Carol Cruz-Rossill
No Cabo
No Cabo is a project that talks about the different stereotypes within the Hispanic communities. Historically, Latin Americans tended to have large, close-knit families. The children of these households tend to take for granted, forgetting the sacrifices they made to give us all the opportunities that the US has to offer. By revealing the layered stereotypes within the Hispanic communities, we can begin to accept the individual.
Artist/Thesis Statement
What does the word ‘stereotype’ mean?
It means a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing. But why is this important to this project? Yes, there are many different and unique stereotypes around the world. I decided to focus on Hispanic communities. I explored these stereotypes and explained how the individual can break from the chains that hold them, stopping them from succeeding.
The United States offers a chance for a better life than the places Latino ancestors came from in several ways. People from Latin America living in the
U.S. make up 44% of the nation’s immigrants. Hispanic and Latin American culture places a strong value on family.
My parents get mad at my sister and I for saying we are Puerto Rican because they raised us with Guatemalan traditions. Considering that, I think about the kids that are born in different parts of Central America and/or the Caribbean Islands and are raised in the US. Some of us embrace American culture, but by doing so I feel that we tend to give up a part of the culture that we are born into. Being born with two different Hispanic cultures but one culture is more definite in us.

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