They can be found in the topic of “what the typical Mexican looks like”, racial slurs, and employment discriminations. In an article civil rights attorney Sebastian Gibson gives the FBI statistics of racial discrimination against Mexican Americans when he states that “Studies have found that nearly three in every ten Hispanic workers feel they have been discriminated against in their employment. Some report being referred to with racial slurs at work while one in four feel they are paid less and have reduced career advancement prospects than their Caucasian counterparts. FBI statistics show a dramatic increase in anti-Hispanic hate crimes. And sadly, hate groups are increasing due to anti-illegal immigration concerns” (Gibson).
The illegal drug industry took charge in the 1970s. Violence increased and illegal drug trade started. Although the external debt crisis affected much of Latin America, Colombia was able to grow almost 3 times faster than the Latin American average.Yet, violence restrained economic growth and drugs distorted the economy. Hundreds of bombs exploded in Colombian cities in the 80s. A rebel conflict occurred in which Union Patriotica; a left-wing political party, had over 3,500 members killed or taken by paramilitaries.
I believe that cultural influences have the greatest impact on the overall opinion of the American dream. The perspective of the American dream is different for every person, some people want peace and love. Others want money and wealth, or even big families. Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan mostly focus on wanting peace, and freedom for all. But no matter who you are, or what you do, your culture or beliefs normally depicts the way you view things like the American dream.
Many South Asian immigrants were proud of their heritage and home country, but while they were not interested in losing their identity those that did permanently settle in the United States experienced racism, that impacted their experience in the States as well as their immigration and access to citizenship. Bald addresses nineteenth century South Asians settling into African Americans. Leonard addresses a group that settled in the Imperial Valley in California with Mexican immigrants. Wherever the South Asians took residence in the States they were normally seen as non-whites and this clearly impeded their naturalization because laws of identifying who could and could not become a citizen or have rights were complicated by the color of your
The Latino culture places high value on family and relationships as the most important units of support, which contradicts the U.S. cultural value of individualism and self-sufficiency (Garcia et al., 2005). Familism, which refers to the feelings of loyalty, reciprocity, and solidarity towards members of the family, especially elders, serves as a protective factor for immigrant families as it is associated with prosocial behavior, lack of child abuse, and psychological well-being (Altschul and Lee, 2011; Arbona et al., 2010; Caplan, 2007; Ferrari, 2002; Sabina et al., 2015). Ferrari (2002) administered a demographic questionnaire and seven scales and checklists to 150 Latino, African American, and Caucasian parents. Findings showed that fathers who held familism in low regard were more likely to use physical punishment to discipline their children than fathers who valued familism more highly. This same study
I personally like it, a very realistic culture has been cultivated to where you get a really integrated mix of what America is like. There is a real sense of comfort here once you get used to it. After you find where you fit in this very unique culture it is very easy to call this place home. Eastpointe is not all bad there is a very sense of reality therefore not only me but exuberants amounts of
In this time period there was a lot of violence, and California at this time was know as the wild west. One of the causes for this violence is that there was a low amount of control by any law. Another reason that the gold rush was so violent is because there was a lot of racial attacks against from the Americans towards the immigrants that had come from different countries. During the gold rush there was a government setup to help control all of this violence. The racial violence was always mostly aimed towards Latin Americans and
She has had experiences where people blatantly treated her as inferior until they learned that she was teaching at the University (as part of her graduate program). The fact that Americans discriminate Mexicans because the minority of Mexican people cross the U.S border illegally. However, not all Mexicans do that since it is really dangerous and may cause to crime. On the other hand, people also have their assumption about human races or it is easier to say racial stereotypes are still existing and relating to some folks that are generalized and applied to a whole category of people. To illustrate, people usually classified Black people always cause the highest crimes and tend to be the lowest class than other races.
