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U.S. should recognize the contributions of Latina women

Ashley Archila-Ventura

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Hispanic women are the backbone of the United States of America. These are women who leave corrupted motherlands and work in the United States for a better life, yet, upon arrival, a plethora of barriers arise: Poverty, lack of education, and federal aid, etc. All these hinder opportunities for Hispanic women.

When young immigrants arrive they do not know any English and are thrown right into the American education system. People continue to wonder why their English may be so broken at times; it could be because they must drop out of high school to clean rich people’s houses and work countless hours in retail, restaurants–anything to stay financially stable. According to article Listening to Latinas on the Women’s Law Center website, Latinas have the highest teen pregnancy rate of every ethnic group. This causes high school dropouts. 41% of Latina students don’t graduate in four years, or at all.

Issues with immigration status greatly affect the ability to buy or rent homes for Latina immigrants. Due to chain migration, they to move to cities where high poverty and crime rates occur. With these conditions it can be hard for Hispanic women to get a proper education or a job. A Latina woman makes 56 cents to a dollar that a white, non Latino man makes.

There is not much a single person can do to fix these disparities in the lives of immigrant women. Small fixes are improving the diversity of the portrayal of Latina women in Hollywood. Another is the government’s role in fixing the education system in lower class neighborhoods.

Hispanic women are the backbone of this nation, working jobs not many will strive to do. Their lives have been formed to maintain themselves and their families, usually with little governmental help especially if they are living here undocumented. That said, immigrants should not just be valued by their economic benefit to the United States, but for the fact that they are human.

Below are the stories included in Volume 3, Issue 4 of The Roaring Gazette:

Tallwood to try a one lunch schedule by Aniyah Lewis

Drugs at Tallwood: An honest conversation by Noelani Stachurski

Tallwood students react to recent state election by Chris Purkiss

Lion Voices: What is your favorite class? by Frances Summers

Meet a Lion: Mrs. Zhang by Mitchell Durant

Do grades motivate students? by Khyannia Banks

Meet a Lion: Mr. Jason Ordonio by Aaliyah Alli

U.S. should recognize the contributions of Latina women by Ashley Archila-Ventura

“Kevin (probably) Saves the World” is (definitely) worth your time by Morgana Nicholson

Don’t bother boarding this train by Ashley Mallinson

Blandness reigns at the multiplex by Ashley Mallinson

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