Stories of Mothers and Daughters

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A Latina daughter, her American immigrant mother, and 157 Barbies I want to begin this blog with a story that reflects the complex relationship between American daughters raised by Latino immigrant mothers and at the same time highlights the resolution, creativity, and endurance of both Latino mothers and their daughters. The title of the blog […]

Ethnicity is a Social Construction Too –

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Picture source: www.racismreview.com TweetThose of us who study racial and ethnic relations in the United States recognize that race is a social construction. What race means, the characteristics and features that we attach to it and the classifications … Source: Ethnicity is a Social Construction Too –

This Immigrant Kid In Search Of American Dream Only Sleeps 3 Hours So He Can Work And Go To School – we are mitú

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This Immigrant Kid In Search Of American Dream Only Sleeps 3 Hours So He Can Work And Go To School (07/19/16) – we are mitú Image source: wearemitu.com from the video This is Gaspar Marcos. He’s 18 years old, grew up in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, and was orphaned at age 5. At age 12, he came […]

Let Them Go, Let Them Grow: The Latina Girls Project | LifeLines

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North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, a not-for-profit children’s mental health agency whose social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors provide extensive services to residents of Nassau County, Long Island. Source: Let Them Go, Let Them Grow: The Latina Girls Project | LifeLines

My Immigration Story | The story of U.S. immigrants in their own words.

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I am 16 years old. My mother and I are both from Guatemala. My mother was forced to have sexual intercourse when she was 14. She got kicked out and struggled trying to find a place to sleep. My father heard about it and didn’t care. His sister gave her a place to sleep but […]

Immigrant Mothers–Living With a Heart Divided – New America Media

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New America Media is a nationwide association of over 3000 ethnic media organizations representing the development of a more inclusive journalism. Founded in 1996 by Pacific News Service, New America Media promotes ethnic media by strengthening the editorial and economic viability of this increasingly influential segment of America’s communications industry. Source: Immigrant Mothers–Living With a […]

Coming Out As Black | The Huffington Post

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Growing up, I dreaded the question “What are you?” I always proudly answered that I was Hispanic. In fact, I made it a point to emphasize my Hispanicity simply because I knew what was coming next. “I’m Hispanic; I speak Spanish; my parents come from Dominican Republic. I’m Hispanic. And, just to clarify, I’m Hispanic.” […]

‘A Pure Medley’: A Poem for the Children of Immigrants – Brown Girl Magazine

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This is not about the debated clash of civilizations But about the vibrant, continuous bleeding of cultures This is for the Americanized, assimilated Source: ‘A Pure Medley’: A Poem for the Children of Immigrants – Brown Girl Magazine