While the first generation stayed together in their communities, their children were exposed to both their own communities and other ethnic groups in society leading them to be multicultural. For example, most are born in the United States, and therefore, they are bilingual because its members grew up speaking Spanish at home but were educated in English. While they don’t need separate advertising, they need representation in advertising and all media. George Lopez was a major representative factor in the Latino community because he talks about not only growing up and being Latino but all issues in family-life today, that transcends cultures. While Lopez bridged the gap between Latinos and major networks, teens still need to see Latino idols, which have drastically increased since the publishing of Brown is the New Green.
The Hispanic Student Association, or HSA for short, was founded in 1999 by Nestor "Ito" Rodriguez the former president of HSA. Who is now currently the head of the Hispanic alumni council and married to Jaclyn Rodriguez. The organization is located on the main campus in the university center (UC) through the involvement zone in room 221. The purpose of HSA is to spread and demonstrate to other students the marvels of the Hispanic culture and to enrich their minds of the cultural diversity that is around them. To accomplish this HSA does many social events and gatherings, such as the St. Jude walk/run and Hispanic heritage month, which allows students of any background to come and enjoy the Hispanic culture in a safe and discrimination free
This paper will examine my Mexican American cultural background and how it affects my way of communicating with others. The Mexican American society is rich with culture, traditions, folklore, and religion. These major influences are especially seen in the Los Angeles area. This area is rich in music, food, and customs of the Mexican culture. Here is where the majority of the Spanish language is spoken.
All my life, my identity has been influenced by the people that share the same ethnicity, culture, and living style as I do. For me, being Hispanic means something bigger than just coming from a specific ethnicity that puts me in a certain category from the moment I was born. It’s a way for me to stand out from the status quo and be part of a group that connects back to great moments in history. Being an AB540 student, I connect to my Hispanic community by being an immigrant. By sharing the struggles and obstacles that countless people in my community face, I have become inspired to try and help others and change the way people think of undocumented immigrants.
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.
When I was signing up for a tutorial in the summer, I looked at what looked interesting. I have always been really strong about civil rights, and had the state of mind that everyone should be treated equally. The only past knowledge I really had was about how much everyone in this class has like Black and their civil rights. I have always been really strong about the united farm workers because I read about it on my own growing up in school. Most of us can relate to these issue personalty or by family members because most of us are Black or Hispanic in this school.
He constructed the chicano movement. The Chicano movement was first brought up in New Mexico by Reies López Tijerina. Gonzalez was the one who picked it up the movement by defining being Chicano in his poem called “I am Joaquin.” He also constructed the first Chicano youth conference in 1969. Where many young Mexican American youth came together to talk about the common issues of oppression, discrimination, and injustice. He made it possible for my family to live a normal life.
I learned a lot about the Civil Rights Movements. I chose to research the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) because I am a student; I hoped it would help me to understand how people my age were feeling during the 1960’s. The SNCC was active from 1960 – 1966. I learned that many other groups and people were working towards public awareness and racial equality. The movie clips that I got to watch showed how violent the protests were.
The military post of West Point introduced me to new friends of many religions, races and cultures. My fellow sixth graders taught me that everyone was unique and that every culture was special. One of my closest friends was named Lucas Sanchez, and he moved to West Point from Toledo, Spain. Other diverse friendships I created included Sydney Shannon, who comes from Irish and Korean backgrounds, and also my friend Jordan Baeza, who is both Hispanic and African
Final Field Reflection: BYC Program Through my experience as a volunteer at Toro Middle School, it has taught me what it is like to look at a group of people in a sociological lens. To further expand my understanding of this sociological concept, I looked at my ascribed features being a 17 years old, light skinned, Asian (Vietnamese), and female in a diverse culture. The social location I had decided to volunteer was Toro Middle School. The experience has brought me laughters and great memories because of the bond I grew between some students. Besides that, because I am a Vietnamese female, this affected to how I adapted into this new environment, my gender helped me connect with a certain student, and evaluations of my reactions under certain circumstances at Toro Middle School.
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
At my school, I am a co-leader of Sankofa, my school’s Black Awareness Club. We educate the student body on racial issues and have discussions about what it means to be black in our society. Throughout high school, I have helped this club grow from a few students to a flourishing space where students and teachers gather to better themselves and our school. After every event I feel progress being made. From the transformed way the members in my club interact in their community to the increasing number of curious new members, this club are advancing the presence of black students in my school.