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I am Mexican 1 Cancer to Society Mendy Mejia ETH 125 08/26/2010 Scott Thompson
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I am Mexican 2 Cancer to Society I took a pen and a paper behind the hill of my house to write this last paper. It’s a great  view and it over looks the city I live in Fontana, California. As I sit here over looking the city  I see the thousands of little lights and different colors but virtually they all look the same  from here. Although from my view these lights are almost identical and very similar I know  that behind these lights exist major differences. These differences separate us from one  another whether it is our culture and skin color. If only everyone could learn to accept our  differences and not see it as a threat or harm and find similarities in one another no light  would shine brighter than the other and we would all be treated the same.  As I think about  this course and how it’s impacted my perspective I must say that it has opened my eyes to  have more understanding, awareness and compassion for others.  Fontana is populated by at least 64% Spanish or Latino.  (Wikipedia 2008)  Several of the  people I live around have the same similarities. Dark hair, eyes, and tan skin. Like many of my  friends that I went to school with our parents immigrated to the United States. My parents  became citizens before I was born but like several family’s here they are here illegally. Because  the city is highly populated by it immigrants it creates a lot of controversial issues. Some  leaders feel that Latino’s are taking jobs away from other legal citizens and causing violence.  Take for instance Fontana Councilwoman Aqcuenetta Warren who says a study linking Black  unemployment and violence shows that because of the influx in Latino people into the city  increases violence in the African-American community. Many Latino workers displace blacks 
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I am Mexican 3 from low skill jobs leads to an up tick in violence  (Levister 2010 )  As a result this has caused  raised rates of Black vs. Latino gang violence and murder.  (Levister 2010) Members of the community have different feelings towards Latino’s but evidently there are  a lot of community members that feel that Latino’s are to blame for violence and crimes. It’s the  blame game that begins without looking for the facts and other discrepancies. First thing is first  if you are Latino you do not belong here. Although there exist other reasons for the violence  and crimes I feel it is simpler for the majority to point the blame on a race or culture. It’s the lack 
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