To me, being Hispanic is something which I’m immensely proud of. My heritage and the history of great Hispanics before me inspire me to do better and try to make a difference in the world. As a Hispanic, I know that we are some of the hardest working people in the world, we persevere even in the face of situations in which the odds are stacked against us. It’s this knowledge that drives me every day to make not only my parents proud, but to show the world that Hispanic people like me can make a difference for the better. When I was young my family could only afford to live in a small apartment infested with bugs which was our home for many years. My mother worked as a janitor and my father was in the military. When I was young we did not have much money and our closest relatives lived in Mexico who also lived in poverty. What I did notice is that our families, although lived miles away from each other had …show more content…
One of the biggest Hispanics I look up to as inspiration and encouragement is Sonya Sotomayor, the Supreme Court justice. She proved to me that not only can Hispanics can succeed but that they can also excel in politics. As a child my grandfather always told me to work hard because if you don’t you will end up staying in the same place you are hoping for something better instead of achieving it. What he told me that day will continue to inspire me for the rest of my life and work hard even if you’re put down for being Hispanic or just undervalued because of the color of my skin. If I let that bother me and stop me, then I am not working hard enough to achieve what I have set out to do in life which is to show people that Hispanics can do anything just as good as anyone else and that just because we came from places of lower income doesn’t mean we don’t have what it takes to succeed where some have
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• Briefly (1 paragraph) summarize the story in the video(s). Latino Focus - A Class Apart This video covered the Mexican- American historic civil rights court case Hernandez v. Texas in the 1950s. Discrimination against Mexican- Americans could be seen throughout the United States during this time but particularly in the southwest part of the country.
Inclusivity is an important part about being Hispanic. If I notice a fellow Hispanic on the street, it takes just one shared glance for us to understand each other for us to understand each other. I cherish that just by being Hispanic I am able to have a special bond with those in my school and my community. Being Hispanic has its trials and tribulations but at the end of the day, I can always count on being part of a loving family. The feeling of being included leads to happiness and a sense of home.
America is a country of diversity. Our country has various cultures, ethnicities, races, and traditions. Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the US Supreme Court identifies with this diversity, as she is a Latina American. In order to speak about diversity and embracing culture, Sotomayor gave a speech named “A Latina Judge’s Voice” in 2001 when she was an appeals-court judge. She uses an abundance of rhetorical strategies to convince her audience to agree that individuals can develop their own identity through many outlets, but they also can embrace their familial cultures and traditions.
The Rhetorical Strategies of a Latina Judge's Speech To End the Lack of Representation Throughout the diversity in the United States, there is a multitude of factors that underestimate and terminate the presence or idea of women and minorities in government roles. In current times, awareness of gender equality and excluded minorities has rose to an all- time high. Many are advocating that the way our country sees and treats intersectionality needs to change for the better. Judge Sonia Sotomayor is an advocator by spreading this public announcement through a piece of a speech. She discusses the obstacles she and other minorities face to place higher on the social ladder and to be represented during a speech at the Judge Mario G. Olmos Memorial
Prior to immigrating to the United States, my family lived in a small village in western Belarus. Here I learned very early on about the struggles that those living in poverty are faced. Without easy access to clean water and an abundance of food, the members of my community were forced to provide for themselves by traveling great distances to nearby metropolitan areas or to grow their own produce. Limited resources bring difficulty to an area that is in need. During the first few years of my immigration to the United States, we found ourselves placed in to a similar community, facing many of the same challenges but in a different way.
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.
I grew up in a two-parent household with my parents being married before they had children. My father has always been the one that provides finically, while my mother was the one who took care of my siblings and I throughout my childhood. Being that both of my parents were born in Mexico, I consider myself Mexican American. I am proud to be Mexican American. Culture plays a huge role in shaping your identity.
During the Chicano Nationalist Movement, a well-known speaker, Rodolfo ‘Corky’ Gonzales, delivered a speech titled Chicano Nationalism: Victory for La Raza. In this speech, Rodolfo Gonzales tries to unify the Latin American people within the United States by using the idea of a family and to create a new political organization for the Chicano people. This speech was a cumulation of various ideas which stemmed from his own life, the experiences of the Chicano people, and the Chicano Nationalist Movement in general. Each of these factors contributed to the context of the speech and how the ideas within the speech are presented by Rodolfo Gonzales. Rodolfo ‘Corky’ Gonzales was born to Federico and Indalesia Gonzales, two Mexican immigrants, on June 18, 1928.
To me, being hispanic and born and raised makes me want to break all negative stereotypes of how must are not educated and do not have any way of succeeding. I want to make my family proud. I have had many experiences were being hispanic has made me work harder than I would have. The main place were I had to exceed was in school. I came into kindergarten with not knowing any english.
I am very proud of my Hispanic heritage. Even though, I am an United States citizen, I am always going to belong to my Hispanic backgrounds. There are so many reasons that I am proud to be Guatemalan and American that I could write a whole book about it. However, I regularly participate in my Hispanic culture and community through my family, traditions, and by being bilingual.
One of the toughest adjustments, having been born to Mexican parents, is migrating to an unknown country where traditions and languages differ from one 's own. Though many pursue an education and strive for a better life, the purpose behind an immigrant, like myself, differs from the typical American. Immigrants strive for a life that was once impossible, going to school is not only to attain an education, but to better prove that we can also become successful regardless of our traditions and skin color. I lived in a country for over fifteen years, fearing deportation, not only losing a home, but potentially saying goodbye to a bright future. Although many feel empathy for Mexican-Americans, it is undeniably difficult to truly comprehend the immense trauma children and even adults undergo upon experiencing racism and prejudice.
Being a child of immigrant parents makes you appreciate life so much because everyday it’s an opportunity to be the best you can be to make everyone around you proud. My parents can’t got back to school and get an education so being able to see me succeed is worth their hard work. My parents have taught me to never give up. I know that some doors may be closed on me but that doesn’t mean other doors won’t open. I want to be someone who represents the Hispanic community.
I believe the term, hispanic, itself does not define who I am. I define who I am and who I want to become. However, I do come from a Mexican heritage. Coming from a Mexican heritage has influenced and deeply impacted my life. My heritage has taught me a lot.
Chicano is well known and recognized around the world. Their devotion to Catholic Church and tradition is unparalleled. Their contribution to human development has been substantial and unique (Long, np). Latino culture maintains self-reliance but not in expense of family betrayal as the family is the center of psychological function. Approval of the family is extremely important when one is engaging in any adventure.
I’m the first generation of my family to be Mexican -American, but I have been introduced to the Mexican culture since I was born. I appreciate the difficulties my parents have faced to make me the person that I am today even though I wasn’t born in Mexico my parents have taught me the language and the culture which I’m so proud of being part of. For others being Hispanic is actually being born in any Latin American countries which is not true at all. Being Hispanic is much more than my cultural background it actually describes how much I appreciate my culture and how I get to experience things other people don’t. I fit into the Hispanic community through the experiencing the culture first hand ,participating in traditions and planning to include my culture in my future.