Notwithstanding, many Chicanos stand up for their values and ideals to defend their own culture and spread it around the world; one example is Gloria Anzaldua. Anzaldua denies the comments of Paz and emphasizes that the Mexican culture is antique and useless. She affirms due to her rebelliousness, she was “the first in six generations to leave the valley.” p.2 a shocking declaration. In the modern world, most of the Mexican values have been dismissed and have reached a point where they are not longer apt to adapt to the new world. And although Anzaldua has a bias view against men, what is concerning is that culture permeates in many aspects of the daily life and therefore the Mexican culture is not longer functional in the modern world.
For instance, he saw and heard how slavery affected many people he cared about. His own mother was separated from him as a baby, but that never stopped her from walked for miles and hours to see him for a brief time. Her willpower to see him even though she wasn’t supposed to showed Douglass what determination was at a young age. He also saw his Aunt Hester be painfully whipped by her master right in front of him which left him scarred and with a realization of how evil slavery is at a young age. His grandmother was a good slave for her entire life and she still was hardly given freedom until she reached an old age.
Mexican Americans were seen as the ones who would take your job because they work for cheaper pay. Stereotyped as criminals, unintelligent, and not loyal. The experiences of fighting alongside white Americans in the military, as well as of working in factory jobs for lower wages, made Mexican Americans less willing to tolerate the second-class citizenship that had been their lot before the war. Having proven their loyalty and "Americanness" during World War II, Mexican Americans in the postwar years wanted to have the right guaranteed by our Constitution as a reward for faithful service; World War II and Mexican Americans Published by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
The struggle in Angelou’s life started when she was young. At the age of 8 Angelou was left mute for several years after a traumatic rape that also resulted in the murder of her rapist (Britannica 2). Though fastforwarding to 1940, Angelou moved to San Francisco with her mother working a variety of odd jobs until she became a professional dancer and also changing her name (Britannica 3). Work till this point of her life was all she knew and proceeded to continue this trend in order to achieve her dreams. Another look into her future Angelou now working as a professor of an American studies at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Britannica 6).
She recalls that she was forced to stay inside for almost 2 months because the pain was unbearable. Everytime she stood up the wound would reopen and she would bleed out. She wasn 't able to shower for three weeks. She was exremely lucky that she didn 't share the same fate as the other girls from her tribe. (Reveal Topic) Female Gential Mutilation.
She was only seven, it frightened her so much! She only told Bailey, who told their mother, who told the cops. Mr. Freeman was in jail for only one day, and the day after he was released he was found murdered. Maya thought she did the wrong thing by telling, she didn’t understand because she was so young. As a result, she wouldn’t talk to anyone for five years, because her words had hurt Mr. Freeman and she didn’t want to hurt anyone else.
Susie is the main character, she is murdered at the age of 13 and the book is her watching her family and friends deal with her death well they try to find the murderer. well susies in heaven she doesn't actually like all that much she wishes she could be back on earth growing up with her family, well in heaven she wonders “Heavens where a girl like me didn't fit in. Where they horrific, these other heavens? worse than feeling so solitary among ones living, growing peers?”(119). She hasn't let go of earth yet which prevents her from being happy, she feels isolated and alone in heaven well she watches everyone she loves gets to grow up she wants to belong back to earth.
Maya Angelou once said, “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” Throughout her life, Maya grew through multiple hardships as a young black woman including racism and being raped. According to the Encyclopedia of World Biography, her uncles killed the rapist, resulting in Maya blaming herself for it and not speaking for five years because she believed “her words brought death” (par 1). Once she started speaking again, Maya broke out of her shell and got involved with dance and theater. These forms of expression led to her self-discovery and the development of her strong will and determination. With many life experiences and a creative mind at hand, Maya started using poetry to express her beliefs.
When parents kick their daughter from their houses they feel angry,upset and at the same time they feel really sad to see their daughter decision. Parents don’t like to see them on their houses because they need to work for they can support their children and to give them a better future.For example, on the article (family beat 14-year-old impregnated by a relative into delivering stillborn baby before disposing of the remains on a charcoal grill.) It said that “The unnamed victim was repeatedly assaulted between January and March 2013 when she eventually gave birth to a stillborn baby at the house in Pleasant Grove in Dallas, Texas.”This quote means that the parents get really mad about the things that their daughter make and when they want to punish them they make it so hard for them because they can killed them. Finally dropping out high school is not a good thing also parents kick them daughters from the houses and they need to think about their future before acting. Following parents rules is the best thing ever that can help us to become successful, because when the teen girls don 't follow parents rules they don 't have a good future they think on the other way that not following rules will help them but no is not how they think.
Mexicans tend to either be incorporated into the mainstream or set aside as disadvantaged minorities. Those who are marked as disadvantaged minorities tend to follow a downward assimilation where they fight against the assimilation in a oppositional manner because they are set on a path of poor mobility. In Waters, the standard measures used to gauge assimilation are immigrant gateways and immigrant replenishment. Especially immigrant gateways as they are starting to be areas in which immigrants do not normal inhabit. This gives sociologist a new perspective on assimilation.