My name is Edwin Jerez Gonzalez, and I was born on September 8, 1998 in Guatemala. The most important thing for me was to reach the United States - it was a dream and came true. I realized at that moment that I crossed the border was a moment of joy and great happiness and it was the best step I ever took in my life. That was very happy when I told my family that I was already in the United States in only three weeks.
My name is Elmer Alexander Guillén, and I am from El Salvador. For me, it is important to be happy and be with my family and friends. One important moment in my life was when I met my parents earlier this year. I had lived in El Salvador now whole life, but now I live with my parents in Red Hook, Brooklyn..
It's time to clear up some negative connotations on both Mexicans and Chicanos. It's no secret that they look down on each other, because of the mere fact of where they were born. To understand the concept of Chicanos you have to go back to the Brown Power Movement that happened in the late 1960’s. Over the recent years there have been debates on who exactly are Chicanos, Mexican-Americans and Mexicans. It is basically an identity crisis.
Parents do not create our identity. Sure, they have an influence on who we’re in the process of becoming, but they do not create the qualities, beliefs or distinguished rare traits that we posses. Our identity is found in Christ. 1 John 3:1-2 says this,
This semester, I will focus on the topic of racial identity and address the question “Who decides one’s racial identity?” With recent news about Rachel Dolezal and the NAACP, the controversy and complication of racial identity has been brought to light. Although racial identity is a social construct, many factors come into play with this issue such as biological factors, family, and the views of others. Being of mixed race, I have experienced first-hand the complexities of racial identity.
I feel like my name has affected my identity a lot because people think i’m funny and fun to be around but if i had a generic name i would seem more boring. I think my name really makes me who i am because if i had a generic name it wouldn’t fit. i will never change my name. Eli is a given name of Hebrew origin, from Biblical ascent, the name of Eli, the high priest in the Books of Samuel. It came to be used as a given name among the Puritans in the 17th century and was by them taken to the American colonies.
Aneliese, the misspelling of a misspelling, a “can you repeat that?”, a mistake as a first impression. Aneliese, the product of two names; the first of its kind, she lives up to no one but her own intuition. She digs her path with only shadows of future footsteps to guide her. Aneliese is humming to music but wanting to burst into song on the inside. Aneliese is a wandering spirit roaming the realms of oblivion; the detective trying to solve the mystery that is the world.
No matter what language, my name means love. It means happiness. It means spending time with family. It means playing tennis. It means music. It means a flower, a small yet colorful mess full of hope. Hope that one day it will grow to become something wonderful. Something beautiful inside and out. It does not hide in the shadows, yearning to be like others, it thrives to be different, to be independent. To be strong and courageous. I am that flower. I am significant. I am Martina.
My name has the meaning of pure and was given to me by my father.
The name Katie represents something as clear as water, a glimmering light.
But does that represent who I am today? I have not discovered that yet.
I would not be considered as pure as a drop of honey from a beehive nor as pure as an element.
I am certainly not perfect, but my personality, my looks, my everything is genuine.
I count that as pure, and that’s all that matters.
My parents say my name is special but it was more of like a last resort to them.
“Of the very darkest color owing to the absence of or complete absorption of light; the opposite of white” webster dictionary. My definition of black is beautiful, powerful, cruel, evil, mean and the opposite of white.Nowadays, African Americans aren’t asked if we are African American were asked if we are black. All along I wondered how can you be a color. The word black has such a powerful and strong meaning to the point where it can define a whole ethnicity group. But how, you ask?
A lot of people misinterpret the definition of culture. Culture, defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary is “the beliefs, customs, arts, ect., of a particular society, group, place or time”. No where does that definition say anything about appearance or race, and I honestly don't believe race to be a necessary component of culture. Our differences in belief are what makes use similar, and if people focus on that there would be less conflict dependent on race. The fact that each culture has differences is the similarity between them.
Something that I have been interested in learning more about is if and how culture defines who we are. Lately, we have been discussing this topic in class, reading articles and such. I believe that culture is an irreplaceable part of our identity, but it does not define who we are. Instead, we are defined by the decisions we choose to make in life. The culture we are born into merely provides a foundation for us to build on. It provides a chance to connect people, but that doesn't mean we are not all individuals with our own ways of expression and thinking.
Where I'm from I hear a wave of sirens getting louder as neighborhood firetrucks drive by.
Where I'm from the smell of garlic hits my nose as I step through the door and I know dad is cooking. You can almost taste the tomatoes, basil, salt, oregano, oil, and sugar coming from the homemade sauce.
