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The Mexican Repatriation Of Mexican Americans

- When Emilia Castaneda was a young girl in the 1930 's, her entire world changed. Her father was a Hispanic male, but she was born in America. The day the Immigration and Nationalization Services (INS) came to send away her father, a problem arose. She and her brother were U. S. Citizens. Officials told her and her brother they could stay in Los Angeles. The offer came with a catch, though. They had to declare themselves orphans and become wards of the state. Emilia refused the offer saying that "she had a father"....   [tags: Great Depression, United States, Mexican American]

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The Immigration Policy Of Mexicans And Mexican Americans

- With the recent presidential elections with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, it has many people talking about the accusations that Trump said about Mexicans and other ethnic groups. Donald Trump mentions that he is going to build a wall and will deport all Mexicans because the only thing they bring is crime. This leads me to the fact that most of the Latinos are mostly against him since he is mentioning bad things about the Mexicans. One of the biggest things that Latinos and Mexican American look for in a president, is if that president will help with immigration....   [tags: United States, Mexican American]

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Mexican Americans And Filipino Americans

- The purpose of this essay is to familiarize the reader with some of the cultural values of two prevalent minority cultures in the Western Washington area classrooms in order to create a positive learning environ resulting in higher academic achievement for these students. The two cultures discussed in this essay are Mexican Americans and Filipino Americans. Although the Sumner School District, where I work, is not highly diverse, these two minorities are represented to some degree in most of the schools....   [tags: United States, Mexican American]

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The Immigration Of Mexican Americans

- In this article, Gutiérrez addresses the gradual change in the perspective of Mexican Americans as they moved from believing in strict restriction on immigration to a more united, welcoming stance on immigration from Mexico. The author reasons that the Mexican Americans initially called for a tighter restriction on immigration because they viewed immigrants as competition for employment, a factor that would lower wages, and as impeding on their assimilation. Furthermore, the author points to the militant Chicano movement, the media’s negative portrayal of immigrants, and an awakened sense of ethnic identity as aspects that stimulated a strong response from Mexican Americans on an issue they...   [tags: United States, Mexican American]

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Mexican American And Immigrant Policy

- Mexican American enrollment in schools has risen even after the discriminatory laws that have tried to be implemented, such as anti-bilingual education, anti-affirmative action, and anti-immigrant policy movement (Carlo, McGinley, Hayes, & Martinez, 2012). These laws have made it widely acceptable to have prejudice feelings towards those of Latino decent because it separates these individuals from the rest of the community. Politicians are continuously making public, damaging statements limiting the rights of Latino immigrants....   [tags: Discrimination, Stereotype, Mexican American]

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Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.

- I. Introduction A. Attention getter- Do you Know that Chipotle uses organic ingredients and naturally raised chicken, pork and beef. B. Credibility statement-"Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., is one of the leading fast-casual Mexican restaurants in the United States, with more than 1,200 company-owned outlets in 38 states ( International Directory of Company Histories)." C. Thesis Statement- The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate why Chipotle is an undisputed leader in the growing fast food casual....   [tags: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Mexican cuisine, Fast food]

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Which One Is Better, Mexican Or Mexican American?

- Which one is better “Mexican or Mexican-American?” This play talks about how people can be stereotype. Discrimination has been an issue in the United States from the beginning of the foundation, even before the movement of Civil Rights, African-Americans was the center of attraction for discrimination. Nonetheless, as United States keep on developing, discrimination was no more focused on the minority of African-American, rather the focus shift to the largest number of population and also on the majority that has the rapid and quickest developing community in American, which are the Mexican-Americans....   [tags: United States, Mexican American, New Mexico]

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Pancho Villa’s Role in the Mexican Revolution

- In the early 1900’s, one man bested the rival troops and used his intelligence to defeat the oppressive Mexican regime. Doroteo Arango Arámbula, also known as Pancho Villa, was born into a poor family and worked in the fields. Pancho Villa escalated from a peasant outlaw into a well-known revolutionary war strategist and folk hero. Pancho Villa could easily outsmart troops and use his popularity to help his cause for equality. His actions could not atone for any previous transgressions in his life of crime, but his tactics as a revolutionary war commander made him almost unstoppable when it came to fighting for equality....   [tags: mexican history, mexican regime]

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Mexican Immigration And The United States

- According to the article Immigration, “Spanish-speaking people have lived in North America since the Spaniards colonized Mexico in the sixteenth century” (Immigration: Mexican). Around this time, the United States was also expanding. With this expansion, the U.S. essentially adopted a large amount of Mexican citizens along with the land. As far as immigration after this time period, the same article states many Mexican’s began immigrating into the United States primarily during the 20th century....   [tags: Mexican American, United States, Medicine]

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Mexican Immigration : A Nation Of Immigrants

- Title.. The United States has always been referred to as a nation of immigrants, ranked number 1 immigrated country in the world, with an approximate of 45 million immigrants America has more than four times as many living in any other nation according to the United Nations. Nearly 11.6 million immigrants from Mexico reside in the country (established by the 2013 ACS accounting) with a 28% of percent of all U.S. immigrants, Mexico represents the largest source of incomers. Mexican Immigration has changed several cultural aspects of the America....   [tags: United States, Mexican American, Mexico]

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Mexican Workers And Their Lack Of Documentation

