Those of Spanish-speaking descent have all experienced one of the following at least once in their lives: “Did you make those tacos yourself?” , “Are you Mexican?” When realization hits that this individual speaks a second language they ask, “So you speak Spanish?” or, “Say something in Spanish for me.” Followed by an awkward response of something that hardly skates passed a mere “Hola.” A rather important misconception coincides with the idea that all “Latinos” derive from Mexico, a colossal assumption that unfortunately stands as the most common perception.
As a Latina been raised in the USA, I considered Latinos been a multi culture ethnic group. We do share some customs but no all, one of the distinctive are the fact that even though we speak the same language , our accent, pronunciation and some words can be same, but have different meanings, for example Dominican, Cuban and Puerto Rican. We all come from the Caribbean but our music, food, customs and some religious beliefs are totally different. Every country has their unique flavor; they own flags, celebrations, etc. therefore that allow some discrimination because everybody thinks their own kind is better than the others Latinos.
Culture influences every single person in this world, but for Hispanic culture has been the most prominent for being that my family and some friends are of Hispanic dependence. Having family in Mexico and to experience firsthand how Hispanic people have it harder that most Caucasians I have made it my goal to help Hispanics live a better life and teach them to learn their rights in this country. Many Hispanic adults find it hard to be heard, barriers of language often make them a target for theft and unfair treatment. Being Hispanic and bilingual has been one of my greatest advantages because I am who people count on to help those that ca only speak Spanish. As a dental assistant I have helped many get dental help and I have taught them how to defend themselves.
Each of the Latin America countries shared a common language with the exception of some countries such as Brazil. This language that we shared all the Latinos is called Spanish. Even though, we all have this common language, if we watch deeply, it has slight and sometimes huge differences. As a native Spanish speaker from Colombia, I can notice which Spanish dialect shows more notable distinctions regardless to pronunciation. Most of the Central American countries have this notable distinction in comparison of Colombian dialect.
Modern society adapts to the views its people holds, which can explain why it seems so divided nowadays. It is as if no one can ever agree on anything. As a country, we are struggling to differ from right or wrong, keeping us on opposite sides. We have different views on everything, from how much gun control there should be to whether immigrants should be allowed and even what classifies as racism. Regarding culture and race, there are many instances which are offensive to some but brushed off by others.
Culture in barbados is not much different than ours. When it comes to entertainment people play sports, music, go shopping, and go to dining events. Religion happens to be mostly christianity, and have morning service in Anglican churches on Saturdays. Language is mostly english or Bajan, an African-American speaking that is widely used, and sounds somewhat dialect. Race is mostly African but to be more imprecise 80 percent are black, 4 percent are white, 16 percent are mixed.
Being Hispanic has taught me a whole world of things. It has taught me that the world is not what you expect it to be. Going to a public school and being th minority is completely different than going to a see my cousins where every thing is different. The way we talk, the food we eat. Its all different.
After carefully reviewing the article entitled Latino definitions of success: A cultural model of intercultural competence. As I can read the article I can see that the methods that are used are Phase 1 and Phase 2. The first Phase qualitative data interviewed deals with fifteen Latino who comes from a Midwestern city. The interview wanted to get a better understanding of the skills necessary for the Latino culture to become successfully in the United States. Some of the ways that participates were recruited were community and organization setting.
I come from an authentic Hispanic family, who is traditional in plenty distinct aspects. We treasure all the memories that have occurred to all of us and we laugh about the embarrassing moments we all had. We hold traditional customs and we accept new traditions as well. All of us are over protective of each and every family member, meaning that if anyone in the family has a problem we will not stop until it is fixed. To every family member, family is always first.
Coming from a strong Hispanic culture food is everything. Most of my family grew up in Ecuador a small country in South America and like any other Hispanic culture you will see how much of it revolves around food. But more importantly I would like to focus on how food impacts the women; it is a strong belief that in order for a women to be able to find a husband first she must learn to cook. Growing up this is what was mostly heard in my home, “You want a boyfriend, but you don’t even know how to cook!” or “You will never find a husband cooking like that”, and although it was mostly said in a teasing manner the words ring with some truth.