I have been called many things in the past like a beaner and a mexican and a lot more. My name is Victor Corral and I am from Oakland. I am fourteen years old and I care about school and my family. Many dominant narratives affect me. A dominant narrative I have been called many things in my past I have been called a mexican, an immigrant, and a beaner. Based on my life experiences I feel that the three parts of my identity that have affected my life the most are being male, being the son of a supportive mom and dad, and being mixed ethnicity.
Being a mixed ethnicity has impacted my life because people think that I crossed the border to get into the United States. I am mixed with Mexican and Honduran. This has impacted me because people who don’t know me are wrong because not every Latino is illegal and I hear people behind my back talking about me. For example when I went to costco and I was getting eggs and milk in the back of the store a white female called me an immigrant and then I said “ You’re a fucking bitch and I hope you go back to your abusive father and your fucking slutty mom and I hope you fucking kids go to hell you bitch.” I was pissed off because people can’t just assume that you’re an immigrant just because of your race your parents were born at. This affected me because I do not want racism to affect my life because i can’t let someone to bully me because of my race. I am proud of being a Latino because we are strong we would fight back if something isn’t fair to the latino community.
Another part of my identity is having supportive family this impacted me because my mom and dad have supported me in my education in my lifetime and my mom and dad want’s me to be the first one to go to college in my family and they want me to have a well paying job and they want me to be a doctor when I grow up. An example of how my family has stayed strong is when Donald Trump was elected president, by thinking about the future not the past and moving forward in life. The fact that Donald Trump became president made my family a little bit nervous because if both of my parents get deported then I don’t know where to go. We have stayed positive by not thinking about it and the plan is if they get deported I would have to go and live in my cousin house. This shows that we have stayed strong because we have been planning if I.C.E comes to my home. In conclusion, this has affected me because I have been called many things in the past and that has in powered me to stand for myself in the world. And my my claim was being male being supported by my parents and being because they would remind me by doing my work mixed ethnicity
The objective of my shadow box is to represent me in my lifetime being alive and I using thing’s that I remember when I was little and thing’s I remember now and why I used black paper it’s because of the raiders and it makes things pop out more like the chain and I can add more things to my shadow box like pictures more things that represent me. Why I put a chain of Jesus because I believe in Jesus and why I added a pattern of black and grey because I go for the team of the NFL the Oakland Raiders. One dominant narrative I when a lady called me a immigrant and one counter narrative is that I am not an immigrant I was born in the United States of America