- Question 5: Mexican workers are usually the most economically and politically oppressed out of most ethnic categories. As stated in earlier responses, since the expansion of capitalism and industrialization, Mexican workers were preferred to work the low wage, high demanding jobs. Currently, this is often still the case. Due to their immigrant status and their lack of documentation, it is easy to take advantage of Mexican immigrants because they produce cheap labor and can easily be replaced. Even since the late 1900s, Mexican workers were discriminated by being paid less than whites....   [tags: United States, Mexican American, Wage]

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Mexican Immigrants And The United States

- During the 1900’s through 1950’s the United States experienced an influx of immigrants coming in from Mexico seeking employment opportunities, as many of them wanted to avoid the Mexican Revolution occurring from 1910 to 1920. Methods for arriving in the United States varied for each individual’s preference of the destination, but the means of transportation had been constant throughout. These methods of transportation consisted of contractors seeking unskilled workers willing to partake in hard labor in steel, railroad, or agriculture companies....   [tags: Mexico, United States, Mexican American]

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Analysis of The Mexican Civil War

- Prior to independence, the Mexican Civil War brought many Mexicans into hearding their livestock across the Rio Grande. This trip was intended to ease profit making as American troops were desperate for meats such as raw beef and crops such as corn. This plan would bring a different style of outlaw intuition (Carnes 79). As a result, by 1870 most border region cities were occupied by Mexicans and Mexican-Americans (Matthews 61). However, freedom was cut short when Anglos were the rulers of most of these cities....   [tags: independence, mexican lands, texas rangers]

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The American Army in the Mexican War

- During the 19th century, the United States had two armies. Authorized by congress in 1789, the first was the standing army called as U.S. army. This force consisted of officers commissioned by Congress and men who joined for a five year period. In 1792. Congress created an auxiliary army called as militia. The U.S. army was a national force while the militia was the armies of various states. The militia could be called for federal service: to execute the laws, to suppress insurrections, and to repel invasions....   [tags: Mexican American War, American History]

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The History Of Mexican 20th Century

- In 1900 started what was called the Casasola archive, a photographic archive which then would serve the history of Mexico, this file which is then transformed into a vital obsession for Victor, contains political facts of relevance, images of everyday life, parties, social events, and religious. Casasola was already known as a photographer when he employs his brothers and his children as helpers and begins to form an idea that leads him to be the great witness of the history of Mexican 20th century....   [tags: Mexican Revolution, Mexico, History of Mexico]

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Mexican American Culture : Mexico

- Mexican-American Culture Mexico underwent a number of challenges during the second half of the 20th century. Some of them were related to politics and economics, but the others were directly linked with the social and cultural problems. These problems had many causes, such as religion, defensive attitude of some people toward the neighbor American culture and contradictions that the younger inhabitants of the country could not overlook. It caused still more problems on the personal level and on the level of a community....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Mexico, Mexican American]

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The Identity Of The Mexican American Identity

- Finding it hard to accept the social identities put forth by society, many Mexicans find ways to disassociate with the Mexican race and assimilate into the white society and creating a new social identity for themselves. Many Mexicans did what they could to be accepted into the white society for example through wealth or marriage. Mexicans who acquires wealth, named the Mexican elite, found it easier to incorporate into the white society by serving for the U.S government. As mentioned in Gomez’s book, “Mexican elite’ allegiance to the Americans was strengthening by their incorporation into the system as jurors… their incorporation by the Americans served to divide Mexican elites from other M...   [tags: Mexican American, United States, Brown Berets]

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Mexican Women Of The United States

- Introduction Mexican women make up almost half of the entire Mexican population in the United States making them a major part of our cultural society. The United States is home to approximately 31.8 million Mexicans and 47% being women (Ennis, 2011, p. 3). Many generations of Mexi-cans have been living in the United States, growing more acculturated to the salty, sugary, and fat filled food available. Women in general are becoming more educated and in charge of their roles in todays society....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, United States, Mexican American]

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Never Marry a Mexican by Sandra Cisneros

- Sandra Cisneros’s “Never Marry a Mexican” introduces readers to Clemencia. Cisneros eludes Clemencia as a woman who appears proud of her Mexican heritage, yet knows not how the slanderous phrase “Never marry a Mexican” her well-meaning mother’s trusty lips utters about Clemencia’s own Mexican father negatively foreshadows her seedy life and gloomy world perspective later down her destructive journey of adulthood. Simply put, Clemencia’s relationship with her mother is "like [she] never had one" (Cisneros 131) especially during the final moments of her sickly father's life....   [tags: women, clemencia, mexican heritage]

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Impact of Globalization on Mexican Culture and Identity

- The ethnic- Mexican experience has changed over the years as American has progressed through certain period of times, e.g., the modernity and transformation of the southwest in the late 19th and early 20th century, the labor demands and shifting of U.S. immigration policy in the 20th century, and the Chicano Civil Rights Movement. Through these events Mexican Americans have established and shaped their culture, in order, to negotiate these precarious social and historical circumstances. Throughout the ethnic Mexicans cultural history in the United States, conflict and contradiction has played a key role in shaping their modalities of life....   [tags: Mexican Culture and Identity]

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The Mexican American War Of 1846-1848

