I am of Hispanic descent, but since I live in the United States, I have lost touch with my Hispanic roots. I don’t know Spanish and I hate spicy food. I might look Hispanic, but I don’t associate with the many stereotypes that come with associating myself as a Hispanic. I remember the first time visited my family in Mexico. I have heard many ugly stereotypes about Hispanics and I was not very excited to go.
He immediately notices that America is as wondrous as he had hoped for it to be. He even states that he was “literally overcome with the beauty of the landscape” and that an “immigrant’s arrival in his new home is like a second birth to him.” This tone shows that Cahan is grateful that he has reached America and has already seen that it’s a great place. Moreover, he could finally break free from the mental torment that he had faced during his voyage to this country. As the passage went on, Cahan had multiple changes in his
Thankfully, America’s Founding Fathers had given us these gifts, and I’m glad for it. Many have left their countries for a chance at a better life in America, to get the gifts that America is offering. Think about your life. How many days have passed without using one of America’s many gifts? I would expect very little or no days as your answer.
It shows that he just wanted to keep the citizens of America happy. He never really put much thought into his decisions except for the fact of was he going to be liked. This is the third and final most important reason on why he signing of the Civil Rights Act was based purely on politics. In conclusion, The Civil Rights Act was signed through politics and he did win the election of 1964. America did benefit greatly from the new laws creating equal opportunity for all who lived there.
I think I am at the Pseudo-Independence stage of Janet Helm’s model of racial identity development. The town where I grew up didn’t really have much diversity and when I was younger I was oblivious to racism. I didn’t realize that racism existed until I went to high school and started working. One day at work last year the store manager told me to keep an eye on a customer. He had never done that before but I realized it was because the customer was of color.
The ability of being able to vote is a wonderful privilege; voting also gives your vote a say for who is representing our country. Freedom is an excellent opportunity because you are able to choose what you want to say and your religion. These two rights are important to numerous of people because nobody wants to be told what they cannot say or worship. Joining the military is also a joyful experience because you have the choice to fight for your country. Fighting for your country shows that citizens appreciate America and what has done for them.
Freedom is a true gift to my generation. Freedom comes at a price, yet not one that normal free citizens have to pay. We have our freedom handed to us, but our veterans sacrifice their lives so we can have freedom; and for that I am grateful. Freedom has also been molded by our past and present presidents. They play a big role in freedom.
He spoke of it very fondly saying “to be a migrant is, perhaps, to be the only species free of the shackles of nationalism.” (34-36) He would also be one to think that the U.S. is a place free of bigotry because of its history of migration. Sanders responds in “Staying Put: Making a Home in a Restless World.” Sanders repeats in his passage many times his opinion on “People who root themselves
But as a matter of fact it’s so important, it may even affect everyday life around us. There has been a lot of controversy whether immigrants should stay in the United States or not. Illegal Immigrants should be allowed to stay, because they’re helpful to the U.S., and not many immigrants commit crimes like people believe, and most hope for a better life. Illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay, as they are helpful to our
Success and Prosperity, two words that define the American Dream that every U.S Citizen would like to achieve. But, is this Dream alive and available for everyone? In the article “Hillbilly Elegy”, and the book Scratch Beginnings both discuss how the American Dream could be accomplishable for certain people. Many do believe that it is possible for anyone to reach this dream because there is a variety of government programs that are willing to help the low income families or individuals who need an extra push. There are also multiple citizens that need help but do not qualify for certain programs based on their families income.