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Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

30. Richard vs. Ricardo

“Outside of the house was public society; inside the house was private. Just opening or closing the screen door behind me was an important experience…Nervously, I’d arrive at the grocery store or hear there the sounds of the gringo – foreign to me – reminding me that in this world so big, I was a […]

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

29. Puerto Rican Young Lords

“‘ Tengo Puerto Rico en Mi Corazón’ – ‘ I Have Puerto Rico in My Heart.’ We loved it, and it soon spread through out Puerto Rican circles. Only years later did we lean that it contained a slight grammatical error, a testimonial to the bad Spanish most of us ‘spoke.’ We were truly example […]

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

28 . Language and Connections

“… it did not suggest that English was ready to do to me what Spanish itself had done to others so many during its evolution, what it had done, in fact, to my own parents: wrenched them from the arms of their original language. And yet I am being unfair to Spanish – and also, […]

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

27. Reflection on the Uprooting of Mexicans and Indians

Gloria Anzaldúa comments on the effects of the Treaty of Guadalupe – Hidalgo on Mexicans: “The Gringo, locked into the fiction of white superiority, seized complete political power, stripping Indians and Mexicans of their land while their feet were still rooted in it. Con el destierro y el exilio fuimos desunados, destroncados, destripados – we […]

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

26. Trans-

“Exile is not only alienation. It can be a cosmopolitanism, albeit an involuntary and painful one. The experience of transposition, which is deeply related to translation, implies the possible convergence of two unpaired spheres, that of the exile and that of the host. People in exile are never completely dispossessed; like snails, they always carry […]

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

25. Public vs. Private

” I walked under the elevated, and turned right at Eighty-seventh Street. I began to metamorphose; the closer I got to my mother’s house, the more Colombian I became. Intense cravings for foods that were unavailable to me in the city – sach as ajiaco, arepa de buevo, morcillas, chicharrones – awoke in me” (Manrique […]

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

24. Lanaguage as a Weapon

“And, in a way, it didn’t matter very much that my parents could not speak English with ease. Their linguistic difficulties has no serious consequences. My mother and father made themselves understood at the county hspital clinic and at the government offices. And yet, in another way, it mattered very much – it was unsettling […]

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

23. “Race in America” Response

When I first started watching the first video (Inside the AC360 doll study), what struck me the most were the reasons the children gave for their responses. Without the reasons, “ because he is black” or “because he is brown,” one could argue that the white children simply pick the darker figures because it is […]

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

22. The Prohibited (Response to Video)

This video was hard to watch because I couldn’t even imagine that these types of encounters actually go on to that extreme.  It was also interesting to be viewing it from the view of the Mexican man. From this perspective it was easy to imagine all of the white people surrounding him.  It was overwhelming […]

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

21. “Nanny Spanish” v. “Star Spanglish Banner”

I think the first video has a more effective means of getting a political message across because there is a more specific target group and argument made in this video. It also made a bigger problem and argument applicable to a more relatable situation on a smaller scale than the “Star Spanglish Banner” video.  I […]

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