A dichotomy is a when there are two or more polarizing ideas surrounding the same topic or ideology. The dichotomy that I have chosen to discuss is one that affects most first generation students and the communities they hail from. This dichotomy is the divide between the different economic classes of minorities specifically in the american latino and hispanic communities. These flaws in overall unification come from things as simple as geographical differences to as complex as socioeconomic place and education status. The “us vs them” dichotomy of the differing economic classes felt by the american latino community has divided and weakened the community by serving to prevent the formation of a unified front when facing social and economic issues.
Overall, gender shapes these individuals experience in United States. Many either assimilate to hegemonic ideals or resist it. Latinx migrants, youths, and queers all face the gender inequities that society implements on them due to their social location. Thus, gender is one of the many factors that affect the Latinx community and continue to affect it.
The amount of Latinos in federal prison is constantly increasing. Other forms of social control used against Mexicans and other Latinos are often racial profiling and Border Patrol as a technique to control their population in the U.S. "The perceived or actual immigrant status of many Mexicans and other Latinos also means that they are subject to forces of border control, while the growing population of Latinos is threatening to some Anglo-Americans who fear competition for jobs and the decreasing primacy of Anglo-American culture"(Bosworth and Flavin
The most pressing issues facing Hispanics would have to be deportation of illegal immigrants. Honestly, most of the people that get deported are treated unjustly, because their goal in life was come to the United States and pursue the American dream of living a better life. Just like U.S. Citizens from other races have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, all Hispanics should too. To fix the issue, I would make sure that every Hispanic illegal immigrant in the United States goes through a background check and have their employers write recommendation letters in reference to their work ethics as well as comment of the person’s relationship with his fellow workers.
Race has become such a dominating aspect in society. The “All Lives Matter” Movements have brought to spotlight of the injustices of minorities and the division of our nation due to race. Even though companies today are promoting diversity and the transracial ideal by endorsing biracial athletes like Derek Jeter, racial undertones can be felt through the media coverage and advertisements we see every day. Therefore, the transracial ideal embodied by Derek Jeter is not attainable because race has become a defining characteristic through media exploitation and racial framing of minorities, as shown by Barry Bonds and the portrayal of Michael Vick and Ben Roethlisberger cases. Derek Jeter is a biracial baseball player for the New York Yankees.
On the other hand, Professor Huntington, strongly argues that immigration is a problem for America. He mentioned to the increase of the Latino immigrants during this century. He argued that immigrants are taking the jobs opportunities the American have. Mr. Huntington, argue that the Latino immigrant are not coming to the America legally. He added that the stronger assimilation is among Mexican immigrant more than any other immigrants.
The Latino based culture is one of fastest growing ethnicity in the United States. They have the highest sexual and physical abuse rates in the country. Culturally, Latinos require more empathy, family involvement, male inclusion, and psychoeducation. Trauma-Focus Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based intervention, which produce results that reduce PTSD symptoms in the Latino culture. The author explains step-by-step the procedures for implementing TF-CBT.
According to Price, Price, and McKenry (2010) the intragroup diversity among African Americans is growing, in that there are more African Americans among the middle and upper class now than ever before in United States history. This change in socioeconomic status has had a major impact for many African Americans, in which the increasing diversity has created significant social and economic tensions within their ethnic community (Price et al., 2010). Jumping the Broom has illustrated this recent phenomenon by showing viewers just how much the changing socioeconomic status can impact family relationships and the family system. The stressors associated with division of class between the Taylor and Watson families are particularly salient throughout the duration of the film. Viewers are shown many of these correlated stressors, and how they can cause major ramifications in the lives of today’s
The immigration from Latin America and the attendant growth of the nations Hispanic population are two of the most important and controversial development in the recent history of the United States. Latinos are destined to continue to exert enormous impact on social, cultural, political, and economic life of the U.S. there are many different pull and push factors that push migrants away from Mexico and pull them into the United States. The first significant influx of Latino immigrants to the U.S. occurred during the California gold rush, or just most of modern boundary between the U.S. and Mexico. A major push factor from Mexico is the poverty.
To begin with, the most common inequality in modern society is the corrupted criminal justice system. Racial bias and profiling persuades judgments when sentencing minorities; especially African Americans. " African Americans make up 6.5% of the American population but 40.2% of the prison
America is a country filled with multiple ethnicities and cultures; this is due to increase in immigrants. The majority of settlers want to move into United States because of the political and economic conflict back in their country. They are hunger for opportunities and American dreams. As a result, America is considered to be one of the country that occupied with multiple races. At the earlier time, however, minorities—such as Asians—were not welcome into the country.
These dividing factors put a bigger strain on the racism in America. The truth is that both African Americans and white Americans have their own advantages and disadvantages in today’s society. The strain between black and white people has been blown out of proportion in the recent years by the races and media. One of the most recent outbreaks that display the tension between
The Latino community is the most rapidly growing minority group in the United States. However, it is also one of the minority group that have faced many barriers in their educational opportunities throughout its history in this nation. The United States is knowing because of it offers equal opportunities for everyone, yet a poor quality education still exists in many of our Latino community schools. A poor quality education that leads to other issues in the system of education among our Hispanic/Latino students. The dropout rates from high school in the Latino students is very high.
I identify as a Latina. I have always considered myself as a Latina, but throughout time, I believe that I have assimilated more into a white individual because of the privilege that I hold and because I have lived in the US most of my life. I have received mostly negative messages from those who are not from my ethnicity. My peers and I were told we wouldn’t graduate high school and be laborers for the rest of our lives. With the current politics, I believe that this still holds true where some people still hold stereotypes and give oppressing messages to Latinos.