Rigoberta Menchú

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    Human rights is an issue that still remains at debate today. There has always been a gap between the rich and the poor. The gap we see in America versus the gap that is described by Rigoberta has a heartbreaking difference. When thinking about human rights in America, I think of the difference from owning a mansion and a two story house. Of course, there is a very clear income and work ethic difference. I think of the rich hardly working and the poor/middle class working hard for everything they have. In I, Rigoberta the difference is driving a car and never having seen one. Life for Menchu is a constant struggle since the times she can remember. Her life was a constant battle between fighting off starvation from a young age to fighting for…

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    I, Rigoberta Menchu An Indian Woman in Guatemala I recently finished reading I, Rigoberta Menchu for another class I am taking. It was written by Rigoberta Menchu and was published in 1983. I felt like this was a good book to review in light of reading about Women’s Rights and Poverty in the modules. Take a person out of their element and force them into an environment that is far from their norm, and typically you’d expect them to fail. “I was incapable of disobedience. And those employers…

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    them. Rigoberta Menchú is an Indian woman from Guatemala who was constantly discriminated aginst and terrorized for being Indian. Rigoberta and her community got tired of being pushed around as if they were nothing. The discrimination and terrorism from the Ladinos became too much for the Indians that they had to defend themselves, and they began to use their knowledge to help their community survive. Rigoberta used the Ladinos’ weapons and mistreatment against them, so that she and other…

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    Rigoberta Menchú Tum is a Mayan Quiche’ activist born in 1959 in Chimel, a small Mayan community of the highlands of Guatemala. When Rigoberta was growing up she “traveled alongside her father, Vincente Menchú, from a community to community teaching rural compassions their rights and encouraging them to organize.” In 1992 Roberta Menchú received the Novel Peace Prize for her work within the indigenous community and shortly after she opens a foundation that is called Rigoberta Menchú Tum…

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