My mouth was watering with the thought of having it as my first meal When I arrived to “mi pais”, I went straight to my grandma’s house, where we ate and where my mom and I are going to be staying. It was fun to hang around “ Los amigos mio y hablar y relajar”. “Wey Yancey que lo que. Hace poco tiempo desde que tu viniste” dijo Alejandro. “jaja bro es que yo amo estar aqui, con mi familia, cuando yo puedo yo vengo”., yo dije.
The article How to Be an Ally by Frances E. Kendall resonated with me because I often struggle with calling myself an ally. Although Kendall frames allyship in the context of white people, her tips are applicable to everyone, including people of color, who want to take part in social change. In many ways, I already consider myself an ally. However, I have room to improve. The community in which is I find myself to be a very active ally is the undocumented community.
Have you ever wondered why immigrants are getting deported each year and being separated from their children? Immigration is the action of coming permanently in a foreign country. It is significant to have immigrants here in the United States because they help the country grow financially by starting their own business. In the United States there are many hispanic restaurants such as Mexican, Guatemalan, Honduran, Salvadoran, etc. Having immigrants is like a tool for us because if we ever have a flat tire and you take it to the mechanics it's usually a hispanic man helping and if they are nice enough they won’t charge you anything.
One of the things that was most difficult for me was to get used to the food it tastes different specially tortillas, cheese, corn, beans and ham but also here the food tastes really good, food that I had never tasted where I live before. I fit into the Hispanic community, through participating in traditions, playing music, cooking food. In the first way I fit in the Hispanic community is by participating in traditions which is very important for my family. For example one of the traditions we follow is Quinseñeras; XV is a party that is made for a girl when she turns fifteen, in that celebration first she goes to church to thank god for turning fifteen and when it’s
“I wish we lived on the other side of town.” (Canales, 2005, p.35) I also wanted the better life. However, I already had it. That is because of my family and even though we had our ups and downs, they were my warmth. “Papa’s words of many years before, that our side of town had its own wealth and warmth. I finally understood what he’d meant.” (Canales, 2005, p.
Looking for Alibrandi introduces Josephine Alibrandi and her Italian family celebrating a special occasion of called Tomato Day. This novel gives an understanding of the relationships between Josie and her family. Tomato day is a significant event because this is an Italian tradition when everyone comes together as a family and makes their special pasta and sauce. In chapter 19 in looking for Alibrandi Josie and her family hand pick the tomatoes to make the pasta sauce. The technique, tone shows us that Josie is embarrassed to be a part of Tomato Day.
All my life, my identity has been influenced by the people that share the same ethnicity, culture, and living style as I do. For me, being Hispanic means something bigger than just coming from a specific ethnicity that puts me in a certain category from the moment I was born. It’s a way for me to stand out from the status quo and be part of a group that connects back to great moments in history. Being an AB540 student, I connect to my Hispanic community by being an immigrant. By sharing the struggles and obstacles that countless people in my community face, I have become inspired to try and help others and change the way people think of undocumented immigrants.
I am Jason Aber and I am 15 in a half years old. I like the color turquoise, I like to cook with my mom and help clean the house. I dislike messes, loud places, and commercials from TV. In my family, I have three brothers and one sister, and mom and dad. I live in New Britain, Connecticut U.S.A. What I want to do when I leave high school is train to become a firefighter and attend college.
After much tribulation, she runs away with Idgie to open their own café, named the Whistle Stop Café, to raise her baby in a safe environment and get away from the abuse from her husband. The food that they prepare and serve at the café not only saves Ruth from the terrible suffering she had to go through, but also brings life into the small town that they live in. The first time that fried green tomatoes are brought up in the film is a very significant moment in Idgie and Ruth’s relationship. The fried green tomatoes that Idgie made have a connotation regarding the happiest moments of their lives during the film. The café that they worked hard at and the fried green tomatoes that were very popular, along with their barbeque, made the two women very successful in that small town and allowed them to get very close and grow their friendship.
Coming from a strong Hispanic culture food is everything. Most of my family grew up in Ecuador a small country in South America and like any other Hispanic culture you will see how much of it revolves around food. But more importantly I would like to focus on how food impacts the women; it is a strong belief that in order for a women to be able to find a husband first she must learn to cook. Growing up this is what was mostly heard in my home, “You want a boyfriend, but you don’t even know how to cook!” or “You will never find a husband cooking like that”, and although it was mostly said in a teasing manner the words ring with some truth. If I ever do want to get into a serious relationship, especially with someone with the same culture, my
Growing up as a first-generation Mexican American was a huge advantage for me in that it allowed me to grow up in a culturally diverse community. I learned how to work well with people of all backgrounds and empathize with people from all walks of life. However, while being the first in my family to go to college was a momentous accomplishment, the lack of instruction and guidance lead me to commit many mistakes that could have been easily avoided during my first years at college. My timidity and downright arrogance lead me to believe that I did not need anyone’s assistance and thus I found myself denial that there was a problem in terms of my grades during my first semesters. I have since addressed this issue and have worked diligently to