For my culture’s observation I took John to Little Italy, which I thought was the most Italian area I would think of. I enjoyed the fact that John was relying on me to know where to go and what to do. We walked around Little Italy for a while and I pointed out the Italian people from the tourist, because like the museum Little Italy was filled with people of all different ethnic backgrounds. What I liked most about being observed was the interest that John took in learning about my culture. I also liked the fact that I was the one holding the knowledge and it was my job to teach John what I knew.
Contrastly it just supports pride in the Italian-Americans past. Of course it should not be required but celebrating it shows respect for these Italian-Americans. In a country where racism, sexism, and classism still exist, we need days to appreciate different cultures and backgrounds. This is important for our country to show respect for all lifestyles and backgrounds. I appreciate your point in paragraph six, “ The ‘white’ population of the US descends from a variety of ethnicities”.
One difference, a lot of teenagers in Italy find it “cool” to wear articles of clothing with the American flag on them, or just American-related things, like “California”, “New York”, “Hawaii”, or even just “USA”. That is one thing people in Canada, in general, don’t find cool. Wearing a lot of this type of clothing in my school in Canada is one thing that could get you judged by your classmates. Another difference, is the clothing style of the guys in Italy. Guys here usually dress nicer than guys in Canada, or they just spend more time putting together outfits and trying to look
“I wish we lived on the other side of town.” (Canales, 2005, p.35) I also wanted the better life. However, I already had it. That is because of my family and even though we had our ups and downs, they were my warmth. “Papa’s words of many years before, that our side of town had its own wealth and warmth. I finally understood what he’d meant.” (Canales, 2005, p.
Augustus had great loyalty to his people and genuinely wanted to help his people and make Rome become a better empire. He sponsored several laws designed to encourage people to marry and have more children, also he received religious traditions (Moulton 90). Augustus also provided army officers with land in the provinces and encouraged them to settle there ( Moulton 90). Augustus Caesar has been an excellent first emperor of Rome throughout history, by having great leadership. Sergio Mattarella recently just became the president of Italy and already has done some amazing things.
I think that by being responsible, well organized, respectful, and punctual, I can achieve my goals for this society. The Spanish Honor Society can benefit me by carving a new path of responsibility that can help me have a more propitious future. I feel that it is paramount to respect my peers and my leaders. Respect is something that I value a lot and always have. I have always had respect towards my fellow classmates and the leaders that try to teach me new things.
The first views on which they thought the Italian states should unify was by Giuseppe Manzini and Victor Emmanuel ii. Manzini thought that Italy could only be strong if it unified as a single nation and as a republic. Emmanuel ii also believed that Italy should unify and be a republic because it would increase their strength as a nation. Then there was the views from Vincenzo Gioberti and Daniele Manin. Gioberti believed that Italy shouldn’t unify because it would take freedom and independence away from the kings, this would cause more foreign invasions and civil wars.
The common experience of dealing with nativist practices fueled the creation of a “nationally-cohesive Italian ethnic group” that helped both generations overcome subnational divisions. Subnational divisions, as seen in ethnic differences between Sicilian and mainland immigrants, pro-fascist and anti-fascist, as well as religiously Catholic and Protestant, needed consolidation to assimilate into United States society but also to foster unity to resist further white nativist practices. The creation of a cohesive and distinct Italian ethnonational group defies the typical forced American assimilation seen in cases of the Irish and the Jews. This ethnic and national Italian group sought to negate the Immigration Act of 1924 by taking their own course in American assimilation and not backing down to increasing xenophobia. Furthermore, the group insinuated the passive geopolitical resistance by means of populatory force and collective decisions on whiteness and ethnic pride.
Putting aside all the horrible things Columbus did, he did help colonize North America. He opened up a new world where people could go to freely express themselves, it was the land of the free. People could freely practice their religion and many could start a new life. Another reason why people don't want Columbus day to change is because of his Italian background. Many italian americans are proud of Christopher Columbus because of his italian background.
I believe that Americans use to have some of these same values and maybe some still do, but they are not always prioritized correctly. We should use the Italian culture as a role model and truly put family first. What would America look like if we placed our family