"Mexican American" Essays and Research Papers

Mexican American

The Status of Mexican Americans, 1848-1900 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: treaty that conclude the war b/w U.s and Mexico. U.S wins and texas is now part of USA 50% of Territory: mexico forced by this treaty to give up 50% of its territory Mexican Nationals Property & Economic Rights Article IX: provide protection of property Article X: grants citizenship Changing Society: Americanization 1. head political system 2. dislocate the landed elite 3. displace...

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Mexican American Males and Alcoholism

Ruth Gutierrez Proff. Julia Curry MAS 160 9 a.m. 12 May 2009 Mexican American Males and Alcoholism Drinking alcohol is a behavior that diverse ethnicities and cultures have adapted as a form of leisure, celebration, socialization, or cultural practice. Mexican American males have engaged in drinking alcohol for all of these reasons. It is important to analyze the process of acculturation Mexican American experience and how it affects their ability to persuade and control their alcohol consumption...

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Mexican American Journal Entry

parents decide to migrate to the United States with one of my mother’s brother. We arrived in Los Angeles, California on July 16, 1931, with my Aunt Julia and Uncle Fernando. My family and I were so happy to finally arrive to the U.S. to live the “American Dream.” Soon we would find out that our dreams would come crushing down fast. After settling down, my mother decided it was time to enroll my sisters and me into school. My mother asked my Aunt Julia and Uncle Fernando what my sisters and I need...

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"Chicano" Mexican-American Movement

the sixties with the Chicano Civil Rights Movement which followed the example of the Black Civil Rights Movement. The people of the Movement adopted the word Chicano for themselves just as the African Americans had adopted Black. The Chicano Movement fought for all people of the Southwest of Mexican descendancy. These people included those whose ancestors had been citizens in the southwest when it was Mexico before the United States occupied it in 1848. These people became citizens by default with...

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Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement

The struggle for human rights for Mexican-Americans in 20th century America is just one of the many examples of humans fighting for their natural rights bestowed upon them at birth. This struggle is nothing new to history and has been going on for generations. Dating back to the period of renaissance humanism and on through the Age of Enlightenment, the idea that a human being was granted a set of uninfringeable rights on the basis of just being a human has become a central theme in many social struggles...

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Rhetorical Analysis of "The Mexican-American and the Chruch" Speech

Stefano Rivolta COMM401 March 10, 2010 Contextual Analysis: “The Mexican-American and the Church” The impact of one single speech can essentially affect the entire world. Granted, there are different degrees of impact felt: those present at the speech, those who watched/heard the actual speech from somewhere else, those who heard some things about it from someone else, and so on and so forth. As the speaker’s message experiences a sort of ripple affect, it calms and becomes less and less...

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Mexican Americans

Mexican American Article Review I feel that it is important in becoming an elementary teacher with special education that we study and teach about Mexican-American history and culture. The first article that I am going to talk is called, "Integrating Mexican-American History and Culture into Social Studies Classroom". The article talks about how Mexican-American are the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States and also the least educated. The article also gives important information...

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Mexican and Puerto Ricans

Amanda Luna Mr. Joseph Haske ENGL 1301 July 21, 2014 Mexicans and Puerto Ricans Many Americans think Mexicans and Puerto Ricans are the same since they both belong to the ethnic group, Latino, and have a connection with Spanish language; there are many differences like the accents, vocabulary, culture, history, and the struggles they both had. Mexicans and Puerto Ricans are similar and different in immigration because Mexicans immigrated to the southwestern areas such as Texas and California...

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The Use of Theatre in Mexican-American Culture

Latinos are currently the largest minority group in the United States, and Mexican-Americans are the largest group within the Latino population. It may be unfathomable for the younger generations to think of the Mexican population in the United States as a silent minority group; however, it was not until after World War II that we see a rise in Chicano nationality and identity movements. What was the role of the theatre in this discovery of identity, and how did the theatre give social voice to this...

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Mexican American War

Jessica Helin Paper 2 U.S. History 1 GEN223 Throughout history, conflict always arose from issues with international boarders and the U.S.-Mexican border was no exception. Both Spain and England settled different regions of the New World in hopes of gaining riches and spreading religious beliefs. While the Spanish settled what is today known as Mexico, the English settled the United States. However, when the two colonial forces finally crossed paths in 1846, it wasn't England and Spain, but...

