Who is a Mexican?

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Who is a Mexican?

  1. 1. MEXI CAN
  2. 2. So, who is a Mexican?
  3. 3. maybe... maybe... • Salma Hayek?
  4. 4. Carlos Santana Carlos Santana perhaps? perhaps?
  5. 5. Carlos Santana perhaps? An actor?
  6. 6. Carlos Santana perhaps? A Director? An actor? Alejandro González Iñárritu
  7. 7. An actor?
  8. 8. Guillermo del Toro ?
  9. 9. Guillermo del Toro Director of : Blade I & II Hellboy I & II The Devil’s Backbone Mimic
  10. 10. Diego Luna?
  11. 11. or Gael Garcia ?
  12. 12. ...a Dog Whisperer?
  13. 13. an aspiring Singer?
  14. 14. an aspiring Singer?
  15. 15. ...a first generation Astronaut?
  16. 16. ...or another two?
  17. 17. ... an NBA player?
  18. 18. Fergie?
  19. 19. ...a Comedian ?
  20. 20. mmm....
  21. 21. a Painter?
  22. 22. Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera
  23. 23. a Band? Maná
  24. 24. An Olympic Gold Medalist?
  25. 25. So, who is a Chicano?
  26. 26. “It is a cultural identity for persons who live in the United States and have a strong sense of Mexican-American ethnic identity and an accompanying political consciousness.”
  27. 27. “Most Americans first heard of the term in the 1960s and 1970s, and thought of Chicano as a term for children of parents who were immigrants from Mexico.”
  28. 28. “ A Chicano is a Mexican-American with a non-Anglo image of himself.” ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! - Ruben Salazar
  29. 29. “A Chicano lives in the space between the hyphen in Mexican-American.” ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! - Bruce Novoa
  30. 30. So, who is a Hispanic?
  31. 31. “The term specifically refers to Spain, and to the Spanish-speaking nations of the Americas, as cultural and demographic extensions of Spain.”
  32. 32. “In a U.S. context, a Hispanic population consists of the people of Spain and everyone with origins in any of Spanish-speaking nations of the Americas, regardless of ancestry of the latter (including Amerindians).”
  33. 33. “In the United States, some people consider ‘Hispanic’ to be too general as a label, while others consider it offensive, often preferring to use the term quot;Latinoquot;, which is viewed as a self-chosen label. ”
  34. 34. “The preference of ‘Latino’ over ‘Hispanic’ is partly because it more clearly indicates that those it is referring to are the people from Latin America (including Brazil) and not Spain.”
  35. 35. what about.....
  36. 36. him?
  37. 37. them?
  38. 38. Bracero recruitment them?
  39. 39. probably not him...
  40. 40. A National Identity of Sharp Contrast.
  41. 41. What Contrast?
  42. 42. On the one side, you have this guy...
  43. 43. A Mexican of Vision: Carlos Slim • Carlos Slim is a near-legend in Mexico, the richest of the country's super-rich elite and • The wealthiest man in Latin America. • His empire spans telecoms, financial, retail and industrial interests. • Assets cover more than 40% of the Mexican Stock Exchange Market. • He's bought companies at rock-bottom prices, turned many into titans. • Leads over 250,0000 workers. • Owns largest Cellphone company in Latin America. • In the late 1990s he has been buying aggressively into the internet and other high-tech sectors. • Owns Stock in the following companies... – Philip Morris (now Altria Group), Texaco, OfficeMax, HP, Apple Computer, IBM – Saks Incorporated, Televisa, and many more. – Majoritary actionist of TOPPTelecom (TT)
  44. 44. He smiles for a reason... 2004: Number 17 in Forbes World’s Richest People. Net Worth: $14,000,000,000US
  45. 45. He smiles for a reason... 2005: Number 4 in Forbes World’s Richest People. Net Worth: $24,000,000,000US
  46. 46. He smiles for a reason... 2006: Number 3 in Forbes World’s Richest People. Net Worth: $30,000,000,000US (and rising)
  47. 47. What is the contrast? • 1 Minimum wage = 8 hours. • $45.81 pesos = $4.24 dollars per day. • Mr. Slim in 1 day earns approximately 76,103 minimum wages. • (That is $317,066 dollars a day)
  48. 48. Mexico. Today
  49. 49. What is Culture? What is Nationality?
  50. 50. Is Nationality limited to speaking a Language?
  51. 51. Can National Identity be limited to a Geography?
  52. 52. Foreign Born Fist Generation Second Generation
  53. 53. A time of change...
  54. 54. One last thing...
  55. 55. actually...
  56. 56. ONE BIG FAVOR
  57. 57. at this point you may be wondering ....
  58. 58. How does this all even relate to my career?
  59. 59. Problems boil down to miscommunication on faith, values & beliefs.
  60. 60. > Get to know your neighbors, Take the time to gain insight in their belief & value systems. > Become involved in your University ! Volunteer to translate on the local Police Departments, Immerse yourself in the opportunities at hand: - International Friendship Club, - International Conversation Partners,
  61. 61. Meet people half way on their bridge.
  62. 62. MEXI CAN
  63. 63. THANK YOU

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