myself did not know before I came to college. The two words are overlapped and used out of context frequently in people’s daily lives. The United States is what people call an immigrant country, there are many different ethnic and racial groups that not even the census can keep up with. All this diversity is what makes our country so different yet amazing. We are willing to embrace the many different cultures that each person has to bring. My family and I have been confused for many different ethnic groups and it is always very interesting to hear people say why they thought we were of a different ethnic group other than Mexican American. Ethnic confusion is a big deal, especially in America because of all the different identities people claim.
Child rearing and family structure within the Hispanic culture is noticeably different than what is present in the mainstream Western culture of today. One apparent difference is in gender roles. There exists a vastly different expectation in Hispanic culture for males and females. The male is considered to be the independent breadwinner, and the head of the household. Accordingly, the female role is one of submission and provider of childcare. In contrast, it is more than acceptable in Western culture for a female to maintain a non-traditional role. Hispanic culture additionally differs from Western culture in the traditional makeup of the family. Within Hispanic culture the extended family plays a huge role
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. These people began to suffer from discrimination in their owl land. Their sons and daughters did not have better luck because even thought they were born in the United States therefore they are American citizens also continue to suffer from discrimination because of their background. After more than three generation of being born in America Chicanos decided to revolt. The Chicano movement bloomed in the 1960s when the generation was tired of the racial discrimination and decides to fight for their rights. They created organizations to help Chicanos, organize walkouts to protest against inadequate learning environment and they protested against unequal opportunists in jobs.
Every year, from September 15 to October 15, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month here in America. Overall, there are about 55 million Hispanic people living here in the United States and make up 17% of this country’s total population. We celebrate the Hispanic and Latino heritage and culture with fun festivals, events, and activities throughout this 30 day period. The state of Florida thrives and flourishes with the unique Hispanic culture. Therefore, it is full of fun and lively events where people can discover and enjoy the spectacular Spanish food, events, and festivals.
Latinos have struggled to discover their place inside of a white America for too many years. Past stereotypes and across racism they have fought to belong. Still America is unwilling to open her arms to them. Instead she demands assimilation. With her pot full of stew she asks, "What flavor will you add to this brew?" Some question, some rebel, and others climb in. I argue that it is not the Latino who willingly agreed to partake in this stew. It is America who forced her ideals upon them through mass media and stale history. However her effort has failed, for they have refused to melt.
Art is a form of expression. It can be created in many ways, and it can be destroyed in many ways. Art plays a very important in getting messages across. Art can be seen by hundreds and thousands of people. In the Chicano movement, art was everywhere. Art shows a sense of pride and honor. The artists that were involved in the Chicano movement really executed the message they wanted to tell. It will tell the story when people wanted change, they wanted to see a difference in the community they lived in so the future can have a chance that maybe they didn’t.
As defined by Arlene Goldbard in her text "Looking Before You Leap: Community Arts in Context" the main goal of this kind of community based practice is to reinforce Community Cultural Development (CCD). This “refers to those activities undertaken by artist-organizers in collaboration with community members, employing social imagination and collective creation in the arts to express identity, concerns, hopes, and fears.” (Goldbard, 2005, p.1). This scenario exists where the artistic practices play a secondary role because the most important is not developing the artistic products such as workshops, murals, or concerts, but ra...
This artwork closely relates to the Chicano Art Movement, and also the UFW, united farm workers organization. The figures are arranged in a flat straight horizontal band, this style can be related to ancient Mexican native groups such as the Mayas and Aztecs. This artwork contains references to ancient Egyptian style as well. The style is needed to express the focus on heritage in the Chicano movement. This mural focuses on targeting the Mexican American urban community, specifically the younger generation. The location of this mural is on an office building of the United Farm Workers building, a cultural and political center for many Mexican an African American people. Many middle class citizens passed this mural on the way to work and school,
Sonia Romero is recognized for representing Latin American imagery and unity in her public works. Specifically, her public work located at MacArthur Park, Urban Oasis, 2010. The mural was commissioned by the Los Angles Metro and it is composed of 13 ceramic mosaic tile that are installed along two facing mezzanine walls. Each panel contains a white and black illustration centered in a circle contained within a square panel that is made of a cement to represent the industrial buildings around the neighborhood (“MacArthur,” n.d.). In the process of making this public work, Sonia Romero initially conducts research and observation studies of the community (Dambrot, 2016). In fact, the 13 illustrations either authentically represent the inhabitants of the community or the historical events that took place in MacArthur Park (Gilbert, 2012). Unfortunately, in society many diverse
The Chicano Art movement is the attempts that are made by a Mexican- American artist who formulated a unique artistic identity in the US. Most of the art pieces are influenced by the Chicano movement that began in the late 1960s. This art was mostly influenced by the ideologies of the post-Mexican revolution and the pre-Columbian art, it was accompanied by the European printing technologies and the Mexican- American political, cultural as well as social issues.
Public art conquers so much more than the simple task of making the street a little easier to look at. It involves those who created it, those who supplied the means to create it, and those whose lives it continues to impact. Wall paintings in particular take an important role in working for a greater good. Judith F. Baca, a Hispanic-American woman and artist- activist has contributed an unaccountable amount to the mural movement in Los Angeles. She has accomplished this by giving individuals the chance to create art and develop a sense of pride, she has taught younger generations a respect for their ethnic identity, and from the many walks of life that continue to view her work in everyday places she has encouraged social change.
I grew up in the southern most tip of Texas, Mission, Texas, and it has been my home for 16 beautiful years. South Texas, the RGV, or the Valley, whatever you may call it, is the home of two cultures that clash together. The Valley is located on the border of Texas and Mexico. Most inhabitants come from Mexico or are of Mexican descent, which gives the valley its distinct culture.
I am a part of the Hispanic culture that is so often overlooked and disrespected. From the media and my peers, I learned what society has expected of me from a young age. In my seventeen years, I have been classified as ignorant, lazy, and told that I had no future ahead of me. These stereotypes have only further motivated me to prove that what is portrayed about Hispanics, is not true.
El nombre oficial de México es Los Estados Unidos Mexicanos. Es un país en Norteamérica, y tiene 120 millones habitantes. Tiene fronteras con Los Estados Unidos de América, Belice, Guatemala, el Pacífico y el Mar Caribe. La capital de México es la Ciudad de México. El centro de la Ciudad de México, o México DF (utt. Mekjikå de effe), tiene menos que 9 millones habitantes, pero el todo de la México DF tiene más de 21 millones habitantes. Algunas de las ciudades más grandes son Ciudad de México, Ecatepec, Guadalajara y Tijuana.
Concerning working with the community, all have goals aimed toward developing critical thinking using creativity, constructing public art, and encouraging people to work collaboratively and cooperatively in order to make changes in their own context, communities and environments. These practices focus their work on vulnerable communities in social risk and lacking conventionally aligned traditional artwork. But above all, they respond to the greatest challenge to expand the culture and arts as a social right with easy access for all.