Social Inequality In The Movie: Wetback

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The fact that the movie is called Wetback is to show just how much social inequality there is for these illegal immigrants. Just to try to live the “American dream”, these people go through checkpoints, starvation, possible robbery, and among other, even death. While the people of the United States have their own sense of poverty, it is much more prevalent in the southern countries. There isn’t a lot of work to be given around in the countries, and a lot of their money comes from what illegal and legal immigrants send back to their families from America. There isn’t a lot of cleanliness in their countries, nor fresh water or enough supplies. Many go hungry in these countries, which is why there are such high rates of crime in these countries. …show more content…
While we have the same values towards hard work, we have a big value put on education, whereas the education systems in those countries are not as widely developed. Most kids in the United States grow up having a general education, and while not all have the opportunity to go to college they can find a job after graduating high school or even before. These other countries barely have enough jobs to support their people, which is why so many try to cross the border to get to America. A lot of illegal immigrants just work jobs from day to day, with not a very good chance of getting an education. While there is a lot of crime in the United States, There is much more happening in the other countries. They have a gang group spreading called MS 13, otherwise known as Mara Salvatrucha. People mwho try to cross the borders have a big problem with running into them while making the trip north. They have to worry about being killed, robbed, or even raped while trying to make their way to American freedom. While MS 13 is also in other countries including the United States, it is a very big problem for those who are trying to remain hidden while crossing borders, for they can be killed and go missing and no one is there to look for them. Comparing our culture with theirs, it shows that there is a lot more heartbreak, danger, and a plethora of other problems that …show more content…
Take their language for instance. Most people in America speak English but if you go south or towards California you have to be bilingual to get certain jobs. The immigrants from Mexico and other cultures are slowly but surely making it a part of American culture. Another thing is food. There are many authentic and none authentic Mexican restaurants throughout the United States. Since there are so many immigrants coming over from Mexico and other countries to the south it is becoming a part of our own culture. They are making up a lot of the people in the United States because of legal and illegal immigration. Even though they are still considered a minority, their numbers grow more and more every day. Their culture is becoming widely more known amongst the people of the United States. Spanish, which is the language that they speak, has been taught in the United States’ school system for quite some time, and is one of the most popular of the secondary languages to be chosen in school. Even though their hard work is already considered a value in the United States, they bring more and more of that with more illegal immigrants coming over. Any labor job that has an open opportunity they take it and give 100% of their effort. This value is very prevalent in their country. Even their values of family are being diffused into the American culture. This was already present within some homes of Americans,

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