- During the 19th century, history took its toll in the lives of people living at that time. Not only are we speaking about the United States, but also in neighboring countries. The United States wasn’t the same as it is today. A turning point in American history has to be the Mexican-American War event. We sometimes stop to wonder what it would be like if Mexico still had the land it once had. But the fact of the matter is that we cannot ignore what actually happened. Mexico lost its land to the United States and for many of us it was an aweful lost, while for other it was a great victory....   [tags: United States, Mexico, Mexican–American War]

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Multiculturalism : The American And Mexican Culture

- Ismael Aguirre Multiculturalism in the US Class: 702 Instructor: Sarah L. Colome “Identity” In today’s society there are many words that are used or said without giving it complete thought. For example, the word “identity” is something to which I have never really given much thought or even considered how I identify myself. I am a young Mexican American male growing up in the United States. I identify with both American and Mexican culture. Culture to me is what made you the person that you are today and will also have a major impact in your future....   [tags: Mexican American, United States, New Mexico]

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Exploring the Mexican Independence from Spain

- Introduction To what extent was Mexico’s independence from Spain a “full-scale assault on dependency”. This essay will investigate how the Mexican independence from Spain was only slightly a “full-scale assault on dependency”, due to several political and social conflicts. Firstly, Mexico remained a monarchy (but not under the control of Spain) after the insurgency. Secondly, there was still an official state religion in Mexico. Another reason is because social conflicts reduced the desire for independence .On the other hand, it assaulted dependency because there were some changes within the social hierarchy, and because Mexico was free from Spain....   [tags: Mexican War for Independence]

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A Mexican Family Listening

- Struggles I grew up in a Mexican family listening to corridos, which are a type of song, since at every party, every celebration, and every occasion, that’s what the family would play. As I became more aware and conscious, I began to realize what these songs were actually saying. These corridos were telling a life story, ranging from life issues such as poverty, hard times, immigration, social and political problems, and/or life in general. A prominent and recurring theme that I saw developing throughout was immigration....   [tags: United States, Mexican American, Feeling]

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Women During The Mexican Revolution

- Women have always played a key role in the history of Latin America. However, the stories that are passed on to tell their tales often minimize their their experiences and choose to instead depict them as simply supporting roles for them men at the forefront of history. One of the best examples of this is the trivialization of the role women played in the Mexican Revolution. This ten-year war between the angry agrarians and the government affected the lives of every citizen and changed the identity of the Mexican nation permanently....   [tags: Gender role, Woman, Mexican Revolution, Gender]

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Mexican Americans: Perspectives on Death and Dying

- Mexican Americans: Death and Dying Hispanics are the fastest growing minority in the United States, and the majority of them are Mexican in origin (Kemp, 2001). The Roman Catholic Church plays a vital role in the culture and daily life of many Mexican Americans. Consequently, healthcare personnel must become culturally competent in dealing with the different beliefs possessed by these individuals. Nurses must have the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver care that is congruent with the patient’s cultural beliefs and practices (Kearney-Nunnery, 2010)....   [tags: Mexican American Culture, Religion, Beliefs]

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Never Marry a Mexican by Sandra Cisneros

- Sandra Cisneros’s “Never Marry a Mexican” introduces readers to Clemencia. Cisneros eludes Clemencia as a woman who appears proud of her Mexican heritage, yet knows not how the slanderous phrase “Never marry a Mexican” uttered from her well-meaning mother’s trusty lips about Clemencia’s own Mexican father negatively foreshadows her seedy life and gloomy world perspective later down her destructive journey of adulthood. Simply put, Clemencia’s relationship with her mother is "like [she] never had one" (Cisneros 131) especially during the final moments of her sickly father's life....   [tags: clemencia, mexican heritage, la malinche]

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Never Marry a Mexican by Sandra Cisneros

- Sandra Cisneros’s “Never Marry a Mexican” introduces readers to Clemencia. Cisneros eludes Clemencia as a woman who appears proud of her Mexican heritage, yet knows not how the slanderous phrase “Never marry a Mexican” uttered from her well-meaning mother’s trusty lips about Clemencia’s own Mexican father negatively foreshadows her seedy life and gloomy world perspective later down her destructive journey of adulthood. Simply put, Clemencia’s relationship with her mother is "like [she] never had one" (Cisneros 131) especially during the final moments of her sickly father's life....   [tags: clemencia, mexican heritage, la malinche]

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Mexico 's Issues With Mexican Descent

- As a country, Mexico tends to receive a bad rap from not only outsiders of the country, but Chicanos themselves. It is evitable to ignore Mexico’s issues with drug cartels, corrupt government systems, violence, inconsistent police officers, cultural genocide, racism, and unreasonable family values; however, it is also worth noting that the country itself is full of rich culture, people of varied races, and sun rays that give its inhabitants more melanin than the average person. Being of Mexican descent myself, it is quite upsetting to me that Mexico receives excessive hate, as the country is so diverse and full of more than just problems....   [tags: Sociology, United States, Mexican American]

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Modernization And Colonialism : The Mexican American War

- In order to adequately explain modernization and colonialism, one must take into consideration some basic historical factors. The Mexican-American War took place in the years 1846 to 1848. As of result of this War, Mexico was forced to cede half of their land to the United States. The land Mexico ceded to the United States includes states such as California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, half of New Mexico, about a quarter of Colorado and a small section of Wyoming. The importance of this succession is that an estimated 75,000 Spanish-speaking people lived in the Southwest....   [tags: United States, New Mexico, Mexican American]

