist’s opposed immigration, as they believed that it would negatively impact the United States socially, morally, politically, and economically. Socially and morally, the nativists feared that foreigners were a threat to the American society, as they were culturally inferior, possessed many ailments, and committed crimes. Politically, the ethnocentric nativists believed that immigrants would corrupt the government and negatively influence American politics.
Discrimination has plagued the world since the beginning of time and continues to happen today. People can be discriminated against simply for looking different or following different customs. It has been implemented by governments throughout history, but it has also been practiced individually. “In Response to Executive Order 9066” and “Legal alien” are two poems that discuss the topic of discrimination. “In Response to Executive Order 9066,” by Dwight Okita is a poem that describes the possible interment of a Japanese-American during World War 2.
Latter President Ulysses S. Grant was another American in opposition to the war with Mexico. In his personal memoirs he wrote “To this day, I regard the Mexican War as one of the most unjust wars ever waged by a stronger nation against a weaker nation . . . in not considering justice in their desire to acquire additional territory.” (Document 3) On the other hand, there were publications like The New-York Daily Tribune would called the war “piratical” and the invasion was a “flagrant outrage” and it was also called “immoral and unwise”.
For instance, she states, “…we don’t identify with the Anglo-American cultural values and we don’t totally identify with the Mexican cultural values. We are a synergy of two cultures with various degrees of Mexicanness or Angloness” (85). This quote exemplifies what many Mexican-American think and that is, that we aren’t a part of just one culture, but rather a mixture of both. Furthermore, there are obstacles that a Mexican-American may face, such as discrimination from one or both cultures. This is seen when Anzaldúa says, “Pocho, cultural traitor, you’re speaking the oppressor’s language by speaking English, you’re ruining the Spanish language…” (77).
This article confirm that the media was portraying anti Mexican feelings, tried to bash Mexican Americans by using derogatory names, and made it seem like the strike wasn 't violent. The media had heavy impact to what they were informing readers, and the media misinformed their audience allowing the Mexican American community to face the repercussions. The Mexican American culture and integrity was demolished because the media were unbiased, subjective, money based organizations. The media allowed injustice acts occur in front of them, and advertised this discrimination to make economic profit. So the media is often accused guilty for enhancing the Zoot Suit
These women showed their deep hatred of Linda and her lifestyle when they violently attacked her, which was described as “One of the women… holding her wrists. Another ... lying across her legs, so she couldn 't kick. The third... hitting her with a whip." (Huxley 125) . This experience demonstrates the harm that can come from conditioning, which made ideals and practices so ingrained that Linda could not adapt to fit into this new
Tired of hiding her actual feelings Maxine goes to her mother in an attempt to better connect with her, however the mother barley gives her the time of day. Unable to hold back her feelings, Maxine’s “throat [bursts] open” She looks “directly at [her] mother and at [her] father and scream[s]” (201). “Burst” signifies after a certain amount of pressure inside of an object , the internal pressure becomes so strong that the energy can no longer contain itself thus releasing the built up energy into its surroundings. “To scream” means to release built up emotion,tension pain. Screaming is usually negatively seen since it relates to aggressive behavior.
True, it is valuable to have many different friend groups, but wouldn’t it be even better to have a permanent, sturdy friend group that stuck together no matter what? Negative peer pressure, somewhere along the way, has inflicted ‘The Floater’ in a way that has broken her trust. She can’t put her full trust into a group of girls because of the possibilities of the other vindictive roles mentioned in Wiseman’s article. Even though this peer pressure might have eventually helped ‘The Floater’ to see other possible friend groups, it still caused negative thoughts/actions leading up to gaining that
One final piece of evidence can be shared through a novel expert called “Two kinds” In paragraph 14 it says “I hated the tests, the raised hoped and false expectations”. In this paragraph the author is trying to say that her mothers expectations led her to be unhappy. Her mother, being chinese, is stereotyped for expecting her to do good in school but the author didn 't do so. This created tension between them. Yet again this is an example of how culture affects the way others view you as a
The overbearing position that a person can not obtain may hurt the person in the process as they deem themselves pitiful. However, people will rise to the occasion and rebel against the wishes of others once they come into terms that they are not perfect. Amy Tan illustrates this through Jing-mei Woo’s inability to fulfil her mother’s dream to be the prodigy she. Jing-mei stands up for herself and makes the realization that she is okay to not be a prodigy and be whatever person her mother wanted her to