Mexican-Americans that deny their her...

Mexican-Americans that deny their heritage

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Jamie

El Paso, TX

#1 Jul 14, 2009
There are some Mexican-American families in El Paso that are denying their heritage. They don't speak Spanish at home, they don't eat Mexican foods, they don't listen to Latin music.

Can anyone explain why? Do they deny their heritage because they don't want themselves or their children to feel different in America? Or do they somehow "hate" their race?

Also, any statistics on this? Is it like 1 in every 10 families that's like this?
DarkMan

United States

#2 Jul 16, 2009
I think this happens because they are ashamed of where they come from. If they can some how stop being Mexican the white man will accept them better.
Mayela

Atlanta, GA

#3 Jan 24, 2013
Because members of a Mexican family decide or prefer not to speak Spanish, does not necessarily mean they deny their heritage. Some have been beaten or punished for speaking Spanish or any other language besides English. Some chose to speak English in their home as an attempt to minimize the possibility of their children suffering through similar circumstances. Parents may choose to speak English so as not have a communication breakdown with their kids. Some might prefer to speak English, but, they remain loyal to their culture in other ways such as, Religion, Spanish/Latin American/Indigenous cultural holiday observances. The kids might be speaking English but, they WILL break a pinyata for their birthday.
Constitutionalis t

El Paso, TX

#4 Jan 24, 2013
Most of speak the language of our forefathers Nahuatl or Aztecian. It is spoken all the way to Canada. You need to educate yourself and assimilate to our continent or be thrown out by the year 2043.
Choice

El Paso, TX

#5 Jan 24, 2013
It's not a denial of heritage. It's a matter of choice.

Mexican food is very high in calories and unhealthy if eaten daily. Anyway, maybe they want variety instead of the same everyday.

Music, that is a matter of taste.

Many of the new generations assimilate and only speak English. Happens to all nationalities.

Bizarre, so people should wear sandals, straw hats, only eat tortillas and beans, not shave and call everyone a gringo or walk around with a grito. Any doubt as to what they are, one look in the mirror and that doubt is removed!
Mayela

Atlanta, GA

#6 Jan 27, 2013
Choice wrote:
It's not a denial of heritage. It's a matter of choice.
Mexican food is very high in calories and unhealthy if eaten daily. Anyway, maybe they want variety instead of the same everyday.
Music, that is a matter of taste.
Many of the new generations assimilate and only speak English. Happens to all nationalities.
Bizarre, so people should wear sandals, straw hats, only eat tortillas and beans, not shave and call everyone a gringo or walk around with a grito. Any doubt as to what they are, one look in the mirror and that doubt is removed!
"Mexican food is very high in calories and unhealthy" Nope. Traditional "Mexican" food is just as varied, fresh and healthy as any other food. Indigenous people were healthy, did not have diabetes or any other post-conquest illnesses. Most ingredients used in Mexican cuisine is served fresh. Now if someone eats Taco Bell style burritos with sour cream and all or if they gorge themselves on huge portions then yes, it is unhealthy, but that is NOT Mexican food.

"only eat tortillas and beans" Well, if that happens then they WILL be healthy.
Truthmaster

United States

#7 Jan 27, 2013
Constitutionalist wrote:
Most of speak the language of our forefathers Nahuatl or Aztecian. It is spoken all the way to Canada. You need to educate yourself and assimilate to our continent or be thrown out by the year 2043.
The only thing you inherited is a brain damage from a blow in the head from a Spanish Explorer from one of your ancestors. So you are 3 feet tall and let your mother mow lawns for a living.
Mayela

Atlanta, GA

#8 Jan 28, 2013
Truthmaster wrote:
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The only thing you inherited is a brain damage from a blow in the head from a Spanish Explorer from one of your ancestors. So you are 3 feet tall and let your mother mow lawns for a living.
Much rather see a woman mowing lawn, rather than watching your mother exposing her naked self out on the beach to the public.
Mayela

Atlanta, GA

#9 Jan 28, 2013
Truthmaster wrote:
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The only thing you inherited is a brain damage from a blow in the head from a Spanish Explorer from one of your ancestors. So you are 3 feet tall and let your mother mow lawns for a living.
"blow in the head from a Spanish Explorer"
Must be referring to your Druid ancestors.
My Thoughts

