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.
In the book, American Exodus: The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture in California, James N. Gregory attempts to change readers perspective of stereotypes created by artist during the Great Depression, such as those created by John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath and Dorthea Lange’s photograph of the “Migrant Mother”. In his book, Gregory “takes us back to the dust bowl migration” to reveal that there is more to Oklahoman, Arkansan, Texan, and Missourian immigrants than economic hardship. He focuses on regionalism, and an “Okie” subculture that was created due to the high rate of migration to California. Gregory sets out to prove that they also had a mass effect on Californian culture and social patterns. Using extremely efficient primary
Segregation and discrimination between African Americans and Americans were distinct during the Harlem Renaissance. During this time in history, African Americans were taking a stand for their rights and to obliterate segregation. African Americans slowly became more literate and began to have equal rights as those of Americans. Since discrimination was still present during the middle of the 1900’s, many individuals who were treated unfairly started to stand up for their rights. Two well-known poets, Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou, have decided to take a stand to put an end to the gap between both races.
“Translation Nation” In the book, Translation Nation, Hector Tobar shows us the hard experiences that Latino immigrants face in the U.S. while pursuing the American Dream. Tobar traveled through some cities in this country visiting individuals and communities to gather those experiences. Through the stories of many people, including himself as son of Guatemalan immigrants, he allows us to see situations as for example, racisms, bad job conditions, and poverty among this ethnic group. The difficulties that Latino Immigrant face, as for example, the case of a group of neighbors in Maywood, California who were mocked because their accent when speaking English reminds me of similar situations that I have also face as an immigrant from México.
This paper will discuss the truth behind the biggest symbol of American freedom. The Statue of Liberty has become an emblem of the rights and freedoms all Americans receive when the come from their countries. In Lauret Savoy’s novel, Trace, she discusses multiple areas where the culture of the people who were originally living there were suppressed and forgotten. In Trace, she also discusses the racism that has been in America for centuries and that is still currently happening in America. The Declaration of Independence says that “all men are … endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.”
Many believed by not allowing spanish to be spoken, these individuals could leave behind their culture and history, as well as adapt to the white american culture more efficiently. There were many hardships such as being forced to work in labor jobs, and still being put under the poverty line although the work never stopped. Careers were a dream in which no chicano could possibly get due to their background. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was put into place after Chicanos stood up to the Whites for not having equal rights or opportunity. In the year 1948, Cesar Chavez joined the Community Service Organization (also known as the CSO) in California, and is known to become an organizer in the Mexican American Community.
The LA Times made him a foreign correspondent in Vietnam and the Dominican Republic. He also became the Times bureau chief in Mexico City. While reporting abroad in Mexico City he was recalled for missing an important story. Feeling personally defeated, underappreciated and discontent Salazar returned home where he was given the task to write about domestic affairs. Since Salazar was of Mexican decent he was the obvious choice to write about the uproars occurring in East Los Angeles involving the Latino Community.
Immigration the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country. Immigrants learn new cultures and adapt to different customs. Immigrants were looked upon differently ause of their appearance and their cultures. The Effect of Immigration on America throughout time and history, immigration has affected people in numerous ways. It has brought new cultures and traditions, and had even mixed both with the Native Americans, which ties into people being brought together and accepting others culture.
Of these two, the first can be seen in the caption “Execution Capital of America,” which is used to imply that not only is Texas executing a large number of prisoners, but they are executing the most in the entire country. And to build off of that statement, “Please don’t ask if any might have been innocent” is used to inform the reader that not every individual that is killed by the state government committed a crime. Through the use of these captions, the cartoonist creates a buildup, followed by a punchline, as this is death however, no-one is
The two articles that I read for this assignment are called “Hispanic Heritage”. I have decided to read about this mainly because I did not understand why Latinos celebrate “Hispanic Heritage” in the USA. This celebration is completely unknown in Latin countries. Most people have never heard until they are in the USA. During the Hispanic Heritage Month people commemorate with this event in order to recognize the contributions that Hispanics make to the USA.
The community is celebrated for its street art, specifically the colorful and immense murals all over the sides of buildings. Located on 18th and South Bishop Avenue is an anti gentrification mural depicting a Mexican family being protected by an eagle and on the right side a man holds a poster reading “ALTO AL Desplazamiento en Pilsen, STOP gentrification in Pilsen.” While some say the murals contribute to the problem of gentrification in having people believe it’s an art community, others disagree. Hector Duarte, a muralist and community member of Pilsen, describes how this form of art is a vital part of the Mexican culture. “Painting murals is a way for us to denounce what is happening.
A thought-provoking source that John H.M Laslett used in researching for his book Shameful Victory is George J. Sanchez’s 1993 book Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945. His this book, Sanchez places a platform about Mexican American identity that stretches before World War II. The main argument is that Chicano history does little to explore the development of cultural adaptation. And he seeks to render that. Even through hardship and discrimination, the Mexican American identity evolved.
In class last week, we discussed how a border is defined not merely as a political line dividing nations, but an undefined barrier that exists between different cultures. A borderland in Texas, I thought, was just cities or towns that just happen to reside along the border after the U.S. acquisition of Texas in 1848. I never thought much of the community within the borderland areas other than believing that most communities there had a deep-rooted Mexican culture. However, Gloria Anzaldúa best defined the border as, “a vague and undetermined place created by the emotional residue of an unnatural boundary.” The community within the borderlands is not as simply defined as a borderline.
I discovered my love for English throughout my Puente classes. It exposed me to my passion for writing and learning new things. An example of this was when we read “ Borderlands” by Gloria Anzladúa which deals with how we identify ourselves composed of poems and written text. Explaining her story of being a Chicana; someone who is Mexican American dealing with the differences of both cultures.