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    was born and raised in Puerto Rico and migrated to the United States at the age of thirteen years old. In today 's world she is recognize for her work as an author and for her work within the Latina feminist group. As expected growing up bicultural…

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    “The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria.” By definition, stereotype is grouping races and individuals together and make judgement about them without knowing them. Most common stereotype remarks are racial, sexual, and gender wise. For instance, the common and absurd misconception that if you’re a lesbian you hate men, or if you’re Arab you must be a terrorist, or if you’re a Latina woman you must be a “hot tamale or sexual firebrand” (par 6). Through the experiences of…

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    This is a quotation taken from Katherine Mansfield’s short story ‘’The Voyage’’. The story is about a young girl called Fenella, after the death of her mother she went with her grandmother to move in her Grandparent’s house in Picton, which is inspired from Mansfield’s personal life when she had to move out from her home in Wellington, New Zealand to London, England. Mansfield uses imageries, metaphors, and the setting to convey the two main ideas of darkness and light and the transformation of…

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    Puerto Rico Puerto Rico has many amazing things. The scenery of this island is beautiful along with its many great landmarks. Puerto Rico has a very interesting history. It is a United State territory, but does not have the same taxes and laws. Along with the history, comes the culture. Overall, Puerto Rico is an incredible island. Puerto Rico is an island located in the Caribbean Sea, along with the Bahamas, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Jamaica. Puerto Rico is about the size of Rhode…

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    When facing adversity people either have positive or negative feeling about the outcome. They are either optimistic or pessimistic. In the past, African Americans were under oppression and often expressed their feelings about the future through literature. In his poem, “The White House”, Claude McKay talks about adversity that he has faced trying to fit in the society while Langston Hughes, in his poem “I Too Sing America”, states that he feels that he is an American. While both poems talk about…

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    Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover! People prejudge everyone around them, for example who’s threatening and who’s not. The number one group is the African American, they are always on a suspect list according to the white people. Language of prejudice, discrimination, and stereotypes is all around us and people use it to maybe non-intensionally insult someone other race group. James Baldwin states that it’s the way one talks to people or through ones writing you can sense discrimination or an…

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    The second book that I read this summer was Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. The book is an open letter to his adolescent son explaining some of the experiences his son will have to go because he exist in two worlds, and Coates also shares some of the experience he went through being an African American in America. In the book, Coates shares his childhood experience of living in South-side Chicago and his battle between surviving the streets and trying to survive school. However,…

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    The 100% American Enigma: Revisiting Linton’s "One Hundred Per-Cent American," In Ralph Linton’s essay "One Hundred Per-Cent American,”, the author suggests that ultimately even though Americans strive to be 100% American, they are ultimately foiled by the fact that almost every product we consider to be American is non the less derived from some other nation. Linton’s argument that ultimately no matter how hard the American people try, reaching a 100% American culture is unattainable,…

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    Radical, conservative, abolitionist, or proslavery, whether you believe in one or the other, we all share a common belief; to fight for what we believe is just, and right. Subsequently, through the years of American history, there have been events for the satisfaction of our own people, while there have been times where we admit we’ve overstepped. When is it to be decided too late to apologize, and to replace the mile we’ve taken when given an inch? The United States of America is a place that…

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    Categories Of Colorism

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    In 1970, the United States government came up with the word to describe a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race. This is a word we are all familiar with when it comes to referring to this group of people. This word is “Hispanic.” At the present time, the United States Census Bureau defines race in five categories and does not specifically define Hispanic with a category of its own. The categories include: white…

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