Behind every mainstream cultural representation, there are private stories and local memories that are silenced and forgotten. My cultural memory project is a puzzle that includes representations of mainstream historical narratives along with memories of individuals that are associated with the Manong Generation. The puzzle reflects the challenge and importance of putting pieces of information together to correct common beliefs and create a voice to silent narratives. The Manong Generation refers to Filipino immigrants who came to the United States during 1920s-30s. Their historical narratives only focus in their agricultural life style.
There are a lot of controversial issues surrounding this country. Whitin all those controversial issues there 's the “issue” of illegal immigration. I 'm sure we 're all familiar with the term “illegal immigration”. We’re always told about how bad it is. Don 't get me wrong, it is bad but it 's not done with the intention of hurting someone else but to try and change their future.
In the lecture by Dr. Geddes and Cowan, they talked about the years of migration in the caribbeans. Dr. Cowan starts off the lecture with a brief mention behind the reason of migration. The many caribbean migrants coming from United Kingdom, France, Spain, Domicans, etc… , come to the U.S for the sole reason of a better life. Several in the United States territory, migrants start to work at any establishment for money. Some even become citizens after the years, and help their children, back home, come over the border.
In the 1800’s many Irish Immigrants were in search of jobs in America. In Ireland jobs were becoming very scarce because there were many problems in their economy. It was important for individuals to support their families because of this occurrence. In Ireland there was an outbreak of the “Potato Blight” a disease caused by eating contaminated potatoes. Because of this many individual lost jobs this cause the “Great Potato Famine.
Hundreds or thousands immigrates legal or illegal come to the United States for jobs. Some immigrates come because they need money for their family and other's come because they want to danger us. Immigrates should be allow to come to the United States because they're better jobs there ,and also they need money for their family. For example, many immigrates struggle to pay for their family needs and it's really hard because I had a friend that her parents had to move to the United States for better jobs. Her parents couldn't pay the bills in Mexico so the only way to get money and better jobs are in the United States.
Immigration Over the course of the last couple hundred years, many immigrants have moved to America in hope to find life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. When they reach America they find out that they don’t fit in as easy as they thought they would. In many cases, immigrant children often feel they must lose their cultural identity in order to be an American: because they have to learn to be white and fit in, because it’s a country that gives people chances, and because if they want to be successful they have to learn English.
Many people have and are still coming to America, seeking this thing we once knew as the American dream. The American dream has been around since 1776 but was later coined in 1931. (Novak, 2015). Is the American dream still alive today? Is the American dream still worth pursing?
“When the Philippine Islands became a U.S. colony at the turn of the century, its inhabitants succeeded the Africans, Mexicans, and American Indians as the “White Man’s Burden,” the object of “domestic racial imperialism” carried out through brutal pacification and cooptative patronage.” “These multigenerational households were the norm for many Filipinos. Even when their immediate family had the means to live on their own, most said their parents felt a sense of obligation to help new relatives get on their feet, especially if they themselves had been beneficiaries of such familial generosity.” “Filipino moms predetermine what their kids are supposed to be when they grow up…There’s a lot of Filipinos in here right now that are nurses… I’m
Citizenship in the United States Being a United States (US) citizen means a great deal to me. When I took the first step towards US citizenship, the last thing on my mind was to become a “model citizen” or having the same rights and obligations as a US born citizen. When I obtained my legal resident in the US, which is the first step towards citizenship, the main concern on my mind was “I am no longer on at edge about being deported.” This was a great relief for me, as all of my family resides in the US. This same frame of mind is shared among many people who take the first steps towards citizenship.
Urbanization refers to the process of raising population growth in cities and rural, it also includes the rise of industrialization. The government, industry and business deal in urban areas are involved. The United States and Europe had started their urbanization since the 19th century. On the other hand, by the end of 2014, 54.7% of China’s total population live in the urban areas, which is a rate that rose from 26% in 1990. They are currently experiencing a rapid increase.
For the past two-hundred years, America has been a nation of profound ideals and values. One of the most fundamental of the these being the American Dream. The American dream has long been thought to be what separates the US from other nations. Nowhere in any other country can a person find anything quite like the American Dream. The American Dream is what turned thirteen ragtag colonies into the greatest country on earth.
This paper is a rhetorical analysis on immigration and how it is impacting the GDP of the country. Immigration has always been an issue in the United States for many years and today it is still a major hot topic everywhere you pass. The entire world is discussing the immigration situation in the US presently because of the number of people it is impacting. The President of the US has placed executive orders to ban people from certain countries and many are outraged and disgusted. Information on immigration can be seen in all directions and places such as on social media, newspapers, discussion groups, radios and televisions.