Home > Homework > Keeping up with the World…

Keeping up with the World…

HW#3:

You will read either article one, which is on young latinos and their future

or

Article 2, which is on the five Americans arrested in Pakistan:

You will choose one of the articles and then summarize the article. Additionally, make sure you include your reaction to the article (Do you agree?; Disagree?; how did it make you feel?; Were you surprised? etc.)

We will discuss articles on Monday.

Advertisements
Categories: Homework
  1. Jeffrey R.
    January 18, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    I chose “Young Latinos seem to face a tougher future”. According to surveys done by the Pew Hispanic Center, one third of the young Latino population are immigrants, the rest being born in the U.S. Considering the amount of immigrants compared to those born in the U.S., the rate of dropouts, poverty, and pregnancy from the ages of 16-25 are not a surprise to me.(About 17% of Latinos drop out of school, about 23% of young Latinos live in poverty, and about one-quarter of all young Latinas have a child by age 19) I believe that the rates are not going to drop if immigration rates don’t lower, they’re directly related. But with time I believe that the next generations are going to have a better future than previous and current generations of young Latinos.

  2. Connie C.
    January 16, 2010 at 10:42 am

    According to the article “Young Latinos seem to face a tougher future” i do agree because they are more likely than other young people to drop out of school and live in poverty as the article explains. Education is the key to success and by them doing this they making their future not bright at all, were the only job they will find would be a minimum paying salary which wouldnt even be enough to live a consider normal life.” More than half of the young people identify themselves first by their family’s native country. Among those born in the U.S., 33% say they are American first, and 41% identify themselves by their parents’ homeland” and i also include myself in this ^__^!. I agree with what Paul Taylor said about us understanding how the future will be and that for that we need to understand ” need to have understanding of how today’s young Latinos, most of whom are not immigrants, will grow up”, most of then do bad like they join gangs and stop goin to school.

  3. sebastian espinal
    January 10, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    I chose the article on latinos dropping out of school. I think it is great that latinos read this to become aware of our status. We shouldn’t jsut read this and keep going on like its nothing, us as latinos have to take actions and make sure we make our name in this country. According to the article no other race has the drop out tate that we have and it is sad because our ancestors came to this country to give us a bigger future not to watch us fail and become low lifes. The article states that latinos that weren’t born here are more likely to drop out and i think it’s beacuse they have such a hard time. Even though it is so tough it is important that they out all they can into it so they can get ahead in life and in the future all tehre hard work will pay off. Also all this gang stuff has to end and i think its important that kids in poorer areas are taught about this and on the effects of this way of life.

  4. Jessica R.
    January 9, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Choose one of the articles and then summarize the article. Additionally, make sure you include your reaction to the article: Do you agree?; Disagree?; how did it make you feel?; Were you surprised? etc.

    “Young Latinos seem to face a tougher future”

    This article is about how latinos believe education and hard work are key to a successful future. It also discusses how in the latino race, we see young mothers at about age 19, how we are gang affiliated, drop out of school, and live in poverty. In the last line they mentioned how kids when asked where their from the say their parents native countries and i personally think thats not proper because most of them are born here and are american yet they dont represent . Its one thing to say both but just one shows your not thankful for what this nation has provided and for the home you live in now. I agree with all the statistic discussed in this article . Id like for things to be different thats why i do my part.

  5. Ismael S
    January 7, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    According to the article the study based on a survey shows that young Latinos seem to face tougher future.For the fact that most of them drop out of high school.one reason of latinos droping out is becuase from ages 16-25 have kids.when they drop out there most likely so have a less skill job but they dont know with a high school Dimploma you can do alot.

  6. Jonathan H.
    January 5, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    In this article it explains to use the life of some Hispanic in which he goes through, for example when they drop out of school, the age of teen pregnancy, gangs and how they identify themselves. What I’ve learn that my racist is a huge part of America, it came to my surprising minority of young people in America is Hispanic. In this article it talks about how Latinas mostly get pregnant around the age 19, also 23% of young Hispanic live in poverty. The percentage of drop outs is 17% but if they were born in America mostly likely they will stay in school. As I continued reading it said that Hispanic that was born in the U.S probably is a part of a gang or prison. What surprise me the most was when the article included that young Hispanic indentify themselves first what their parent native country, but 33% of Hispanic that was born in the U.S identify themselves as American and 41% they indentify their parent native country. This made me really think about the young Latinos in this world.

  7. Jennifer C
    January 4, 2010 at 12:41 am

    i chose to read the latino teen article..this article talks about how majority of latin teens choose to not care about education without noticing that it affects our society money and future; i wasnt surprised at all when i read this because ive seen many cases where a teen drops out of school or chooses to have a baby and live in poverty..i totally agree with this article and i believe that teens should realize what their doing not only to themselves but people around them also.

