The Sons Of Guadalupe Argumentative
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Don’t Eat the Bear: A Spanish adventurer named Gaspar De Portola in 1769 passed through a region what is now Santa Barbara. In the near by sand dunes he found a lake where he crossed passed with an “oso flaco”, a skinny bear. They were dying of hunger and ate the skinny bear not knowing it was poisoned. El Rincon Del Mundo: The Spanish believed that California was the place of great mystery and perhaps even paradise. Before the eighteenth century it was too far north from the Spanish that they thought it might be at the edge at the world. At one point the even thought it might had been an island ruled by Calafia, an Amazon Queen.
The Skinny Bear: Oso Flaco has a variety of species of animals. It also has some of the tallest sand Dunes in California. Oso Flaco is known for its “pristine natural habitats’. Thee Group B didn’t go to experience the nature in Oso Flaco That Dune That Never Moves: The Ten Commandments was a movie that was shot in Guadalupe’s sand dunes in 1923. Director Cecil B. DeMille had to have enormous sets built which he later decided to have demolished and buried in the dunes. The people of Guadalupe have gone on to call the place “the dune that never moves”.
Cantiflas Was Here: On Sundays during the 1950s, the busiest day of the week, The Royal Theater would play cantiflas’ newest movies. This theater showed the different diversities in ethnicity because it was the only theater that showed movies in different languages.
Juan’s King Falafel: Juan’s King Falafel signifies the town’s ethnic and cultural diversity because Juan, a Mexican name Falafel of Mediterranean food, selling American favorites. It came from a business owned by a Japanese just like the Royal Theater was once owned by Mr. Ishii. Mr. Ishii sold the theater which later went on to become Cine Royal because of the Mexican influence. This shows the diversity in the town of Guadalupe.
The United Nations: In the 1940s, Guadalupe was a small town full of many different ethnicities. It had many ethnic businesses from Chinese laundries to Mexican restaurants. Before World War II many Guadalupe’s residents had Japanese origins. Today, the Mexican population has become one of the dominant one.
On Sunday’s After Mass: Despite all the hardships Japanese went through they still continue living their life in Guadalupe. The Minami family donated a lot of money to build a park. Every weekend many Mexican families would gather at the park and put behind their worries and have fun.
The Cardena Rising Sun Club: Filipinos didn’t come to the united states illegally but they still faced discrimination like the Mexican population. For example, in Guadalupe they were punished for having an accent and had to live in the north part of town. In 1926 the Filipinos created The Cardena Rising Club as a result of many clubs created to maintain their culture.
Bud Wong’s Exotic Cuisine: Like The Royal that was changed to Cine Royal because of the Mexican influence in the town. Bud Wong’s New York restaurant underwent a similar situation. Bud Wong’s exotic cuisine served New York style food that was foreign and delicious to the towns’ people. It went on to become Juan’s King Falafel who served nothing but American food.
Soldiers Without Guns: During the 1940s, Mexicans ha the opportunity
The Mexicans Are coming:
Soldados Desembrazados the Legend of Arturo Ortiz:
Stealing From The Poor: During the bracero program Mexico collected money from braceros that they were supposedly going to repay when they returned to Mexico. The braceros never received the money. It is said that more than a hundred million dollars were collected from their wages. The money was said to have been lost in scandals and even disappeared.
11 Mexican Restaurants: Due to all the Mexican population leaving Guadalupe to come to United States, they left many things behind. Now there is only 11 restaurants open because many people left Guadalupe to come help the agriculture in the United States.
We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Forks: Mexican children were discriminated by the cafeteria people. They wouldn’t give them forks because they didn’t know how to use them since they only ate with tortillas and they would scared because they could use them to stab other students. Even after all the discrimination the Mexican families complain but didn’t seem to give up and let this bring them down.
Una Caballeriza: During the 1920s, the Lemon Grove School Board received many complaints about the Mexican students. Some complaint were on how they poor health, or how they couldn’t speak English fluently, and even how they wouldn’t perform well in school. They decided to send the Mexican kids to a different school all by themselves. Parents complained and said this was discrimination for their kids and the referred this as “una caballeriza”
We Want Mexican Teachers and the Guadalupe 7: El Comité wanted better education for Guadalupe’s Mexican children in the school system. They were the spark that caused some students to make signs that said “We want Mexican Teacher.” In April 1972 El Comité was charged with disturbing the peace. They were known as the Guadalupe 10; Angel Fierro did not attend the event so they became Guadalupe 9. Charges against two other members were dropped leaving them the Guadalupe 7.
No Forks Allowed: Discrimination was always in issue for Mexican students in Guadalupe. Parents would always complain but the Committee wouldn’t do anything about it. One huge complaint was the “no forks allowed”. Mexican kids weren’t able to use forks in school because they could use them as weapons to stab students since they were only used to eating with tortillas.