How has race and gender shaped Latino identity, representation, and race relations in the U.S.?

Frailyn Badia

Ms.Maitland

Reading Race

12/27/16

Latinos aren’t looked at as productive people. They are looked at as smugglers, robbers, or just in general criminals.  We are looked as intruders as if we don’t don’t belong or fit in. Millions of our Latinos have been killed just for trying to escape from poverty, killings, kidnapping, drug trafficking and gang activity around them. They have just come for a better life to provide a better life for their family because in places like Mexico and south America they lack jobs.

Most Americans look at Mexicans and Latinos in general as if they are all criminals and are trying to make America look bad. During Obama’s presidency he promised to help the immigrants coming to the US but instead they ended up deporting 2.5 million immigrants.Most Americans look at Mexicans and Latinos in general as if they are all criminals and are trying to make America look bad. During Obama’s presidency he promised to help the immigrants coming to the US but instead they ended up deporting 2.5 million immigrants.

These borders have many meanings. These borders have been the cause of many separations in between families. These borders show separation, isolation, and racism. It is so unfair because they come with their families with dreams of living good of seeing their children go to school, college and become professionals but aren’t able to because after they are here recently or for years already they are still deported and separated from their families.

They are also sort of seen in a racist way like segregation. America instead of deporting they should help these poor immigrants succeed and help provide and have a part in our country. They should stop these massive deportations on hard working immigrants who help our country grow.

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