Chicano or Mexican American means to reaffirm who we are and where we came from. However, there are many things that affect a person's identity such as society, family, and things that we learn from our own experiences as we grow older. One way in which people identify themselves is through society. When we are younger parents and society tend to play a big role in our lives. We see our parents as authority figures and do everything they ask and at the same time we want to fit in society. However
unlike your father. You may not ever marry, you may even become a harlot. Now, suppose have six siblings and you are the only daughter. Your Mexican fathers’ only expectation is for you to marry. You end up not marrying, but always seeking your father’s approval. These are the fascinating cultural enriched protagonists in “Never Marry a Mexican” and “Only Daughter” by Sandra Cisneros. The cultural expectations of these women and the roles they decided to take went against what older generations
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
Memory,” shows the author’s smart way of writing an autobiography. The book is conformed in six well explained essays of Rodriguez’s life placed together, all in order to show the reader the different outcomes during his life as a middle class Mexican-American. The author wrote this autobiography on 1982, in where he explains the moments that he and his family went by during their immigration inside the United States. Richard Rodriguez started attending a Roman Catholic elementary school with a simple
The Mexican-American Dream The film Fernando Nation is a documentary highlighting the Major League baseball Career of Fernando Valenzuela. This movie illustrates a new type of American dream through the eyes of Mexican Americans by showing their historical struggle to be accepted in society, portraying the humble beginnings of Fernando, and highlighting the national fame which he acquired throughout his Major League career. In so doing, Fernando Nation helps viewers to understand the Mexican people’s
that are negative are detrimental to the society in which they exist. One example of a negative prejudice in California is that some Caucasians look down upon working Mexican immigrants. One of the major complaints made by some Caucasian in California is that Mexican immigrants are "stealing their jobs." What is meant by this is that many Caucasians in California observe that many of the lower paying positions including field jobs are being filled by Mexican immigrants and their families. Unfortunately
curious to learn the history as to why Mexican Americans were not able to advance economically, considering that they constitute the largest group of Latinos in the United States and have lived in the U.S. the longest. Mexicans still remain below the poverty line. I learned that many Mexican Americans have a history of cruelty and unfairness where they lost their land, language, and culture after the Mexican War. I also learned that many Mexican Americans who live in the United States have assimilated
Chicano culture. It’s also about identity, which reminds me about a Mexican movie played by La India Maria, called “Ni de aqui ni de alla.” I think Mexican American youth back in the 1950’s were feeling the same way. Chicano history began with a massive immigration of Mexicans to California, in the United States, around 1850. Thanks to the Gold Rush and the construction of the railroads in the 1870’s, the expansion in numbers of Mexicans arriving to the Los Angeles California area was made possible.
discussing will include: Mexican Americans, Puerto Rican American, Venezuelan American and finally the Colombian American. The areas that will be discussed will include: linguistic, political, social, economic religion and family conventions and or family status. Puerto Rican Americans When leaving the entrance of any train station in the Brooklyn N. Y, you could immediately hear the salsa music blaring from several cars, home and corner stores. The aroma of all kinds of Mexican food fills the air.
Angel family, Mexican-Indian immigrants and the subject of Arturo Islas' Migrant Souls, becomes victim to the Americans' forceful demands for conformity. While Sancho, the father, never complains about assimilation, yet never becomes fully "assimilated," his wife, Eduviges, strives to be a part of the American culture. These conflicting reactions and the existing prejudice in the community leave their daughter, Josie, uncertain of her true identity. In the early 1830's, Mexican-Indians, seeking