Up until the 1960s Anglo social scientists wrote most of the literature about the people of Mexican- descent in the United States. Their analysis of Mexican American culture and history reflected the hegemonic beliefs, values, and perceptions of their society. As outsiders, Anglo scholars were led by their own biases and viewed Mexicans as inferior, savage, unworthy and different. Because Mexican scholars had not yet begun to write about their own experiences, these stereotypes were legitimized and reproduced in the literature. However, during the mid- 1960s scholars such as Octavio Ignacio Romano, Nick Vaca, Francisco Armando Rios, and Ralph Ricatelli began to reevaluate the literature written by their predecessors. In their work they analyze
societies in the world. These sub-cultures include Whites, African Americans, Asians, Irish, Latino, and European among others. Chicano refers to the identity of Mexican-American descendant in the United State. The term is also used to refer to the Mexicans or Latinos in general. Chicanos are descendants of different races such as Central American Indians, Spanish, Africans, Native Americans, and Europeans. Chicano culture came as result of a mixture of different cultures (Shingles and Cartwright 86). Despite the assimilation by the majority whites the Chicanos have preserved their culture. This paper seeks to prove that Chicano culture has deep cultural attributes that would appeal to the larger American culture, leading to strengthening of
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.
In this paper I will discuss the culture of Hispanic Americans, whom are sometimes called Latinos. Five demographic characteristics will be identified, which will follow their beliefs on family, education, and society. Although this culture has seen many challenges in today’s society there are many opportunities for advantages, and new traditions.
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
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.
The Latino lifestyle creates a strong bond together, and most the time are all closely together. The positive side was well explained and described in the book. For example, whenever there is a need of an advice or counsel, a Latino would go to the family and ask them according to their experiences, an explanation on how they handled their issues. In addition, Schaefer said that most Latinos use their family as resources to support them throughout their lifetime (2014). Unfortunately, a negative factor that comes with familism is turning down opportunities, in order to not get separated from the family (Schaefer, 2014).
2. The demographic trend associated with the emerging majority of diverse elders is due to the increase in the minority population, which will account for half of the elderly population. The aging population is increasing since people are living longer and this population is also becoming more diverse. As a result, the demographic trend will consist of an emerging majority of racial and ethnics groups that were once the minority group whom are of mostly elderly people.
I come from a Mexican family who is low context and very conservative. They value having relationships within their own race. When I came to the United States, I learned to appreciate other cultures and ethnicities better. I have never seen race the way my family looks at it. If they marry someone, it would have to be within the culture. They have misconceptions on how other cultures view or value things differently which makes them not want a close relationship with other culture. In my opinion, this perception they have of “race” is unfair. However, many Mexican cultures have similar views.
The bias associated with all three-assessment tools are; level of competency of the therapists assessing the test, the therapist selection of tools based on ease of administration and interpretation, and the patient’s response not answering the questions truthfully. Considerations for using these assessment tools with individuals from special/diverse populations, such as the client, must also be examined. Religious beliefs, and values, may be accustomed to the client’s lifestyle and habitation so it is vital that therapist’s prepare and learn about client’s cultural differences beforehand and provide the appropriate adaptations to intervention. Vi and the OT collaborated together and identified problems to set goals in self-care, productivity
Fifty-six million. This is the number representing the Hispanic population of the United States in July 1, 2015. This makes people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or racial minority by being more than seventeen percent of the nation’s total population. To understand better
A cultural and social event that I think is especially relevant to this material is the endurance of machismo attitudes of many Mexican and culture. Mexican culture and beliefs are so strong that even when they move or migrate from Mexico to the United States, a new culture, still persists and continue. Mexican cultivates patriarchy ideas which the importance is the support of the family. Men provide the financial support in the household while the woman is the homemakers who take care of the children while the husband is working outside. As well, they cultivate respect within the marriage where the women if often relegated to the demands and desires of her husband. As a consequence, machismo is created as an ideology which men believe they
Communities still have large impacts in defining the countries colorful communities. Mexico is the 14th largest country in the world, according to the “Central Intelligence Agency’s World Fact book”. The country consists of multiple ethnic groups. The mestizo group makes up almost sixty percent of the country’s population while nine percent is white. These different groups make a culture that is unique to Mexico.
Cultural competence is very important in providing patient care. Culturally competent providers should understand and respect the patient’s beliefs, values, and behaviors, and develop a treatment or care based on the patient’s specific needs. Being a healthcare professional requires you not only to assess, diagnose, and make a treatment plan, but also take into account patient’s beliefs and perception of their health-related issues.
Within the works of “Fiesta, 1980” it takes us in the lives of a Latin American family. We are described a traditional style Latino family were there is a dominate father figure, a submissive mother, and obedient children more or less. There are two boys the eldest Rafa and the youngest Yunior and their younger sister Madai. During the transgression of the story it is conveyed through the eyes