I come from an authentic Hispanic family, who is traditional in plenty distinct aspects. We treasure all the memories that have occurred to all of us and we laugh about the embarrassing moments we all had. We hold traditional customs and we accept new traditions as well. All of us are over protective of each and every family member, meaning that if anyone in the family has a problem we will not stop until it is fixed. To every family member, family is always first.
Who is this subculture group? Where are they from? The Mexican Americans are a population of Spanish speaking individuals whom inhabit an area of Southern Texas named Hidalgo County. This cultural group often refers to themselves as being “true Texans” while referring to those individuals who speak English as being outsiders.
Culture, as defined in Jon Shepard’s Sociology textbook is defined as an act of behaving or thinking, beliefs, custom, and arts in a particular society. In todays society there are many different cultures, while some are the same there are many different aspects that make each culture unique and diverse in their own way. Between the American and Hispanic culture there are many differences, but there are also similar traits as well. Whether its food, religion, language, politics, sports, family, holidays, or fashion; Americans share some of the same behaviors as Hispanics.
Being Hispanic has taught me a whole world of things. It has taught me that the world is not what you expect it to be. Going to a public school and being th minority is completely different than going to a see my cousins where every thing is different. The way we talk, the food we eat. Its all different. To me, being hispanic is probably the biggest blessing I could ever get. I love being hispanic. Being able to know that my culture is completely different than those at school. It has brought so much knowledge that telling other people about makes them want to be hispanic. Although the majority of it is happy experience, I have had my share of negative experiences. From racism or being mistreated for being the minority. Although those things do impact how I feel, I
Christmas Traditions are important to a lot of family’s. People have so many traditions big and small. Yet not all of them are the same, they’re are popular one’s and one’s that people make up. We have so many ones around the world. Here is what Christmas traditions are like in Mexico compared to what my family does.
family is a “close-knit group and the most important social group to gather in any events or special days” (Mendez). It is at the centre of the social structure. The Mexican “family unit” includes not only parents and children, but also extended families and grandparents. As it provides a sense of stability in relationships. Children are taught at a young age that one must give the most “respeto” (respect) and honor to family members such as parents, aunts, uncles, and especially grandparents (elders). This is why most Mexicans consider it their responsibility and duty to help family members. For example, they will help one another with financial problems, health, and any other life issue. Another important aspect of Mexican families is the roles of family members at home. In most Mexican households it is traditional that the male figure such as the father is the head of the household. The father tends to dictate big family issues and decisions. While the mother take care
Doning the title as a hispanic goes far beyond how one looks and speaks, but rather how one conducts himself through every step of their life. I greatly contribute my hispanic roots in shaping me into the young man I am today. The morals and traditions instilled in me such as my unparalleled work ethic and family values leach from my upcoming in a strong hispanic lifestyle.
Did you know that soccer is Mexico’s main sport? They have hosted 2 world cups they are the third country to host 2 world cups. Soccer is a big part of Mexico culture. My culture is not just about soccer it also includes music and food. We are known for having the hottest sauce in the world. Mexico is also known for their regional music that is heard and liked by many people in the world.
There are approximately seven billion human beings in the world, each having their own culture and traditions. Coincidentally enough, “The Tequila Worm” is based on a small town in Texas, with a family who shares the same family traditions as mine. Viola Canales, the author, talks about the main protagonist, Sophia, and how she celebrates her culture. The making of Easter cascarones, celebrating Dia de Los Muertos, and her connection with her father, Sophia’s life is not so different from mine. Therefore, Sophia’s life and experiences are uncanny similarities to mine and that is what this essay will focus on.
I’m the first generation of my family to be Mexican -American, but I have been introduced to the Mexican culture since I was born. I appreciate the difficulties my parents have faced to make me the person that I am today even though I wasn’t born in Mexico my parents have taught me the language and the culture which I’m so proud of being part of. For others being Hispanic is actually being born in any Latin American countries which is not true at all. Being Hispanic is much more than my cultural background it actually describes how much I appreciate my culture and how I get to experience things other people don’t. I fit into the Hispanic community through the experiencing the culture first hand ,participating in traditions and planning to include my culture in my future.
Mexicans are the largest and most prominent groups of Spanish speakers living in the United States Mexicans have settled in the United States since its inception and many became de facto citizens when formerly Mexican lands were incorporated into the United States. Mexicans bring a heritage of mixed ancestry as a result of the Conquest of Mexico by Spanish and other Caucasian invaders. Today, Mexican American culture has not strayed far from its roots. Mexicans ' value system revolves around pride in family, which is ideally large and close knit, and respect for the deceased as celebrated every November 1st on “El Dia des los Muertas, or the Day of the Dead”. The primary religion practiced by this group is Roman Catholicism, the nominal
For instance, I’ve visited Guerrero, Mexico twice; one time alone and the second time with my sister and my cousins. The first night I got to Mexico it was dark, and the only “stores” open at 8pm or 9pm were “Taquerias” or Mexican restaurants. Once I received an order of tacos, I immediately noticed a difference. The size of the tortilla was smaller compared to the size of the tacos given in the Taquerias of Chicago. I noticed that most Mexican restaurants were family businesses. According to the Mexican Encyclopedia, “Many [...] women