Presents an interview of a Mexican-American coworker, who recently relocated from El Paso, Texas, to New Jersey.
# 115811 | 1,260 words | 3 sources | APA | 2009
Published on Aug 12, 2009 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Ethnic Studies (Modern) , Ethnic Studies (North American) , Sociology (Multiculturalism)
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This paper describes the writer's interview of one his co-workers. The paper relates that the interviewee was of Mexican-American descent and that his family emigrated originally from Mexico to El Paso, Texas back in the early 1900s. The paper then proceeds to describes the co-worker's background and life circumstances as well as how he thought his culture differed from the culture of the writer himself who is African American. The paper explains that the interviewee felt that the challenges of belonging to a minority group are many; however, for the most part people have not been discriminatory toward him.
From the Paper:"Mr. A.C. reported that he has experienced some discrimination based on the simple fact that he is Hispanic and because of his accent. The example he noted, included an incident where because some Mexican food tends to be "hot" and "spicy", that's what is always eaten. He went into the conference room one day for a luncheon, and someone immediately walked up to him and told him where the "hot and spicy" food and mustard was."
Sample of Sources Used:
- http://www.everyculture.com/Ma-Ni/Mexico.html retrieved May 9th, 2009
- Gavan, C. (2003). Successful Aging Families: A Challenge for Nursing. Holistic Nursing Practice. 17(1)11-18.
- Stanhope. & Lancaster. (2008). Public Health Nursing: Population- Centered Health Care in the Community (Seventh ed.). : Mosby.
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