The LA Times made him a foreign correspondent in Vietnam and the Dominican Republic. He also became the Times bureau chief in Mexico City. While reporting abroad in Mexico City he was recalled for missing an important story. Feeling personally defeated, underappreciated and discontent Salazar returned home where he was given the task to write about domestic affairs. Since Salazar was of Mexican decent he was the obvious choice to write about the uproars occurring in East Los Angeles involving the Latino Community.
Johnson states in his address that when we deny equality and freedom to an American citizen, we are completely disregarding the equality and freedom that so many Americans had died for in the past. The United States Constitution is built on the principle that this country was born for the equal opportunity and advantages of all people. When I was reading President Johnson’s speech, a topic that came of interest to me was the Voting Rights Act that he was presenting in his speech. Johnson presented this bill to Congress in 1965, as a result of the Salma uproar, and on August 6, 1965, the bill was approved by Congress. This bill gave southern blacks the right to vote in poll taxes, literacy tests, and various other practices that were once denied to them.
Good evening ladies and gentlemen, before I deliver my words to you, I would like to say that it is a truly honor to be given the privilege to speak not only for my community, but for the Hispanic community as a whole. Once again, thank you for welcoming me to this meeting. As some of you may or may not know there has been an innumerable amount of controversy involving the Hispanic community in the past decade. As a representative of my community I would like to address our fears and concerns before you. Consequently, following former president Barack Obama the statistics pertaining to deportation of Hispanic immigrants have drastically increased.
In the year 1948, Cesar Chavez joined the Community Service Organization (also known as the CSO) in California, and is known to become an organizer in the Mexican American Community. Subsequently Chevez became known as a fighting racial and economic discrimination founder. Chavez played a large role in history, by being a civil rights activist who guided the Mexican Americans to the procedures. In order to nonviolently make a change and be successful, this group of individuals peacefully put together protests, walkouts, and hunger strikes. Although for many years chicanos were treated unfairly with unequal education and unequal rights, due to their techniques changes have been made
Lin-Manuel Miranda captivates audiences worldwide with a unique modern-day twist illustrating the life of Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant who is in pursuit of success on the mainland. He eventually obtained this success and became one of the pillars of America but not without suffering along the way. In the piece “Alexander Hamilton”, Miranda depicts Hamilton as a Hispanic minority who overcame an abundance of struggles and hardships in order to obtain a better and more fruitful life. Although some readers might think that the song “Alexander Hamilton” is simply about Hamilton’s life and the adversity he has overcame, it is in fact symbolic of modern day immigrant’s desire to pursue the main land’s american dream along with the obstacles and oppression they must overcome to do so. The decision by Lin-Manuel Miranda to portray Alexander Hamilton to be of a minority race is quite interesting and it symbolizes the theme for the entirety of the play.
As a member of the LGBT community, I see America through the eyes of someone who has had to struggle to gain acceptance from others and themselves. When you are gay or transgender not everyone is going to accept or understand you, but you have a chance to be who you are because in America you can build your own path. To me, Americans are like phoenixes; we can rise from the ashes of our pasts, and build ourselves up creating our own sense of liberty and freedom. I grew up in a traditional Christian household, so I was very sheltered as a child. When it came to anything the church thought was a sin, I was never told about it, so I didn’t know what being gay meant until I was 12 years old.
After reading many personal accounts of immigrants and learning about their expeditions to America, it became evident it is not as joyous a ride as many make it seem. Numerous stories are heart retching and devastating. Trying to imagine being in the shoes of those immigrants is almost impossible, as I have been blessed with a wonderful problem-free life. Unfortunately, I am unable to even relate to any of the several issues immigrants encountered daily, as I have never experienced anything they have suffered through. Although, I personally cannot attest to such horrible experiences, I can promote acceptance and equality among immigrants in America.
Have you ever dreamed about visiting somewhere and you started thinking your life there? Coming to Miami was my biggest dream in my entire life because I see how beautiful it used to be when someone came anywhere from the US and how other people treated them with respects. I guess all immigrants dream about coming to the US, although not everyone wants to come to stay, but I know for sure everyone in other country would like to visit one day. I grew up in a small city with my Mom and my Sister where life was kind of hard for us because My Mom was a single Mother that trying to raise two kids at that time. I have never had a chance to know my Dad because he came to Miami couple months after my Mom got pregnant.
There are two main reasons why this trip is of interest to me. Most of my focus in my time at Boston College has been concerned with the struggle of Latinos both on campus and in the Boston community. This year I have tried to address the plight of other marginalized groups in my activism. So far I have touched on some of the intersectionality between Latinos, the LGBTQ community and the black community. Unfortunately, I was unable to put together a panel seeking to address the anti-Muslim rhetoric which has plagued our society in recent years but still would like to broaden my own understanding of Muslim culture and history.
George W. Bush’s “9/11 Address to the Nation” was a speech given after the tragic event that occurred on September 11th. He addressed this speech to the people of America on the night of the tragic event, highlighting how Americas freedom was attacked. Bush sent out special forces to find out who was responsible for this, so they can give them the punishment they deserve. The speech was to commemorate the lives lost in the incident, as well as to show that the United States is a strong, bright country. In the speech president Bush used metaphor to compare how the United States is a strong country.
OVERCOMING CHALLENGES: HISPANICS IN THE UNITED STATES Sveta Chintakayala Ms. Padilla Garay 6th Grade P.3B When I say Hispanics, what do you think? Do you think last names of Rodriguez, Diaz, and Martinez? Do you think about how there are so many Hispanics in this country that proudly carry those last names into their very own victory? It seems as though the number of Hispanics we see today, would not have equaled the number we saw back then. In fact, it wasn’t at all easy for the Hispanics to overcome challenges when they came to the United States.