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Mexican Daily Life

are a variety of common courtesies that Americans should observe when in Mexico. Some of the important issues of cultural etiquette are described herein. When in Mexico Americans should refrain from calling themselves "Americans." Mexicans consider themselves Americans too since the whole continent is called America. Another part of Mexican culture that may be shocking to American's traveling there is the way machismo is verbalized by male members of Mexican society. Making sexual or derogatory remarks...

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Assessment of Mexican Culture

A.W.’s Mexican Heritage Richard Sniffen Pace University Abstract America’s healthcare system has shown an increasing need for professional nurses who are trained and skilled in providing culturally competent care. With diverse cultures from all over the world each has their own beliefs and views towards health, illness, and healing. For today’s nurses to provide competent care they must recognize and respect the traditions and beliefs of each culture. Nurses must understand who they...

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Mexican Influence on Chicano Muralist

United States inspired both their American counterparts in the 1930's and later Chicano painters in the 1970's and 80's. Art work such as America Tropical created by Siqueiros in LA greatly influenced the Chicano style. The mural displayed an Indian peon representing oppression by United State imperialism who is crucified on a double cross capped by an American eagle. A Mayan pyramid in the background is overrun by vegetation, while an armed Peruvian peasant and a Mexican campesino sit on a wall in the...

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American Me

American Me American Me The film; American Me is an epic depiction of 30 years of Chicano gang life in Los Angeles, California. The movie focuses on the life of a 1950s teen named Montoya Santana, who forms a gang with his close friends. The gang is arrested for a break-in, and sentenced to time in juvenile hall. Santana finds trouble on his first night in juvenile hall and goes from juvenile hall to prison for 18 years. There he created and led a powerful gang that operated both inside...

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The American Nightmare

the reaction to the life that Candido and America Rincon live. Illegal immigrants, Candido and America live a life of poverty and destitute in America . Their lack of luxuries and even bare necessities, bring to light their struggle to reach the American Dream. Living in a canyon not to far from the rich suburbs, the couple is forced to live like animals in order to survive, to find work, and to make a better life for their unborn child. Writer Delaney and his realtor wife Kyra Mossenbacher, and...

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Mexican and Puerto Rican Immigration

Mexican and Puerto Rican Immigration In the 19th century, before immigration started booming, only a small percent of America’s population was Mexican. Mexicans were in the same boat as Negros; they weren’t treated with any American promise of equality, nor did any treaty or laws protect them. Ignorant Americans treated them as inferior because of their foreign customs and appearances. The Americans that rushed to California to mine gold in 1849 were accompanied by Mexicans, which they didn’t...

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World War II's Influence on Mexicans

changes took place during World War II that directly affected Mexicans in the United States. Although there were some positive effects on a national level, most remembered are the negative ones that impacted the Mexican communities in Los Angeles, California. It is what became to be known as the Zoot Suit Riots. To understand the Mexican community’s point of view of their treatment during the riots, one first needs to know how the Mexican community became established in Los Angeles along with contributing...

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Aftermath of the Mexican War and the “Peace” Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo

of the Mexican American war was territorial and political. For $15 million, the nation added 500,000 square miles of western lands from Kansas to the Pacific, encompassing what is now California, Arizona, New Mexico, and parts of Utah and Colorado. The war also re-ignited disputes over slavery in the western territory. But for the region's Mexicans, the war's consequences were monumentally disastrous. When the treaty ending the war was signed, there were perhaps eighty thousand Mexican residents...

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Mexican-American War Term Paper

Mexican/American War 1846-1848 Between 1846-1848, two nations, the United States and Mexico went to war with each other. This was an important battle because it would transform a continent and would form new identities for all the people inhabiting the nations. The Mexican-American War was the first major conflict driven by the idea of “Manifest Destiny”; which is the belief that American had a God-given right, or destiny, to expand the country’s borders from ‘sea to shining sea.’ There were...

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Mexican vs Usa Culture

Ricardo Collazo SOCI 200 10/10/2011 Abstract This paper is on the difference of the Mexican culture compared to the culture of the United States of America. We look into four sources of reference in our conclusion. The biggest questions we must ask ourselves is "What is the impact this country is making on the U.S and vice versa?" and “Is our policy a direct result of Mexico's policy, citizens, actions, or and culture?” We are going to look at the history, ethics, education, family and government...

