…Until when will we continue to believe in this “gringo” dream?…Yeah, “gringo”! why the “American dream”? In case you haven’t noticed, the American continent expands from Canada to Chile. Why do the people from the United States call themselves “American” exclusively? What about the rest of us? do we not count? Do we not exist? Aren’t we, the decendents of the indigenous people whom really belong to these lands? Who robbed whom? After generations and generations, the majority of us still struggle day after day just to survive in this country. … To be able to own a house, have transportation, food and clothing(comfortably) doesn’t mean you’ve gained “status” or that you’ve accomplished the so-called “Dream” that everyone here talks about. That is simply living! That should be a right for every human being!!! How many hours of bad pay, sweat and in occasions even labor abuse does our transportation, clothing, houses, and food equate to? Ask us what it feels like to work from eight to twelve hours daily, get home late, exhausted, eat ,go to sleep early to wake up and get up before the sun is out, then to repeat the cycle… perhaps this is you? or your parents or family members, just like ours… supposedly, they did it for us, now watch us… doing it for ours. “Till we educate ourselves about the myth of this country, this false dream that we so much try to accomplish, about the injustices that we still face, about the tragedies and the struggles that we still go through, then we will have taken the first step towards the struggle for human dignity in this country.
Sorry, there was a problem fetching these charts. Please try again in a few minutes.