El Paso, TX

#10 Jan 28, 2013
Maybe they stop speaking Spanish because they are in the USA, where we speak English. They are choosing to assimilate, rather than estrange themselves from the American culture. The same way Asian immigrants do, by the second generation, they are fully assimilated. Where as "African" americans have largely sought they're own separate culture, thereby maintaining racial separatism that could have disappeared years ago.
Louis

United States

#11 Jan 28, 2013
My Thoughts wrote:
Maybe they stop speaking Spanish because they are in the USA, where we speak English. They are choosing to assimilate, rather than estrange themselves from the American culture. The same way Asian immigrants do, by the second generation, they are fully assimilated. Where as "African" americans have largely sought they're own separate culture, thereby maintaining racial separatism that could have disappeared years ago.
Nice try, Russell, but even with a different name you sound like a dufus.
English Only

El Paso, TX

#12 Jan 28, 2013
Just think of how much more screwed up this country would be if everyone maintained their ancestral language and culture instead of assimilating into a cohesive group. It's time everyone that hyphenates American onto their identity just became American. No more African-Americans, no more Mexican-Americans, no more Cuban-Americans. I don't see groups of Irish-Americans, Italian-Americans, British-Americans, etc. Either be American or leave.
Constitutionalis t

United States

#13 Jan 28, 2013
English Only wrote:
Just think of how much more screwed up this country would be if everyone maintained their ancestral language and culture instead of assimilating into a cohesive group. It's time everyone that hyphenates American onto their identity just became American. No more African-Americans, no more Mexican-Americans, no more Cuban-Americans. I don't see groups of Irish-Americans, Italian-Americans, British-Americans, etc. Either
be American o
If i was a euro american i would be ashamed also. Forget about it your just scared of 2043
nobody1854

El Paso, TX

#14 Jan 28, 2013
What about the hispanic girl that marries a black man are they in denial as well.
Constitutionalis t

United States

#15 Jan 28, 2013
nobody1854 wrote:
What about the hispanic girl that marries a black man are they in denial as well.
Actually that's the plan, Chicanos impregnate white girls and chicanas marry white or black guys.
Why

El Paso, TX

#16 Jan 28, 2013
Louis wrote:
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Nice try, Russell, but even with a different name you sound like a dufus.
Yeah he needs to stick to topics he knows about like hopping up Hoverounds and Rascels!
snatchos

El Paso, TX

#17 Jan 28, 2013
nobody1854 wrote:
What about the hispanic girl that marries a black man are they in denial as well.
No, we call those girls pendejas because blacks don't support their little changos.
Mayela

Fairburn, GA

#18 Feb 28, 2013
JEFF BIGGERS: Sure. And we can even go back further. You know, last week we celebrated Occupied Wall Street. But in 1916, the progressive labor governor of Arizona—Arizona came in as a labor state—warned the country that the 99 percent has to fight against the 1 percent, that the battle is between corporate and money influence in politics. This was Governor Hunt in 1916 already launching a 99 percent community. And that community, though, was on the backbone of Mexican immigrant labor in the copper fields. Hunt betrayed them, and eventually we had massive deportations, you know, and once again, we had fightbacks, and fightbacks particularly in the labor fields.

Here we are in 1972, and once again Arizona is getting the national headlines for a punitive law against migrant workers. César Chávez, who’s from Arizona, came back, and everyone said, "No, we can’t do anything, César. It’s impossible. It’s Arizona." And he — "no se puede, no se puede." And he flipped it on its head and said, "Yeah, no, sí, se puede. We can do this." They began this incredible movement to stop this bill. They’ve got it into legislation in courts. But more importantly, they registered 150,000 new voters, and two years later Raúl Castro was elected as the first and only Latino governor. http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/24/as_anti...

They deny what they don't know because they are ignorant of what they don't know
Big Money

United States

#19 Feb 28, 2013
So what your trying to say is, I'm a lot like cesar Chavez.
No Way

El Paso, TX

#20 Feb 28, 2013
Big Money wrote:
So what your trying to say is, I'm a lot like cesar Chavez.
What he was saying is your a. To put it nice a knucklehead. A one that puts up a post on everything that knows nothing about anything. Now that was putting it mild to what he was really trying to say.

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