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The Mexican Revolution

- The Mexican Revolution The prevailing concern of the Mexican revolution was the welfare of the common Mexican worker, be he a farm worker on a Southern hacienda, or a rancher in the North. The presidents of Mexico, starting most notably with Benito Juárez, really incited the revolution, though laterthe main course of protest and turmoil focused on the presidents themselves. Díaz served as Mexican president until 1910. During his time in office, the Mexican economy and lifestyle were fairly successful; Mexico had good trade relations with the U.S....   [tags: Mexican History]

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The Mexican Revolution

- The Mexican Revolution      There was a huge revolution in the country of Mexico that started in the year 1910, led by Porfirio Diaz, the president of Mexico in 1910. In the 1860’s Diaz was important to Mexican politics and then was elected president in 1877. Diaz said that he would only be president for one year and then would resign, but after four years he was re-elected as the President of Mexico. Porfirio Diaz and the Mexican revolution had a huge impact on the country of Mexico that is still felt in some places today....   [tags: Mexican History]

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The Book ' Mexican Americans Are Then An Ambivalent Minority?

- The complete title of the book is Mexican Americans Are Then An Ambivalent Minority. The author of the book is Peter Skerry, he holds a B.A in history from Turfs University, A master degree in educational policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Ph.D from Harvard University. He is currently a professor at Boston College in Massachusetts teaching in the Political Science Department. For this book, Peter Skerry has eight other co-authors that helped but this book together, they are; Joaquin G....   [tags: Mexican American, United States, New Mexico]

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A Brief Note On The Mexican Drug Cartel

- Laws 1 Lawrence Laws Mr. Cara World History 31 May 2016 Mexican Drug cartel People may think that selling drugs is good but in reality it 's majorly illegal.Drug Cartel is an illegal organization organized to build and distribute illegal drugs.Drug Enforcement Administration is a United States government agency that was created in 1973 to provide federal resources to combat drug smuggling.Drug Trafficking is an illegal act of smuggling narcotics and controlled substances for extra money. Mexican Drug Cartel is any criminal organization with the intention of supplying drugs into other countries even though they could get into a lot of trouble.America is slowing down drug trafficking and dru...   [tags: Mexican Drug War, Drug cartel, Slavery]

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Mexican American Odyssey : Felix Tijerina

- In the book, Mexican American Odyssey: Felix Tijerina, Entrepreneur & Civic Leader, author Thomas H. Kreneck doesn’t just write about Felix Tijerina, but paints a vivid picture of the life and events that made this man’s legacy. Born in General Escobedo, Mexico, on April 29th, 1905, Filiberto Tijerina would have a life that would influence his people forever. Kreneck starts describing the Tijerina family journey from their hometown of General Escobedo, Mexico to Houston, Texas. During the early 20th century, life was difficult for many Mexicans, particularly in rural towns such as General Escobedo where work wages were low and water was limited....   [tags: United States, Mexico, Houston, Mexican American]

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Mexican American Studies Should Not Be Banned

- “America is woven of many strands. Our fate is to become one, and yet many” (Ralph Ellison qtd. in D 'Angelo Introduction). Although this quote may be over fifty years old, its meaning still stands; our country should be made of a multitude of different cultures and ethnicities that come together to compose one United States. However, this cannot be accomplished if our nation does not allow for different cultures to be taught about their own country and hold on to their heritage as well as gaining knowledge of the history of the United States....   [tags: United States, Mexican American, Race, Culture]

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Evolving Structure of Mexican Drug Cartels

- "A businessman, and a business woman sit across from each other in negotiations. The man proposes four thousand pesos, and the woman says she can't afford that much. She counter-offers with twenty-five hundred pesos. The man agrees and leaves. This was a weekly payment for the protection of the woman's local business against the Juarez Cartel." (Lacey, M. 2010). Many critics are now making comparisons between the Mexican drug cartels, like the one mentioned above, and legitimate corporations like Netflix, or Google....   [tags: juarez cartel, mexican cartels, trafficking drugs]

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Raising The Educational Vista Of The Mexican American

- Ayde Olea Ramirez Word Count: 2009 ‘Look, you’ve got to understand that we’ve built this Valley to what it is and we’ve gotten to where we are because there’s always been cheap labor around. When you come in talking about raising the educational vista of the Mexican-American and helping him to aspire beyond the fields, and curing the dropout problem, you’re talking about jeopardizing our economic survival. What do you expect that we’ll just lie down and let you reformer come in here and wreck everything for us?’ Anonymous In 2012, the Census bureau showed about 64% of United States population consist of Hispanics, two-thirds being Mexicans whose population continues to increase....   [tags: Education, College, High school, Mexican American]

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The Los Zetas Cartel Is A Good Example Of The Mexican Government

- What has happened to the Los Zetas cartel is a good example of how the Mexican drug war is not only between the cartels and the Mexican government. The war on drugs is also between rival cartels and even between members of the same cartel. The fall of the previously mentioned Gulf cartel is not because of the actions by the Mexican government, but it is by the actions of the Los Zetas cartel, a group inside the Gulf cartel that they had trusted. Today, the Los Zetas cartel has not grew weak because of the hard work of the Mexican government....   [tags: Mexican Drug War, Drug cartel]

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Mexican American Mothers ' Perceptions Of Childhood Obesity