  8. Sandra Ll
    December 17, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    ->Article 1 : Young Latinos seem to face a tougher future
    according to the article many Hispanic Americans people believe that the key to successful future is education and work hard but most young Hispanics don’t end up choosing those key most teenagers are most likely to drop out of high school and live in poverty.and nearly a quarter young Latinos have kids by the age of 19.about 17% of Latinos drop out of school nearly double the rate among blacks. And about 23% of young Latinos live in poverty higher than whites but lower than blacks.they studys say that latinos that are born in the us are less likley to be in high school and most likely to live in poverty then the ones that were not born in the u.s.

  9. saleda a.
    December 16, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    -Young Latinos seem to face a tougher future

    -In the majority of the nation’s youth group, Latinos have a rising number of school dropouts and poverty level, among other factors, making a greater chance at success bleak. Latinos even believe in ideals of success based on education. However, there is a lot of back and forth going on in the addressed issues between Latino families of 1st born generation immigrants and U.S. born Latinos. This indicates that amid these setbacks, according to statistics, they can still turn around with the growth of the new generations.
    -I feel that due to statistics like this, stereotypes can sometimes be made, which in turn can make the reach for success more difficult than it really is. Prejudices on both sides can hold the attempts back. If my perception of the article is true, and many younger Latinos are setting a fresh coarse to their own lives and still acknowledge the past struggles of their parents, the road to success shouldn’t be too inconceivable.

  10. Jennifer B.
    December 16, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    I chose to read the young latinos article. It talks about how latinos drop out of school, live in poverty, give up and things of that nature. They also state that they have made studies and compare to the other “races” such as “black” and “white”. Anyway, sadly I am going to have to agree. I’ve seen many of us latinos have been giving up lately, but if you want to become or be someone in life you have to prevail all the bad things that come to you, and enjoy the good. I have to state that not every latino is like that. We should all take advantage no matter what race we are for what we have and what is given to us.

  11. Olga R
    December 16, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    According to the article many Latinos in the U.S are dropping from school at early age and although most of the Latino community know that times are getting harder and that they and education in other to be successful they are still dropping from school and 18% of the Lanita’s girls before the age of 19 are getting pregnant and some of them are already mothers. And about 23% of Latinos live in poverty, 17% drop out which double the rates of blacks. in my opinion I believe that this is not a surprise because he have the idea that education will get us to be successful in life but yet some of us we give up very easy after we face a big challenge. We cant say that we don’t do much for this society because we do a lot but we don’t do enough for our self we are satisfy with what we get and not with things that we could improve and do better. We have to stop thinking too much and take action. “actions speak louder than words”

  12. eliana a.
    December 15, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Young Latinos seem to face a tougher future

    According to the article, about one-quarter of all young Latinas have a child by age 19. About 17% of Latinos drop out of school, and about 23% of young Latinos live in poverty. Also, those born in the U.S. are more likely to have gang ties or be incarcerated. According to many studies latinos in the future will face many hardships.

    Reading this article made me feel kind of bad because we don’t take for granted everything that is given to us. For example, education. I believe without education you won’t go anywhere in life. That is why when I read the percentage of lations dropping out of highschool I was shocked.

  13. Chabely A.
    December 15, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-na-latino11-2009dec11,0,2971018.story

    This Article is talking about that those Latino at the age of 16 to 25.Know that if they work hard, and have a Education that would be the key to success, but end up having a child by age of 19.About 17% of Latinos drop out of school nearly double the rate among blacks.23% of young Latinos live in poverty higher than whites but lower than blacks. As of those Latinos who where born here in the U.S. they are less likely to drop out of school, less likely to live in Poverty, less likely to get a low skill job.

    – I in some way do agree with this article. Because Young Latinos know in days know whats good for there future they know what they have to do to get to that point in life where they want to be somebody. But mostly they just end up droping out and have a child.

  14. Lazaro F.
    December 15, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Article 2: 5 Americans arrested in Pakistan.

    This article is about 5 young Americans that were arrested in Pakistan. They were arrested because according to them, they try to link with al-Qaeda militant groups. Their goal was to get in contact with militants from al-Qaeda groups so that they can be able to cross the border into Afghanistan and fight U.S troops there. Some F.B.I agents have visited the men in custody. According to the Pakistani police the men arrested are three Pakistani Americans, two Ethiopian Americans and an Egyptian American. The Egyptian American is a dental student at Howard University. The father of one of the men was also arrested. Chief Javed Islam said that the men met with representatives from Al-Qaeda militant groups but they were not trusted so they were turned away. The 5 men wanted to take part in jihad (holy war). They haven’t been charged with any crimes but it’s most likely that they are going to be deported. This article made me feel a little bit concern because now some people that live here in the U.S are against this nation. The U.S is fighting a war in Afghanistan and they are too concentrated there that they don’t realize that maybe here in the U.S there are people planning attacks. Now this people were not arrested by Americans they were arrested by Pakistani police. We didn’t even realize that they were planning on fighting against the U.S until Pakistani police arrested them. This situation also made me feel a little bit disappointed, because of the young man that was studying to become a dentist but now it seems that he ruined his future because of what he did, but everything that we do wrong has consequences. I was surprised by the article because a lot people that planned something bad like terrorist attacks, they get arrested here in U.S territory but this people were arrested in Pakistan which means that they had almost accomplish what they wanted, but fortunately they didn’t make it.

