In the poem, Baca tries to deliver a message that Americans have a false and stereotypical perception of Mexicans. His message is that Mexicans are not trying to steal jobs from Americans. In the poem’s second stanza, Baca asks: “Do they sneak into town at night, / and as you’re walking home with a whore, / do they mug you, a knife at your throat, / saying I want your job?” (8-11) Baca uses violent actions as sarcastic examples of ways Mexicans “steal good jobs” from Americans. These examples also indicate that Baca is trying to attack the position that Mexicans are dangerous job-stealing criminals that have no other reasons to be in America. To attack the negative views Americans have of Mexicans, Baca shows the faults in America such as: politicians using false accusations to gain followers (12-170) or large farming corporations buying out small farms from white farmers (25-29), and firing white people to hire lower wage illegal immigrants.
Trump the Racist Don’t worry, none of this is offensive, Trump says, because he “loves the Mexican people” and “the Latinos love Trump.” Donald Trump’s relationship with his business partners has been in a spiraling down as he continues to refuse to apologize for his outrageous behavior. Trump has turned down every opportunity to take back his remarks regarding Mexican immigrants. Instead every time he talks about these issues they have only grown worse and more out of control. It is wise to say that Donald Trump is one of the most hated individuals by the Latino culture. He has reached new heights.
Claim: Luis Valdez’s play Zoot Suit introduces the idea that people of color tend to have a little support or opportunities than any other person. The people who are colored can make a little mistake and may struggle with that mistake all their life. Context: Zoot Suit is the story of a Mexican Street Gang, whose members are accused of a murder they didn’t commit. They are arrested and are given an unfair trial and are treated unfairly due to their race. Evidence #1: In the conversation between Pachuco and Henry, Pachuco tells Henry there is no need to join the Army because he has no opportunity because he is Mexican.
Americans going west ran into Mexican territory, where settlement was cheap. These settlers moved in and outnumbered the Mexicans six to one, because of this, tensions arouse. Although the United States war against Mexico may be viewed as controversial, the war was just due to the Mexican government refusing to hear an offer, the boundary dispute, and the 16 American soldiers killed. The new president of Mexico, Jose Joaquin de Herrera, refused all negotiation with the United States which called for an excusable war. John Slidell, the United States ambassador attempted to obtain a peaceful relation but Mexico thought otherwise.
The United States expanded its size, achieving their dream of Manifest Destiny. Although the United States war against Mexico resulted in the gaining of America’s most valuable land, the war itself wasn’t legitimate because of the revolution in Texas, motivation for superiority, and the U.S. government’s actions. To begin, the Texans began an unreasonable war because they didn’t follow Mexico’s laws and conditions. When Mexico started selling cheap land, they set conditions for the people moving in. The people had to convert to Catholicism, learn Spanish, become a Mexican citizen, and have no slaves.
The American Dream is represented in the two poems, “Ellis Island”, and “So Mexicans Are Taking Jobs from Americans.” The poem, “So Mexicans Are Taking Jobs from Americans” by Jimmy Baca is about Mexicans coming across the border to America to take jobs away. The author demonstrates that Americans discriminate against the Mexicans thinking their “lazy” and they are stereotypical about them, when all they want to do is make little pay to support their families. Jimmy Baca states, “And you grino, / take off your ring, / drop your wallet into a blanket spread over a ground and walk away.” (Line sjkajs) The author stated this to show the Mexicans are leaving their loved ones and home to live this American dream they wished for, the Mexicans sacrificed
A social bandit is someone who is tired of law enforcements not taking action when the people are being oppressed, and decides to take matter into his own hands. Joaquin Murieta was called the Mexican Robin Hood by the people and a desperado by those who opposed him. Like many in the mid 1800s, Murieta traveled to California in search of wealth in the mines. After some mishaps, oppression and running into trouble with neighboring Anglos, Murieta later rebelled and turned to a life of crime. But he only committed crimes against those oppressed him and his people.
Along the road the Joad family has to put aside their innate humanness in order to survive and make it to California. Mae and the other diners actions support the idea that the migrants are misunderstood by those who are not struggling in the same manner. Mae labels the people coming into the diner, not truly understanding any of them, and notes how the rich are just as unhappy as the poor migrants. According to Mae, “..the worried eyes are never calm, and the pouting mouth is never glad...An’ the bigger the care they got, the more they steal-towels,silver,soap dishes.I can’t figger it.”(156) In this quote Mae is describing the upper class people that enter her diner, saying they steal and are anxious. This shows how the rich people are so blind to what's actually going on in the country but they too believe they are desperate and suffering, refusing to be comfortable.
The Anglos arriving in Texas did not see the Mexicans as friends or neighbors they saw them as inferior people. This is what results of the idea of the manifest destiny. The mManifest destiny is the idea or attitude that God created the Anglo-Saxon race to bring civilization to inferior dark people. This was the main motivator of the expansion throughout history. As Anglo Americans moved to Texas, many native born Mexican Texans would be removed from their land and face discrimination.
The Mexican government was just protecting its borders and the soldiers were provoked, so they attacked the US soldiers. An article in the daily newspaper, El Tiempo, stated, “ The American government acted like a bandit who came upon a traveler” (Doc C: “A Mexican Viewpoint on the War With the
was not justified into going into war with Mexico was that the Annexation of Texas was unofficial. “From Mexico’s point of view, the annexation of Texas was inadmissable for both legal and security reasons.” (Marquez 327). This quote shows that Mexico viewed this annexation as an unofficial and unfair act against the government and citizens of Mexico. Polk’s act of extending borders to California was also seen as unfair because that land belonged to Mexico. Anglo-Saxons are already moving into California and building schools, buildings, and houses.
Certainly, Americans were being extremely greedy and wanted more and more land. Was the United States justified in going to war with Mexico? The United States was not justified in going to war with Mexico because they did not respect their laws, culture, and their beliefs. Second of all, this evidence shows that the US was not justified in going to war because it was useless to fight if the Mexicans were going to lose Texas if it was not now, it would be later on. Truly, it was very clear that the Americans won the war because Texas wanted to become part of the US, and the United States wanted to adopt Texas into their union.
We apparently don 't care whether they come legally or learn English -or how they fare when they 're not at work” (626). While it may be true that numerous Americans have little thought for the day to day life of the immigrant, it is simply not true that we ask too little of them. Rape, racism, violence and imprisonment are exorbitant down payments to gamble on a chance at an improved future. Perhaps instead of asking immigrants to seamlessly absorb into our society, Americans should try to empathize with the emigre throwing themselves into the riptide of our society and ask themselves how they can serve their fellow humans. The ramifications of a new, inclusionary immigration policy have the potential to not only boost our economy, but to culturally enrich the lives of
If I was to march it would be to help Mexican that live in America to let them work and to let them live like American citizens and not let them do stuff that American citizens can do just because there Mexicans. I think this is important because a lot of Mexicans come to America to give their children a better life but the parents don 't have good choices to work to provide food and stuff for their kids.
Imagine inviting neighbors into one 's space and they take it for themselves. This is how Mexico felt in the Mexican-American war. Mexico had a substantial amount of land after declaring itself free from Spain. They wanted to increase the population by allowing U.S. settlers to come into Texas. However, this wasn’t a good idea because Americans had different beliefs on things such as slavery.