Culture influences every single person in this world, but for Hispanic culture has been the most prominent for being that my family and some friends are of Hispanic dependence. Having family in Mexico and to experience firsthand how Hispanic people have it harder that most Caucasians I have made it my goal to help Hispanics live a better life and teach them to learn their rights in this country. Many Hispanic adults find it hard to be heard, barriers of language often make them a target for theft and unfair treatment. Being Hispanic and bilingual has been one of my greatest advantages because I am who people count on to help those that ca only speak Spanish. As a dental assistant I have helped many get dental help and I have taught them how to defend themselves.
Modern society adapts to the views its people holds, which can explain why it seems so divided nowadays. It is as if no one can ever agree on anything. As a country, we are struggling to differ from right or wrong, keeping us on opposite sides. We have different views on everything, from how much gun control there should be to whether immigrants should be allowed and even what classifies as racism. Regarding culture and race, there are many instances which are offensive to some but brushed off by others.
In the world we live in, many people are blind to the cultures around them. Why learn about things that don’t have anything to do with us? What we fail to realize is that all of our cultures have many similarities as well as differences. This paper will be showing you the similarities and differences of culture between North America and the Spanish-speaking country “Spain”. Describing the comparisons in music, religious beliefs, and sports.
Although there are similarities between Mexican and American cultures based on Hofstede’s culture theory, culture differences are still exist between the two countries in terms of power distance, individualism vs. collectivism, and time management. Local employees tend to expect to be told what to do by supervisors and they try to manage a close long-term commitment to the organization (Hofstede Center, 2016). Often times, people promise that the tasks or assignments will be competed by a certain time, but their paces are usually slow. This is part of Mexican culture so the expats need to be better prepared and know what to expect (ExpatFocus, 2015). As the information we have collected, most Mexicans do speak some English, but Spanish is
Culture in barbados is not much different than ours. When it comes to entertainment people play sports, music, go shopping, and go to dining events. Religion happens to be mostly christianity, and have morning service in Anglican churches on Saturdays. Language is mostly english or Bajan, an African-American speaking that is widely used, and sounds somewhat dialect. Race is mostly African but to be more imprecise 80 percent are black, 4 percent are white, 16 percent are mixed.
Those of Spanish-speaking descent have all experienced one of the following at least once in their lives: “Did you make those tacos yourself?” , “Are you Mexican?” When realization hits that this individual speaks a second language they ask, “So you speak Spanish?” or, “Say something in Spanish for me.” Followed by an awkward response of something that hardly skates passed a mere “Hola.” A rather important misconception coincides with the idea that all “Latinos” derive from Mexico, a colossal assumption that unfortunately stands as the most common perception.
After carefully reviewing the article entitled Latino definitions of success: A cultural model of intercultural competence. As I can read the article I can see that the methods that are used are Phase 1 and Phase 2. The first Phase qualitative data interviewed deals with fifteen Latino who comes from a Midwestern city. The interview wanted to get a better understanding of the skills necessary for the Latino culture to become successfully in the United States. Some of the ways that participates were recruited were community and organization setting.
Choosing to be a Mexican over American Today I feel more like a Mexican than anything else even though I was born in the united states. I may have papers and be American but hearing other ethnicities call my people immigrants and illegal makes me feel more like an immigrant myself. I feel this way because although I am considered an American I would much rather stand by my people and my culture. I would label myself as a Mexican-American, Latina, person of color, and as a minority. I describe myself as a Mexican-American because I was born and raised in Chicago and from Mexican descent.
My home town where I lived half of my life in was in a little country town called Sanger, Texas. Although my older years of growing up I spent them in the city of The Woodlands, Texas. Even though these two places are both in Texas and in the South, there are still many differences in the cultures. Having a hispanic family and a white family you can see the differences in both of them even though they both live in the same area. In a hispanic family, they are very loving and always wanting to kiss you on the cheek when saying hello and goodbye.
Being Mexican people assume that I’m from Mexico, but little do they know that Mexican people can give birth in different places, I happened to be born in the state of Hawaii. In the Latino/Mexican culture you have different ways of doing things. For instance, celebrating a holiday or a birthday we say “Go Big Or Go Home”, we also celebrate Christmas on the 24th and we have a wonderful celebration for the becoming-of-age of a girl called a Quinceanera. One thing that can be hard about being a pure 100% Mexican is that we’re a single culture but we have so many various regions within Mexico that have different traditions and cultural diversity that everybody thinks we’re all basically the same. Even though I’m full Mexican I’m nowhere near