To say Pedro Gonzalez was just a man of influence to the Mexican people would be an understatement. But to understand his impact on his community and across the southwestern portion of the United States, one must understand his background. Pedro Gonzalez’s story starts out like so many others growing up in the time of revolution. Pedro grew up in a small town in Mexico and went to fight in the Mexican Revolution in 1910 as a telegraph operator for Pancho Villa. During his time of service, he had run into some trouble including being suspected of being a traitor and almost getting himself killed.
They can be found in the topic of “what the typical Mexican looks like”, racial slurs, and employment discriminations. In an article civil rights attorney Sebastian Gibson gives the FBI statistics of racial discrimination against Mexican Americans when he states that “Studies have found that nearly three in every ten Hispanic workers feel they have been discriminated against in their employment. Some report being referred to with racial slurs at work while one in four feel they are paid less and have reduced career advancement prospects than their Caucasian counterparts. FBI statistics show a dramatic increase in anti-Hispanic hate crimes. And sadly, hate groups are increasing due to anti-illegal immigration concerns” (Gibson).
The Spanish monarchy relinquished colonial power over Mexico in 1821. After gaining independence, Mexico established legislatures, including the abolition of slavery (Document D). The abolition of slavery would lead to a mass controversy and essentially a war. Before the Mexican War, a mass influx of United States, immigrants had entered Texas (Document D). Defying Mexican legislature, citizens in the western and southern parts of the United States saw Texas as an economic miracle to sell slaves.
Mexicans complain about the ignorance of the gringos, they (the Americans) the vast majority believe that cinco de Mayo is Mexico 's independence day; the people in general congratulates paisanos Benito Juárez, asks a Crown with "lime" and says bonachonamente:-Feeliz C 'inco di Maaaahio! Senior American politicians and Mexican Masonic Lodges also celebrate year after year this day, but their reasons are less innocent. The Mexican people believes that a battle occurred in 146 years ago, on May 5, 1862, hundreds of indigenous zacapoaxtlas commanded by General Ignacio Zaragoza defeated the invasive and imperial troops from France who came to invade Mexico ostensibly to collect a debt from you. This is the official version and all Mexican shouts it and celebrate it as if it had happened yesterday and as if some his grandfather would have been defender of the homeland. The sad reality: in 1841, Mexico was stripped of the territories of Texas, in 1848 loses more than half of its territory (the States of California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah and part of Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming).
There was a reason that the statement Mexico has become the mother of the foreigners and the stepmother of Mexicans was made during the time when Porfirio Diaz was president though. Foreigners were told that they could do all of these things, and they got that power from Diaz himself. “His reign of office is known as the ‘Porfiriato’” (Metzger 8). Under his rule there was no freedom of speech, foreigners were allowed to take land, his elite friends were allowed to take from other Mexicans, allowed the poor and indigenous people to suffer, and created another form of foreigners. He created “‘rurales’, [or] bandits that the president heavily armed so that they could carry out his orders” (Metzger 8).
“The Haciendas of Mexico are the most conspicuous feature of the land system of the country” and consisted of Indians or mestizos (New York: American Geographical Society, 1923). The harsh conditions the Indians underwent “encouraged the emigration of rural laborers from Mexico to the southwestern part of the United States” (New York: American Geographical Society, 1923). Diaz intervention in the administration of justice sided with the indians (162). He was aware that a large majority of territory was taken from the indians and so, made negotiations with corrupt companies which profited off of these lands. Part of this plan was to give the Indians sale on easy payment terms, irrigation, and education (Eder, 35).
She has had experiences where people blatantly treated her as inferior until they learned that she was teaching at the University (as part of her graduate program). The fact that Americans discriminate Mexicans because the minority of Mexican people cross the U.S border illegally. However, not all Mexicans do that since it is really dangerous and may cause to crime. On the other hand, people also have their assumption about human races or it is easier to say racial stereotypes are still existing and relating to some folks that are generalized and applied to a whole category of people. To illustrate, people usually classified Black people always cause the highest crimes and tend to be the lowest class than other races.
