I realized this when my extended family assumed I spoke Spanish; my mother threatened to pretend to not understand me when I spoke English. First of all, going to family parties or having family come over was terrible. In my house, very little English was used if at all. The only English used was between my siblings and me. I knew some Spanish, but couldn 't understand a full conversion or respond to one.
Sam went home and interviewed her brother and asked him little brother why he doesn't want to speak Spanish and he simply responded with an " I don't like it. "She was confused because she said when she was younger there wasn't as much negativity to Latinos as there is now. "(This is America, Speak English. Narr. Sydne Brown, Sam Diaz.
There are many occasion big and small in which Harper Lee is enlightening about Scout. Two large themes that play a big role and that are related to conformity. Scout is shown to conform through learning how to be a lady and act lady-like. “Aunt Alexandra looked across the room at me and smiled. She looked at a tray of cookies on the table and nodded at them.
Whether that was at school, church, or family gatherings there was constantly someone coming up to me speaking in Spanish. When it came to reading the examples out loud in Spanish class, my teacher expected her “native” students to set the example. However, I for one can’t roll my tongue; therefore, not being able to pronounce the Spanish words correctly. As a result, I would purposely mispronounce the words in error to make my point to the teacher that I couldn’t read Spanish. This repeatedly was addition example of not being a “true” Mexican in the eyes of my teacher.
As in addition the headmaster gave the girls what she calls “pretty English names.” To the girls it was like she was disrespecting their culture. In their culture, the names Premila and Santha could be such a unique and special name. I have also experience this kind of disrespectful problem. Many English teachers can’t pronounce my name, Nayeli. So they would call me Natalie.
Mr. Espinosa said that Pete would never find a women, but he does not know this he is making an unfair judgments, which led to his death. • Pauline Rosa: She tried to get her children enrolled in an English-speaking school but they were denied because they were Latino. She fought for her children because it was not right for her children to be denied a chance of receiving decent education. Her children were just as worthy as the Anglo children. 4) Choose 2 characters and explain their “transformation” by the end of the movie.
The way I see it, the identity of person cannot be based on their appearance. Speaking of which, I don 't loo like the typical Hispanic girl. At younger age I hated my caramal skin and straighten my hair to the point where it heat damaged just so the people at school would see me as one of them. To ease the embarraseement I blamed my mom that she was I 'm so different. That maybe if I didn 't have Haitian in my blood I would look more like my Puerto Rican ancestors.
I arrived in this country thinking I was going to be in the most challenging classes and be at the top but reality smacked me in the face the first day I entered eighth grade. To my disadvantage the counselors did not care about my previous grades in Puerto Rico. Seeing that my parents were only able to speak Spanish, the school deduced my English was not well-developed enough and consequently I was placed in English-language learner (ELL) classes. After testing me in reading, writing, and hearing I was
Not only did she get first, but she also got second in show, coming in close to a plate of sugar cookies. Thinking back on it now, I laugh a little every time because Bailey had never really liked sugar cookies. And whenever there is the mention of sugar cookies I know that she is thinking about how she should have won that too. As we are sitting in her basement eating cookies and watching the Harry Potter series, I’m glad that we had gone through the ups and downs that we had. I know that if we hadn’t, Bailey and I wouldn’t be the best of friends as we are
We made our cookies which made the house smell wonderful. We grabbed blankets and hot cocoa, I then plopped down on the couch as she put in a DVD. I asked her “what movie is it?” and she said, “A classic, Gone with the Wind.” “But why?” I asked. She said, “because
When Rodriguez was young, he would speak in English in school or in stores near his house, and when Rodriguez would get home from school he would speak Spanish (72). Rodriguez’s English was not the best, and because of that he would either be silent or quietly mumble when asked to participate by one of the nuns (73). Since his lack of participation was noticeable and showed little progress, some of his teachers visited Rodriguez’s home to ask his parents to “encourage your children to practice their English when they are home?” (73). Rodriguez one day walks in on his parents speaking Spanish, but when they see him they switch to English, which offends and over the days that follows angers him enough to decide to seriously learn English. Rodriguez even willingly decides to participate in class (74).
If we never went to war with Mexico then the US would be half the size it is today and we probably wouldn 't be living here today. Some interesting facts is that people from Texas when Mexico owned were called Tejanos. They were basically Mexican Texans so they called people from Texas Tejanos which is Spanish for Texans. The Texans actually wanted to be their own country at first. They they start applying for annexation to the US.
In my eyes it’s not an effective strategy to deport immigrants back to mexico. Profiling puts a large amount of pressure on Police officers who are told they need to do this to as part of their job. It also creates a lot of family breakdown with american citizens who are Hispanic, watch as their older illegal immigrants that brought them to the U.S, are being deported. How can we morally feel that this kind of practice is ok? “It was no accident that so many high school students protested the new law.
a.) When students from a race who is being oppressed, is able to talk, write, and learn about their culture, they can look at society in different eyes. Being taken from an education of ten plus years of studying only American history, and then placed into courses with a Chicano point of view can change a vast majority of people’s minds. b.) One of the girls in the film talks about how she didn’t even go to school on a regular basis, because she didn’t like it.
Since joining the NHS I have developed a great appreciation for everything going on around me. From holding the door for someone or simply greeting other in the hallways, I believe that the NHS has helped me develop a open and giving personality that has a positive impact on everyone I come into contact with. There are many things that come to mind when I think of how my character has changed, but there is a certain one that really sticks out. That example is this year when the NHS was serving cookies for Valentine’s Day and we had a bunch of leftover cookies. I asked Mr. Spears what we were going to do with the leftover cookies and he thought we could just hand them out during lunch.