Mexican American

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  • Mexican American Family Interview Report

    In chapter 7 titled The Mexican American Family it talks about how there is an education gap, and how education might not be as important to the Mexican American family as it might be to other ethnic groups. I found this very interesting, because everything that I read in the chapter contradicted with that I learned in my interview. Our book…

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  • Cultural Differences Between Cuban-Americans And Mexican

    Cuban-Americans and Mexican-Americans both have very different culture. Some of my colleagues at my current workplace are from both the Hispanic groups. Even though they share Spanish language, their dialects are very different. Both cultures use different pronunciations and phrases in their dialogues. History Mexican-Americans had an exclusive immigration pattern. Mexicans immigrated to USA at very small level until Mexico’s financial situation diminished in early 20th century. The country got…

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  • Mexican American Essay: I Am Me

    Honors ELA 10 October 11, 2017 I Am Me Yo soy Jaslyn, and I am Latina. I’m a Mexican girl who was born in the United States of America, which makes me Mexican American. Being Chicana always made me feel like an outcast. When I tried to make friends with full Americans, I could never relate to them because I wasn't exactly like them. Mexicans always viewed me as a brat who doesn’t know anything about being Mexican. I’ve always hated when Caucasians put me in the category of “chola” or…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Mexican American Family

    Both my parents were born in Mexico; however my grandparents came from Mexican decedent, fled the Mexican American Civil War, and were born in America in the 1920’s. Having their strong family ties and connection to Mexico they choose to return to Mexico and identify with the Mexican culture to raise their family. My parents settled in a geographical area in Houston East End, where most families were descendants of Mexican American families. The East End is now historically known one of…

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  • Mexican American Traditions

    Impact on schooling & education. As Filipino American’s are more likely to speak English, their successful access to and achievement within the U.S. education system is greater than that of Mexican American’s. Important Traditions Filipino American traditions. Many Filipino American traditions center on family and Catholicism such as Misa de Gallo (series of nine Christmas mass) and Noche Buena (grand family Christmas Eve dinner after midnight mass). Other traditions and cultural themes…

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  • Mexican American War

    The Mexican American war gave citizenship to thousands of individuals who resided in the American southwest prior to the war. Under the new treaty between Mexico and the United States, these new citizens were considered white according to the law. Consequently, these new citizens were never treated equivalent to Caucasians of Northern European ancestry. They were not allowed to occupy the same bathrooms, restaurants, schools, and even in death they had to be prepared and buried in isolated areas…

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  • Essay On Mexican Americans

    HISTORY In 1848, the victorious United Stated acquired a large part of Mexican territory, along with it, thousands of residents who were offered American Citizenship as a part of the treaty ending the war. Legal citizenship for Mexican Americans was one thing; equal treatment turned out to be quite another. Many would lose their land to unfamiliar American laws, or to swindlers. With the loss of land came the loss of status. HERNANDEZ VS. TEXAS In 1950, Pedro Hernandez, a migrant cotton…

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  • Mexican American Mistreatment

    The 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the short-lived Mexican-American War and awarded the United States more than half of Mexico’s territory. As the border moved south to the Rio Grande, between 75,000 and 100,000 Mexican citizens suddenly found themselves living in American territory. They were unfamiliar with their new country’s laws, language, and customs, and although the Treaty had awarded these new Mexican-Americans the full protections and rights of United States citizenship, it…

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  • The Mexican American Summary

    nationalism and sovereignty for Mexican Americans. It was also to show awareness of the mistreatment that Mexican-Americans have had to endure from the “gringo” since being invaded by Europeans. “El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán,” brought a spirit to the Mexican-Americans to show a movement and unit as a race. 2. DOCUMENT INFORMATION (There are many possible ways to answer A-D.) A. List three things the author said that you think are important: a.Mexican-Americans wanted to be appreciated by…

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  • Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) Meetings And Mexican American Parents

    Educational Plan (IEP) Meetings and Mexican American Parents: Let 's Talk About It” written by Loretta Salas, highlights some keys disadvantages that Mexican American parents face. In retrospect, I feel that these same dilemmas can be extended to several different foreign-speaking parents. The article highlights several major issues having to do with the American education system. Not only those it focuses on the issued of under-representation of Mexican Americans, but the under-appreciation of…

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