Again (to be more politically correct), It is really all that bad to be Hispanic (or a Latino) in the United States?
Stop! Don't answer that yet, especially out loud.
Do you see anybody within eyesight or who could hear you? Are they Hispanic? Are you?
Yes, this all boils down to where we came from and maybe our political leanings, our religious beliefs and the hardships we are going through right now, among many others.
And because we are all different (at least in the outside--size, shape, speech, smell, shade, etc.) then each of us also have our own unique response to this question.
But please, if the _________ (and don't get me wrong, you can put in whatever people here, aside from the Mexicans, such as the Canadians, the Cubans, the Costa Ricans, the Czechs, the Croatians, the Cambodians, the Chinese, etc., etc., etc.) yes any of these and the other people all over the world who are represented in the US of A are "happy" in their "own" homelands then why would they have to endure the "unwelcomeness" that they seem to have to endure in the US of A and from the so-called Americans?
I mean, if they have a choice and they aren't happy living or being in Uncle Sam's House then why not pack up and go home?
Look, the United States has a lot of things working for it (and of course many more totally not working for it) but take a look at the half-full/half-empty glass here as half-full instead of half-empty.
The USA is far from perfect, but if you have one country that is, then go live in that one, quick.
Look, in the USA, there are programs for the unemployed, the homeless, the disabled, those who are pregnant, single parents, the sick or those needing medical attention. I mean, people from many countries all over the world would kill to see something like these happen in their own lands.
In the US, there is a Public School System, wherein kids can obtain virtually free an education from Preschool, to Kindergarten to Grades 1 to 12 (or High School). And for a few kids, they can go get a College/University Degree after that. And I would think, kids would just need to show up for school and get their supplies, their books, their education of course if they care to take it and even free food and in many countries all over the world people would really do anything just to have something like that. And still kids in the USA don't want to go to school (and this might hurt--study and speak English, I know, ouch but I guess I needed to say that out loud).
In the US, there is the World-wide-web and you can read this (that is if you can read) and you can visit many websites which would not be the case in many other nations all over the world. (Yes, as in say what?)
In the US, there are food stamps and many other federal programs for free food, for nutritional needs, for housing, for skills training, for job programs and for other things.
I mean, many (poorer) countries all over the don't even have one of those.
And this idea, I have been playing around inside my mind for quite sometime now.
Why? Because so many kids in the USA today are so totally blind they can't even see what they have unless somebody slaps them in the face with the stark reality of what it could have been if they have been born elsewhere, and they should see it firsthand. They SHOULD BE FORCED to watch and check out for themselves what it would be like in the countries where their parents, their grandparents of their forefathers came from.
I mean, can't the School System or the Federal Government or some agency make videos of what it might be like to be born and grow up in say Mexico, and other Latin American countries, the countries in the continents of Africa and Asia, and in many parts of Europe and elsewhere?
And maybe they can Title This Short Documentary Videos Like "A Look At The Typical Life of a Mexican Born In Mexico" (again you can use whatever people and whatever country here).
And in this short video, they can show
- what a typical mother needs to endure to bear and give birth to her child,
- what the newborn could have in terms of medical and health care,
- what kind of food they eat (if any),
- what type of house they have to live in,
- what living conditions they have to endure (and for some that would be living in the midst of wars, genocides, violent protests, famine and all that),
- what little they have,
- what age they have to leave home,
- what age they have to work, etc. etc.
I mean, I hate to be a teacher, a principal, a school bus driver, a police officer, a parole officer, a juvenile hall worker, an employer of many young people in the USA.
And I am pretty relieved not to be high school teacher Natalie Munroe and writing any of these in her blogsite.
I mean wake up young people (and many of your parents too)!
Is it really that bad to be a Migrant (Hispanic, Black, Asian, Pacific-Islander, European, others) in today's US of A?
It is of course! (Again do not get me wrong)
Peace! (And yes, if you're back in your homeland, you would probably be complaining of something else)