United states of america have been seen in the history trayectory as the prosperous land. People from all the world had immigrate to this country. They had fight for this land. Latinos had contributed to the formation of the U.S. they have the right to reside in it. They arent anymore from other country. They belong to this nation. They become foreigns on their own land. they left they original country for accomplish american dream. Latinos had been figthing for their own future in this “foreign” country. Latino people had left behind their country to get a better life. They had immigrate to U.S. with hope of a better life. Some of they didn’t only left their country for getting better jobs or food but for safety. They had been experimenting …show more content…
They had to face descrimination and also poverty. All the videos talk about latinos beign discriminated by americans. American people showed them that they didn’t want them on their land. Well what they thought was their land, but latinos also have contributed to the creation of this land. They also went to war and they supported the nation. The first language spoken in the cities where latinos resided was spanish. Therefor, they didn’t had a problem with learning english language, They learned it. They weren’t allowed to go to schools. They fight for have privileges to study,as is showed on the videos. They made huelgas until governors accepted latinos on schools and more latino stuff working on schools. America made a law where was established that the universal and only language spoken in the U.S. would be the english. It was a discrimination to the latinos that spoked spanish. However, americans were happy with government decisions. It is amaizing how latinos doesn’t intimidate with trying to learn other unknown language, but americans not even try just because their arrogant believes of latinos beign steling their …show more content…
but my parents rised me at mexico. I learned english as my second languuage. I remember one day in high school a classmate told me that as I was a mexican I couldn’t engaged on his circle. He may said that because of my acent, but at least I try to speak english. He made me cry that day. He apologize later when I ask him to have a spanish conversation with me and he wasn’t able not even to said a sentence. Cuba a country ruled for years by the regime f castro. They hope that with the renewal treaty of the U.S. and Cuba they may be compessated for all those years living under Castro’s government. They hope to get back their properties, and be able to live in peace. Cubans may not stop dreaming about a day they can be free from all the oppresion of its governor. Probably when that day finally arrives, they will stop trying to immigrate to U.S. and they will stop risking their lives. In the future latinos may acomplish their goal to be treated equally as American citizens, however, they will never stop fighting. Latinos had been fighting alots of years ago, and this fighting hasn’t come to an end. We live in a world where humans are always competing. They will never stop looking us the latinos as the stealers of their good life. It would be more easy if we look at each other as humans, not with racism or hate, at the end we are the same. We are human people. We have the same rights to get or try to live a better paceful
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Before there were laws in place, immigrant students did not receive the education they deserved mostly because the teachers would try to make the classroom an English only room. This was exemplified when Francisco started school and found a friend who spoke Spanish. When the teacher overheard them speaking Spanish in class she screamed at them to only speak English. Not only did Francisco get in trouble for speaking his native language but the friend also stayed away from him after that so they would not get in trouble. This is an example of student to teacher discrimination.
The increasing numbers of Latino youth who obtain college degrees are become active in politics, with the biggest trend of Latino population is youth and growth we can only hope for even more support in politics. “For the first time ever, Latinos accounted for one in ten votes cast nationwide in the presidential election, and Obama recorded the highest ever vote total for any presidential candidate among Latinos, at 75%” (Barreto and Segura 145). The Latino vote is becoming a crucial element to politics because of their size in population. . “While turnout declined nationally from 2008 to 2012 (by 2%), among Latinos there was a 28% increase in votes cast in 2012 (from 9.7 million to 12.5 million) and Obama further increased his vote share among Latinos in 2012 compared to 2008” (Barreto and Segura 145). In recent polls
Before Univision, television programs were mainly in English. Television productions portrayed the average Latino to something that was not true and was based on stereotypes. Lopez wanted to change that, not only for himself but for the Latino community. Latino youth identifies with their cultural upbringing and background but also with other cultures in the U.S. Latinos no longer need separate advertising as their tastes are minor the majority of society. 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.
Chavez, Chavez speaks about the first migration of Chicano ancestors and the affects the migration had on how Chicanos see themselves. Western Hemisphere is the arrival area for the ancestors of Chicanos and other indigenous Americans. They arrived in the west in small groups they started this journey forty to seventy thousand years ago since human have existed in the old world for millions of year already the discovery of America was actually the finding of the new world. The descendants of the first arrivals spread south from the starting point all the way to South America where they arrived about 11,000 B.C. during this migration countless of groups broke off and went their own way and establish themselves in local area. After taking Mexico City in 1521 the Spanish decided to go north for new lands to conquer and project their own myths onto the unknown region that was to become the southwest.
In the Heights a play full enthusiasm and full of energy, it won many awards including a Tony award it was produced and directed by Lin Manuel Miranda. It was performed in Irvington Town hall Theatre on August 15 ,2014. It is a musical that carries a lot of messages, that brings connection to many people about wanting to experience something new and wanting to find home. Usnavi a man who live and own a Bodega in Washington Heights want to connect to his root in the Dominican Republic by going back since he hasn 't gone in a long time.
In Leo R. Chavez’s ethnography, The Latino Threat: Constructing Immigrants, Citizens, and the Nation, the claimed problem of Latino immigration, specifically Mexicans, is tackled using interviews, statistics, and other works of literature. Chavez’s ethnography not only discusses Latino immigration but Latino invasion, integration, organ transplants and even Latina fertilization. One of Chavez’s big topics is on how the media influences the public to believe that Latinos are planning an invasion or take-over in order to gain the land that was originally Mexico’s. The topic of Latina reproduction and fertilization comes up multiple times through Chavez’s ethnography. Another main topic that plays a part in Chavez’s argument is the Latino role in public marches and the citizenship aspect of their actions.
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The united states has always had and still does have issues that contain to race and cultural conflicts and you can trace the roots of these inequalities back in the history of our nation. One of the major minority groups that has been marginalized over the years is the latino community. The ending of the mexican american war with the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo started a rise of conflicts on the southern border. At the end of the Mexican american war the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed.
Richard Rodriguez and Gloria Anzaldúa are two authors who both immigrated to America in the 1950s and received first hand experience of the assimilation process into American society. During this time, Rodriguez and Anzaldúa had struggled adjusting to the school system. Since understanding English was difficult, it made adjusting to the American school system increasingly difficult for Rodriguez. Whereas Anzaldúa, on the other hand, had trouble adjusting to America’s school system due to the fact that she didn’t wish to stop speaking Spanish even though she could speak English. Both Rodriguez and Anzaldúa had points in their growing educational lives where they had to remain silent since the people around them weren’t interested in hearing them speaking any other language than English.
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Racism has always been the “elephant in the room”: everyone knows it’s there but no one really seems to acknowledge its. It has been affecting Latinos for a very long time now and it is something that people are still trying to fight against today. Latinos have been stereotyped, hated against, and treated badly simply for being of a different race. It seems like the discrimination against them can be seen everywhere. Many had hoped that by now racism would have stopped being a problem but the fact is that it 's still a relevant issue that affects millions of Latinos.
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Both readings claim that Hispanics are here to stay, but with opposing views on how this affects society. One place where Hispanic presence is on the rise is in schools. However, some Hispanic students know more Spanish than English, and therefore struggle in school. This idea of exemplifies the stereotype that Hispanics are “dumb”.