Where I"m from I see shiny floors, spotless furniture, and smell of a clean environment. I see 2 dogs inside fighting over the same squeaky toy. I see the television on with baseball or basketball usually on with the bass of the surround sound in your ears.
Where I'm from, you can smell the faint scent of the white paint
Where I'm from, you can only notice two things, a piano and a blank white ceiling
Where I'm from, you can taste the Hispanic culture
Where I'm from, you can feel the blanket warmed from my body heat
Where I'm from, you can hear the soft music helping you escape to other worlds.
Where im from you hear sirens no matter where you are
Where im from the pizza is so good you burn your mouth because you cant wait for it to cool
Where im from you get used to seeing all of the cars and people,
Where im from you will always smell exhaust fumes
There are a lot of things on the Internet, both good and bad. Keyword right there; bad. Yes. There are bad things on the Internet which may lead to risks you should avoid. However in general, there are many risks on the Computer you are using right now (maybe). Viruses are one category of risks there is to using your Computer. Viruses may include; times where you have to pay for things without explanation, where the computer freezes, where you may not be able to exit out of an Internet webpage, and when an unexpected website appears.
Using the Internet has been a big part in our lives and in the modern world. We can’t function without technology; so if we can’t get off the internet, then we need to learn how to stay away from the dangers.
It's a confusing world out there of code. How can you be sure about the websites you use? Here are tips on how to minimize the risks of using the internet:
1. Use Adblocker. Advertisements may seem harmless, yet they have a big affect on your computer. Adblocker is available on web browsers such as Mozilla, Firefox, Safari, Android, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome. This extension prevents your device from common pop-ups and malware.
I am Xiao Liu
Liu for my daddy
Xiao for my mommy, for I am a knowing child to know everything
But to my brother and sister and to my mommy and daddy I’m Michelle
My grandpa and grandma I’m XiaoXiao
But the truth is, I am happy
I am Xiao Liu
I am Areej Waheed Muraad
My dad gave me the name Areej
He was very caring and loving
that name means a pleasant smell, flower
My middle name is Waheed
Waheed was my dad’s name, and he gave it to me
Muraad is my last name
My grandfather gave it to dad, and he passed it to me
My aunt calls me phoola rani, it means flower queen
She doesn’t have any daughter so she loves me like one
My cousin from my mom’s side call me te rani which means daughter
He thinks I am her daughter
My friends in school call me Areesh
I am Areej Waheed Muraad
I am Yariel Ramon Lopez…
Yariel great family from the Dominican Republic
Ya for my mother Yaqueline
R for my father’s middle second name Ramon
I for my grandfather Inginio
E for my second last name, Escolastico
L for my first last name, Lopez
But to my mother I'm Yarielito,
And to my family, simply Ricardito.
My friends prefer call me Manin or Yariel,
And to those who don't know me, “Youngster!”
But the truth is I am angry when I'm on the street.
I am Yariel Ramon Lopez.
I am Usama Waheed Muraad..
Usama is from the quran
He was a prophet like Muhammad,
Usama for some people is like Osama bin laden.
But to me I’m king of the jungle and for my mom, I am a prince,
And Usama for my father is a king.
When I was moving to america my family wanted to change my name,
Well they thinked the name usama would be a problem to America, but I said no and my mom agreed.
And to those who don’t know me I'm different.
But the truth is, I am fearless, confident, and a fighter.
I am Usama Waheed Muraad.
Hey, everyone reading my post so far I have done a lot of research on my the topic of identity and I have bee getting really excited to connect my argument to the points in the documents i have read and seen. However, I think for my project i need to do my own research using my own school. I think it would be more useful because then I would gain first hand experience on the my topic.So far I'm still thinking about a solution but thats why i think having a fish bowl with a group of students would really help me come up with solutions that students want to see.
My name is Yariel Lopez. I am 16 years old. I come from Dominican Republic and my story began in Monte Plata. I love mountain Motocross, Dance and listening to music. I was born in the clinic Rodriguez Santos on the 23 of July, 1998. My family consist of the main members which are my mom Jackeline, and here she is by the church celebrating the christening of her god-daughter. She’s very compassionate, always helping people.
Hello, my name is Ronny Estrella. I'm from the Dominican Republic an im 14 year old.I like to play baseball a lot because that my favorite sport.I was born on the Dominican Republic on the Tamboris hospital. I live in brooklyn new york and I like new york.
the thing that i like to do in school is to learn English. My teacher is Ms.Bauso. She is my teacher of ESL class and that is my favorite class and my favorite subject.