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Mexican White Boy

tortilla, these people he adores. That’s when he wishes he didn’t get such good grades.” Danny wanted to be treated as an equal like everyone he didn’t care about being treated special. He didn’t like it that his grandmother was ashamed of being Mexican. He wanted to live in the same style they do, he wanted to talk and act like the way his fathers side of the family does. They was what he wanted to be like, they was suppose to be who he looks up to and not the other way around. Danny may be...

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The Stereotyping of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans

The Stereotyping of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans Stereotypes have existed in different forms throughout history.   Although they are prevalent in all areas of the world, most countries have overcome name calling various ethnic groups to a degree better than the past.   However, people in America still place several racist connotations on minorities.   This is ironic because the United States is considered to be a giant "melting pot" of different cultures, and Americans still are racist...

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Mexican American and Money

misunderstanding between Americans and Mexicans were obviously unavoidable due to language barriers. Besides, we also had several stereotypes related to cultural differences between people who came from different countries because language is an important part of culture. To be more specific, while American people were perceived to have better life with appropriate salary and high standard of living, Mexicans were suffering numerous difficulties in their lives. Thus, numerous Mexicans were dreaming of better...

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Gary Soto's Like Mexicans: Personal Experiences

Soto's Like Mexicans: Personal Experiences My decision to write in response to Gary Soto's work, "Like Mexicans" was influenced for the most part because of the similarities between myself and Gary Soto, and our families included. Gary Soto is a Mexican American male, who grew up in the San Joaquin Valley in the industrial part of a town called Fresno. His grandparents came to this Great Valley in search of creating a better life for themselves and their families. I am also a Mexican American...

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How We Define the American Dream?

How we define the American Dream? The American Dream derives from the Declaration of Independence, which states that “all men are created equal” and they have “certain unalienable rights.” The American Dream, coined by James Adams in 1931, proposed that all citizens can live a “better, richer, and happier life.” I think President Roosevelt supports Adam’s idea of the American Dream in the speech The Four Freedoms, which he introduced the four points of freedom: Freedom of speech and expression,...

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His Panic: Why Americans Fear Hispanics in the U.S.

Review by Howard Jordan, The City University of New York – Hostos Community College of book His Panic: Why Americans Fear Hispanics in the U.S. written by Emmy-award-winning journalist Geraldo Rivera. Rivera has truly emerged as a true warrior in defense of the Latino community and immigrant rights by dissecting and clarifying several myths that feed the anti-immigrant prejudice against the growing number of United States-born and foreign-born Latinos in our nation. One of the most obvious...

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Soto Like Mexicans

Like Mexicans Gary Soto (1952 -) My grandmother gave me bad advice and good advice when I was in my early teens. For the bad advice, she said that I should become a barber because they made good money and listened to the radio all day. “Honey, they don’t work como burros,” she would say every time I visited her. She made the sound of donkeys braying. “Like that, honey!” For the good advice, she said that I should marry a Mexican girl. “No Okies, hijo”—she would say— “Look, my son. He...

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A Brief History of the Mexican American War

cup of forbearance had been exhausted even before the recent information from the frontier of the [Rio Grande] Del Norte. But now, after reintegrated menaces. Mexico has passed the boundary of the US, has invaded our territory, and shed American blood upon American soil. She has proclaimed the hostilities have commenced, and that the two nations are now at war. Document B Miguel Barragan, Dispatch on Texas Colonists (October 31, 1835) For a long time the ungrateful Texas colonists have...

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Mexican Americans and Presidential Elections

the spots, the United States invited Mexican Americans to fill in the jobs that had been neglected due to war. The program that was then started was the Bracero Program, which was a program started in 1942 to hire temporary workers from Mexico until the war ended and the people returned home. Soon, over one hundred-thousand contracts were signed to get more Mexican American workers to work in the United States. After the war ended, many of the Mexican Americans were deported back to Mexico. However...

