¡Yo soy Chicano! I am Chicano! I am descended from Mexican parents I am American born I am descended from Native people I am Mexican culture I am American culture I am Native culture I am Atzlan! I am not Mexican by language I am not American by skin color I am not Native byContinue reading “¡Yo soy Chicano! I am Chicano!”
“When You Say My Name” by Zachary Caballero This poem was impactful to me in so many ways. I am a substitute teacher and have been in long-term positions for as long as half a school year. In my experience, I have mispronounced names and shrugged it off as not important I now see the impactContinue reading “Power of your family name and language”
The focus for week thirteen in our class is racial comedy. The major question: is racial comedy good for society because it brings up important issues and allows us to laugh at each other, or is it bad for society because it perpetuates racial stereotypes? I analyzed several videos and even reflected on some ofContinue reading “Racial Comedy”
In this article, “Iggy Azalea’s post-racial mess: America’s oldest race tale, remixed,” I agreed and disagreed on many items but will focus on language as identity and cultural representations that come with vernacular. I can understand the idea of someone being a “poiser” appropriating a culture of black and brownness to make a dollar orContinue reading “Language and identity”
My shock was not in the action of racist comments but in parents’ reaction to creating a diversity council. The article A viral video forced a wealthy Texas suburb to confront racism. A ‘silent majority’ fought back mentions South Lake’s “dirty secret,” the hidden racist attitudes. When South Lake’s behind closed doors, ignorant attitudes spillContinue reading “White fragility in an affluent ISD”
We have two letters, one from the Trump administration (Memo M-20-34) and a response from TCU professors and numerous scholars. In the letter from the Trump administration, I see exactly why we need training and more education. In this letter to the heads of executive departments and agencies, Russell Vought (Director) states employees “are requiredContinue reading “The Critical Race Theory Letters”
“I swear by Almighty God that the evidence I shall give will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” Affirmation “I solemnly declare and affirm that the evidence I shall give will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” When we testify in a courtroom, we mustContinue reading “An Oath to the Truth”
I grew up as a first-generation Mexican and had similar experiences. I found it interesting that Arturo Corrales mentioned that the experience in language and as a Latino correlated to the generation level you are. The more generations have been here, the more Americanized we tend to be. Nick Lopez also mentioned his family hasContinue reading “A discussion among Latinos”
Two influential and controversial parts of society are religion and politics. According to research, the numbers show Latinos have large numbers in both Catholic faith and eligibility to vote.I find it interesting how Latinos have maintained their faith through time. According to the Pew Research Center, Latinos are 77% and, more specifically, 48% Catholic. CatholicismContinue reading “The numbers within LatinX”
Can I be American? In the poem, “I’m 7 things,” we get a glimpse of Mexican Americans’ identities and the stereotypes that come with it. I identify myself in this poem and see some of the struggles I faced growing up. I asked myself the same question the poet opens with, “can I be American.” My parentsContinue reading “Can I be American?”
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