The Mexican people believe that any important decision within the family should be taken after all members in the family had their voice heard. This includes all relative from both the mother’s and father’s side. Grandparents and relatives take a huge part of raising children and it is common to have dozens of cousins, uncles and aunts. When it comes to the financial status, Mexicans care more about the status of the entire family and social status does not matter to them, Mexicans care about the sustenance of all. One example of unity is when a relative or family member is facing money problems, the family is always ready to help.
Speaking Spanish is important to my family in many ways, not only is it a way for us to communicate with our family in Mexico, but also a reminder of where we come from. Being from a Mexican family and growing up in Washington has influenced my life to be the way it is. Growing up, I had everything I
My heritage has taught me a lot. I have learned growing up to value my identity, values, faith, and family. Growing up I have learned to be proud of my Mexican heritage. I am proud to have parents who work so hard for my sister and I to have a better future. My parents have always taught me hard work and determination.
Growing in a Mexican household allowed me to be exposed to more family orientated events that included music, food and dancing. I was taught at an early age to respect my elder even family’s friend were often introduced as uncles and aunts. Many of these uncles and aunts were part of The Chicano Movement which influences my political beliefs. Throughout this movement, that’s still alive, I learned about my people’s struggles through injustices and discrimination. This urge me to always be political aware especially on injustices towards minorities and do volunteer work that could help other people.
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.
Our ancestor believed that having a large family will keep a strong union and support for one another. Hispanic family believed that a strong bond between mothers and farther will help the decisions and creating a good atmosphere for their children. A good communication between family members also played a good role model for the children future. They have many cultural traditions that are celebrated in the Hispanic heritage like piñatas. Piñatas are a bright colored party ornament in any shape or form.
The foundation of this value is La Famila and the principles of familismo. Traditionally in Mexico, family life is organized in a patriarchal arrangement. (Baron-Mckeagney, woods & D’Souza, 2002). This arrangement lends itself to the idea that the elderly hold the greatest amount of power and respect with in the family unit (Bacalio, & Smokowski, 2007). Machismo represents the male gender construct and stands as the leadership positon in which the father protects and provides for the family members, uses just authority and respects the role that both the wife and children play with in the family.
I would like to inform you that I have known Josfrei Vargas since he was a kid in Mexico and now in Eloy since 2009. During times of holidays and celebrations such as; Christmas, Thanksgiving and birthdays we come together. I know his family; Maria Sanchez his wife and their kids Lamia Gaspar, Abraham Gaspar Jr., Nadia Vargas, Josfrei Vargas Jr. and Adamarie Vargas. He’s a very good father to all their children, giving them all the attention they need, including one of them who is special.
Introduction Respect for one’s heritage and family culture has importance in every culture. Certain cultures, however, such as Asian and Hispanic families, give familial respect more value than others. However, regardless of how esteemed this concept is from one culture to another, familial respect is key to maintaining healthy relationships in every family. In Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use,” Walker introduces a family of three: a mother and her two daughters. At the time of the story, the mother’s oldest daughter, Dee, is returning home to visit her mother and sister after being away.
They are willing to take any job as hard as it is to help their families. Hispanics are also very family oriented. Latinos tend to stay near their families and always support them. Hispanics are also very religious and expect their families to be the same way. Latinos are also said to have too many children this is also true.