In entomologists, the dictionary shows the readers that “nigger” is originated from an English word “neger” later reform to “Negro,” the Spanish term for blacks (Kenny, 2004). In the early 1780’s, the phrase “nigger” has created criticism and disrespect which whites have an unwelcome rejection of blacks. The term has spread widely over many decades; the meaning of nigger is extended to “an ignorant person” (Nigger, 2018). In English-speaking land, this word in some cases can be misunderstood as an insult without people consent especially in today’s society. Nigger is commonly used in young generations because there are many jokes into the word.
Kavanaugh grabs the attention of the people who may disagree with him by stating “some of the resentment is understandable. There are householders, especially on the border, who have had their land and yards trashed. Residents of some towns feel flooded with immigrants they cannot engage or manage. A few businesspersons who have refused to hire undocumented or cheaper labor have lost sales and customers. Some, no doubt, are drunks and dealers; many are incarcerated for other crimes other than their immigrant status” (Kavanaugh 1, 2).
It’s funny how people make you feel if you’re a different race. I think I will always feel bad when I get judged by who I am and my culture It’s hard being Mexican. Even living in a small community people can be racist everywhere you go there are always going to be racist people. The first time I think I was judged was eleven years old. During winter break I was criticized by my skin and my race.
These shows, such as 2 Broke Girls, Cops, Friends etc. each portrays racism, and classism, we just don’t notice it. The shows Cops have focused its show in lower class areas, never upper class, Friends and other sitcoms always throw in those ‘stereotypical’ jokes that everyone seems to find so funny. These shows prove that we (society) still do not treat everyone equally, and that our justice system continues to use racial profiling and classism as a way of social control. Not only does the book focus on the colonization of blacks, but also of Hispanics and how they are affected.
Although the mestizaje ideology is prevalent in all four countries, the way they are shaped and developed differ in each country. While all four tried to “whiten” their race as a way of modernization and justify this adherence to white supremacy through the mestizaje identity and ideology, only Brazil was somewhat successful. Only in Mexico, the mestizaje discourse evolved beyond simply admiring whiteness and established mestizo as a nationally recognized and privileged identity—even more privileged so than whiteness. The mestizaje ideology and discourse were supposed to establish national racial consciousness and bring people together, but it largely failed in incorporating indigenous and black populations in all four countries. Moreover, while the mestizaje ideology supposedly created “racial democracy,” Telles and the PERLA scholars found that pigmentocracies are prevailing in Latin America with black and darker-skinned indigenous as well as mixed-race individuals experiencing the most socioeconomic hardships.
In the article, Mexican American woman’s reaction to Donald Trump by Christina Arreola, an interviewed a Mexican American woman, Carmen felt “terrified” when she heard trump’s infamous speech about the Mexican immigrants. Trump’s word discouraged her and made her feel ashamed of her heritage because her parents were also illegal immigrants. Not only Trump has discouraged people who inherited illegal immigrants, but he falsely blamed Mexicans for bringing the “criminals.” There are large populations of Latino-Whites that don’t speak Spanish in America and they are not criminals. To millions of Latinos, mixed race, and blond-haired whites, their home is both Mexico and America. They enjoy all of the same rights and privileged as every other Mexican and American citizens.
The true history of American West as I said before is based partially on myths, because the truth is very complicated and messy. Africans Americans who came West, expected a better life but experienced the same economic hardship, and racial violence that caused them to flee the South after the Civil war. The race problem in the West was not as the movies portray, with the Indians graciously handing over their land to white cowboys. The real truth is that many ethnicities and cultures came together wanting the same land, so of course, there were misunderstandings, fights, hostility and
They were known to be a mercenary race, or soldiers for higher, which clarifies their warrior statuses. A commoner, could rise through the ranks, and become a rival of even nobility if they had the courage in battle and were able to acquire captives. The best documented of these, were the houses of the Jaguar and Eagle. This is most likely due, to the excavation in Mexico city that had found the Templo Mayor which had indications of those two houses. However, they were not the most prestigious of the warriors, there were others, such as the Tlacateccatl who were allowed to wear gold, dine in the palace, and even sometimes to stay at the palace.