Search Results chicano

Free Essays Unrated Essays Better Essays Stronger Essays Powerful Essays Term Papers Research Papers

Your search returned 101 essays for "chicano":
[1] [2] [Next >>]

These results are sorted by length (in words). You may also sort these by relevance or color rating.
Title Length Color Rating  
Latino Actors and Resistance Cinema - Latino Actors and Resistance Cinema During the second half of the twentieth century Latino actors began to resist the previously portrayed stereotypes in American films. "The beginning of this "coming to self"…was the desire to expose the terrible conditions under which Puerto Ricans of this generation had been raised; challenge the assumptions under which these conditions thrived; and re-create the institutions and society that had engendered them" (Jimenez, 188). For many years Latinos allowed themselves to be depicted under various stereotypes which they therefore represented in real life to audiences everywhere....   [tags: Movies Films] 402 words
(1.1 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
The House on Mango Street Cultural Values - The House on Mango Street Cultural Values Sandra Cisneros' strong cultural values greatly influence The House on Mango Street. Esperanza's life is the medium that Cisneros uses to bring the Latin community to her audience. The novel deals with the Catholic Church and its position in the Latin community. The deep family connection within the barrio also plays an important role in the novel. Esperanza's struggle to become a part of the world outside of Mango Street represents the desire many Chicanos have to grow beyond their neighborhoods....   [tags: House Mango Street] 415 words
(1.2 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez - “Zoot Suit” Luis Valdez made a great contribution to Chicano theater when he created a Chicano musical a form of theater that was more common for white America. As I read Zoot Suit I could not stop wondering how the play would look once it was on stage. I could not picture a play that included singing and dancing one which does not compare to the other plays written by Luis Valdez and the Teatro Campesino. I only wish that I had been lucky enough to watch the play live. However, I do feel that if the play was to be re-enacted it would not have the same effect on it’s viewers of today as it might have then....   [tags: essays research papers] 448 words
(1.3 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Stereotyping of Hispanics in Hollywood's Films - Stereotyping of Hispanics in Hollywood's Films "[Cinema] manipulates the human psychology, sociology, religion, and morality of the people..."(Cine-Aztlan 175). I has been said to be used by capitalists and socialists as a powerful weapon in the struggle for social justice. In all the Hollywood films and documentaries about Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, none have escapes stereotypes. And it hasn't gone unnoticed. Thomas Martinez states that the "symbolic function of advertising in one level of understanding the racist implications of the mass media, especially regarding the Mexicans and Mexican-Americans"(Camplis, in Noriega 284)....   [tags: Movies Films Essays Hispanics] 485 words
(1.4 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Free Argumentative Essays: It’s Time to Put an End to Campus Isolation - It’s Time to Put an End to Campus Isolation A situation on campus which I would like to see changed is not so much the increasing ethnically and racially-based separation of student clubs and organizations, but the lack of communication and exchange between them. There are valid arguments for the various racially "isolated" clubs in that they provide a support network and common identity for students who might otherwise feel culturally marooned on a campus as large as ours. (Specifically, I feel that the "Iranian Students Club," "Armenian Americans" and "Hillel House," to name a few, all provide emotional support to students away from home and their native culture.) Perhaps one could even justify racial-based separation within an area of common interest on the grounds that common racial and cultural ties promote even better understanding within a common sub-group....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 544 words
(1.6 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Different Civil Rights Movements in the United States - The African-American Civil Rights Movement was started in 1955, and was lead by many great African Americans who will never be forgotten in history. Many Americans who were born in the U.S. were not 100% American but had different ethnic background which meant many of these Americans had different skin colors, different nationality and because of this they were outcasts in the U.S. Many of these ethnic groups were not outcast just because of their background many were also segregated because of their sex....   [tags: African-American, Civil Rights Movement, USA, femi] 550 words
(1.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine - Freedom: Not with the PMRC There are so many people that stand for something I value. I choose Tom Morello. He is the guitar player for Rage Against the Machine, a political rock band that consists of two caucasians, a Chicano, and Tom, who has a white mother and an African-American father. This is a band that has many different views and beliefs that appeal to me, but Tom appeals to me the most because of his firm belief in freedom of speech and the elimination of censorship. Tom grew up in Libertyville, Illinois, and even though he was half-white, he was seen as being an African-American in a predominately white town....   [tags: Biography Bio] 592 words
(1.7 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Chicanoism Today - Chicanoism Today For a more symbolic meaning of the word Chicano/a, to many of us it is the mixture of both American and Mexican culture. It had become a political term for those who wanted to find a more specific word to identify themselves with than Hispanic, a word to classify all who spoke Spanish in America from Latin America. In the 60s the word Chicano/a grew strong with many political Mexican-American’s and used it as a source of pride. Today, the older generation of Chicano/as’, some but many, see young Chicano/as’ as those who live in the past or use the pasts’ struggle to reflect on their own lives and go no where to empower their society....   [tags: essays research papers] 601 words
(1.7 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Ernest Hemingway - Can you imagine living in such poverty that you have to steal money just to feed your family. This sort of thing happens everyday to people that just want to support their family because they don’t have a job to get money. In some ways it shows love for their children but in other ways it shows irresponsibility. In the novel Parrot in the Oven is about a Chicano family that does not have a lot of money because the father had gotten drunk on the job. The oldest brother Nardo is so into himself that he would not go and get a job that would make his appearance look bad....   [tags: essays research papers] 601 words
