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.
Nonetheless, it is also important to mention that many members of the Aymara community have adopted Catholicism as a religion, and follow the catholic calendar and holidays, but continue to maintain their traditional beliefs as well. Aymaras believe the Pachamama has the power to provide fertile soil and good crops. Additionally, the community constantly prays to her and asks for their overall welfare. There is an ongoing tradition, in which every first Friday of the month, people prepare a “offering” composed of a small quantity goods with symbolic value, which are burnt in her honor in medium of prayers and offerings. The same are offered either in Spanish or in Aymara, the community’s official language.
BASTING OF CULTURES There are many elements that make up the Mexican costumes: on one hand, the heritage of indigenous groups, which are 62 different2, most of them living in the centre and south of the country, on the other hand, the influence of the Spaniards. Before the Colony, the female clothing consisted of a huipil, a girdle and an enredo (or “skirt waistband”). The arrival of the Spanish in America brought the blouses, skirts and hoods. The huipil is a garment used by the indigenous people of several Mexican regions, including the states of Chiapas, Puebla and Jalisco. Its name comes from the Nahuatl huipilli (blouse or embellished dress), and usually consists of one or more canvases of cloth layers that give rise to a rectangular
Culture is an essential part of a community’s identity, because it links individuals to a collective bond. The Americas have always contained a vast variety of cultural communities, especially in the United States. The US is known for being one of the most diverse nations in the world, housing hundreds of different cultures. Mexican-Americans display a strong sense of a cultural background, which falls as a subset of the bigger Latino culture that links all Latinos. Oral history is a major aspect on the Mexican culture, which contributes to the truth of how history in the United States actually happened.
Have you ever wondered how the United States formed and how history formed everything? Well, one important event in history was the Mexican Cession. The Mexican Cession was a land that the Americans obtained after the Mexican-American war. The Mexican Cession refers to lands surrendered, to the United States by Mexico at the finish of the Mexican War. It was a territory that included California, Nevada, Utah, and also parts of Colorado, Arizona, Wyoming, and New Mexico.
My parents have always taught me hard work and determination. Growing up as a Mexican-American, I have had the opportunity to grow in an environment where I am free and where I am enriched in my Mexican culture. My grandparents and parents have always filled my life
People hastily right officers off as it seems so easy and then when they need them the most, they are left no choice but to ask for help from the same officers they just wrote off. Coming from a family who is heavily involved within law-enforcement I see on a daily basis all
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. My Grandmother and her family immigrated from Mexico at an early age in a dire attempt to discover a life that bettered their quality of life. She had to tolerate working in fields to make money that then fed her at night.
Throughout my life, I have always considered my grandparents to be the foundations that allowed me to establish a sense of who I am and what is important to me; thus, my grandparents (on my mother’s side in particular) are my key ancestors. As my parents were often occupied by work when I was younger, I spent much of my childhood with my grandparents at their house in Madera, CA. Indeed, the fondest childhood memories I have are simply the moments I spent interacting with my grandparents. Past the fond sentiment my grandparents hold in my heart, I can objectively conclude that they are the sole connections I had to my Mexican heritage- without them, I would have had nowhere else to learn how to connect to my heritage. Everything from the family
Religious tradition is one of the strongest and most applied in the Mexican American community. Mexico is a tremendous religious country, because Mexicans have been imposed to Catholicism for over 3 hundred years. Catholicism is not only a religion to Mexican Americans, but also a way of living, they are taught since they are children to worship God, the saints and the virgen de Guadalupe. Mexican American children are not asked whether they want or no
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
I was born in Southern Los Angeles and lived in a conserved community of predominantly hispanic immigrants seeking socioeconomic prosperity for their families and an adequate education for their children. My family was a part of this community and as such, I was always met with a high standard for education and was taught to fully appreciate the benefits that followed it. I would constantly be reminded of these benefits when I would continuously witness not only my own family struggle, but when neighbors and friends also struggled to provide essential payments for their utilities, food, or rent. These financial struggles stubbornly persisted to haunt my family and in 2008 we were in no position to maintain our home and consequently lost it. This drastically strained family
As you know immigration is a huge problem in the United States, data shows that over the past year’s Texas has increases its size dramatically. In the website Texas State Historical Association states data that since the year 1850 Texas started out with the population of 212,592 and on 2010 the population growth increased to 25,145,561. However, we do not know the exact number of these people that are not American Citizens. In the Washington Post it states that “there are more than 11 million immigrants living, working and establishing families in the United States illegally”. Texas has approximately 1,650,000 almost close to 1.7 million of people who are illegal immigrants that are residents here.
Even though they all tend to be working to bring in money the main idea I think that they all share is that they will do anything for their families and them all being together is what matters most. The one subject in the video, Victor, stated “I don’t think money brings happiness.” This is a very example of just how he is going about working in order to be able to have his family all together because they are what truly makes each other happy.