ch Journal 2 - Posadas with whatever little resources we...

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Journal #2  While reading the second set of readings, the issue of culture as a determinant of  behavior among the Chicana/o got most of my attention. I felt very offended as I read  how certain people think that there is a relation between my cultural background and my  social status, especially in this country. I want to emphasize my opposition and rejection  of such stereotype because I am living proof that this stereotype is not just offensive but  also wrong. I come from a very economically poor but culturally rich background where  there was always little food on the table, but at the same time we would always  celebrate Mexican holidays such as “El Dia de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead), 
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Unformatted text preview: Posadas with whatever little resources we had as the whole community got together. However, when my family came to the States, our mentality regarding our culture remained the same by doing small scale celebrations with our smaller family here, watching Mexican shows, ect. As we celebrated, my mom, my dad, and my three older brothers found jobs right away and continued to work up to this point. My point is that in Mexico I felt I had culture while having little or no economic prosperity, not that my culture was the reason for my poverty....
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2009 for the course CH ST 1B taught by Professor Barvosae during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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