In the article entitled “Finding the Bicultural Balance: Immigrant Latino Mothers Raising ‘American’ Adolescents” by Yolanda Quinones-Mayo and Patricia Dempsey, Quinones- Mayo and Dempsey discuss the barrier between immigrant mothers and their “American” adolescents because the American society teaches the adolescents to become independent from their mothers (2). The article itself presents the social work analysis of the relationship between the mother and child respectively based off the Latino culture, as well as the adaptiveness of the adolescent to American culture. Specifically, Quinones-Mayo and Dempsey argue that the strain in the relationship between immigrant mothers and their “Americanized” children is caused by American idealism.
Where these culturally sensitive people reside, there isn’t enough effort being put into making them feel at home. Instead these efforts are being exerted to make them feel out of place. In 2012 Wu, Schimmele, and Hou, social researchers at University of Victoria stated that, “In 2002, about one in five racial minorities reported experiencing discrimination or unfair treatment” (p. 387) One in five, that is quite a few. Still to this day prejudice and discrimination are major issues at hand.
Citizens that are born in the U.S. are required to go to school to get an education so each and every citizen can have a great future. Why shouldn’t the kids of illegal immigrants not be able to go to school to have a good future? When the kids of illegal immigrants start U.S. schools, they feel like they’re equal to the kids that don’t have parents that are immigrants. When in school, they feel like they could actually live an American life and not be treated differently just because their guardians are immigrants. Kids of illegal immigrants should be able to go to school because most of the illegal immigrants enter the U.S. so their kids can have a better future than they (parents) do, schools can help the kids of illegal immigrants with their tuition, the United States has better schools than other places in the world.
The traumatic effects caused by immigration Did you know that 29% of foreign-born children and 34% foreign born parents experienced trauma during the immigration process? Thousands of people from all over the world leave their homes in search of a better life for themselves and their families. But, along the way they may experience traumatic events related to the immigration process which can have lasting effects. Separation or loss of a family member, leaving behind a well loved home and community, re-adjusting to new and different culture, food, customs and lifestyle are things many immigrants face, which add to the difficulty of being an immigrant. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder One traumatic effect that is often caused by immigration is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D).
Multicultural education has evolved from its original intent to a more inclusive approach. This approach is relevant in today’s society with specific goals that respects culture and each child as an individual. The chapter explains the aspects of early multicultural education historically and how it applies to education from a theoretical perspective. In addition, there are different approaches that educators apply in the education field and influences children’s development and understanding of diversity in the world around them. On a historical perspective, multicultural developed with the 1954 Supreme Court decision that affected education equality, by providing equal education in schools.
I grew up in a small country in Central America named El Salvador. As a kid I dreamed of moving to the U.S because my father was over there working, also because it looked beautiful in the movies and I wanted to see the tall buildings that rose above the clouds. But my way of thinking still had not developed enough to be able to understand the real reason people move to the U.S and the effects it had on the country. Two reasons people move to the U.S are freedom and education; two effects are diversity and competition.
1. Rationale and Specific Aims In general, acculturation research focus on three different populations, which are immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers, who are permanently settled down to a new country. Also, in the trend of international migration, ethnicity continuously may matter beyond the ages. Even though people who migrate as young children or children who are born in a migrated country might be more likely to obtain cultural values easily than those who migrate at older ages, but there are still a lot of hardships living in the new environment are existed.
On March 29, 2006 people of the Hispanic race walked out in protest to the labor laws. Utahans marched together, young, old, some of other races and religions. I was among the thousands, who believed in equality. As a young, soon to be mother, with feet swollen and my body ready to give up, I marched with my head high and sang “SI SE Puede”. I was shocked at the hatred that many of my neighbors showed upon us.
Majority of the farmworkers that up hold the table of the American households are the migrant workers form the Mexico. The farm workers maybe working in the farms in Mexico that export to the American corporation of the market, or the worker may work in America in attempt to settle. All migrant workers come to farm with the different goals and conditions planed for their future. Some workers come as a family, and choose a farm to settle, or they may come and travel around farm to farm to make the most amount of money depending on the seasonal crop. Great portion of the workers suffer from unfair treatment from the farm owners and the social structure.
No one can deny that stress can be caused by many reasons. For instance, you may not like your job, money matters, quarrel with your boy or girl friend, stress is something that you cannot avoid. Generally, stress attacks when you start thinking that you are the victim of circumstances or most importantly when you feel that a situation, things, or work will not be solved by you, that’s when you place yourself under stress. However, fortunately stress has a solution within the world and their easy ways to reduce stress in your life.