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    in the United States. You proposed the question of if immigration issue is about culture, legality or numbers and majority if not everyone in the class stated it was culture. I actually disagree with this answer. When many people argue why they desire stricter immigrations laws, they make claims such as immigrants are taking jobs, they are increasing the population significantly, and they are harming American economy. Most of these claims relate back to the idea that immigration issue is primarily about numbers and less about culture. The economy is always the main focus when The closing discussion you made concerning the use of hyphenated-Americans such…

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    Arabic Family And Culture

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    In the respect of a child born, parents are known within the community and family member as “the parents of” said name of the child. This could not be said about individuals and families within of cultures. Within the European American cultures there is a different attitude and belief facing how people visualize what is respectful and honoring to growing older. This concept have changed over decades of social industrialization and modernization. Unlike Arab Americans tradition and family are…

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    whites, were Asians and American Indians (Wolfram Alpha n.d). On the first day of class, I was thrown into a new world. I learned a lot about race and what it meant…

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    Langston Hughes Tone

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    Both of the poems “I, Too” and “Theme of English B” by Langston Hughes express the struggle and hardships of African Americans in America. They express how black people want to be equal with white people, however they don't want to be the same person. The two poems express similar tones, in “I, Too,” the tone is proud, as Hughes challenges the white Americans to recognize that black people in America are, in fact, part of our country. In “Theme for English B,” the first tone Hughes voices to…

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    supported this expansion often used an unique brand of Social Darwinism, referred to as American Exceptionalism, to justify these acquisitions. This heightened American patriotism and American perceptions regarding race and loyalties, which, in turn, led to fears of conflicting German American loyalties during World War 1. German Americans were specifically singled out because German Americans had particularly close ties to their mother country and German Americans…

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    Asian American Struggles

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    This week’s articles readings were basically a sum up to what we have learned throughout the semester till this day. Asian Americans have faced many struggles and difficulties throughout their lives in the United States. All the Asian American communities which include Koreans, Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, and many more have faced problems with the American communities. The problems were discrimination, stereotyping, racism, education, and finding identity. Asian Americans have faced…

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    (Halaby “Handfuls of wind” 46-7) The above quoted poetic extract indicates to the importance of ancestral stories of homeland in the American diaspora. These tales are regarded as fuel to the diasporic Arab-American spirits. Retelling homeland’s stories is a turning point in the cultural, political, social, and spiritual consciousness and identity of Arab-Americans. Throughout this project, Arab-Americans pass three stages of identity crisis; firstly, they are in a keen search for their roots…

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    Lost In Translation

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    definitions mentioned on website How right wings translate “left-wing terms” Lost In Translation Advantaged: 1) Anyone who has a strong sense of self-responsibility, works hard for their money or pays taxes. 2) Anyone who believes in the American Dream. 3) White or Asian American. My definition: Privileged group, typically white, cisgender and wealthy men in America. This term isn’t to be used negatively but as an acknowledgment of one’s privilege that they have been lucky enough to be born…

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    Balcita goes over similar issues, though on a less broad scale. Using her father’s experiences of immigrating from the Philippines to the United States, Balcita creates an engaging and relatable picture of the subtle moments of integration, while also illustrating how the great American hypocrisy affects this transition. A great example of this comes from two paragraphs discussing her father’s first job at a blood bank. The job is temporary, as he’s trying to get official certification to be a…

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    Question 1: In “Interview With Julia Alvarez, 2009 F. Scott Fitzgerald Award Honoree”, interviewer Elizabeth M. Huergo, PhD., an English professor at Montgomery College, discusses briefly the concept of hyphenated space in the word Dominican American with Julia Álvarez. Álvarez states, “Uncomfortable space between is where the stories begin” (00:10:41- 00:13:00:00). Álvarez believes that the idea of being able to speak on behalf of two cultures, two nationalities are what make one a good writer.…

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