In “Se Habla Espanol,” Tanya Barrientos elaborates on her personal experience growing up in the United States. In the first couple decades of her life, Barrientos distanced herself from her cultural roots fearing that she would be judge and belittle. It was essential for Barrientos to fit in with the American society. Barrientos formats the short story where she is speaking from firsthand experience.
What do you do with your hands? No; don’t hold your chin like that; it’s not ladylike.” Not only does she have this continuous amount of pressure eating at her, she has to physically change her habits to morph herself into this new and improved young lady to fit the role. By using this writing style, the author can grab the reader 's attention with conflict and uses the sequence of events to lead into where the reader will see the outcome of all the work the author had done to accomplish her goal. The author 's purpose for creating this work is best described in the sentence “After all that, I had failed the audition and would never, ever, get out of Brooklyn.”
Their hope to try to become like an everyday American girl was soon to be shown that there is really no one way to be an American girl, but they did not learn that lesson until much later. Similar to how Chiyo-chan didn 't realize that being away from her small village and poor home wasn 't as great as she
Author, Gloria Naylor describes the different ways the word is used in her essay, “Nigger”: The Meaning of a Word. These ways being in black on black contexts, or to discriminate against blacks. Naylor writes, “But I didn’t ‘hear’ it until it was said by a small pair of lips that had already learned it could be a way to humiliate me” (324). Naylor indicates that she had heard ‘nigger’ being used all throughout her life in family and black community contexts, but she did not “hear” the word until it was said by a white child.
In her essay, Gloria Anzaldua claims that languages come with both personal identities and cultures. We are nothing whether we did not have our own languages. By telling the stories of her as a student such as when her teacher told her “if you want to be American, speak ‘American.’ If you do not like it, go back to Mexico where you belong.” (Anzaldua 206)
She uses diction to establish ethos with the reader by switching between both English and Spanish throughout the essay. This makes the readers feel awkward and embarrassed for not knowing what all of the Spanish words in her essay. Anzaldua also presents other forms of ethos when she states “So if you really want to hurt me, talk bad about my language”(Anzaldua). Then in order to demonstrate what she values, which for her is her native language she states “I am my language”(Anzaldua). Anzaldua
To start off Latino and Hispanic Americans are very understanding. The second thing I learned was Latino and Hispanic women are not given a fair shot at higher education. Linda Hernandez spoke about how her and her sister were told not to take the ACT’s. Despite being told not to take the ACT’s Linda and her sister did. Linda’s sister became a doctor.
Weise never intended to finish this poem, “I abandoned this poem for a while. Then I was reading Eileen Myles and David Lee and Ray McManus. Their work inspired me to go back to it”(Jillian Weise). Knowing that Weise has a disability allows reader to see that clearly in the poem. It also helps to make references to disablility more realistic for the reader since Weise has been dealing with it her whole life.
Joe Bender 04/22/2016 T.O. Critical Reading Beauty in the eyes of the beholder Confucius once said, “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” In this novel written by Toni Morrison called “The Bluest Eye”, a 11-year-old African American girl named Pecola searches for her beauty and tries to fend off all of the social norms and attitudes of those around her that lead her to believe she is ugly. She is raised in a family that doesn’t show much affection, and in a community that is a bit racist towards African Americans. These racist views of her community blur Pecola’s views of beauty and lead her to believe dark skin makes her automatically ugly, and that every white person with blue eyes is the definition of beautiful.
Slave ancestry is one of the main theme Levy focus on in the essay, as well as pride. It started by a woman, who shamed another woman by being a descendant of a slave, which inspired Levy to write her book “The Long Song”. The whole idea at first was to write a historical book, but after she learned that, she could not find much of the history of the slaves, she decided that she wanted to write a novel instead, but still based on the same theme. She wanted to give the slave ancestors a voice, and touch a subject not many people have written or talked about. “Writing fiction is a way of putting back the voices that were left out.”
Then I received the news I was accepted as an MLK scholar to the University of Louisville and wondered if the university accepted me to be able to fill the female Latina quota. Most of my accomplishment came into question and I wondered if I truly deserved it. I am the only Latina in my years, MLK cohort and although I am aware of my achievement I always wonder if my standing is due to my ethnicity and gender. I even started to feel guilty that there were scholarships that were specifically aimed at minorities. I still struggle with this idea of being an accomplished individual or accomplished for being a Latina.
Lastly the change in the Spanish word also influenced her. Women were taught not to talk or objectify themselves. She was not going to mask her feminism. Anzaldua says, “The first time I heard two Puerto Rican women was the world nosotras I was shocked”. “Chicanas use nosotros whether we are male or female”.
It’s amazing how much I reference my reading to my experience to the my time at Robeson High School. I remember having a group discussion with the girls about their Ethnic identity and what they’ve faced so far in the world. At first, of course the girls were very reluctant to share but after Stanley and I shared our experience, they found familiar situation that they’ve experience. In “Hyphenated Selves: Muslim American Youth Negotiating Identities on the Fault Lines of Global Conflict,” the article talks about Muslim youth experiencing discrimination and having to be more conscious and mindful in their surrounding due to the event of 9/11. Although the girls aren’t muslim, they’re all black and they too face discrimination because of their skin.
This article is about young lady name Nada Sawy that’s been mistake to be terrorist because she Egyptian- American and Muslim. She graduate college with a degree in journalism where she write news stories but her biggest news story she wrote was about the 911 that happen in New York City. Nada mention that people don’t know that Islam is a peaceful religion and how beautiful it can be. The book talked about this family that came to visit the Middle East but they had no background knowledge about the Middle East people and after they visit they still didn’t have a clear understanding about religion. Nada just want America to get know Islam religion because she want people to know that Muslims are not terrorist
In this film, we see that the black was only allowed to raise the white children, they weren 't permitted to use the same supermarket, parks, toilet and they couldn’t eat on the same table. When Skeeter gets the opportunity to publish a book, she wants to write about black women’s problems to shows the discrimination against the black women’s. These three women team up on a project that will put them all at risk in an attempt to change the minds of the people. In the film, they demonstrated courage and showed the idea of Martin Luther King quote “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they