Mexican American Women Essay

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Mexican American Women The first Mexican immigrants migrated long before any records can identify. This is true for most native American people. “Latino culture has been apart of “American” culture longer than the United States has existed.” (Urbina, 6) Traveling in hopes of more resources and to escape tragedy. People from all over the world began to travel to the United States; a melting pot free from war and famine. Upon beginning a new life in the United States, Mexican immigrants quickly felt the harsh sting of unwanted relations. This snuff from normal American life affected Latina women and families significantly. The 1800’s to 1900’s was a trying time for all; but as a Mexican immigrant it was do or die. Many minority groups were exiled from job opportunities, local markets, and saloons. The norms of daily life that were freely given to whites and upper-class (rich) citizens were hidden from minority groups. This societal occurrence is shameful when considering “the latino experience and the mexican American heritage is essential for understanding …show more content…
No such rigid decent rule characteristics identify race in many Latin American countries”. (Omi, 15) This deconstruction of preconceived boundaries allows for a variety of people to mesh easily together. This kind of peace was achieved within the U.S. society between Latina women but fought to work between all people. The divide between latina women and U.S. life created issues that still exist today. A solution of “engagement in community resources including English classes, vocational education, and parenting aides has shown to reduce family conflict and levels of acculturative stress (Valdes, 1996).” (Dettlaff, 466) There are resolution but the resources must be available and

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