FROM THE FAMILY FILES OF

ROSIE MENDOZA


I would like to add this discussion to our Topic. one day.  Also I would like to share this clip with Mendoza10.com.....
I would like for you to add this clip., I like that this is National Hispanic Heritage month, 

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2020 in United States began on Tuesday, September 15 and ends on Thursday, October 15
However, the word Hispanic is somewhat derogatory to me            I joke about this  HIS --PANIC.   

DURING  these current times, I feel as though our Mexican-American Race is listed last or not at all,  And BLM group only include us for numbers, and even for elections, otherwise forgotten. 

In my employment during training classes we are to be educated on topics like race/color and gender. I find it disturbing that Mexican is not included in all our training, even though our customers are 60% Mexican culture. And because we are not a race we are considered a group not belonging so the main four groups recognized are as of 2015
The revised standards contain five minimum categories for race: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American. So basically my Employer only recognized these races. 

So I consider myself a Mexican-American, throughout my life, I have been called Hispanic, Latino, Chicana and other derogatory names, however I have always known that I am a Mexican-American woman. The women that are born in United States are not Latinas. Mexican-American should not be stating they are Latina. We Mexican-Americans have no place and therefore follow other groups blindly. I have always been a leader and Know who I am, in spite of made up names the government and society places on us. 

Definitions for Racial and Ethnic Categories
The Revisions to OMB Directive 15 defines each racial and ethnic category as follows:

  • American Indian or Alaska Native. A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian. A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American. A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Hispanic or Latino. A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • White. A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa


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