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The Migration and Assimilation of Mexican Americans

Migration and Assimilation of Mexican Americans The migration of Mexican Americans has been a long journey. The road in which most have taken is one of sacrifice and hard-work. A road paved with the dreams and hopes, faith, determination, and the forbearance to achieve all that this land has to offer. The subject to be discussed is how Mexican Americans have migrated and how they were assimilated into “American” society. The history of Mexican Americans migration dates back to the...

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Mexican Americans

Mexicans immigrated to the United States back in the 1800's (Stanford, 2006). During 1848 the United States took over a part of Mexico which is now the Southwest (Stanford, 2006). Mexicans living in these areas were Mexican citizens before the acquisition. The United States even went into agreements with Mexico to have Mexicans work in the United States. Mexicans were treated with cruelty, while working the agriculture fields for years. The United States made several agreements with Mexico to have...

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Mexican American Approaches to Health

Mexican American Cultural Approaches to Health Mexican American, or Latino, traditional views on health and healing practices are influenced by several other cultures that they have historically had some kind of contact with, such as the Spanish colonizers, indigenous Indian populations, and Western medical practitioners. This varied background accounts for their holistic healing methods and their belief that good health stems from internal balance, a clear conscience, and a strong spiritual relationship...

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Border Blues: the Dilemma of Illegal Immigration

for themselves, as well as for their families. This article digs to the core of the issue, illegal immigration. Chideya wanted to know three things: 1) What is the reality behind the perceptions of Mexican Americans, 2) How do the residents of El Paso look upon the Mexicans, and 3) How do Mexican-Americans see themselves and their cousins across the border. II. Theoretical Perspectives: A. Realism is a big part for the conflict of illegal immigration. The idea behind realism is that there is...

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Section 2 Mas 10B

Section 2: 1920’s -1930’s How did the Great Depression affect Mexican Americans differently than the other Americans? Explain the various socio-political realities endure by Mexican Americans. In 1929, The Great Depression activated and ended in 1939. In the United States, the Great Depression began soon after the stock market crash of October 1929, which sent Wall Street into panic and wiped millions of investors. It was the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn in the history of the...

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Research Paper

Andriy Ilnytskyy Principles of Sociology Prof. Wiegand 04/04/12 “The Mexican-Americans of South Texas” 1) Who are the members of the group? How did they become members of the group? Where they live and what time period? The members of the group are Mexican-Americans. They moved to Hidalgo County that lies across the border from Mexico in the valley of the lower Rio Grande of southeastern Texas. Hidalgo and Cameron counties have been known as the “Valley of Tears” but others call it as...

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The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The treaty that ended the Mexican-American War in 1848.

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which came into effect on 2 February 1848, ended the Mexican-American war and formally resolved territorial disputes resulting from that conflict. The treaty required the U.S. government to pay the Mexican government $15 million dollars, this in return for an expanse of territory that later became the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and parts of Utah, Nevada, and Colorado. I intend to argue that the treaty benefitted the people who inhabited, and later came to inhabit...

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Chicano Studies Midterm Paper

belonged to Mexico. American intrusion into Mexican land created conflict between the two, leading to the Mexican-American War from 1846-1848. Mexicans living in present-day California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Utah and Colorado, which became part of the United States after the Mexican-American War, experienced a drastic change in their lives. Many false promises were made with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo officially ended the Mexican-American War. Mexicans became an underrepresented...

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The History of Chicano Music

1960s and 1970s, young Mexican-Americans were in search of their own identity. They were not Mexican enough in the eyes of older Mexicans, nor were they American enough for mainstream white America. As a result, the Chicano Movement was born. Chicano artistic expression grew out of Mexican American experiences, drawing from distinctly Mexican and U.S. culture and traditions. Chicanos felt a need to create a cultural identity and cultural expressions that affirmed Mexican American experiences. This included...

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The Chicano Movement Essay

Understanding the Chicano movement requires an understanding of the past. Often heard among Mexican Americans is the saying, "We did not cross the border; the border crossed us." This refers to the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ended the war between the United States and Mexico and ceded much of the Southwest to the U.S. government for a payment of $15 million. The treaty guaranteed the rights of Mexican settlers in the area, granting them U.S. citizenship after 1 year and recognizing their property...

