Overall, gender shapes these individuals experience in United States. Many either assimilate to hegemonic ideals or resist it. Latinx migrants, youths, and queers all face the gender inequities that society implements on them due to their social location. Thus, gender is one of the many factors that affect the Latinx community and continue to affect it.
Student’s Name Instructor’s Name Course Date of Submission American History Introduction Latino Americans are currently considered the largest minority groups in the U.S.A. They went through a lot of periods, setbacks and activities before reaching this stage. The paper explores the events of the years between 1900-1950, 1950-1970, and 1980-2012. It discusses how these events helped shape the history and impacted the lives of the Latino Americans.
In 2015, the Obergefell v. Hodges case ended the “state bans on same-sex marriage”, therefore legalizing same-sex marriage (Important Supreme Court Cases). Now, “same-sex couples can now receive the benefits...of marriage that were largely exclusive to heterosexual couples” (Koch). The ruling has led to the modern fight for gay civil rights. Exposure to the LGBTQ+ community, the southern “Bathroom Bills”, and other fights for transgender rights, and the press for more LGBTQ+ representation in the media has erupted from this case. Both rulings had very big impacts on their respective communities.
“The common denominator all Latinos have is that we want some respect. That 's what we 're all fighting for” - Cristina Saralegui. Judith Ortiz Cofer published the article, “The Myth of the Latin Woman,” where she expresses her anger towards stereotypes, inequality, and degradation of Latin Americans. Cofer explains the origins of these perceived views and proceeds to empower Latin American women to champion over them. Cofer establishes her credibility as a Latin American woman with personal anecdotes that emphasize her frustration of the unfair depiction of Latinos in society.
Latina Women Are the Same As Anyone Else Being a woman in this world is hard, but being a Latina woman is even harder. Being a Latina women in the US and in Latin countries are just as equally difficult. People always talk about discrimination against African-American and their past but every one always forget about the fact that Latinas have and still face with the discrimination in their work life and in their daily life. They have studies “that show that about 3 in every 10 Hispanic worker feel that they have been discriminated against in their employment and some report being referred to with racial slurs at work while 1 in 4 feel they are paid less and have reduced career advancement prospects than their Caucasian counterparts.
A brochure for “Reminder Day” expressed that homosexuals were often not treated as equals and that the Federal, state and local governments have shown bias towards these individuals. Although some religions would perceive homosexuality as a sin, the individuals are still human and should be given the same opportunities as the rest of the population. In the past, the Declaration of Independence promised natural rights for all men, but some rights were not realized for minority groups. Over time, parts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were revoked and amended so that in today’s world, all “men”, including women and minority groups, all have the same rights.
Latino’s suffered very harsh treatments as well however, most of Latino’s were born in their native countries, that seemingly is a negative and a positive the positive was that they knew who they were before coming to America. At a minimum this was a buffer to the dominant group, as they could not control their ideals of who Latino’s were. The barriers and doors of discrimination for this group often comes through language or the in ability to communicate however, they are the largest minority group soon to not be minority according to reports. Poverty and education as diminished as they struggle to be taught and learn through their native tongue.
According to Pew research poll, hispanics are the 2nd most discriminated ethnic group. Have you ever seen s hispanic and thought to yourself, have the ever been discriminated? Hispanics experience discrimination in several locations, for example, their place of work, dealing with the police, and in the stores. One of the most common places a hispanic gets discriminated is their place of work.
Although El Plan de Santa Barbara outlined the Mexican American curriculum that would best serve the Chicano population as well as the community, the Chicano Coordinating Council on Higher Education highlights problems that Mexican American students and faculty face to this day. In the Chapter titled Organizing and Instituting Chicano Programs On-Campus, the proposal mentions that “[o]ne target where hostility can focus most damagingly is funding.” Legislation in conservative states, such as Texas
Immigrants have become a relevant topic as well with racism and unfair treatment, but even so things have begun being more pessimistic, and the overall feeling is not extremely focused on Latinos, but everyone as a whole. Texas government and history have deep roots with the spanish and while many people see this in the cities, and the culture that is predominantly hispanic there are still issues that come up daily. Nonetheless the progress that has been achieved is commendable, and Latinos have truly gone a long way despite that things still could be better. The heritage and lifestyle is still troubled by leaders and everyday racism, but those are things that are slowly changing as unions and people group up together. Just like Texas was once in possession of the Spanish the roots go deep in this
Mexican Leadership Within the past decade there has been an increase in Latino representation that has jumped started the advocacy of Latino related issues all across the nation. Prior to this influx of representation, Latino politics was extremely limited to only local government. In today’s society, Latino politics is a main issue on both the Republican and Democratic platform. Even though this has been a tremendous milestone to reach, Latinos continue to be underrepresented in all forms of government.
Ivins ' Article points out important arguments in Texas that require greater research and comprehension, however, all of her stances have supported research. The dilemmas that Ivan addresses in her literature are situations Texas is still dealing with in the modern era and requires much improvement on. These problems include Homophobia, Racism and a new identification of what it means to be a ‘Texan’. Although changes such as same-sex marriage legalization are sweeping across America, there are still articles surfacing about blatant Homophobia in the same regions of Texas. More recently, Houston voted against the non-discrimination policy, which made it illegal to actually discriminate against someone in the workplace; this is while Texas is still dealing with hate towards race, gender, and sexual orientation.
In the American Dream project, by Nicole Delgado, Melissa Garcia, Eliana Nivon, Xiomara Rivera, and Ariana Wong, Latinos made great efforts to not be seen as inferior and to not be looked down upon by Americans, especially white Americans. We learn now that the empowerment for Latinos enhanced their political, working, and educational rights occurred during the Chicano Movement (Delgado, Garcia, Nivon, Rivera, and Wong). Latinos faced many social issues in America, such as racial stereotyping, shunning those who lived in lower-class areas, and subverting their movements achievements. This only encouraged them to stigmatize their heritage proudly (Sinmadera). Initially, they came to America to escape poverty in hopes their children would go to college and have a different life than they did.
INTRODUCTION Did you know that LGBTQ youth are twice as likely as their peers to be kicked, shoved, and physically assaulted? On top of that, 92% of LGBTQ youth hear negative messages about having a different sexuality. They feel unsafe and are physically harmed. This happens to people all over the world, and as horrible as it is, many, many people suffer from it every single day of their lives! I want to bring this to light and tell you about what LGBTQ people have been subjected to throughout time, and what they have to deal with on a day to day basis.