  15. Santiago I.
    December 14, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Article 1: Young Latinos seem to face a tougher future

    According to the article, a great percentage of latinos at age of 16-25 live in poverty. Also the drop out of school because wheter they have a child so they have to work or because of the actual bad situation of the country. Latinas get pregnant at age of 19 or less. A 23% of latinos live in poverty, higher than the white race and lower than the black race. The latin community is increasing day by day in the United States. A great percentage of latinos wheter they were or not born in the U.S are gang members, that means how this commununity is not helping to the situation of the United States of America.

  16. Santiago I
    December 14, 2009 at 10:36 am

    ARTICLE 1

    According to the Article 1, latinos are dropping out of school because the problems they faced are hard. Many of those latinos live in poverty, also they have a family. Latinas get pregnant at age of 19 or less. A great percentage of this teenagers are vinculated with gangs. About a 23% of Latinos live in poverty

  17. Michelle B
    December 13, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    I picked the YOUNG LATINOS article. It was about how Latinos are more likely to drop out of school than any other young person. The article states that they have done studies on this. I must say that I was very surprised when I read this because there is a large population of Latinos here in the United States. In a way I do agree because most Latinos I know that dropped out of school really give up easily and I think that if you want to be someone in life you have to go for it no matter what obstacles come in your way. But not every Latino is like that.

  18. Denis G.
    December 13, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    I picked “Young Latinos seem to face a tougher future”

    The article said that Latinos believe education and hard work are key to a successful future, but they are more likely than other young people to drop out of school and live in poverty.I agree with the article because without everybody we wouldn’t have as much towers and construction and jobs.Those born in the U.S. are less likely to leave high school than those in the first generation, according to the study.”The U.S.-born are also less likely than foreign-born young Latinos to be employed in construction, food preparation or other low-skilled jobs”.Now since the economy is ruff the young are going to have a tougher future.

  19. Manuela c.
    December 13, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    You will choose one of the articles and then summarize the article. Additionally, make sure you include your reaction to the article (Do you agree?; Disagree?; how did it make you feel?; Were you surprised? etc.)
    We will discuss articles on Monday.

    1. My reaction towards the article Young Latinos and their future is basically saying that the idea of this article is making the society understands the ways that young latinos around the ages of 16-25 are getting pregnat and dropping out of high school not even getting their diploma,and for latinos being the highest percentage out of whites, asians and blacks in this case i do agree with the article beacuse i have seen young people that have drop out of school and see what they been trew that makes me realize that i should fallow good steps and not fall back like other people do so i think is good for the article to be view by alot of young students so they can make connections and prevent them for beeing view as a young latino that is in poverty becasuse their future was ruined. so i do agree and the article did not suprised me because this is the true .

  20. Michelle G
    December 13, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Young Latinos seem to face a tougher future

    The article is basically saying latinos in America are most likely to end up in poverty then to be successful. It shows that young latinos become parents by the age of 19. It is at a higher rate then whites and blacks. It also says that latinos born in the U.S. are most likely to be part of gangs or incarcerated. The rate of latinos dropping out of school is 17% higher then the rate of blacks. When I read this I really wasn’t surprised because i see and notice it every day in school and in our neighborhood. It mad me feel kind of sad because I’m a young latino and it is like we have a bad reputation. It really pushes me to break out of that staro type. It makes me want to work hard and do whatever it takes to be successful.

  21. Danelly Rodriguez
    December 13, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    I read the article “Young Latinos seem to face a tougher future”

    This article was basically about how young latinos between the ages of 16-25 have higher rates than any other race in having a child before reaching the age of 19 , drop out of school , and live in poverty. Latinos work very hard & do belive education is the road to success therefore they are the ones dropping out of school which is leading them to a tough future. The latino population has grown very rapidly for many years , this gives a significant effect on the nations politics and economics in coming years. The article also includes how latinos , those born in the us, are less likely to leave high school than those from the first generation (immigrants) and less likely to live in poverty. However those born in the US are most likely to lead themselves on to gangs or incarceration.
    I agreed to this article its all very true but it concerns me on how the bad the economy is today we need our education to have a good future

  22. Paola Llanos
    December 13, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    I read the article on the five Americans who were arrested in Pakistan.
    This article is all about five Americans that were arrested because they had bad intentions towards U.S troops.They confessed that there plan was to find the militant groups of al-Qaida-linked and the cross the border into Afghanistan to figh U.S. troops there.They were also reported missing by there families in the Washington D.C. area.One of the five man who were arrested had left behind a video saying that “Muslims must be defended”,and that they also wanted to take part in the “Joly war”.Regional police chief Javed Islam said the men would “most probably” be deported.
    I agree in a way with this article because these five men are putting the lifes of many U.S. citizens at risk.They are also giving there own race a bad reputation because this might cause controversy towards whether we should trust Pakistan/Americans living in U.S territory.I also feel bad for there families.

