Growing Up With A Chicano ( Mexican American ) And A Native American Background

728 Words Dec 1st, 2015 3 Pages
Growing up with a Chicano (Mexican-American) and a Native-American background, I’ve experienced much of the fulfillment of being included with the URMs (Underrepresented minorities) experience. URMs is defined as African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and Latinos— who have historically comprised a minority of the U.S. population are growing in size and influence (nacme.org). Growing up in a small town, with primarily Caucasians, can really be intimidating, as most minorities are looked down upon as going nowhere and having no goals coming from a small town. The residence I grew up was located in a small country town, which not many minorities would choose to live in. The reason for this, is because in most small towns, the most prominent race is Caucasians.
The way Caucasians would look at my culture in my hometown is basically we are dirty people and we mooch off of United States. This ignorant way of thinking of Mexican-Americans coincides with much of what Donald Trump has said in the press for his way of getting presidency. This is a very relevant example of being in the category of URMs. Donald Trump has said numerous times that, “"They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists” (huffingtonpost.com). The way Trump has talked down on the culture of Mexican-Americans shows how underrepresented we are as part of the community in the United States. My people have struggled so much trying to prove our relevancy in this country, such as the…

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