Not all immigrants are Latino, specifically Mexican. The Migration Policy Institute put out a report analyzing the unauthorized immigration in our country using data from 2009 to 2013 and they claim that currently there are approximately 11 million unauthorized immigrants in our country. Of those, about “56% is from Mexico, 15% is from Central America, mainly from the North...
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...hich they can share similar experiences.
Storytelling is a powerful identification strategy because stories “help define our collective identity and values.” (Stewart, Denton, and Smith 150). Stories “are social tools that both reflect and break with cultural norms to help individuals and collectives digest experience and dramatize process of becoming.” (Stewart, Denton, and Smith 151). Like Burke says, consubstantiality, and identification overall, cannot happen without division. What consubstantiality does is that instead of focusing just on the divisions, it helps individuals find the similarities between them, the “substance” that unites them. Storytelling and narratives “emphasize the simultaneous presence of multiple, interlinked realities, […] well positioned for capturing the diversity and complexity present in strategic discourse” ( Nemčoková 111). Stories
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