- Mexican American Mothers’ Perceptions of Childhood Obesity The purpose of this literature review is to characterize Mexican American parents’ perceptions regarding childhood obesity, current prevention efforts, and their role in prevention. The findings are categorized by a theory-guided approach. The aims regarding this Mexican American mothers’ perception and knowledge will critically evaluate the methodological quality of the research conducted, and how the purposes of preventative behavior construct is applied to prevention using specific criteria....   [tags: Scientific method, Perception, Mexican American]

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The Leading Events That Helped Ignite The Mexican Revolution

- Over the last couple centuries Mexico has seen several uprisings against the oppressions via Political and economical forces. My thesis for this specific paper will be looking at the leading events that helped ignite the Mexican Revolution. Upon the ending of the revolution we can see the beginning of the sweeping changes in all aspects of government ending the legacy that Porfirio Diaz had established. Commencing the beginning of a new economic model of neoliberalism that will shape Mexico for years to come....   [tags: Mexican Revolution, Mexico, Venustiano Carranza]

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The Mexican American Culture And Depth, As A Workshop Presentation

- This paper will explore the Mexican American culture in depth, as a workshop presentation. This is a culture of which the author of this paper is not a part. This paper will bring together this culture and the author’s chosen career field, complete with career field applications appropriate for this culture. First, a historical background will detail the Mexican Americans. This historical background will include the economic history of Mexican Americans in the U.S., the political history of Mexican Americans in the U.S., and the social history of Mexican Americans in the U.S....   [tags: United States, Mexican American, New Mexico]

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Never Marry A Mexican And Only Daughter By Sandra Cisneros

- Suppose your mother has hammered into your head over years to marry a man 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 had demanded or saw fit....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Marriage, Mexican American]

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Mexican Americans During World War II

- What Mexican Americans did during World War II World war II was one of the deadliest war in history that associated with at least 30 countries and estimate at least 85 million deaths. This war went on for six fatal years until Allies defeated Germany and Japan in 1945. Many as 500,000 Latinos and Mexican-Americans served in World War II, which impacted many of them in the United States. Mexican-Americans were drafted or volunteered for the military services. Many risked their life wanting to protect our freedom....   [tags: United States, Mexican American, World War II]

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Evil Eye and Curanderismo in the Mexican-American Culture

- Curanderismo or traditional folk healing in Mexican culture is a very ancient belief system. Curanderismo comes from the word curar which literally means to heal. The founding fathers (predecessors) are considered Don Pedrito Jaramillo, Teresita, and Niño Fidencio. These people were not all from the same time period (era) the common belief shared was to rid the patient as he or she is called of an illness whose roots come from evil or evil doing done (performed) by someone else. This system of belief is not to be confused with brujeria or witchcraft as that is an entirely other belief system with its own credos....   [tags: Mexican-American culture, traditional folk healing]

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The Person I Will Be Interviewing A Mexican Man Named Jorge Buenrostro

- The person I will be interviewing is a Mexican man named Jorge Buenrostro. He is a very close friend to my father and fits every part of the criteria for the final project. He is an immigrant from Mexico which is outside the United States and has lived in San Diego of at least three years. I decided to interview him because of his culture and ethical background. I myself am a first generation Mexican-American and wanted to investigate more into this type of immigrant besides my parents and their journey as well as purpose to this country....   [tags: Mexico, United States, Mexican American]

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The Mexican-American War

- The Mexican-American war determined the destiny of the United States of America, it determined whether or not it would become a world power and it established the size of the United States of America. Perhaps the war was inevitable due to the idea of Manifest Destiny - Americans thought they had the divine right to extend their territory. The Mexican-American War started mainly because of the annexation of the Republic of Texas (established in 1836 after breaking away from Mexico). The United States and Mexico still had conflicts on what the borders of Texas was, the United States claimed that the Texas border with Mexico was the Rio Grande, but the Mexicans said that it was the Nueces River...   [tags: Mexican American War]

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Major Problems in Mexican American History

- Major Problems in Mexican American History Mexicans have been a people long oppressed. That is evident not only by the readings edited by Zaragosa Vargas in Major Problems in Mexican American History, but also by the the documentary Chicano!. The Mexicans’ past is underscored by conquest of the present-day American Southwest first by the Spanish and then by the United States following the Mexican American War. With other countries establishing control over them, Mexicans have never really been able to establish themselves....   [tags: Mexican History Culture Cultural Essays]

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The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela as a Reflection of the Mexican Revolution

- The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela as a Reflection of the Mexican Revolution In 1910, the first social upheaval of the 20th century was unleashed in Mexico. Known as the Mexican Revolution, its historical importance and impact inspired an abundance of internationally renowned South American authors. Mariano Azuela is one of these, whose novel, "The Underdogs" is often described as a classic of modern Hispanic literature. Having served as a doctor under Pancho Villa, a revolutionary leader of the era, Azuela's experience in the Revolution provides The Underdogs with incomparable authenticity of the political and social tendencies of the era between 1910 and 1920....   [tags: World Literature Mexican Azuela]

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Mexican Lives by Judith Adler Hellman

- Mexican Lives by Judith Adler Hellman      The author of Mexican Lives, Judith Adler Hellman, grapples with the United States’ economic relationship with their neighbors to the south, Mexico. It also considers, through many interviews, the affairs of one nation. It is a work held to high esteem by many critics, who view this work as an essential part in truly understanding and capturing Mexico’s history. In Mexican Lives, Hellman presents us with a cast from all walks of life. This enables a reader to get more than one perspective, which tends to be bias....   [tags: Mexican Lives Judith Adler Hellman Essays]