(1.7 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Transformational Writing - Transformational Writing "In the piece, Coming into language, Jimmy Santiago Baca reflects his time spent in prison, where he battled illiteracy and experimented with personal writing. Orphaned at the age of two, Baca spent most of his life in the barrio and on the streets. He dropped out of school in the ninth grade and became a felon at the age of seventeen. Completely illiterate, Baca discovered his heritage in a picture book of Chicano history. A Chicano, Baca identified with the pictures in the book....   [tags: Teaching Education] 619 words
(1.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
groth of the self - Unfortunately I was not able to make it to our last site visit and to our group meeting. I had a terrible cold and needed rest. However, I emailed one of my group members so that she could up date me. I also made sure to call my students and apologize for my absence. Today, Monday I went back to site and we had overhead presentation. The students were really involved and eager to participate. In the overhead pictures of different people were shown and the students were asked to describe the person....   [tags: essays research papers] 636 words
(1.8 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
"Oranges" by Gary Soto - "Oranges" By Gary Soto Gary Soto was born April 12, 1952, in Fresno, California to Mexican-American parents. His grandparents emigrated from Mexico during the Great Depression and found jobs as farm laborers. Soto grew up poor in the San Joaquin Valley and learned that hard work pays off through chores, such as moving lawns, picking grapes, painting houses, and washing cars. When Gary was five his father died as the result of a factory accident, and his mother was left to raise her three children with the help of her parents....   [tags: Poetry] 660 words
(1.9 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
The Affect of Caesar Chavez on Mexican American Culture - The Affect of Caesar Chavez on Mexican American Culture Mexican Americans have been in this country longer than many groups of people. Although, they have been here longer, whites took thier land from them. Along with taking their land from them, they took all the pride that the Mexicans Americans had. It seemed that way until they started fighting for their rights in the early nineteen hundreds. Treaties were made that gave land rights to them and speeches were made by political leaders deeming this countries actions unjust....   [tags: Papers] 688 words
(2 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
The Beauty of Poetryr - The Beauty of Poetryr The Beauty of Poetry I chose to analyze two poems in this essay. These are the "Ending Poem" and "this is not the place where I was born". Both were chosen from the book Currents from the Dancing River Book. I found these two books to contain similar themes and both seem to be of a modern genre. These poems deal with family and the roots that connect them to the past. Both recognize that they themselves are disassociated with their past although they still acknowledge where they come from....   [tags: Papers] 717 words
(2 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Just another Crazy Woman on the edge of Time - Just another Crazy Woman on the edge of Time In Woman on the edge of Time, by Marge Piercy, a middle aged Chicana woman from New York finds out that she a can communicate with the future. She finds herself able to be in more than one time. She is, as far as we know, the first to be able to do this. There were others, but they all closed themselves off, thinking themselves insane when the “voices from the future” began to speak. Connie’s connection was probably simpler because of the similarities between the world in which she lived now (in the mental hospital) and the world of the future....   [tags: Woman on the edge of Time Essays] 735 words
(2.1 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The Chicano Power Movement - The Chicano Power Movement The Chicano power movement of the 1960's is characterized by Carlos Munoz, jr. as a movement led by the decedents of Mexican Americans who pressed for assimilation. These young people, mostly students, became tired of listening to school rhetoric that stressed patriotism when they were being discriminated against outside the classroom. Unlike their parents, the young people of the Chicano movement did not want to assimilate into mainstream America and lose their identity, they wanted to establish an identity of their own and fight for the civil rights of their people....   [tags: Chicano Mexico Munoz Essays Civil Rights] 774 words
(2.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
A Working Woman Struggling - A short story “Mines” by Susan Straight will be examined. Inmates, wards, fools, children, many names to describe young ill directed souls who find themselves confined at the local Youth Correctional Facility. It is a place as cold as a stone and depressing for Clarette. The facility is a place where kids who mess up in life go to serve time and most likely, if their paths stay the same, will end up across the street at the Chino men's facility. Clarette is a guard at the correctional center; she also has a nephew, Alfonso at the Youth Facility as well....   [tags: Literature Review]
:: 4 Works Cited
795 words
(2.3 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima: A Psychological Critique of Religions - Christianity, Judaism, Islam. These are only a few of the many religions in this world. How does one choose which religion to follow. Is it their background, nationality, belief, or because that’s the only thing they have always known or come in contact with. The concept of religion is a complex one, a concept to be investigated and questioned. This is the journey that Antonio Marex Luna explores in Rudolfo Anaya’s (1972) Chicano novel Bless Me, Ultima. Throughout the novel, Antonio fights a psychological war in his mind about all the religions and faiths that surround him in his everyday routine....   [tags: essays research papers] 833 words
(2.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
"Green Chile" Explication - The chile pepper is a vegetable that has been a part of Americas history. Chile peppers haave been a part of the human's diet for as long as 7500BC. Chiles are used in many Mexican and South American cuisines as whole peppers and also grinded into spaces. In Jimmy Santiago Baca's poem "Green Chile," he refers to green chiles to represent his memories of home. Jimmy Santiago Baca is a mix of Chicano and Apache origins. At the age of two, both of Baca's parents abandoned him (Poets.org). After he was abandoned by his parents, he lived with his grandparents until he was thirteen....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 835 words
(2.4 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Literary Analysis of ?The Grandfather? by Gary Soto - “[Gary Soto’s] power comes from showing, from painting pictures that allow the reader to feel the wonder promise, and pain of everyday life” (Fabiano185). Gary Soto’s writing goes right to the center of the Chicano experience (Dunn 284). In “The Grandfather”, Gary Soto presents the feeling of what everyday life would be like when living in a Hispanic community. Soto is able to do this with a naturalistic writing style, writing in a simple style, and using his real life experiences as a basis. Naturalism is a writing style in which the writer takes a slice of life and makes it last forever....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
:: 3 Sources Cited
840 words
(2.4 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez - “Zoot Suit” by Luis Valdez Based on the infamous 1942 “Sleepy Lagoon” murder mystery and the resulting “Zoot Suit Riots” in Los Angeles , playwright Luis Valdez weaves fact and fiction to depict the fate of 22 young Mexican Americans brought to trial for a murder they did not commit. “Zoot Suit” brings together unforgettable characters such as the irreverent El Pachuco and the charismatic Henry Reyna, an unsuspecting gang leader who finds himself caught in the middle of the racially turbulent events that rocked Los Angeles during the early 1940s....   [tags: essays research papers] 846 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
N. Scott Momaday's House Made of Dawn - N. Scott Momaday's House Made of Dawn House Made of Dawn, the novel that began the AMERICAN INDIAN LITERARY RENAISSANCE, is Scott Momaday's masterpiece. He originally conceived the work as a series of poems, but under the tutelage of Wallace Stegner at Stanford, Momaday reconceived the work first as a set of stories, then as a novel. House is the story of Abel, an Indian from the Pueblo Momaday calls "Walatowa," a fictionalized version of Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico, where Momaday grew up. Abel returns from World War II a victim of what we would call today "post-traumatic stress syndrome." He is unable to speak, even to his grandfather, Francisco, who raised him....   [tags: Momaday House Made Dawn Essays]
:: 2 Works Cited
903 words
(2.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Gary Soto and Cathy Song's Black Hair and Lost Sister - Gary Soto and Cathy Song's Black Hair and Lost Sister Gary Soto and Cathy Song, the authors of Black Hair and Lost Sister, have had to come to terms with their culture. Living in America, it’s hard to think outside the box because of stereotypes and pre-dispositions. In order to find you’re self and come to terms with who you are as a person apposed to what the rest of the world may view you as, you have to approach the stereotypes head on and grow from them. Both of the speakers in Black Hair and Lost Sister has had to recognize the short comings of their culture to be accepted and grow in the American Culture....   [tags: Gary Soto Cathy Song Black Hair and Lost Sister]
:: 2 Sources Cited
908 words
(2.6 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Minority Movements - ... Known as a sports pioneer of the civil rights movement, he led the Dodgers to six national league titles and one outstanding World Series despite constant harassment from white players and fans (Roark 843). Several civil rights leaders emerged during this movement (Roark 680). Dr. Ralph David Abernathy was a civil rights leader who worked with the Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) to organize boycotts to and freedom marches to promote equality (Roark 680). [You do need to reorganize with the leaders’ section coming first per your thesis statement....   [tags: Politics, Civil Rights Movement] 943 words
(2.7 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The History of Mexican-Americans Explored Through Film - The History of Mexican-Americans Explored Through Film The hardships that Mexican-Americans have faced started well before Reies Lopez Tijierina and Corky Gonzalaz led the Chicano movement in the sixties, and well before the Coronado Bridge was built in San Diego. It started with the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hilago. The treaty signed in 1848 by the United States and Mexico established new boarders between the two countries. This treaty forever changed the lives of Mexicans then and still today. When the United States gained control of the land in the Southwest all the Mexicans that had been living there became citizens of the U.S....   [tags: Mexico History Historical Essays] 989 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Sports in the Chicano/a Community - Sports are a major contributing factor in the Chicano/a community. It constructs ones gender by oppressing women due to their exclusion in partaking in sporting events as well as by providing an outlet for men to vent and regain their manhood. Delgado's article, “Golden But Not Brown” refers to Oscar de la Hoya and how some in the Chicano/a community view him as lacking masculinity; comparing him to “El Lion”, Julio Cesar Chavez. “El lion” evokes a more traditional and manly way of boxing which is an aggressive one while Oscar de la Hoyas involves more strategy and movement....   [tags: Sports] 1012 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Social, Economic, and Political Implications of the Conquest and Colonization of the Americas - ... There were many other life changing events that have impacted the world not listed here, but with these political, economical, and territorial changes, there comes displacement, poverty and many other social changes, also. These changes are still impacting America today. (Carter, 2005). Impact on Cultural Identity The cultural of indigenous and immigrant people have been greatly impacted by America’s historical events. The descendants of Spain and Mexico immigrants have since been subjected to many cultural struggles....   [tags: U.S. History ]
:: 3 Works Cited
1041 words
(3 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
The Chicano View on Mexican Immigration - The Chicano View on Mexican Immigration Missing Works Cited During the 1970’s, Mexican Americans were involved in a large social movement called the "Chicano movement." Corresponding with the great development of the black civil rights movement, Mexican Americans began to take part in a series of different social protests in which they demanded equal rights for themselves. Composed mainly of Mexican American students and youth, these activists focused on maintaining a pride for their culture as well as their ethnicity to fuel their political campaign....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants] 1050 words
(3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Continuing in the Field of Ethnic Studies - "It is better to die standing up than to live kneeling down.” Emiliana Zapata. It is easy to live life kneeling down, and it is frightening to take the initiative to act against many and to fight for the rights of our community. This quote constantly reminds me of why I need to go to graduate school and further my education in learning about oppressions. As a freshman at Cal-State Fullerton I began to ask my self where inequalities come from and what causes them, why does society use the term minorities and why minorities are oppress....   [tags: Personal Ambition] 1059 words
(3 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Coming into Language by Jimmy Santiago Baca - Coming into Language by Jimmy Santiago Baca Is it possible to make vital life changes to become a better person at heart. Who’s the one that can help you. The only person that will get you up on your feet is yourself, and you have to believe deeply to make those changes. In this essay there are many main points that are being brought across to explain the problems and wisdom that arose from Baca’s life as an inmate. It talks about how he was grown up into an adult and the tragedies that he had to face in order to become one....   [tags: Coming into Language] 1080 words
(3.1 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
CSO and ANMA - Los Angeles was the place to find work if laboring was all you knew. Not speaking a word of English, but able to labor in the fields of California's various crops, Mexican immigrants flocked to Los Angeles. Los Angeles quickly became a Mecca for Mexicans wishing to partake of the American dream establishing themselves and creating families. The American dream, however, became just a dream as harsh unequal assessments by white Americans placed Mexican-Americans at the bottom of the social, economic, and political ladders....   [tags: Sociology] 1086 words
(3.1 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
So Far from God by Ana Castillo - So Far from God by Ana Castillo This novel is a story of a Chicano family. Sofi, her husband Domingo together with their four daughters – Esperanza, Fe, Caridad, and Loca live in the little town of Tome, New Mexico. The story focuses on the struggles of Sofi, the death of her daughters and the problems of their town. Sofi endures all the hardships and problems that come her way. Her marriage is deteriorating; her daughters are dying one by one. But, she endures it all and comes out stronger and more enlightened than ever....   [tags: Far From God Ana Castillo] 1087 words
(3.1 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Oppression and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons - ... Gay and Lesbian research is inquiry that focuses on the lives, experiences, and meanings of those who are socially identified as lesbians; this identity label is temporal, culturally determined, and socially constructed. Today, lesbian refers to women who are primarily sexually and romantically attracted to other women. Lesbian research is indebted to the advances and insights of feminism, a movement for social justice centered on women. Reflecting on this historic connection, lesbian research has attempted to redress the imbalance of attention to dominant groups in traditional inquiry by calling attention to and countering the invisibility of lesbians through sustained investigation....   [tags: Sexual Issues]
:: 10 Works Cited
1093 words
(3.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Legal and Historical Rationale of Bilingual Education - ... So in 1998, California responded by passing Proposition 227 stating that all California students must be taught in English placing all non-English speaking students in a short-term English immersion program. The government, noting that student scores were declining, passed the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001 mandating each state to measure every public school student's progress in reading and math from the third grade through the eighth grade and further progress measured at least once between the tenth and twelfth grades....   [tags: Language ]
:: 4 Works Cited
1096 words
(3.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Suffering and Assimilation - One of the recurring themes that shows up in the literature written by African Americans and Mexican Americans seems to be the suffering of the past and present along with not much hope for the future. The pains expressed by these people are related to race, poverty, violence, and lack of opportunity. Another recurring theme is the minorities assimilation into the white society. Minorities have always been socially pressured to assimilate into the society in which they live. They are subtly encouraged in the United States to become a part, "The American Dream." These two themes can be seen in, The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, "Sonny's Blues," by James Baldwin and even the real life of Jean Toomer, a famous writer....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1099 words
(3.1 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Zoot Suit - ... His presence in this scene is pivotal for educating the audience about the prejudice and misrepresentation of Mexican-Americans in court at the time. During the courtroom scene, the Zoot Suiters did not have access to clean clothes or haircuts, which severely altered the way in which the judge and the jury viewed the Pachucos while in court. El Pachuco realizes that the 38th Street gang does not look up to standards, “look at your gang, they do look like mobsters” (Valdez). El Pachuco is clearly indignant towards the way in which the court mistreats the Zoot Suiters as seen by the way he stands angrily behind the gang and recognizes the intolerance of the court and judge....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 1117 words
(3.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Crips - The Crips, originating in Los Angeles, California, are one of the oldest, largest, and most notorious gangs in the United States. They have been involved in murders, robberies and drug dealing in the Los Angeles area. The Crips are mostly identified by the blue color worn by their members. What was once a single gang is now a loose network of "franchises" around the United States. The gang primarily (but not exclusively) comprises African Americans. The Crips have an intense rivalry with the Bloods and are also known to feud with Chicano gangs....   [tags: Gang Violence Crips Bloods] 1137 words
(3.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Gangs, Belonging, and Acceptance - Gangs, Belonging, and Acceptance A 12-year-old boy comes home from school. He enters his home through the front door and notices his mother sobbing. There is blood on the tissue she's holding. The boy starts to ask his mother why she is crying when he realizes what has happened. She answers his silent inquiry about why, by quietly saying, "your dad . . . he's on the back porch . . . he's had a bad day." Feeling helpless he goes to his room. From his window he can see his dad taking in the last swallow of beer and yelling, loud enough for the neighbors to hear, "Hey, bring me another beer....   [tags: Gangs Family Lifestyle Essays]
:: 3 Works Cited
1176 words
(3.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Guatemala and Spanish Cultures -      Guatemala has more people than any other Central American country, with an estimated population of 11,980,000 it is home to many different cultures. The population can be divided into two groups; Indians and people of mixed Spanish and Indian ancestry. But in Guatemala, being called an Indian or a non-Indian does not depend entirely on a person's ancestry. It is basically a matter of how people live and of how they categorize themselves. For example, a Guatemalan is considered an Indian if he or she speaks an Indian language, wears Indian clothing, and lives in a community where the people follow the Indian ways of life....   [tags: essays research papers]
:: 1 Works Cited :: 1 Sources Cited
1208 words
(3.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Film Report On 'American Me': A Therapeutic Perspective - Film Report on American Me: A Therapeutic Perspective "American Me" is a fictional film having a factual basis, starring and directed by Edward James Olmos. Released to the national theater circuit in 1992, "American Me" depicts the life of Rodolfo Cadena, a ranking Carnal (gang member) in the prison gang La Eme, also known as the Mexican Mafia. To therapeutically approach the salience and pervasiveness of gang membership, including its allure and reinforcers, would be a challenging task for any human service practitioner involving accuracy of assessment and effectiveness of treatment....   [tags: Movies Film] 1263 words
(3.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Chicano Movement - More than a century of prejudice against one of the largest minority residing in the United States that continues today. To these days Hispanics are targets of discrimination and are not offer equal opportunities in jobs and education. The roots of discrimination go back to the end of the Mexican War when thousands of Mexicans became American citizens overnight. The sign of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo not only transfer land to the United States but also the people that live there before it became territory of the United States....   [tags: Hispanic Studies] 1264 words
(3.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Chicano Movement: Struggles, Goals, and Accomplishments - ... The organization of the Raza Unida Party was created in order to “bring Mexican-Americans’ values and needs under one political banner (Ramirez). However, many Chicanos were unable to vote, like many other ethnic groups in the United States, due to restrictions such as literacy tests ("American Civil Liberties Union”). The necessity for reform and the inequality were what inspired the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement. Mexican-Americans faced many struggles since the end of the Mexican War and they needed a way to eliminate the discrimination that they underwent....   [tags: Racial Issues]
:: 17 Works Cited
1268 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Sandra Cisneros' Writing - ... She breaks down with the beginning chapter, “My Lucy friend who smells like corn” by explaining how the narrator, envies Lucy because she has so many sisters, but yet Lucy is very poor and makes it very well. This goes on to show that the narrator (who expresses herself as young, poor girl) does not have any women in her family and Lucy is someone she can run to and be her female barrier through life, as a sister which she says, “And we look at each other, our arms gummy from Popsicle we split, we could be sisters right?(5)”.Relating to she wants so much to be close to this girl, and she imagines them as sisters....   [tags: Literature Analysis]
:: 2 Works Cited
1289 words
(3.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Adolescent Writers in Second Language Situations - ... governments accountability and their standard-driven context on the writing experiences of multilingual writers in the linguistically diverse high school classrooms. Qualitative data from 12 ninth grade subject-matter classes were examined to note how uses of writing in subject-matter classrooms reflected or contradicted district standards and accountability efforts, and how these practices socialized multilingual learners into particular norms for academic writing in English. Results suggest that classroom practices related to the current standards and accountability climate were socializing adolescent multilingual writers into narrow and restrictive norms for academic writing, with the most restrictive norms occurring in the classes with the greatest enrollment of multilingual writers....   [tags: Language ]
:: 5 Works Cited
1301 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings - Miss Clairol In the story, Miss Clairol, written by Helena Maria Viramontes, was about a woman who goes to the store with her daughter to buy items for a date that she was preparing for later that night. Arlene, who was the woman that was getting ready for her date is a chicana (Mexican Amerian) who throughout the story refers to things or events that brought a smile to her face as “sounding right.” As I read the story I could not help but smile throughout the story because it was so close to home....   [tags: essays research papers] 1316 words
(3.8 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Bound By Honor - “Blood In…Blood Out” Bound By Honor. In the movie “Blood In…Blood Out,” there are three young Chicano teens just trying to survive in a white man’s world. First, you have Paco, a rebellious teen that loves a fight, and is in a small East Los Angeles street gang called “Vatos Locos.” Then, there is his half brother Cruz, he is trying to stray away from the gang life by painting, however, he still is and hangs with the Vatos Locos. Lastly, with blonde hair, blue eyes, and white skin, there is Miklo the cousin of Cruz and Paco, who ran away from his white father to reconect with his Mexican roots....   [tags: essays research papers] 1316 words
(3.8 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The City of Tucson vs. Robert D. Kaplan - The City of Tucson vs. Robert D. Kaplan Robert D. Kaplan’s articles “Travels into America’s Future” present a description of Tucson, Arizona as it stood in 1998. His articles are based entirely on his personal experiences with the city and with it’s Mexican neighbors to the south, and while somewhat entertaining, contain vast oversights and discrepancies that make his outsider standing obvious to any native reader. The article begins with Kaplan’s trek northward from Mexico City and describes many of the sights he sees along the way....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1322 words
(3.8 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Chicano Studies: Ignacio M. Garcia and Guadalupe San Miguel - The first article I have chosen is, “Juncture in the road: Chicano Studies Since: “El plan de Santa Barbara” by Ignacio M. Garcia. I have chosen this particular article for various reasons. One is because reading the first few paragraphs of the article stirred up many emotions within me. I found myself growing angry and once, again, repulsed by the United States discrimination system. The more knowledge I obtain on the United States, on its past and how it develops today, I can finally say that I resent everything it stands for and embarrassed being part of it....   [tags: essays research papers] 1349 words
(3.9 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Observation of a Day Labor Site - Observation of a Day Labor Site The focus of this case study was to observe the new Phoenix day labor site also named “Macehualli”. This name came from the Aztec language. This site opened on Saturday February first 2003. We visited this site on April 29th 2003 at approximately 8:15 a.m. until around 9:45 a.m. Our goal was to talk with the key people involved in the day labor project. We inquired about this programs working status. Is this program benefiting the people who come here looking for work....   [tags: Immigration Labor Essays Papers] 1369 words
(3.9 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Hispanic American Language - Hispanics in the United States have significantly contributed to much of our society’s customs and culture for many centuries. Ranging from politics, public service, military, business, science, organized sports to even the entertainment industry, you can find their mark universally if you take a closer look. It is quite a wonder as to the many historians whom have not acknowledged Hispanics’ impact on history, as they are just as intricate within America’s history as any other race or nationality (Contributions of, 2008)....   [tags: Hispanic Culture USA Influence] 1401 words
(4 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Diversity Within English - Diversity Within English In order to understand how language variation descriptors are used, we first must understand what language variation is. We can say that the U.S. is linguistically diverse because of the multitude of languages spoken here, but we can also find diversity within these languages. All languages have both dialectical variations and registral variations. These variations, or dialects, can differ in lexicon, phonology, and/or syntax from the Standard Language that we often think of as Œcorrect' Language, although they are not necessarily less proper than, say, Standard English....   [tags: essays research papers]
:: 1 Sources Cited
1419 words
(4.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Code Switching and Modern Language Mixing - When Cultures and Languages Blend: Traditional and Modern Instances of Code-Switching and Other Language Mixing One of the most fascinating sociolinguistic phenomena in modern times is code-switching. This act occurs when a speaker or speakers switch from one dialect to another within a single conversation. It is similar to style-shifting, which involves a change in the level of formality between speakers. (Curzan, 266-269) The complexity of social interaction requires language users to adapt to changing needs in conversation....   [tags: Culture Linguistics Language]
:: 4 Works Cited :: 2 Sources Cited
1440 words
(4.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Joy Harjo (1951--) - Joy Harjo (1951--) Joy Foster was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 9th, 1951 to Wynema Baker and Allen W. Foster. She is an enrolled member of the Creek tribe, and is also of Cherokee, French, and Irish descent. Descended from a long line of tribal leaders on her father’s side, including Monahwee, leader of the Red Stick War against Andrew Jackson, she often incorporates into her poetry themes of Indian survival amidst contemporary American life. In 1970, at the age of 19, with the blessings of her parents, Foster took the last name of her maternal grandmother, Naomi Harjo....   [tags: Artist Poet Joy Harjo Biography Essays]
:: 8 Works Cited
1460 words
(4.2 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Higher Education and Society - Higher Education and Society Attending public schools as a child, I remember learning the basic skills on how to add and subtract, read, and write. These basic skills are necessary in order to function in our society and work force in the United States. As we all know each child learns differently, some learn faster than others and some slower than others. Our public schools have become overcrowded and we do not have enough teachers to fit the needs of each student. Some students get left behind and are not learning the skills needed to move on to the next level....   [tags: Learning School Teaching Essays]
:: 4 Works Cited
1464 words
(4.2 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo - The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1948 would have lasting negative effects on Mexican Americans. The Treaty was signed after America had won the Mexican American war. America gained possession of the southwest states that had been part of Mexico for the price of around eighteen million dollars. In Article IX of the Treaty, it states that the Mexicans "shall be maintained and protected in the free enjoyment of their liberty and property, and secured in the free exercise of their religion without restriction"(Vargas 139)....   [tags: Mexican History Historical Essays] 1479 words
(4.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Immigrant Tragedy in The Cariboo Café by Viramontes - Immigrant Tragedy in The Cariboo Café by Viramontes Helena Maria Viramontes grew up in Los Angeles where relatives used to stay and live with her family when making the transition from Mexico to the United States. This is where she got her first taste of the lives of immigrants in this country within the urban barrios. Viramontes's writing reflects this theme along with expressing her political opinions on the treatments of immigrants, especially Chicanos and Latinos. In her short story "The Cariboo Café," Viramontes brings these ideas to life through three sections narrated by different individuals tied into the story....   [tags: Immigration Immigrants] 1479 words
(4.2 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, and Timmy Commerford took to a Philadelphia stage in 1993 clad in black electrical tape that covered their mouths and the initials PMRC written in black marker across their chests. They stood in this fashion for fourteen minutes while feedback from their guitars rumbled through the amps. This seemingly simple prank was actually protest against the censorship of music and the Parents Music Resource Center, founded by Tipper Gore (Buchi, incidents par....   [tags: Music Bands Politics Essays] 1513 words
(4.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Pros and Cons of Technology - The Pros and Cons of Technology As far back as I can remember my family and I have taken advantage of technology. The types of technology have changed over the years, along with our usage and dependence on it. Technology is a fundamental part of our lifestyle, including both work and play. What is interesting is that we also have many friends who use very little technology in their day-to-day living. This drastic difference makes one wonder how necessary the technology really is, and whether or not our dependence on it is healthy in the long run....   [tags: Term Papers Research] 1527 words
(4.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Segregation: The Processes of Inclusion and Exclusion - ... (70) Whites continued to work to include themselves as a group and at the same time exclude Blacks by stating that it was a violation of their rights to have Blacks in their neighborhood. Whites modeled themselves as victims and shut down Blacks to create neighborhoods that included only one race. The way Whites established themselves as a group was through their demands for the rights to own houses in racially homogenous neighborhoods. This was made possible with the help of the New Deal housing policy, Home Owner's Loan Corporation (HOLC), and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)....   [tags: Sociology, Race, Segregation] 1553 words
(4.4 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Chicano Nationalism - Chicano Nationalism Chicano as defined by the American Heritage Dictionary , is “a Mexican-American”. Nationalism, as defined by the same publication, is “devotion to the interests or particular culture of a particular nation”. So by definition, we can infer that Chicano Nationalism is an interest in either the Mexican or American culture by a Mexican American, which is not a very concise definition. Before we can begin to define Chicano Nationalism, we must first define what is it to be a Chicano....   [tags: Papers] 1637 words
(4.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Music - The Hip-hop Movement - Music - The Hip-hop Movement Hip-hop has become a new cultural phenomenon in North America and has become quite popular all over the world. Hip-hop began in the 1970's in New York City where it has its origins in the African-American community. However, because of music videos, Hip-hop culture has become accessible to everyone in society and has merged into mainstream pop culture. Hip-hop culture may not have been as popular if it was not for the accessibility of this new media. The Hip-hop movement began in the 1970's in the Southern Bronx of New York City....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
:: 8 Sources Cited
1649 words
(4.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya - "Bless Me, Ultima" by Rudolfo Anaya Children believe what their parents tell them but as they get older they start to question that which used to be unquestionable. Bless Me, Ultima is a novel by Rudolfo Anaya about a young Chicano boy, Antonio Juan Marez y Luna, who is growing up and seeing the world for how cruel it really is. A wise old curandera, or faith healer, Ultima, arrives just before Tony receives his first glimpse into the world of men. Ultima gives Tony spiritual healing throughout the book, as well as advice to keep him in harmony with nature and his spirit....   [tags: Bless Me Ultima Rudolfo Anaya Essays]
:: 1 Works Cited
1663 words
(4.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Mi Vida Loca - Mi Vida Loca Mi Vida Loca means “my crazy life (as a girl).” The movie documents the phenomenon of female gangs in the early nineties in Los Angeles. It is written and directed by Allison Anders, who grew up in Los Angeles and went to UCLA. She uses personal experiences to help influence her story writing. In Echo Park, a group of young Mexican-Americans show what it means to live in the inner city. The film looks at gang lifestyle from a woman’s point of view to uncover relationships, conflicts, gang loyalty, and identity....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
:: 1 Sources Cited
1683 words
(4.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Comparing the Women of House on Mango Street and Bread Givers - The Women of House on Mango Street and Bread Givers      Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago and grew up in Illinois. She was the only girl in a family of seven. Cisneros is noted for her collection of poems and books that concentrate on the Chicano experience in the United States. In her writings, Cisneros explores and transcends borders of location, ethnicity, gender and language. Cisneros writes in lyrical yet deceptively simple language. She makes the invisible visible by centering on the lives of Chicanos--their relationships with their families, their religion, their art, and their politics....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
:: 2 Works Cited
1701 words
(4.9 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Broad Analysis Assignment - In Hunger of Memory, author Richard Rodriguez describes his experiences as a Mexican immigrant. He tells anecdotes about his childhood in order to analyze the pressures which culture change imposed on him. Rodriguez also experienced guilt because he felt he had abandoned his Mexican roots by learning English, ceasing to speak Spanish. He then comes to the realization that intimacy is found in the feeling between two people conversing, not in the language in which they are conversing. Richard in the process of self-visualization becomes annoyed with himself and certain things that he sees around him....   [tags: essays research papers] 1713 words
(4.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Ethnicity of Mexians in the United States - The Ethnicity of Mexians in the United States For centuries, Mexican Americans have dealt with an enormous amount of hardships that date back to their early Aztec roots. The source of many problems in Mexican American history can be traced in the pre-colonial period, before the United States of America was even conceived. Major problems of this era in history not only affected the Aztecs, but also the following generations of Aztec and Mexican descent, and continue to have an impact on their descendents in contemporary American society....   [tags: Mexican American Essays]
:: 1 Sources Cited
1752 words
(5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Objectivity versus Subjectivity as Social Research Methods - Objectivity versus Subjectivity as Social Research Methods Discussions from social research argue over or try to maintain a sense of equilibrium while answering and discussing the questions of "objectivity" and "neutrality" vs. "bias" and "subjectivity." While reading, "So what do you want from us here?" by Barbara Myerhoff, "Getting In" by Ruth Horowitz, and "Jelly’s Place" by Elijah Anderson I focused on the questions of "objectivity" vs. "subjectivity." Using the authors field research I found that the authors found specific approaches that affected their data whether it was interacting and forming relationships with the community members or just observing what roles or social order occur in society....   [tags: Papers] 1765 words
(5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Mexican-Americans' Fight for Equality in America - Mexican-Americans' Fight for Equality in America The United States has always been thought of as the the land of opportunity. Why is it that for years Mexican-Americans have been mistreated and discriminated against. There are millions of people that live in the US that are of Mexican descent. Throughout the Mexican-American history they have faced constant struggles to be recognized as equal citizens. The white man drove them from their own homes when they first settled in America. The Anglo settlers did not hold much if any respect for the Mexicans....   [tags: Race Racial Spanish Immigrant Essays] 1800 words
(5.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Postmodernism - ... The period after the 1960’s can distinguished by the following factors, there was a disillusionment with life, new styles of art that were being developed were not having the same impact that Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism and Surrealism did with capturing the imagination of the earlier generations of artists , artists became more focussed on mastering production techniques, new technologies diminished the reliance on craftsmanship and reduced the traditional processes of making art and the growth of consumerism also had a significant impact on the arts over the decades, consumers wanted novelty and entertainment, in response to this, many artists turned art into products....   [tags: Art]
:: 16 Works Cited
1813 words
(5.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Dream of a Natural Paradise - ... While most of the murals thus far have either portrayed the dream of a natural paradise as being celebrated or undercut the Tree of Life mural uniquely combines both of these simultaneously in one. Located under the freeway in front of the Colossus this overcrowded mural with a mature rooted tree and flowing river all portray the tree of life in its literal form. At the bottom of the mural two people crouch by the edge of the water, as it flows upstream it reaches the bottom of a tree where its wavy roots reach to the top....   [tags: Art Analysis ]
:: 6 Works Cited
1858 words
(5.3 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Luis Valdez's Los Vendidos - Luis Valdez's Los Vendidos "Los Vendidos," which translates from the literal Spanish to "The Sold Ones" or a more appropriate translation of the title is "The Sell Outs." This is a satiric play written by Luis Valdez and performed by "El Teatro Campesino," which translates into "The Farmworkers’ Theater." El Teatro Campesino, founded by Luis Valdez in 1965, was a group of California farmworkers who put together "Actos," or "Skits." These "Actos" were made mainly to entertain "striking farmworkers, support them in their marches, and attract public attention to their strikes and organization" (http://www.pbs.org/chicano/bios/lvaldez.html)....   [tags: History Historical Los Vendidos essays] 1862 words
(5.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya - Bless Me Ultima - A Religious Struggle Only a few books dare to discuss the confusion surrounded by a religious awakening. In Bless Me Ultima, Rudolfo Anaya, Premio Quinto Sol national Chicano literary award recipient, challenges standard religion and brings in different ideas through the perspective of a young and confused boy. Due to the new ideas that he is introduced to, the events that occurs especially deaths, and his eagerness for knowledge all leads Antonio to question his religious beliefs....   [tags: Bless Me Ultima Rudolfo Anaya] 1876 words
(5.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Chavez Ravine - Years ago, there was once a small town called Chaves Ravine within Los Angeles, California and this town was a poor rural community that was always full of life. Two hundred families, mostly Chicano families, were living here quite peacefully until the Housing Act of 1949 was passed. The Federal Housing Act of 1949 granted money to cities from the federal government to build public housing projects for the low income. Los Angeles was one of the first cities to receive the funds for project. Unfortunately, Chavez Ravine was one of the sites chosen for the housing project, so, to prepare for the construction work of the low-income apartments, the Housing Authority of Los Angeles had to convince the people of the ravine to leave, or forcibly oust them from their property....   [tags: Mexican Housing Los Angeles Eviction] 1879 words
(5.4 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
crtical thinking paper - There is a South African Proverb that states "Until lions write books, history will always glorify the hunter". In his play "Los Vendidos", Luis Valdez tries to become a lion and let the voice of Chicano history be heard. Luis Valdez does this in a satirical way by presenting the views and stereotypes that many American’s have had and continue to have, about Chicano’s in the form of a shop where Chicano "model/robots" are sold. By presenting each Chicano as a robot and stereotype, Luis Valdez tries to earse of the "models" of Chicano’s that people have in their heads and tries to point out that there is a strong Chicano culture and a rich history that has been ignored by American’s for years....   [tags: essays research papers] 1882 words
(5.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Which Culture Should We Teach? Which Version of History is Correct? - Which Culture Should We Teach. Which Version of History is Correct. The educational process should not just be a process aimed at relaying information to students. Students have a rare opportunity to experience their youth and grow intellectually. College provides a chance for young people to experience life in a loose setting where they can grow as individuals and form their own opinions about life. When developing a school curriculum, members of college boards need to remember how vulnerable this time is in a student's life....   [tags: Teaching Education Philosophy]
:: 1 Works Cited
1898 words
(5.4 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Chicanos - Chicanos With the advancements in technology today, the process of learning has become easier. Instead of just reading, one can look at video documentaries or web sites to acquire information they need or want. In my Latinos in the U.S. class, we have access to all types of information in our quest to learn about Mexican-American history. By reading Zaragosa Vargas= Problems in Mexican-American History, looking at the Chicano Park web site and viewing part one of the Chicano. video documentary, I have encountered a variety of representations of Mexican-American history....   [tags: Mexican American History Culture Race Essays]
:: 1 Works Cited :: 3 Sources Cited
1909 words
(5.5 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Assimilation: the Latino Experience - ... The previous clearly demonstrates that the educational system sought hinder Latinos in the educational system for the purpose of maintaining a working class. More currently, immigration has been heavily opposed. According to Wayne A. Cornelius, surveys show that, Americas view of Asian immigration has been less harmful as opposed to Latino immigration, therefore their anti immigration is a rather anti Hispanic antipathy (92). Furthermore, a clear example of discrimination that Latinos experienced is through policies, when in 2007 Prince William County, Virginia put in place a measure to combat the increase of Latino population....   [tags: Immigration ]
:: 6 Works Cited
1920 words
(5.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Factors Accounting for the Test Score Gap Between Anglos and Minorities - ... Research tends to demonstrate that children of single mothers score lower in academic achievement, but there exists a spurious relationship – single motherhood itself does not cause lower academic achievement, instead the fact that single mothers originate from poorer households and have less schooling and academic performance themselves is the causative or independent variable. For minority groups, with an emphasis on African Americans, the literature often brings to the surface a monolithic anti-achievement “black” culture....   [tags: Education, Teaching]
:: 7 Works Cited
1974 words
(5.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Teatro Campensino - Teatro Campensino Teatro Campensino can be described as an artistic outreach program with political ramifications, the actors are farm workers that find it necessary to spread their message throughout villages composed primarily of poor, Mexican farm workers. The group performs skits that attack "white-washed Mexicans", the Vietnam War, and racism. In "Los Vendidos", director and writer Luis Valdez tackles issues that have plagued Mexican- American history. In fact, by analyzing his play one can deduce several social stigmas and draw parallels to the actual history through the character skits in the play....   [tags: Mexico Spanish Essays] 2030 words
(5.8 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
English as The Official Language of the United States - The debate of instituting English as the official language in the United States is a debate that has been going on for centuries. Many people believe that English should be the official language because we are American, and Americans speak English. However, many of those people fail to realize that we all come from different heritages and corners of the world. Language should be an art of expression, one where people of all heritages and backgrounds can speak in the language that they have learned....   [tags: Governmental Policy]
:: 4 Works Cited
2033 words
(5.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]


Your search returned 101 essays for "chicano":
[1] [2] [Next >>]



Copyright © 2000-2011 123HelpMe.com. All rights reserved. Terms of Service