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    Selena Quintanilla

    Like many citizens of America who value and think highly of their country, Mexican Americans are the same. They value their nation, culture, and traditions. Because so many people of different backgrounds live in the United States, multi-background citizens...

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    How Selena Quintanilla Valued Her Nation, Culture, and Traditions

    Like many citizens of America who value and think highly of their country, Mexican Americans are the same. They value their nation, culture and traditions. Mexican culture is a combination of many influences handed down as earliest as the...

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    • Thank you for your post about one of the most inspirational people, the Mexican American Selena Quintanilla. Until this day after 25-26 years, she has been gone, her music is still played and inspires people. Her rise in the music industry symbolized leadership for Latinos around the world.

      The Tejano superstar inspired, Christian Serratos who recently embodies Selena in the Netflix series, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez. Did you know Selena Gomez’s named her after the song Como La Flor because they were such big fans? Across many social media platforms, people have said, “Selena showed me how beautiful it is to be Mexican-American and to be proud of it.” “She was magical and taught me you didn’t have to be stick-thin to be beautiful.” Her fans were her everything and the biggest influence on making music.

      I personally love my name, because of her. I was not named after her but I was named for it to be easier for my Mexican American family can pronounce my name. Her legacy is forever lived, the queen of Tejano music. The demographic face of California changed for the first time in its modern history. Latios/Latinas have become the biggest ethnic group. They come to California for Opportunities that they did not have in their own mainland. recently vendors on the streets of towns selling corn, chips, shaved ice, are being beaten. Why? They are only trying to make a living like everyone else. How can we put a stop to this?

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    Blog Post (The power of language)

          The primary instrument for speech and correspondence is language. Studying the power of language will help us to understand ourselves and why we act. Two ways language can help us is through the culture, and perception of the language....

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    Blog Post (Behavior)

       A single story are false perceptions we as a society form about individuals, groups, or countries. This single story usually creates an incomplete stereotype. When we create these stereotypes we change our behavior toward the person, groups or country....

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    • Dear Teresa,
      I really liked your post! I like how you said, “By trying to see both sides of the story we can understand what others are feeling, therefore helping us to respond to the situation at hand.” I agree with you because it is important to form our opinions rather than just believe the stereotype or single story point of view. In addition, I like how you said that we need to understand each other’s feelings because it is important to have empathy in order to understand why someone behaves in some way, rather than assume the stereotype. By understanding someone’s feelings, we can respond in a respectful way and help them. Great job!

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