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Mexican History And The Mexican Revolution

- Religions played one of the most important factors in the Mexican history, ever since the Spanish conquest, colonialization, independence, revolution, la reforma, and it is still present now days. Most of Mexican population is considered catholic as result of hundreds of years of the Catholic influence. Religious and the church led to many confrontations in Mexican history such as the Mexican revolution where the main flag was the figure of virgin de Guadalupe. Politics and the distribution of power also rose as important issue since the first yeas as independent nation....   [tags: Mexico, Mexico City, Our Lady of Guadalupe]

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Mexican American And Mexican Americans

- Mexican Americans in the United States Mexican Americans have quickly risen to become the majority population in the United States. The Mexican American population has grown so much due to the mass migrations they make from Mexico into the U.S. About 33.7 million Hispanics of Mexican origin reside in the U.S. as of 2012 (Pew Hispanic Center, 2013). Mexican Americans are considered the largest Hispanic origin population, making up two thirds of the whole Hispanic population to reside in the United States....   [tags: United States, Mexico]

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Sandra Cisneros's “Never Marry a Mexican”

- Sandra Cisneros’s short story “Never Marry a Mexican” deals heavily with the concept of myth in literature, more specifically the myth La Malinche, which focuses on women, and how their lives are spun in the shadows on men (Fitts). Myths help power some of the beliefs of entire cultures or civilizations. She gives the reader the mind of a Mexican-American woman who seems traitorous to her friends, family and people she is close to. This causes destruction in her path in the form of love, power, heartbreak, hatred, and an intent to do harm to another, which are themes of myth in literature....   [tags: Mexicans, Cisneros, myths]

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Mexican Americans : The Mexican American Identity

- Mexican Americans has become one of the largest identities in the Unites States. The Mexican American identity has roots dating back to the beginning of the destruction of the Mexica in Mesoamerica, to colonial times of Nueva España, to period of U.S Manifest Destiny. The Mexican American Identity has been shaped with abuse, violence, loss of lives and the consequences of a single story and historical amnesia. The beginning of an identity that one day would be consider the Mexican American identity began with the conquest of the Americas and the Mexica....   [tags: United States, Race, Mexico]

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The Mexican Cusine

- What I already know about the Mexican cuisine is that there are different textures and flavors. They use vegetables and herbs that are grown in farms and different spices are used. There are very old recipes from ancestors that are still in practice. There are variety of meats that are used in Mexican cooking like pork, beef, chicken, shrimp and fish. I personally like to accompany my Mexican meal with a Mexican beverage and Margaritas are the most popular. This evaluation is to encourage others to try different culture food....   [tags: species, vegetables, herbs]

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The Mexican Revolution

- Los de Abajo, the realistic portrayal of those involved in the Mexican Revolution. After only reaching a small audience with serialised publications of Los de Abajo, the importance of the novel and author, Mariano Azuela, only became apparent in the 1920’s. The rugged nature of the narrative in the novel proved to be something different to the norm of the romanticised literature that had been published regarding the revolution. A testimonial view provided by an eyewitness account offered ‘mexicanidad’ and a realistic snapshot of life in that era....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Female, Male]

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The Mexican Revolution

- The Mexican Revolution began November 20th, 1910. It is disputable that it extended up to two decades and seized more than 900,000 lives. This revolution, however, also ended dictatorship in Mexico and restored the rights of farm workers, or peons, and its citizens. Revolutions are often started because a large group of individuals want to see a change. These beings decided to be the change that they wanted to see and risked many things, including their lives. Francisco “Pancho” Villa and Emiliano Zapata are the main revolutionaries remembered....   [tags: Politics, Villa, Zapata]

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The Mexican War

- The Mexican War is often regarded as one of the most significant wars in American History. The concept of Manifest Destiny, or idea that the U.S. was destined to stretch from coast to coast, was beginning to preoccupy the minds of many Democratic Americans. Democratic Americans hoped the U.S. would expand and ultimately possess control over the entire continent, because they believed that more land would promote increased economic success. The Whigs, on the other hand, felt the key to expanding the country and its economy was to embrace the economic endeavors that were already being pursued....   [tags: expansion, slavery, politics]

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American Mexican War : The Mexican American War

- American-Mexican War The Mexican-American War marked the first American military battle to be fought on foreign soil. The Mexican American War was mainly driven by the idea of “Manifest Destiny”; the belief that the United States had a right to spread across the continent to the Pacific Ocean. The motives that were really behind Manifest Destiny was the acquisition of new territory ,and the Americans wanted territories which were relatively uninhabited by people they considered inferior, such as Indians, blacks and Mexicans....   [tags: United States, American Civil War]

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The Mexican State of Chiapas

- The Mexican State of Chiapas Historically, the preservation of culture and the progress of development have been conflicting ambitions. Mexico, in particular, has been a frequent witness to the violent clash of the Old and New Worlds ever since European explorers set foot on American soil in 1492. In particular, the Mexican state of Chiapas has resisted the desecration of Mayan culture for the past 500 years, culminating in the Zapatista Revolution that began on New Year’s Eve of 1994. This paper seeks to explore both the chronology of the Mayan fight for political and educational autonomy, as well as detail the historic reformation of the past decade....   [tags: Culture History Historical Mexian Essays]

