Mexican American Essay Topics

Selena Review

Abstract In this paper I am going to talk about the 1997 movie Selena as it has a strong focus on the singing career of a developing Mexican American singer in the early 1990’s. She experienced many hardships from fans that did not admire the fact she primarily spoke English. She soon embraced her culture… View Article

The trail

a. The Mexican American community participation into the war effort was a result of the hardships that they faced. The democratic principles of President Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms did not find their way into the minorities. Mexican Americans were deeply affected by constant discrimination. While it is true that the war created many opportunities for training… View Article

Mendez vs Westminster

Since I was born in a time where things were very peaceful within the States, I don’t really know much about segregation and other civil issues. But from this article, it seems that most people did not really know that Mexican segregation was the norm back in the 1900’s. The segregation of Mexicans was almost… View Article

Devil’s Highway Discussion

Borders of income separate the walkers and the men who set them up for this journey. The walkers were made hungry for the money they saw that men like Don Moi had, but it really was an unattainable goal. Also, the income gaps between the native Mexicans and American people was different. The Mexican people… View Article

Latino/Chicano/Hispanic Education

In my research I discovered an abundant amount of information on educating Chicano’s or Latino’s in the United States, particulary California being that an extremely high population concentrations are in California. In this paper I will list some of the most important cultural diversity facts I’ve found regarding educational barriers, communication behaviors, cultural differences, teaching… View Article

Cultural Sensitivity

The San Joaquin Valley of California is nestled in the center of the state. Within the San Joaquin valley the rich culture of the Mexican people can be seen in almost every facet of living. There are also many nursing schools in the area, approximately five in the area in which I reside. The most… View Article

Qualitative Research Proposal

For my field research observation site I chose the flea market (la pulga) located in Alamo, Texas. I chose this specific site because in our Mexican American culture families tend to go there to buy cheap merchandise. Although many people go there many of the things they buy there can or is related to crime…. View Article

Cultural diversity in professional comm

While America fought World War II in Europe, riots broke out in the streets of Los Angeles targeting young Latinos. They strived for the same freedom enjoyed by whites, but were treated as poorly as African Americans of the era. In effect, they tried to disassociate themselves from this faction. Young Latino men referred to… View Article

Zoot Suits Riot Film

While America fought World War II in Europe, riots broke out in the streets of Los Angeles targeting young Latinos. They strived for the same freedom enjoyed by whites, but were treated as poorly as African Americans of the era. In effect, they tried to disassociate themselves from this faction. Young Latino men referred to… View Article

Zoot Suit Riots

Zoot suits, associated with the Mexican race, consisted of a long jacket that reached almost to the knees, pants with a “tight stuff cuff”, a “wide, flat hat, and Dutch-toe shoes” (Berger 193). These zoot suits were worn by the Mexican youth who were accused of murder on August 2, 1942. People claimed that Jose… View Article

Born in East La

At the end of Cheech Marin’s Born in East L. A. (1987), a pair of undocumented Chinese immigrants who have been trained by Rudy (Marin) in the art of walking, talking, and gesturing like Mexican-Americans successfully act Mexican-American in front of a police officer to convince and assure him that they indeed are “natives. ”… View Article

Cognitive Therapy Case Conceptualization

Elena is an adolescent female, coming to the therapy process demonstrating through actions and words a great deal of anxiety and overall apathy for her situation. Elena is a smart, socially engaged Mexican American attending public high school. She opens the session with presenting problems regarding conflict over what she might do after high school…. View Article

Acuna Manual Binder

Occupied American is a text book, and consequently is a survey of the history of the Chicana/o people in in the United States, which includes mostly people of Mexican origin in the United States. However, I often use the problematic term Latino when referring to the family of Latin Americans in the United States. Statistics… View Article

Sandra Cisneros: Writer and Activist

Mexican-American writer Sandra Cisneros is the preeminent Latina writer in the U. S. today. Cisneros has written two novels, a collection of short stories, and three books of poetry. Her earlier works, the short novel The House on Mango Street (1984) and the collection of short stories Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories (1991), were… View Article

Legal Alien

“Legal Alien,” a collection from “Chants,” is a short free versed poem written by Pat Mora. The poem explores the lives of Mexican-Americans and the cultural tension they have to face. The poet discusses a bi-cultural person whose parents are from Mexico but the person was born and raised in America and is an American… View Article