Sarah Benton Cultural Diversity Hispanic Issues

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Sarah Benton Cultural Diversity Hispanic Issues #1 4. “And Your Gramma Where She Be” is a poem read on the video by Professor Betances. This poem is a metaphor for your black “grandma”, which is your black race, who you would “keep in the kitchen”, and then “entertain in the living room” as a whiter race. This poem affirms the black identity, but is written in Spanish ebonics, which is actually a step backwards. This poem is all about being true to your race, be it whiter or blacker, and your social standing. The idea is that if you want to be whiter, or of a higher social class, you would hide your black grandmother in the kitchen, while you pretended to be of a higher social class in the rest of the world. The poet was trying to force those who were faking their heritage to come forth and declare themselves their true race and social standing. This poem is interesting, as it is a plain explanation of the social and racial distinction of the time. 5. According to Professors Gallimore and Lopez, Latinos are more likely to value
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2010 for the course HIS 207 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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