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"Desert Immigrants: The Mexicans of El Paso 1880-1920" by Mario García

- Desert Immigrants: The Mexicans of El Paso 1880-1920 analyzes and discusses the Mexican immigrants to El Paso, Texas. The most western city of the vast state of Texas, a city in the edge of the Chihuahuan desert; a place too far away from many regions of the United States, but as Mario García explains a very important city during the development of the western United States. He begins explaining how El Paso’s proximity to different railroads coming from México and the United States converged there, which allowed El Paso to become an “instant city”, as mining, smelting, and ranching came to region....   [tags: Mexican immigrants]

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Reasons for and Outcomes of the Mexican War

- Aggravated with overcrowding, rising prices and economic depression; many Americans sought to start a new life away from the eastern seaboard. Those looking for new farm land and trade opportunities cast their eyes on the resources that lay in the vast domain to the west. It did not matter to them if the areas lie in a foreign country or was already inhabited by Mexicans or Indians. Americans justified taking land and displacing Mexicans and Indians through their belief of Manifest Destiny and white supremacy....   [tags: Texas, Sam Houston, California, Miguel Hidalgo]

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The American Of The Mexican War

- This book by Henderson, Timothy J. published during May 15th, 2007 he explained to his audience, which is the American people why Mexico went to war with the United States during 1846 and he also included why the war didn’t go the way the Mexican imagined it. This book was meant to teach American more knowledge about the Mexican war also to show more historical literature about the Mexican War because in his point of view this War knowledge was very limited. He explains that during present era, many of the Mexican or Mexican Americans during the debate on immigration many of them are usually stereotyped or be called out for causing this war in the first place....   [tags: Mexico, United States]

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`` Like Mexican `` By Gary Soto

- “We all use stereotypes all the time, without knowing it. We have met the enemy of equality, and the enemy is us,” quoted by Annie Murphy Paul, a journalist. Human beings typically have varied mindsets as they grow up with different cultural values as well as social environment. Author Gary Soto’s “Like Mexican” compares his Mexican life with his wife’s Japanese background, while author Deborah Tannen’s “Gender in the Classroom” contrasts the “gender-related styles” of male and female students. From the two perspectives Soto’s and Tannen’s experiences’ give a universal, stereotypical point how different gender tendencies, conversational styles, and cultural background can result in a miscomm...   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Human]

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The American Of The Mexican American War

- One of the most little known stories of the Mexican-American war is one of the group of American traitors known as the St. Patrick’s Battalion. This group of soldiers, known by many names, including the San Patricios, St. Patrick’s Brigade/Battalion, among others, deserted the American side of the war and joined the Mexican army. The Saint Patrick’s Battalion, although highly regarded as traitors for abandoning the United States and joining Mexico in the Mexican-American War, had just cause to separate, and consequently played a major role in the outcome of the war....   [tags: United States, United States Army, Mexico]

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The Roots Of Mexican Americans

- The roots of Mexican Americans America the land of opportunities, millions of people have left their countries to look for a chance to start a new life, a new beginning. Over the last 400 years, immigrants from different parts of the world left their countries for different reasons, some for war in their homelands others for economic and social reasons. Mexican community was one of the first group of people that stablished a strong presence in the country; therefor had and still has big influence in the development of the United States economically and industrially....   [tags: United States, New Mexico, Mexico, Colorado]

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Mexican American Of The United States

- Have you ever been stripped of your heritage and treated like a foreigner in your own homeland. Hopefully not, but if you’re a Mexican American citizen then you may have an idea of what it’s like to be treated in such a manner. For many years, what is now considered to be the Southwest United States, was owned and inhabited my Mexican citizens. These people had lived on this land for generations, many making a living raising cattle and cultivating the land. However, due to Mexico’s loss in a in the Mexican American War, the country was forced to give approximately half of its land to the United States....   [tags: United States, New Mexico, Colorado]

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The Mexican War And The American War

- Mexican-American War, also known as the Mexican war or the invasion of Mexican, which occurred from April 1846 to February 1848. This war is very meaningful to the United States, which determined whether it could become the most powerful nation or not, also established the size of the United States. The war involved American and Mexican fighting over Texas, after the United States had annexed Texas as the fifteenth slave state. There were several causes for the war happening, some of which major and the others of which minor....   [tags: United States, Mexico, Texas, Republic of Texas]

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Mexican American Forgotten in History

- World War II brought forward the opportunity for many Mexican Americans to show their commitment to this country . United states was lacking men labor because of the recruitment of men for the army. This gave hope for many that wanted to escape their harsh lives back at home. This war was a fight for power and United States needed more support, which led them seeking help. Latinos made great contributions in World War II efforts but still are those like Ken Burns who believes otherwise . World war II brought a turning point in the construction of Mexican American civil rights awareness....   [tags: chicanas, contributions, minority]

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The Cultural Culture Of Mexican Culture

- Introduction In this paper I am writing about my enriching Mexican culture. I have practice two cultures but I mostly relate to my Mexican culture. Mexican culture is filled with art, music, and religion. This cultural has been around for decades and they have been through so much but yet they have keep some of the same valves since the Aztec times. Mexican belief on health has a great impact from religion and what can be found naturally by earth. Mexican During The Early Years Mexican culture is a vibrant elaborate full of art, music, food, and sports....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Yerba buena, Ovarian cyst]

