The article titled "The New Latino Underclass" by Douglas Massey is an insightful reading that shows the readers just how profoundly discrimination affects the Latinos/Latinas in the United States. It was quite insightful as he stated the history of the discrimination along with the two concepts of "Latino Threat Narrative" and "Hispanic Challenge. " Not only was this article by Massey insightful, but saddening too. I was unaware how harsh the immigration process here in the United States could be especially to innocent people who are seeking safety from their own country. I overall agree with Massey in the sense that we cannot just deport bunches of people, but we must understand they are human.
The ever-growing Latino population in California has been using an alternative way to address their health problems. They are going back to their roots and using folk medicine or curanderismo. Curanderos are citizens of the Latino population who heal individuals through different herbs, massages, bone setting, counseling, spirituality, and midwifery (Hoskins and Padrón, 2017). This practice is important because many Latinos within California rely on non-traditional western practices to receive care for their illnesses because they don’t have access to other forms of health care or they want to follow their religious backgrounds. For example, in psychology, western psychologists don’t always understand the spirituality of the patient, which
In The New Latino Studies Reader: A Twenty-First-Century Perspective by Ramon A. Gutierrez and Tomas Almaguer, chapters “Gender Strategies, Settlement, and Transnational Lives” and “She’s Old School Like That” talk about the gender issues first and second generation Latinas faced. In the first generation, Robert Smith articulates how gender structures impact the lives of men in women. Whereas in the second generation, Lorena Garcia communicates how mother and daughter relationships worked during that time period and how sexual behavior played a big role in their relationships.
For me, discrimination as an Asian American still exists. Since my parents came here as immigrants, I am often asked where I am from. Discrimination is a problem everyone one faces, but I believe that the darker the skin color, the harsher the effects of racism. It is an ongoing problem and people are unaware of how it effects other
To my knowledge, many Latinos are/were immigrants or the children of immigrants. Due to this, they would prefer staying away from anything that is associated with the government; they would much rather not vote than be deported back to their country. A lot of those children have not been accustomed to voting which effects the results of the Latino vote in view of the fact that they are unfamiliar with how the system functions. It is also important to realize that those Latinos have been “hiding behind the shadows” for so long and they may think the safer way is to continue to hide.
United states of america have been seen in the history trayectory as the prosperous land. People from all the world had immigrate to this country. They had fight for this land. Latinos had contributed to the formation of the U.S. they have the right to reside in it. They arent anymore from other country.
The Chicano Movement emerged as a response to the systemic racism and oppression by white America against latino and Mexican Americans during the twentieth century. However, to understand the movement, one must analyze the gross inequities and mistreatment that Latino Americans faced during this time in America--some of which still resonate today. These issues include a lack of rights, protections, and appreciation for migrant farm workers; segregation and discrimination in education; and the unfair treatment they faced in general in American society (Muñoz). The preponderance of such systemic oppression leads to the notion that the essence of the movement was rooted in the conflict theory. Through the conflict theory, the ideological roots of the movement can be understood.
The foundations of a U.S. Latino politics has its shared experiences and common interest. There are some political studies from the 1920’s and 1930’s, but the Voting Rights Act to Hispanic communities was in 1975. The VRA was the beginning era of national recognitions, also the beginning of expectations for Hispanics politics other then Mexican Americans, Cuban Americans, or Puerto Ricans. Theres been large changes in the mid-1960’s in the Latino population which created shares interests with Latinos in there ancestries and origins. From all the Latinos as in Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and others have to be heard and understood for todays Latino Politics.
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.
According to Pew research poll, hispanics are the 2nd most discriminated ethnic group. Have you ever seen s hispanic and thought to yourself, have the ever been discriminated? Hispanics experience discrimination in several locations, for example, their place of work, dealing with the police, and in the stores. One of the most common places a hispanic gets discriminated is their place of work.
The United States Census Bureau recently reported that the Hispanic population is becoming the largest ethnic minority in the country. For example, in 1980, Hispanics made up 6.4 % of the total population in the United States (US); and in 2000, the Hispanic population grew to over 12.5 % of the total population in the United States (US). It is projected that European Americans will numerically become a minority in the upcoming years, and that the Hispanic population will constitute 31 percent of the nation 's population by 2060, making the United States (US) the second largest Hispanic population following Mexico (citation A5). States, like California and Texas, can be used as an example for this shift already occurring. It is apparent that
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.
According to a Pew Research Center survey “among Hispanics ages 25 to 29, just 15% of Hispanics had a bachelor’s degree in 2013” (Krogstad). It is great to analyze the lack of Hispanics higher education in the United States and in the State of Kansas something that one cares about by using statistics and information about the racial gap in completion of a degree that explains the lower rates in Hispanics. Hispanics lower incomes contribute to the Hispanics lowest rates of a college degree completion in the State of Kansas. Lower Incomes The Central American immigrants’ low income contribute to the low rate of Hispanics college degree graduates in the State of Kansas.
As can be seen, Hispanics dramatically have a big impact on American culture. They are innovating news ways to view different style that show their ancestry. From West Side Story to Selena Quintanilla Latinos keep coming up with more cultural icon. Even though, there are a lot of people trying to create different obstacle for Hispanics to pursue their dreams with their prejudices. They still manage to preserve even with the odds
The discrimination hits races as well. Certain genetic traits are more common in certain races. For example, 1 in 12 African Americans have a sickle cell allele, but only 1 in 1,000 Caucasians do (Andre and