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Chicano Movement

United States that set out to achieve equality for Mexican-Americans. The Chicano Movement began in the 1940's as a continuation of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement, but built up strength around the 1960’s after Mexican-American youth began to label themselves as "Chicano" to express their culture and proudly distinguish themselves as Mexican-American youth. For many Americans, a Chicano was used as a demeaning term to describe Mexican- Americans, because it became identified with immigrants...

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Gang Researcher Joan W. Moore

insights into Mexican American gangs. Her recent study "Drug Posses, Gangs and the Underclass in Milwaukee" focuses on the African American community. For the basis of my research I decided to read one of her most notable books Going Down to the Barrio: Homeboys and Homegirls in Change, curiosity led me to her earlier work and I found a book review of Mexican Americans: The Nation’s Largest Minority, and lastly I ventured a little further out of the scope of gangs and read Mexican Americans: Problems...

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An Analysis of Frida Kahlo and Carmen Lomas Garza

traditions which is extremely important in Hispanic families. Both with vivid colors and images. In Kahlo’s “Self Portrait on the Border Line Between Mexico and the United States”, even though she is a Mexican woman living in a non-Mexican country, she is able to accept both sides and hold on to her own Mexican heritage and culture which it seems she preferred. In Garza’s “Camas Para Sueños”(Beds for Dreams), Garza is showing the love and closeness she had with her sister and how her mother allowed them...

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Selena project

1. Selena's father says it is difficult to be a Mexican-American.  Why does he say that? He says this because he feels the Mexicans want you to be more Mexican and the Americans want you to be more American. 2. Selena and her brother don't seem to be as bothered by the difficulties the father describes.  Why do they not share his feelings? Things had changed since the time their father grew up and both the Americans and the Mexicans had become more accepting of cultural differences. 3. Selena's...

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Zoot Zoot Essay

Discrimination is like looking at a box of crayons and not seeing all of the colors. The police brutalize to people in the U.S. who they frequently arrest entire groups of Mexican American kids who socialize on street corners and they charge them with vagrancy, crimes. Since Mexican Americans are the largest racial minority in Los Angeles, discussions about youth crime waves and rebellion inevitably focused on them. This is an example of how youth are criminalized in our community...

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Zoo Suit

September 22, 2011 The book Zoot Suit has symbolic significance for Mexican Americans and tells about the riots during the World War II. The Sleepy Lagoon Murder was one-step in the fight for the rights and respect of Mexicans American's. In the play El Pachuco wearing an elegant long zoot suit, and is the centerpiece of the play where he is able to pause time and take Henry to the past. El Pachuco symbolizes Mexican American youths who fought for nationalism, family, and equality. Throughout the...

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Entertainment Industry in Mexico

success of the entertainment industry in Mexico. I. Actors, Comedians, Films The history of Mexican cinema goes back to the ending of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th but some movies have rediscovered just recently. The "silent film" industry in Mexico produced several movies; however, many of the films up to the 1920s have been lost and were not well-documented. The Mexican cinema golden era occurred during the 1940s. The origin of early filmmaking is generally associated...

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Mexican Cession

The Mexican Cession of 1848, was part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo which brought about the official end to the Mexican-American War. The treaty was signed on February 2, 1948, at Guadalupe Hidalgo, a city north of Mexico City where the Mexican government officials had fled with the advance of U.S. Forces, into the capital. With the defeat of its army, and the fall of Mexico city, in September 1847, the Mexican government surrendered and entered negotiations to end the war with the United...

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Cultural Identity in Chicano Art

Chicano Movement, not only did the rebellious youth of the 20th century create a drastic change in the connotations associated with Mexican-Americans but they also sculpted, painted, sang and danced to form a cultural identity unique and distinctly their own. Mainly focusing on Southern California during the 1940’s to the present, Chicano Art took its roots from Mexican painters like Rivera, Siqueiros, and Viramontes. The struggle for a Chicano identity, one that was not instilled by the dominating...

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Struggle for the Chicano

means I’d rather die on my feet than live a life on my knees. This quote has often served as an inspiration to many Mexican and Mexican-Americans throughout history. Several times this quote has been brought to a reality in the struggle for the equal human rights among Chicanos. In this paper I will be illustrating the unfair opportunity at life that Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans were given by the United States. Three major themes that persisted throughout the early history of Chicanos were...

