Being mexican-american is exhausting you have to keep up with two different identities while making sure not to delve too deep into either being born in the united states, i am automatically a citizen i am an american yet it’s not always just the language barrier that is a struggle, there are constantly stereotypes and racial slurs. The fact that in our culture humbleness is a virtue but not in american culture that culturally we sometimes feel caught between acting as advocates for latinos in an american system or acting as americans representing foreigners in fairness, many latinos recognize the problem with traditional sexist roles in latino culture as well.
Hispanic and latino american muslims are hispanic and latino americans who are of the islamic faith hispanic and latino americans are an ethnolinguistic group of citizens of the united states with origins in the countries of latin america or the iberian peninsula. Hispanic females earn roughly 54 cents for every dollar earned by a white, non-hispanic male, which accounts for a loss of almost $24,000 in a year’s time in 2011, hispanics had the highest dropout rate (17%) for students ages 16 through 24 more than 6 million latino children were in poverty in 2010, 2/3 of whom come from immigrant parents.
Macdonald, latino education in the united states, 1513-2000, 119-20 richard r valencia, chicano students and the courts: the mexican american legal struggle for educational equality (new york: new york university press, 2008),15-18.
As a latino in america there is a certain pride and spirituality that you carry with you this same pride is what keeps tradition alive it’s the reason my abuela’s house smells like spices from goya. Hispanic/latino american history eth/125 march 25, 2012 hispanic/latino american history the hispanic, or the term latino as some members prefer, is an ethnic group almost as complex and diverse as the united states itself. In the current essay, i will mostly focus on mexican americans and mexican american organizations, particularly in the discussion of the historical roots of latino struggles for inclusion mexican americans were present in both larger numbers and higher concentrations than other latino communities earlier in us history.
Latino hispanic spanish speaker native born when it comes to defining latino identity in the united states today, the one common thread is its sheer complexity. Since the new century began, latin america has been at the centre of resistance to capitalism the first sounds of battle came in 1994, in chiapas, mexico it was a rebellion that set in motion a chain reaction of struggles.
America is a land of struggle, victory, and the journey in between for a young latino, that journey means knowing where you come from and taking control of where you are going.