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The Community Of Mexican American Youth

- Desire to excel, education and success go hand in hand. Currently in the United States, there are plenty of opportunities to achieve academic success such as affordable classes at community colleges, online classes, student’s loans, etc. But unfortunately, many young people are not taking advantage of these benefits. A clear example of this statement is the community of Mexican-American adolescents who have had higher high school dropout rates in the United States (NCES 2014). As a consequence, these young people could not obtain a university degree and afterward a compensate wage for a better quality of life....   [tags: High school, College, Higher education]

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The Immigration Of The Mexican Immigrants

- Most people say that migration of Mexicans to America is a big problem in our country. They say that every immigrant is bad and all they bring to America is drugs. Well that is not true because immigrants actually help this great country. Today we are going to focus on Mexican immigrants. We will talk about different views that people have on it. We will talk about what an immigrant really is. Also define how people think immigration is a problem, causes of why people migrate from one country to another, consequences, and ways we can deal with immigration....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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Problems With the Mexican Health System

- According to Mexican citizens, the health care system needs further reform to improve the efficiency, availability, and quality of medical services provided to the uninsured. A major source of inconvenience in medical provision is the long wait for treatment. Patients with scheduled appointments, as well as those in emergency situations often have to wait hours for care, and it is an accepted fact for those with Popular Health Insurance that a medical consultation in a hospital would likely engage the entire day.Additionally, both Ordoñez Ramírez and Mercadao Juárez agree that subsequent reforms must be made to change the focus of medical treatment towards serious diseases such as cancer and...   [tags: Popular Insurance Program]

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The Banning Of Mexican American Studies

- The Banning of Mexican-American Studies in Arizona: The Loss of Freedom in Education The Latino community has a very high high school drop out rate which has been linked to poverty. Tucson Arizona created a Mexican-American studies program in the 1990’s in order to change this. They wanted to, “help student achievement by making learning more relevant” (Suarez). Many people viewed this as a huge success, while others saw it as an Anti-American program. By banning this program, it inhibits the Latino students along with other students of different races from benefiting from learning about different cultures....   [tags: Race, Racism, Race]

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The Historical Events Of The Mexican Community

- A typical corrido is defined as a lyrical narrative that consists of eight quatrains with four to six lines. However, the significance does not lie within its musical structure; rather it is shown through its lyrics. The corrido depicts historical events; not through informing its listeners, but strives to use interpretation as a bridge of communication. The lyrics express topics from love and immigration to drug trafficking and malicious events. The Mexican community is able to emotionally connect with the lyrics materializing a sense of identity and pride - preserving historical and malicious events and cultures that have sentiment value....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Smuggling]

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Mexican Immigrant Oppression in America

- “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.”~ Martin Luther King, Jr. As Martin Luther King, Jr, described, oppression is a worldwide problem, however though the most crucial group is the Mexican immigrants in America, due to the economical, educational, and societal discrimination they face in a country where is everyone is said to be free; consequently though due to anti- immigration groups and non- acceptance in America, this problem has remained unsolved, and will remain so until people can learn to accept people for who they are, and not where they come from....   [tags: Immigration Research Paper]

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The Immigration Of The Mexican Immigration Wave

- “I do not believe that many American citizens . . . really wanted to create such immense human suffering . . . in the name of battling illegal immigration” (Carr 70). For hundreds of years, there has been illegal immigration starting from slavery, voluntary taking others from different countries to work in different parts of the world, to one of the most popular- Mexican immigration to the United States. Mexican immigration has been said to be one of the most common immigration acts in the world....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, United States]

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The Mexican Revolution Of Mexico

- What if your family’s life was in your hands and a decision had to be made, and quickly. What if war was consuming the things that were revolving you. Well that was the case for the majority of the Mexican families living during the Mexican revolution. Many Mexicans fled Mexico moving to America looking for a prosperity, wealth, a better life to live because revolution had taken charge in Mexico, destroying people houses, changing family’s lives. During the Mexican revolution, the majority of the Mexican families were either landless because they were kicked out of the little land holdings they had because the government wanted to use that amount of land for agricultural purposes....   [tags: Mexico, United States, Great Depression]

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The Teacher Of Mexican American Youth

- For my research review I will be going over a broad subject concerning teacher of Mexican-American Youth. I will be looking at how teachers affects Mexican-American Youth and their ability to teach, and willingness to learn about their student’s background over the course of the year. Teachers have an instrumental effect on their students, they are the reason why so many continue with their education or stop their education, they help create an atmosphere for their students that makes them want to work and learn, or they can create an atmosphere that is hard for the student to willingly learn....   [tags: Education, School, Teacher, Culture]

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Mexican Craving : Choosing A Restaurant

- Caliente Mexican Craving Choosing a restaurant to eat is always a hard choice, due to the fact that they all have different aspects that they excel in. Many take in consideration the kind of food that they are in the mood for which is a major factor in choosing a restaurant. People always have a favorite restaurant, for certain reasons that they take in consideration. Likewise, others may think that it might not be the greatest restaurant to eat at, but that’s because, everyone has their own opinion based on their experience at the restaurant....   [tags: Food, Restaurant, Customer service, Customer]

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