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"Mi Familia"

The movie "Mi Familia" portrays a Mexican/American family dealing with daily struggles of living in a society where their ethnicity is not of the majority. It features themes that penetrate to the heart of the immigrant experience in America as well as class and culture differences. It shows us that family ties are eternally binding and can survive the roughest of winds. The characters in the movie can be somewhat stereotypical of most Mexican families, but the central theme of the movie and the...

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Real Women Have Curves

Alvarado 1 Scot Butwell Period 4 English 12 Mexican-American Women: Bound by Tradition The plot of the 2002 movie Real Women Have Curves revolves around a young Mexican-American woman named Ana, who has graduated high school and in hopes of pursuing a college education. Ana is the youngest daughter of her traditional, first-generation, Mexican-American parents. Although Ana is a bright young female, she is enslaved by Mexican tradition; she has the potential to attend Columbia University...

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7.06 History Eng 2

|      they were not treated equal making 60 cent per dollar a man worked the same job.          |      they started protesting          | Native Americans |  To save their lands            | The US government had different plans              |  The natives started a fish-in              | Hispanic Americans |      equal rights to white Americans.          |  Racism pursued and even fights broke out.              |      they made the UFW to demand higher pay.          | Part 2 – Answer the following...

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The Effects of Cultural Assimilation: Conformity vs. Unorthodoxdy

learning the language, cultural norms, and role expectations of the absorbing society, and further changes in attitudes”, or so it is explained by Dejun Su, Chad Richardson, and Guang-zhen Wang, in their article, “Assessing Cultural Assimilation of Mexican Americans: How Rapidly Do Their Gender-Role Attitudes Converge to the U.S. Mainstream?” (764). Throughout history and also present day society, cultural assimilation is easy to be identified, thanks to the “melting pot” quality of North America. Also...

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Devil's Highway Discussion

the money they saw that men like Don Moi had, but it really was an unattainable goal. Also, the income gaps between the native Mexicans and American people was different. The Mexican people were much more poor which may cause the American people to look down at them. Another border is skin color. The white Americans often have better lives than the darker skinned Mexicans, which often contributes to the income border. Like the above answer, income borders are very restrictive. Another restrictive...

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Chicano Movement

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...

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Lost Worlds

February 10, 2012 English 253: Hispanic American Literature John Christie Appreciate Your Heritage Some Americans remember where they came from; others don’t. That’s the case in Daniel Chacon’s story “The Biggest City in the World”. It is a story about Harvey Gomez who is a Mexican American young man whose grandparents migrated to the Unites States from Mexico. Harvey has only been to Mexico once in his entire life and neither of his parents has ever been there before. Therefore he doesn’t...

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Cross Cultural Perspectives

States and Mexico. Mexican Immigration in the US Immigration allows American citizens to be exposed to many cultures without having to travel the globe. The Mexican border has created a setting that the United States will never forget by dividing its citizens into two groups, those that oppose immigration and those who support it. Mexican immigrants are a large part of the nation’s diversity and its unskilled labor workforce. Mexican immigrants are happy to be accepted as American citizens. They come...

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Cesar Chavez

catholic man who had nothing just like those he help fight for; “one of America's most influential labor leaders of the late twentieth century” (Griswold del Castillo); and one “who became the most important Mexican-American leader in the history of the United States” (Ender). Cesar Chavez; an American farm worker, who would soon become the labor leader that led to numerous improvements for union workers; it is recorded that Chavez was born near Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927 and died on April 23, 1993...

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How to Tame a Wild Tongue

expressive story about a Mexican American women’s struggle to preserve her culture. Her main fight revolves around a struggle to keep a form of Spanish, called “Chicano Spanish”, a live. In the short story she says, " for a people who cannot entirely identify with either standard (formal, Castilian) Spanish, or standard English, what recourse is left to them but to create their own language?"(page 55). She is stating that despite what the societies both Mexican and American want her to do she will...

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Finding Yourself

Finding yourself is a part of growing up; a part that is hard, long and confusing, and now imagine having to find yourself in those harsh teen years with one more factor: am I American or am I Mexican? This is the question that a lot of young adults have to ask themselves in consequence of being brought at a young age to the United States. In this paper I will discuss the experience of five people including myself that were brought in to the states at a very young age all with their parents dream...

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