Mexican American And Mexican-American Cultures

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After reading the article, my understanding of the terms have changed drastically, when i personally think about Mexican-American or Chicana/O’s, i think that they choose to identify as a certain culture that represents them best.
When identifying as a culture or a best representation of how you feel in your heart, i feel it comes from the way you are raised and brought up, if your family identifies as a Mexican-American than you will believe that is what you are, and it goes on from generation to generation.
Even 5 or 6 generations ago the family could have identified as Hispano’s or even Spanish, but as times change cultures change and people have change of heart.
These terms are not only culturally related but they are derived from struggle and identification from a political standpoint, as what was taught in class the term Chicana/O is a political positioning for people who have been positioned by the government.
From the outside looking in, when knowing someone identifies as a certain culture i notice that it is not only a way of self identification that was passed down from suffering and scrutiny but it is also a way of moving on from a certain struggle that has oppressed them for so many years.

Yes, these terms are a way of self identification, heritage, culture and a way of life, it goes back to the same way you are brought up and the environment in which you live in.
Potentially while growing up and as you get older in life there is a possibility of changing

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