My parents came from another country and made the American culture and way of life their own like other immigrants before them. Because of this I can deal in a unique way with cultural or racial challenges or tensions. My parents did not let their culture dictate who I am but let it be a part of who I would become. For that I will always be grateful. I hope that in the future the percentage of Hispanics in my community grows, but my experience of being such an extreme minority in a community close to a major, modern city gives me a truly unique perspective.
Just as natives would not be expected to just get (stand) up and leave everything behind, it is the same for the immigrants. They have worked hard to make a new home out of their new country, the United States and are now trying to be driven out of it by natives, just as they were attempted to be when their ancestors first came from Britain. Looking back on everything, both the statistics and the current culture of the United States, nothing would be the same without immigration. Would the economy would be filled with jobs? Sure.
Many nationalities came to America in hopes of a better life for them and their families. However, it was not easy time for them after arriving in America. Each nationality encountered obstacles, some more difficult than others, but in the end they each persevered. One nationality that experienced a considerable amount of difficulties were the Native Americans. There may have been over 2 million Indian people living in what is now the United States (Olson & Beal p.18).
“I’ve been affected in a positive way by people outside of my culture because they not only accept me for me, but to go as far by teaching me about different cultures. More importantly, I have grown to value my culture and for the people that are in my life and how I as an individual am a great representation of my culture. As far as being affect adversely, I haven’t been. All in all, I enjoyed this interview simply because I went in not knowing much of the Hispanic culture, while leaving out I am knowledgeable of the Hispanics. Not only learning new things but I also met someone new as well.
The community was fantastic as well, the people and atmosphere we lived in when we moved to San Antonio was so much better than Laredo because people were actually nice to you and everyone didn’t look like they were going to cause trouble. All of the time I lived in Laredo and in San Antonio has changed me, when in laredo, I hardly had any friends because I kept moving from school to school and house to house, then it all changed when my family and I moved here to San Antonio, we found a wonderful house with good schools and
I am supporting this definition because people should have the opportunity to have a good and happy life. If the definition said people in America or other people have the opportunity to have a good life in America. I have been fortunate enough to have been born into a middle class family and I plan on being a lawyer and if i do I will be middle class or upper middle class. I also give back to the people in need when i’m in church i donate money and I donate during can food drives. To me though this is not the american dream for me but for my parents.
America’s Gift to My Generation There isn’t just one gift that America has given my generation, America has given us multiple gifts and I couldn’t imagine a better place to live. America has given us freedom, individuality, and safety. I can come out of my house and play whenever I want because if you live in America you aren’t being denied to do activities just because of who you are, what you look like, or who you are related to. A long time ago immigrants from other countries came to America to escape their country. There is a reason why everyone came to America,freedom.
Japanese Immigration There were many reasons why the Japanese immigrated to America. America had better religious freedom than the Japanese did back in their own country. Shinto is the indigenous faith of the Japanese people that teaches that the Japanese shall want their sins cleansed for one 's owns peace. Some Japanese believe that this is not right. Another thing that pulled the Japanese into America is the medical care and security that was held in America.
Lastly, the Dominican Republic, Korea, and Guatemala each having 2% of immigrants migrating to the United States (Zong). These immigrants come to America from their home countries seeking a new life, prosperity, and asylum. However, they come illegally and live under the grid. Many immigrants find jobs getting paid
In the United States we give chances to people in other countries to come over here in the land of the free to have a better chance at life. Immigrants only leave their native countries for a reasons like; a lack of local access to resources, a desire for economic prosperity, family re-unification, escape from prejudice, conflict or natural disaster, or simply the wish to change one 's surroundings. Every year the United States has more & more immigrants come over to stay for good or just for a little while. They come from all over the world & some even come just because they want to come. They have no reason sometimes but most reason always be because of a family or too much going on in their old country.