The Mexican-American culture and ethnicity is expanding in the U.S. both from education growth and social growth. The book presentation that was given by Jim Estrada was very impacting and gave me much knowledge about my background. Estrada gave many key points during his book signing one which he spoke of was that the Mexican-American ethnicity spent more than 1.5 trillion dollars in consumer product across the U.S., yearly. This is enormously important to the marketing and sell product of the United States which both affects economy and society. Eliminating or trying to take away this ethnicity group will demoralize the United States as a whole, for the core of this country I believe is the Mexican-American ethnicity.
This book explores the relational forces of the Latino migrant movement and the homeland security state. From 2001-2012, the intensification of deportations towards the Latino community increased from 180,000 to 400,000+ deportations. Although the book frames this period as a time of great state repression and violence, it has been categorized as a time of great resistance, organization, and mobilization and analyzes the 2006 Mega Marches. The author takes a Gramscian approach to illustrate how the struggle for immigrant politics occurs at both the state level and that of civil society. Gonzales expands on the role of immigrant right activists and the ways they have framed their rights claims.
One of the biggest Hispanics I look up to as inspiration and encouragement is Sonya Sotomayor, the Supreme Court justice. She proved to me that not only can Hispanics can succeed but that they can also excel in politics. As a child my grandfather always told me to work hard because if you don’t you will end up staying in the same place you are hoping for something better instead of achieving it. What he told me that day will continue to inspire me for the rest of my life and work hard even if you’re put down for being Hispanic or just undervalued because of the color of my skin. If I let that bother me and stop me, then I am not working hard enough to achieve what I have set out to do in life which is to show people that Hispanics can do anything just as good as anyone else and that just because we came from places of lower income doesn’t mean we don’t have what it takes to succeed where some have
During the Hispanic Heritage Month people commemorate with this event in order to recognize the contributions that Hispanics make to the USA. Hispanics have and continue influencing the USA culture in music, food, politics, literature, and the arts. The author of one the articles, Nick Wilson, mentions that Latinos not only have influenced the American culture but they have died in various wars defending the USA. They have fought
The immigration from Latin America and the attendant growth of the nations Hispanic population are two of the most important and controversial development in the recent history of the United States. Latinos are destined to continue to exert enormous impact on social, cultural, political, and economic life of the U.S. there are many different pull and push factors that push migrants away from Mexico and pull them into the United States. The first significant influx of Latino immigrants to the U.S. occurred during the California gold rush, or just most of modern boundary between the U.S. and Mexico. A major push factor from Mexico is the poverty. The population below the poverty line is forty percent, a made dangerously high number.
After 9/11 things became very hard on the Muslim community especially in America. The events of 9/11 in the United States have resulted in enormous changes with many of the most significant changes relating to airport security which is now much more onerous worldwide. Before the event of 9/11 people were a lot nicer I never felt like I was an outsider when I went to the airport. My first experience with racism was at a young age. I was 14 years
The rate of incarcerated Americans has been increasing and with that the gap of health inequalities has also been increasing. Inmates are disproportionately exposed to illnesses and minorities are disproportionately represented in the inmate population. When discussing mass incarceration and it’s consequences Cloud says, “... these consequences have widened the gap in health outcomes along racial and socioeconomic gradients..”(4). It is clear that mass incarceration is an important health challenge but more important is the approach that the United States takes to solving this. In Sick From Freedom, Downs explains how the United States was not prepared for the emancipation of slaves and in that same respect the United States needs to be cautious in the way it attempts to handle mass incarceration.
White privilege and racial inequality is an epidemic in this country that effects countless citizens. It has been ignored for years but now, in this time of great social change, this issue is at the forefront. Racial inequality has been around for centuries and it is about time that our society deals with it. One can see it nearly everywhere he or she looks. It can be seen in the news, in the justice system, in our work force, and so on.
Even though people might be led to believe that racism is an ever-decreasing issue in the globalised and multicultural world of today, recent debates and elections concerning transnational initiatives and issues such as the EU have provided basis to believe otherwise. The United Kingdom, in particular, has over the last few months faced significant backlash and challenges as a response to the first ever successful vote to leave the European Union. As a result of the Brexit referendum, the UK has experienced a rapid increase in recorded anti-immigrant hate crimes. Regarded as an example of this is the case of Arek Jóźwik, who was beaten to death in an unprovoked attack near Harlow, launching investigations into the suspected teenage perpetrators
The main causes of the current immigrant crisis are regime wars in countries such as Syria and conflicts by terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda, Al-Shaba, Boko Haram and ISIS among others. Some immigrants also move into Europe and the US in search of employment and asylum to escape political persecution at home. Besides the war-ravaged nations of Middle East, the other origin of most of the immigrants to Europe and USA is northern Africa, which has been significantly unstable since the Arab spring uprisings. In particular, 2015 has been characterized by refuge ad immigrant influx not only in Western Europe but also in other regions such as North America. Multiculturalism and loss of national identity are some of the challenges associated with migration that the world currently faces.
Hershey states that realignment had happened amid the Fifth Party System by the New Deal Coalition of the less fortunate and minorities. (Hershey 2015, 134) The effect of the New Deal uplifted the contention between higher and lower salaried people and between huge businesses and labor. The New Deal realignment made Democratic majority to permit new approaches to be passed. These advantages particularly solidified loyalties of new voters ' especially northern blacks, union individuals, Catholics, Jews, mechanical laborers and poor ranchers. (Hershey 2015, 134) This change built up the essential division between the Republican and Democratic parties that would continue for the remaining of the twentieth century.
(Diversity in America, n.d.) Making America one of the most religiously diverse countries to date. Politics have vastly changed since 2008 when America elected its first biracial president, Barrack Obama. Upon his election, he has even furthered diversity by opening up the Obama administration to members of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered) community. (Eilperin, 2015) In an interview, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett Obama said that “he wanted to make sure that everybody had an opportunity to serve in this administration and that its diversity reflected the diversity of our country.” (Eilperin,
Mexicans have learned to adapt to the different political and cultural ways of United States after migration. In the 19th century and from the 1880’s to 1930’s that’s the time that most migration took place in America. Immigration came to America to live a better life, like to seek better economy opportunities. In 1930’s the great depression hit the immigrants. Mexicans and Mexican Americans had an additional problem with the American’s, because they were being threat with deportation.