“I don 't mind paying for my mistakes...sometimes we pay even when there 's been not mistake just for being mexican. That 's all the wrong i have to do” This specific text stood out to me the most because as sad and as stereotyped it is people outside of a mexican culture believe all mexicans have a bad rep mostly those who portray themselves as gang members. Some are not even gang members nor have no knowledge of that lifestyle but what it is, is their language or attire is a certain way that 'll eventually have most people stereotype
During class we saw this film called “The Lemon Grove Incident” it was a film in which made me feel very comfortable. It showed full on racism towards the Latinos in that location, they literally described Mexican people as dirty people with diseases. It was quite fascinating hearing the outrages claims/reasons the white people had for sending the Mexicans kids to a new school “a barn”. I did feel quite proud when the parents of those Mexican children stepped up and arranged gathers to determine that they would not allow such injustice towards their children. Almost close to the end I was smiling the whole time, during the court scene it was quite clear the white people had no knowledgeable excuse towards their actions and decisions other than
He had made an outstanding speech about Tom Robinson’s innocence at the altercation. Atticus should have won the trial because he had proved that Tom was innocent. However, the jury was biased against African American people, making them unable to see the goodness Tom Robinson. This is why the jury’s verdict was that Tom was guilty and he was sent to prison on death road. Atticus had proved that Tom was innocent by saying “We don’t know, but there is circumstantial evidence to indicate that Mayella Ewell was beaten savagely by someone who led almost exclusively with his left.
Also, the Texas History textbook made the Mexican Americans seem like the rival to the White Americans; its racial appeal to Mexican Americans, as a result, the students took the information in the textbook and blamed it on the Mexican American students, making them feel like outsiders. Even today, the Anglo memory alienates the Mexican Americans; this alienation of Mexican American students happens every year in the seventh grade Texas History classes. Today, some White Americans still think racially against Mexican Americans, saying they don’t belong in Texas. Mexican American students find these comments offensive, it makes them feel neglected among their classmates. Seventh grade White Americans should not make fun of or blame the Mexican American students because of what the textbook says that their ancestors did; they should not be held accountable for what happened in the past.
In late 1969, a Californian judge said the following at court: "Mexican people ... think it is perfectly all right to act like an animal. We ought to send you out of this country.... You are lower than animals ... maybe Hitler was right. The animals in our society probably ought to be destroyed" (Feagin and Feagin, p. 266). In the book First Crossings (edited by Donald R. Gallo), the teenagers and their families in the 10 short stories experienced a lot of prejudice. Immigrants from Mexico experience name-calling, having jobs denied, are known for being bad, uneducated workers, and much more.
Being Hispanic makes me feel proud. It is something that makes me what I am, remembering my Mexican roots reminds me as my ancestors fought to get what they intended. Being Hispanic is not easy for all the prejudices that has this society. We havebeing judget as thieves, rapists, and much more. As in all societies there are people who make mistakes during his life and choose wrong paths but that is no reason to generalize to all those who belong to that social group.
In the past, racial profiling has been used numerous times by police officers and people who thought races other than white were the cause of every case and problem. They thought they were better because they were white and blamed people of other races for committing crimes by judging everyone based off ethnicity. In the play, Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez, Henry and the 38th Street Gang were accused of crimes they have not committed because they were Mexican- American. Today this is still seen society. The play’s messages was that people who were discriminated because they were not white, which is still relevant today.
This is seen when Anzaldúa says, “Pocho, cultural traitor, you’re speaking the oppressor’s language by speaking English, you’re ruining the Spanish language…” (77). So, what happens when a person is constantly discriminated against for the language they speak? They create their own, which is where the explanation for Chicano Spanish comes into play. According to Anzaldúa, Chicano Spanish is “…for a people who cannot identify with either standard (formal, Castilian) Spanish nor standard English…A language which they can connect their identity to, one capable of communicating the realities and values true to themselves” (77). This is something that Mexican-Americans want nothing more than to be who they really are without having to choose a
The public was so caught up in the prejudice of the case and just assumed since there was a high crime rate in black and Hispanic boys that they had to have done it. They just wanted justice for the jogger but they never thought of the people on the other side of this case because there was a chance that they could have been guilty. Wilder stated that “these were five kids who we tormented, we falsely accused, we pilloried in the press, we attacked, we invented phrases for the imagined crimes that we’re accusing them of”
Tom Robinson ran because he knew there was no hope. He had no faith in Atticus’ appeal and decided that death was a better option. On the other hand, the Scottsboro boys had a different stories. Initially, they were convicted because of the racial injustices swaying the case, then after some being freed, they were treated like celebrities. “...they were taken on a speaking tour and booked into the Apollo Theater where they sang, danced, and took part in a reenactment of their trial.” (Scottsboro).
The book Rebirth overall was a great book to read about the Chicano history. It was detailed about the rough time in Los Angeles for Mexican Immigrants. It showed me certain viewpoints that I would’ve never saw such as the discrimination against U.S citizens being labeled as illegal aliens because of their looks. From what I read most Los Angeles Mexican American settlers were deported on a small compact train that was full of people from the United States to Mexico. Simply, because of their skin color or their similar looks to Mexicans.
Delaney Mossbacher, who described himself as a “liberal humanist”, does not seem to be one throughout the novel. With racism boils inside of him, he blames the wrongdoings on the illegal immigrants especially the Mexicans. Kyra Mossbacher also inaccurately accuses the Mexican of burning down the houses and taking the blame for something they probably did not do. Ultimately, racism still exists today and will continue to exist to separate people with different cultural values and backgrounds into different categories in society. Therefore, until racism ceases to exist, people will not be treated equally and will continue to be alienated from
Throughout the years it has been seen how Narcos have been taking over the lives of innocent people in the city of Mexico. Authorities have not even bothered on setting up an investigation, because it is believed they were involved in the incident as well. Narcos are known for buying over law enforcement, and if the president doesn’t do anything to stop these inhumane people, then when we least know it, it will take over the government itself, and the people of Mexico city will be in a risk of more danger than they already are. The incident of the article is based mainly on the government being part of the 43 disappeared students. The Narcos are mentioned because the mayor’s wife has a brother who is a Narco that might have a connection to the missing students.
There were two scenes were the whites tried to put fear in the Chicano students when first they exploded a Chicano car while in a meeting. Also when the whites came with bats to beat up the Chicano students when they were in the strike. Is if they were saying to them don 't even try you will lose everything in the process and get beaten up and not win anything we are more powerful than you guys. Also another part where the film really showed the believe of race was when a Mexican kid got in trouble and as a punishment he was sent to cut the bushes. That 's were it hit me that this movie was trying to say all you Mexicans don 't even bother coming to school all of you are simply like bandidos unintelligent and violent.
The articles Donald Trump Makes Mexican Soccer Great Again and Crisis in Mexico: The Disappearing by Goldman has similarities in offending minorities with actions or words. This is indicating the rhetorical violence in the events happening which Donald Trump is saying Mexicans are only criminals and rapist. Additionally, the 43 students have disappeared for no particular reason in their small town. Goldman in the article shows small clips of videos and other articles to back up his view on the topics. I believe that instead of political people making a change there causing more violence in the world.