  23. Melissa V.
    December 13, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Young Latinos seem to face a tougher future.

    The article was basically saying that there are many teens that enter motherhood or fatherhood at a very young age & they are most likely to be latino. They are also saying that with that taking place they decide to drop out of school leading them into pverty. I wasn’t very surprised when I read this article. Many teenagers either have kids or are entering motherhood. Some of which are my friends including. I agree with the fact that many teenagers have kids or are pregnant & I agree with the fact that the percentage of teen moms is growing. But what I do not agree with is that they drop out. Some teen moms may drop out because they find it hard to coop with a child & school & etc. But most continue on with their education knowing that if they don’t atleast have a high school diploma they will not get anywhere.

  24. Jennifer M
    December 13, 2009 at 10:55 am

    The one i picked was young latinos http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-na-latino11-2009dec11,0,2971018.story
    I picked this one because i found it very interesting. I think that not all young latinos are like this I believe is the way a parent raises his child and teach him from right to worng. I do belive that every latino should at least finish high school. In the article they mention that about one-quarter of all young Latinas have a child by age 19, a rate higher than whites, Asians and blacks. About 17% of Latinos drop out of school. I do believe that if these lations want to become someone in life they should study and go to college. I think this article is trying to show people or young lations to go to school and get a degree and become someone in life.

  25. Carolina G.
    December 12, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    according to this article young Latinos are most likely to drop out of high school, and have a kid before age 19. it also says that Latinos that were born in the US are most likely to have a better future than those Latinos that were born out side of the US. Latinos born here are most likely to stay in school, not end up working in a low paying job, not live in poverty and basically be more successful than foreign Latinos.
    i find this article a good way to kind of inform us the young Latinos that everyday we are staying more behind. its showing us that we are the ones that are going to occupy the low class in the future of this society. but its kind of obvious that Latinos born here have everything alot easier that those Latinos born outside. and that thing that Latinos born here are more “proficient” in English, than Latinos born somewhere else. well they were born here, raised here, i think its the minimum they can do, to know the language. Latinos born out side have it tougher than them, they have to come here and learn a whole different language, and yet most of them speak English better than those born here. i personally found that it was a dumb comparison.

  26. jisselle gonzalez
    December 12, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    According to the article Latinos believe education and hrad work are key to a successful future, but the young Latinos are more than likely to drop out of school and live in poverty. 1,200 Latinos ages 16-25 have a rapidly growing population in the u.s which will have an effect on the nation’s politics and economics in coming years. About one-quater of all young Latinos have a child by the age 19 a rate higher than whites, Asians and Blacks. About 17% of Latinos drop out of school-nearly double the rate amoung blacks. Also about 23% of young and the rate of Latinos living in poverty is higher than whites but lower than blacks. The U.S born Latinos are likely to have low skilled jobs and they are most likely to ave gang ties or be incarcerated

  27. Stephanie G.
    December 12, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    I picked:
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-na-latino11-2009dec11,0,2971018.story

    In the aticle it talking about that young latinos between the age of 16-25 have a kid or drop out before the age of 19. All latinos know that education and hard work are key to a success. those Latinos born in the U.S. are very un-likely to leave high school than those in the first generation due to the study they had ; but thos born in the united states are most likely to be in gangs or even incarcerated also due to the study that they did about young latinos.

  28. Andrea R.
    December 11, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Young Latinos seem to face a tougher future
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-na-latino11-2009dec11,0,2971018.story

    According to the article although Latinos know that hard work and education are key factors in succeeding they are the ones dropping out of school. The Latino population is growing fast. Not only will this have an effect on the economy but also in the nation’s politics in the upcoming years. About one quarter of young Latinas have a kid by the age of 19. This is higher than whites, Asians, and blacks. 17% of Latinos drop out of school, which is double the rate of blacks. About 23% of Latinos live in poverty. This is higher than the white race but lower than the black. The Latinos born in the U.S. are less likely to leave high school than those born outside the U.S. They are also less likely to live in poverty or be employed in low skill jobs. But unfortunately the Latinos born in the U.S. are the ones who are gang affiliated or incarcerated.

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: