Today, Latinos are proud of their culture and heritage and even though they attempt to assimilate into the American culture, through pluralism they are retaining their own, as well. They continue to converse in their native languages within their families, listen to music and watch Spanish television programs. Where in the past the melting pot theory led many to discard their native language and culture in order to fit in, today many are embracing these ideals, which may be a contributing factor in the continued discrimination (Lopez, 2010). African Americans have for the most part suffered from the highest unemployment, but Latinos are not far behind. Many are paid much less for the same work as others.
African Americans were subjected to slavery and discrimination and women had very little liberty. In the present, the United States is much closer to equality, yet gender and race still play a role in life’s opportunities given the high frequency of affirmative action programs; they attempt to increase the representation of minorities on college campuses and in the office, regardless of virtue. Programs of affirmative action arouse controversy because some groups view affirmative action as a catalyst for reverse discrimination whilst other groups support affirmative action as a way to diversify society and compensate for past exclusions.
Out of the hundreds of thousand immigrants who illegally cross the border there are some who make it to America. The dream of living in America and finding work so they can support their families in Mexico can become a reality. When it becomes a reality many immigrants who make it across start to realize their stuck in America. Through generations after generations many immigrants succeed at earning money in the states and return home to enjoy their success with their families. However, others find out that America has influenced their persona and they decide to stay in America permanently.
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. Left out of this campaign initially though were Mexican immigrants. As is made clear in the writings of David Gutierrez, since the beginning of large amounts of Mexican immigration, Mexican Americans have opposed supporting Mexican immigrants.
It is perhaps important to note that the American society was formed on the basis of societal diversity. What is now commonly referred to as the mainstream American society is a collection of people from different racial and socio-cultural backgrounds whose cultures merged to form what is now referred to as the American culture. Despite this fact, Americans have always had a lukewarm approach when it comes to welcoming ‘new’ members into their society. Points out that the Afr... ... middle of paper ... ...n workers and this is an aspect that the American society has to work on. To sum it all up, Soto’s ‘Mexicans Jogging’ brings to the fray several issues that both Mexican Americans and other members of the minority groups have to grapple with.
However, the main reason Mexicans joined his cause was because they trusted him; he was one of them. He spoke Spanish, was uneducated and most importantly, he was a farm worker just like them. Chávez used these to encourage people to join his cause and consequently he succeeded. Growers signed contracts with farm workers for fair wages and working conditions. César Chávez devoted his life to improving the lives to countless Mexicans Americans.
We tend to be like those around us that have the same values and beliefs. So we also tend to do the same things and are raised the same way. Marrying into an Anglo family, this family does not have the close family relations that my Mexican family has. Some Anglo families may, although not to the extent of Mexican households. If you have ever seen My Big Greek Fat Wedding, well this is how Mexican families tend to live their lives, always in each other’s business.
The Navajo People and Their Environmental Concerns Introduction This nation was built on the foundation that “All Men are Created Equal.” Under the eyes of God, no man is better than another. This has held our nation together and forced us to exist interdependently. We are fortunate to live in a nation that possesses such a wealth of diversity. It makes our nation unique and gives people the opportunity to learn about the beauty of culture. However, history has shown us that not all have embraced diversity.
While several states would later overrule the Civil Rights Acts with Jim Crow laws, they can be considered successes because they helped en... ... middle of paper ... ...me fashion whites had regulated themselves since the American Revolution. The Reconstruction Period was a period of successful change for both the African American community as well as the Union as a whole, even with a few imperfections that were present in the radical reforms it brought. The political successes seen in legislature and black political representation gave African Americans new rights as citizens of America. With the assistance of new policies and government-run programs, black people were given an opportunity to find their own economic success. After the restraints of slavery were removed from the black community, they were able to strive for social freedoms and reconnect with previously lost loved ones.
Many attempts had been made to abolish slavery such as; the Underground Railroad, which includes a path of safe hou... ... middle of paper ... ...tions. For example in the past, blacks had not been treated equally and did not have the same rights as everyone else so they fought and earned them. Not long after, the women did the same thing when they did not have some of their rights. Hopefully, it will happen again for the LGBTQ Community because it will cause the United States to be more Enlightened than before. In fact, the fight for LGBTQ rights is already underway.