Among every other country in the world, the United States of America is where people feel the most comfortable place to come and live a better life. Immigrants are people who leave their counties to reside in other counties that are rich and safe to better themselves. Every year people immigrate to the USA for many reasons. Many people are having difficulty living in their native country such as over population, jobless which make the economy so hard. People from outside of the United States think there is peace, love, equality, free education, jobs, good food to stay healthy, but most importantly freedom of speech to express yourself in America.
As decades pass, Florida’s population continues to grow and change rapidly. Being from both Dominican and Puerto Rican decent, the difficulties Latin Americans encounter become obvious. Trying to make a comfortable living in any Hispanic country is not an easy task. Many Spanish families, for that reason, decide to move to the United States for a better standard of living. And many of these individuals have been able to achieve their goals in life considering their minority roles in our country.
Since the 19th century, America became a place where millions of people aspire to immigrate intensively. In order to pursuit a better life, freedom, and equality, people have to leave their hometowns and family, deal with uncertainty. Why were so many people willing to leave their family and go to the United States for pursuing their American Dreams? The most important reason that people chose to immigrate to America was they believed that they had opportunities to earn a better life. No matter how hard they tried, their lives are barely improved.
We are Puerto Rican Americans to my knowledge. We are Puerto Rican Americans because we are a commonwealth island being assisted by the American Government so that gives us some affiliation to being American. Those of us who were born and raised in the United States are Puerto Rican Americans whether we want to admit it or not. The majority deny that they are American, maybe because of our historical past with governmental issues and struggles in the early and late eighteenth century. Who knew we w... ... middle of paper ... ...r school day mornings with the pledge of allegiance, the "Star Spangled Banner", and "America the Beautiful", teachers hoped to instill the love of country that would make islanders 100 percent Americans" (p.56, Fernandez).
They taught the locals to cook with wine, garlic, and onions. The conquistadors also introduced imported beef and cheese, which is another staple in Mexican food. The most important product the Spaniards brought was rice, changing the way Mexicans have eaten, making it a key component to the diet and culture of Mexico. Like all of the other ingredients and recipes concocted by the Aztecs and conquistadores, these foods and techniques are still used frequently today. Mexicans brought the food and cooking techniques to America when parts of Mexico became American territory.
It will show Americans or Asian Americans what Hong Kong is famous for and to learn more about the culture. Also, more street food will bring uniqueness to Chinatown, therefore bring in more tourist, which will then increase economics. It is time to bring the Hong Kong Street Food to Chinatown! Going to Chinatown everyone thinks about food and bubble tea, but it seems to be lacking of a the Hong Kong Culture. A main part of any culture would be its cuisine and Hong Kong has a very unique cuisine that everyone enjoys, that is Street Food.
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.
The United States is said to be a land of hope and good prospects. That is why people from all parts of the world are moving into the United States for better life for themselves, and most prominently for their spouse and children. One of the main reasons for immigration is economic reasons. Life in poverty and unhappiness force people to search a better life. Continuously the economic distance between the developed countries and the third world countries are increasing year by year.
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. The poem points out that there is a significant level of social discrimination that the minorities are subjected to. This discrimination comes from both the law enforcement agencies and members of the otherwise mainstream American population. As much as this might be true, the American society can be considered to be indeed the most accommodating societies in the world. This is because millions of immigrants are currently living harmoniously with other Americans.
It would become an identity to those born in America of Mexican parents. By this time around, now in the 90s, I could have the choice on any application to indicate, optionally, what ethnicity I am. It was either Latino/other, or Mexican/Mexican-American/Chicano. With my parents consent of what I was, I’d proudly pick the box that had Chicano beside it. I grew up proud being Chicana because my dad always had pride in what he was, Mexican.