The Affirmative Action policy was intended to be “unique” to assist all disadvantaged groups with stress being on the importance of moral character (NOW, 2010 ). In actuality, the policy actively promotes reverse discrimination, as employers are required by law to hire and promote disadvantage persons regardless of attaining the qualification and credentials needed for the position. Employees are then ordered to train and allow the new hire to “shadow” them, just to find that the new hire will become their supervisor. This policy is also practiced in the United States military, as quotas are set for the promotion of minorities and women in an effort to endorse diversity (The White House, 1999). In reality the policy destroys the camaraderie and team building as unqualified individuals is advanced ahead of those with proven track records.
Also as people of color we are under bad political control, the government labels us into these racial groups that are considered minorities in the U.S., for example Latinos, the term Latino becomes our identity and since we are in this category all our lives we get unequal treatment to people in majority groups and we don’t get as many opportunities as they do. Then when we try to speak up or make a change in society we get ignored because of the color of our skin and who we are, you might think that our skin color has nothing to do with this but it really has everything to do with this problem. Genova and Ramos-Zayas even explain in their article how the U.S. Bureau of the Census has “overly simplistic naturalized reifications of “racial” difference understood in terms of phenotype and “color”” which basically means that we are racialized based on our looks and the color of our skin (2013, p.3). This is exactly why I chose this article for my piece of media by Alejandro González Iñárritu. The article ties in with the scene in the movie the Revenant when Hugh Glass, the father of the Pawnee boy Hawk, is being discriminated by one of the white men named John Fitzgerald.
In the article, Mexican American woman’s reaction to Donald Trump by Christina Arreola, an interviewed a Mexican American woman, Carmen felt “terrified” when she heard trump’s infamous speech about the Mexican immigrants. Trump’s word discouraged her and made her feel ashamed of her heritage because her parents were also illegal immigrants. Not only Trump has discouraged people who inherited illegal immigrants, but he falsely blamed Mexicans for bringing the “criminals.” There are large populations of Latino-Whites that don’t speak Spanish in America and they are not criminals. To millions of Latinos, mixed race, and blond-haired whites, their home is both Mexico and America. They enjoy all of the same rights and privileged as every other Mexican and American citizens.
Over the past several decades, the racial and ethnic creation of the U.S. population has changed particularly. Minorities are expanding their vicinity in the United States and will keep on doing as such for years to come. The Latino population is driving these changes. While today one of each eight inhabitants of the United States is Latino, it is anticipated that Latinos could represent one of each five occupants. Immigration from Latin America and the attendant growth of the nation 's Hispanic or Latino population are two of the most important and controversial developments in the recent history of the United States.
“The virtual personas of Latino immigrants (represented as a threat to the nation) make the authority that has accumulated for real immigrants in their role as workers and consumers vanish” (Chavez 47). In the public eye Latinos are depicted as noncompliant and dangerous citizens and noncitizens of the United States. “The virtual lives of ‘Mexicans,’ ‘Chicanos,’ ‘illegal aliens,’ and ‘immigrants’ become abstractions and representations that stand in the place of real lives” (Chavez 47). It is depressing to understand that the majority of the United States strictly sees Latinos as these distorted images. At the end of the day each individual’s life matters, we all need to become more compassionate for one another.
When I moved to California eight years ago, I always asked myself “why do people think that because we speak Spanish we are from the same country and we are classified as Latinos?” at the beginning it was so offensive that people would ask me “Are you Latina from Mexico or EL Salvador?” I used to get so upset and tell them “No! I am from Ecuador and I am Hispanic”. Despite, the fact that Latinos and Hispanics speak and uses Spanish as their primary language for communication, this does not mean that we are all from the same country, share the same culture and food, and that the meaning of words are the same. First, it is well known that most of Hispanics and Latinos speak Spanish to communicate with each other: however, this does not mean
The African-American and Latino cultures have always had an unspoken alliance because of the previously white dominated society. Their communities have shared common struggles and problems, but hidden underneath all of that are steaming tensions. These conflicts are brought upon by economics, culture and race have caused quite a few incidents of violence. One of the most controversial of these was the shooting and death of a black teenager Trayvon Martin by a white latino, George Zimmerman in central