Social Media Influence On Mexican Culture

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Technology sources play a significant role in the acculturation of the Mexican culture. Social media has a positive as well as a negative effect of Mexican culture. However, Mexican- Americans have long suffered from the effects of racial stereotyping that are shallow and embellished depiction of a struggling culture. The media has displayed Mexicans as lazy, stupid, and criminals. Non-Mexicans have strongly been influenced by the media, entertainment, and news. These negative perceptions have contributed to prejudices and discrimination of the Mexican people. Most people who have these negative perceptions of the individuals in this culture have little to no direct exposure to the culture. If society has direct exposure to the culture, it would reveal a culture that is hardworking and grateful to be here in the United States. Mexicans are often working jobs that Americans believe they are too inferior to work. However, Mexicans come to America in hopes to be able to provide for their familismo (family), give their children a better life and education opportunity, despite working hard jobs with long hours and little pay…show more content…
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