The community in which is I find myself to be a very active ally is the undocumented community. My family and I are first generation immigrants who have the privilege of being documented. However, after taking classes in the Labor and workplace minor, I started to understand just how privileged I was. I did not know it at the time, but this acknowledgement coupled with my interest in earning about and helping the undocumented community within and outside UCLA marked the beginning of me learning what it means to be an ally. However, I have a
It shows us the everyday life of the people of Concord before, during, and after the Revolutionary War, which is where the war started. By doing that it helps us to relate to the people from that time, which then allows us to understand it better. There is a lot at stake for us to understand American history. History has given us the opportunity to learn many lessons that could help us deal with issues in the future. History does tend to repeat itself, so that is why history is still relevant today, we can use the lessons we have learned in the past to help create a bigger and better
The court cases of Dred Scott vs. Sanford, Shelley vs. Kraemer, and Brown vs. Board of Education all helped shape the Civil Rights Movement. Those cases all showed new freedoms to black people, as well as new hope for all Civil Rights Activists. By doing this, they enabled people like Martin Luther King, Malcom X, and John F. Kennedy to try and get rid of most of our ignorance today. But people should see the Movement from perspective of the people fighting to eliminate the horrible judgement and harassment that they face every day." I have a dream, that my four little children can one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
The imagery he used made the people feel valuable and they were ready to make a difference. The imagery put it into perspective on how negroes were actually treated and how they felt. Overall, Mr. King enforced different messages and lessons by using different speaking skills. The hand gestures, facial expressions, and the imagery he used inspired many people to take action and change what has been done. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech has left an incredible mark on us today.
The American people of today have had it instilled into their minds that they possess certain unalienable rights. Citizens are educated that they have an ability to express their thoughts regarding the world around them, whether or not these thoughts adhere to the beliefs of others, and they are able to attempt and play a part in repairing and amending any aspect of their nation they may consider problematic. Every person within the United States, whether they are native or foreign, is encouraged to take advantage of their rights and abilities in an attempt to better their society. Yet, in 1798, the Alien and Sedition Acts emerged, and were encouraged largely by the Federalist Party in an attempt to squander the desires of people who opposed
I am a Mexican American me as living in America my whole life i need to know their culture and understand their traditions. It 's important for everyone to get a chance and learn about other races and ethnicity. By learning about others this helps people come together and be united. We all have different backgrounds and stories of how our ancestors got here and what traditions they brought with them that we still use that we can share with others. Diversity is good we get to learn a lot from different races and ethnicity because it gives people a chance to experience different things other than what they are accustomed to.
As a Mexican American, being Hispanic means everything I live, breathe and stand for. To me Hispanic means family, culture, unity, sacrifice and love. Growing up in a Mexican household, allowed me to embrace the meaning of family and welcome the core values that have been embedded in my heart and spirit. I am proud and honored to be taught how to work hard physically and mentally, to commit and lead in causes that are worth the fight, to sacrifice for others and to serve one another in love. Not only was I led by example of these things, but I had numerous opportunities to see it in Hispanic community and the church as well.
The Spanish Club piques my interest because I want to continue my involvement with the Spanish language during college. Speaking Spanish gives me the opportunity to communicate and connect with a greater audience that I otherwise would not be able to had I only spoken a single language. On the other hand, the LGBTQI LIFE club grabs my attention because I personally understand the difficulty that one faces when coming to terms with sexuality. Thus, I want to be an advocate for any student who lacks support or feels confused regarding their own identity. Also, I will join Vandy PhotoSoc in order to grow as an artist, gain new inspiration, and express my emotions through portraiture photography.
Anyone born in the United States has an American citizenship, but people have many different ideas of what citizenship means to them. The general definition of citizenship is "the state of being vested with the rights, privileges, and duties of a citizen." The main aspects of citizenship are educating ourself, and therefore we can be civically engaged in order to be involved in the world around us. Educating ourself plays a very important role to keep ourself updated on wordly events surroundings us. When we are informed we can get involved in subjects that matter to us.
Social factors have had an immense impact on me especially my strong ties to my family and some of my friends. These strong ties have molded my life through the experiences of the things I have seen and the things I have done. I would not be the person I am today without these social factors. These privileges that I have experienced make me react to certains conditions in differents ways. I have experienced different conditions just like everyone else has experienced different cultures, background, and social standards in their life.
Throughout my life, I have perception of the world has changed with the aquiration of new knowledge. Throughout my life I have began to gain consciousness of issues that people of color, people like me, Latina, immigrant-descent, low-income face in everyday life. I always knew since a young age that I wanted to help people, my people. I knew I had to become someone to have the ability to be herd and listened too regardless of the color of my skin, someone worth remembering, someone who created change, someone who my parents could be proud of, but most importantly someone who I can be proud of. When I came to UCLA, a young naïve Latina, who left her bubble community back in Huntington Park, CA, I became aware of how other students were way
I hope that in the future the percentage of Hispanics in my community grows, but my experience of being such an extreme minority in a community close to a major, modern city gives me a truly unique perspective. I can adapt to almost any circumstance or environment. I can proudly state that I am a person who pushes through all the tough times and carries on with the goals I have set for myself. I know I am still growing and learning. I have a lot in front of me, but I’ve decided to be the kind of person who will make a positive change in the world, because I, Kiara Carrasquilla, have discovered who I am.
At the end of the day each individual’s life matters, we all need to become more compassionate for one another. Latinos are making drastic changes to the Latino threat narrative and making a difference in education and politics. The empowerment of the Latino population is derived from education; continued education for all generations is the key to success for Latinos. Latinos will strive and change standards for their population in the United
At my high school, most people believe that being Hispanic means you are from Mexico. As an officer in my school’s Hispanic Society, I work to educate fellow students that being Hispanic includes many nationalities and cultures. Both of my parents are from Guatemala, and my Hispanic heritage is strong. This is why I participate in Hispanic Society. Our missions are to educate others on the Latino cultures; to represent fellow Hispanic students when issues come before school administrators; and to facilitate community service efforts.