Reflection Blog week 3 “Nationality or Identity”


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Manuel Gamio addresses the economic, educational, and business side of commission in this article. Most of the students did not had the material to read or write in Mexico. Mexico needs housing, food, and hygiene according to Alberto Pani, but he is only right about that because a few rural areas need help. Mostly outsiders think they need development but it would primary benefit them in the process. If someone there is progress is quote from Manuel Gamio book into a comment to take action for Mexico. He also discuss an mixture  between the Native basis and US. The Indian still tries to cultivate pre-Hispanic culture but every areas to religion, speaking or ethnicity that makes-up culture. There is something called culture cleavage from an intermediate culture of past, present and future. Reflect the rawness of the culture from the past especially the 16 century. Speaks on national literature will be imprinted on many  racial, cultural, and linguistics unification population. Touches on foreign industries and encourage production in the industry, technical methods, and workers to foreign industries because of their traditions.

Eugenics is by Mendel’s laws which that trace’s of  the trait in the family. It reviews simple patterns and what gene is actually inherited from the parent in the family and those which shows dominant traits in the family. It tested on poor Americans who score for high crime, less intelligent and social economic dependence.

“Discriminatory immigration policies aimed at southern and eastern Europeans figured into the quota-based policies of the 1920s. With the passage of the Immigration Act of 1924, also known as the National Origins Act or Johnson-Reed Act, the U.S. used restrictive immigration policies in the 1920s based on the 1890 proportions of foreign-born European nationalities. The act attempted to control the number of ‘unfit’ individuals entering the country by lowering the number of immigrants allowed in to fifteen percent of what it had been previously. Existing laws prohibiting race mixing were strengthened as well. The adoption of incest laws and many anti-miscegenation laws were also influenced by the premises of eugenics,” (


“The idea canonization was a process of approval. In Bosnia-Hercegovina, canonization was embraced by ethnic nationalists in the Serb who interpreted the plan as a support for political dominance in certain parts of Bosnia. But the plan was strongly opposed by those who had most to lose by it, namely the citizens of mixed nationality and above all the Muslims who comprise 44% of B-H’s total population. Many Sarajevan intellectuals despaired at the European diplomats and politicians obvious ignorance of Bosnia and Hercegovina’s unique ethnic composition and their disregard for her history. Canonization is a political and ideological compromise for those areas which are a patchwork of different ethnic groups co-existing side by side without relinquishing the basic principle of self-determination and nationalism,” (

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