societies in the world. These sub-cultures include Whites, African Americans, Asians, Irish, Latino, and European among others. Chicano refers to the identity of Mexican-American descendant in the United State. The term is also used to refer to the Mexicans or Latinos in general. Chicanos are descendants of different races such as Central American Indians, Spanish, Africans, Native Americans, and Europeans.
Depending on the angle from which the researchers investigate the terms, different definitions have been given. Therefore, in this study the description of these concepts will be narrowly related to what can be applied to the dance world. Multiculturalism is composed of the Latin words ‘Multus’ (much), in plural ‘Multi’ (many), and ‘Cultura’ (Culture, adjective Cultural). The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English defines culture as: “The beliefs, way of life, art and customs that are shared and accepted by people in a particular society, the attitudes and beliefs about something that are shared by a particular group of people in a particular organization, activities that are related to art, music literature” (2011: 411). Judith L. Hanna describes culture as follows: “A
Addressing the specific values and needs of the Hispanic community can create more engageable and effective treatment for the Hispanic community. Alvarez et al. (2007) suggested that research should exist about the influence of cultural affiliation on treatment access, retention, and outcomes of substance use treatment among the Hispanic community. Culture and community are an important aspect of the recovery for the Hispanic community. Considering the influence of the culture in Hispanic clients can facilitate their
Within the Latino community, there are common phrases that are used, “mejorar la raza”, which translates to improve the race and “pelo malo”, which means bad hair. Both these phrases imply that one should marry and eventually have children with someone of a “better” or whiter race. This concept of white supremacy comes from the European, African and indigenous influences in Latin American history.
Colombia is located in the northern region of South America, bordering the Pacific Ocean in the west, Panama to the Northeast, Caribbean Sea to the Northwest, Venezuela directly to the east, Brazil in the southeast, and Peru and Ecuador in the south. Many towns were established in the early 1600s when the Spaniards began to settle in Colombia. Because of this, many cities in Colombia today bear witness to Spanish culture. Colombia won its independence in the early 19th century, and is now known as the Republic of Colombia. Regional cultural traditions are diverse, with a broad range of distinct groups that have unique customs, accents, social patterns, and cultural adaptations.
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. Essentially the word “Latino” is a diverse word applied to persons deriving from the numerous countries located in Central and South America, along with Mexico. Both words “Latino” and
The Colombian culture is formed from the inheritance of the indigenous peoples present in the territory since ancient times. The Spanish traditions adopted during the colonial era and the African customs incorporated by the slaves brought by the conquerors. This mixture of cultures constitutes a society with features common to the rest of Latin American countries but, at the same time, very different. In fact, even within the Colombian territory, there are many differences between regions. Some of the most prominent cultural groups according to their location are the so-called cachacos, located in the cundiboyacense highlands.
Share an example of a situation in which a patient-centered environment was created by acknowledgment and consideration of a patient’s cultural diversity. Cultural competence has become a significant component, to providing quality and patient-centered care during the recent times. Consequently, in the clinical setting, is crucial to consider, the patient 's cultural context as this can critically impact health care outcomes and prevent further health complications (Bruttaro, Trybulski, Polgar-Bailey, & Sandberg-Cook, 2017). Through the years, and as a result of the increasing influx of immigrants from Latin and Sur America within our community, our health organization has seen a higher demand to serve the health care needs of this vulnerable
Word order in Spanish, however, is more flexible than English. The order in which the words appear may shift to emphasize one grammatical element over the other. Different parts of a sentence can be arranged in several ways and still be able to express the same idea. The above example can be re-arranged as follows: Trabaja Maria en un laboratorio. En un laboratorio trabaja Maria.
To paraphrase the economic impact study on Colombian cultural industries (Ministry of Culture of Colombia, Andrés Bello Convention, 2003), we may employ the UNESCO definition of cultural industry. In that definition, cultural industries have the following characteristics: • Their raw material is a creation protected by copyright and set on a tangible or electronic support; • Their products are mass produced and preserved, and distributed on a massive scale; • They have their own processes of production, circulation, and social appropriation; • They are organized based on the logics of markets and marketing, or have the potential to be
It is important to tap Hispanic population for healthcare and public health professions as they grow within the city. In addition, the city needs to focus on the importance of community-based strategies for Hispanic population’s education and outreach, like Community Health Workers. The City of Chicago should look for build a cultural effectiveness into strategies to serve the city’s ethnically and racially diverse populations by using successful models such as successful programs from organizations (City of Chicago,
The foundations of a U.S. Latino politics has its shared experiences and common interest. There are some political studies from the 1920’s and 1930’s, but the Voting Rights Act to Hispanic communities was in 1975. The VRA was the beginning era of national recognitions, also the beginning of expectations for Hispanics politics other then Mexican Americans, Cuban Americans, or Puerto Ricans. Theres been large changes in the mid-1960’s in the Latino population which created shares interests with Latinos in there ancestries and origins. From all the Latinos as in Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and others have to be heard and understood for todays Latino Politics.
In the reading, “(Re)constructing Latinidad: The challenge of Latina/o studies.” it explains the challenge that is, defining what it is to be a Latino in America. In the reading, it gives reasons as to why there is a challenge, examples include how diverse the Latino community is in America and how others in America perceive the Latino community. After reading the article, I saw two main ideas that Aparicio had and they were; redefining what it means to be Latino in America and to show that there are issues in the Latino community that need to be addressed. Then I will provide my reaction based on the ideas I got out of the reading. The first main idea from the reading was redefining what it means to be Latino in America.
In order to achieve these goals they must partner with organizations who focus on the community as well as health professionals. DEEP is another program who focuses on educating the community through community health workers; educating them so they can pass information on with interactive activities and education methods. After a while they figured it would be best if the program was changed to reach Hispanics using the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA). These programs wanted to do an intervention in California, Texas, and Washington DC to
Health Factors of a Caucasian-American Reflecting on the Caucasian-American culture required for me to first look into what my culture actually entails. In this paper I will discuss what elements of my culture are beneficial as well as detrimental to my health, the health disparities that my culture faces, what about my culture causes those disparities, and how society contributes to these disparities. Only upon this analysis of my culture and myself will I truly understand the health risks of being a Caucasian-American. The main benefit of being a Caucasian-American is that we have access to great medical care. Western medicine is identified by the many detailed safety protocols that healthcare providers must follow when it comes to treatment and administering medicine.