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  • Meghan,
    I love how you mentioned that music has the power to change our moods and how it is a language of its own. Even if its not always understandable music can touch people in many forms and display feelings that are hard to express through words and actions. On a personal level music has helped me learn English and communicate on a different…Read More

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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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  • Hello Liann,
    I thought your paper was spot on that learning a second language is highly beneficial leading to culture understanding, encouraging empathy, and openness of other cultures. As a person who is bilingual I have an Insight to two cultures and that allows me to communicate to a wider range of people.
    Good job!!

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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?

  • I also think that empathy plays a big role in society. And like Emily said we must use empathy in a way that can be helpful to others around us. To truly have empathy for someone is to understand what their going through and be aware that our actions can affect others.

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