One of the interesting portions of this weeks reading assignments was the reading about Manuel Gamio. There are clearly two very different cultural groups in Mexico. There are the Europeans and the native individuals. There are issues on how to govern the population in a fair way, which will allow every individual in the population to live their culture. I thought that the issue of the Mexican constitution was interesting. In his opinion, it didn’t take into consideration the actual needs of the Mexican individuals in the country but favored the European individuals in the population. I think that to cater to the needs of everyone, he had the right idea about looking into the cultures and needs of the different individuals and catering the law towards that. They also went into the different lifestyles of the two groups. The individuals that have lived there are used to their ways and do not want to modernize their living situations. The Europeans are developed. They want to make advancements to the society that they are living in. I agree that the nation needed to find one way to bring both cultures together. His solution of blending the cultures was a very good idea. If each group could meet in the middle, neither would be uncomfortable living in this environment. If you changed the culture to the culture of the natives, the Europeans would feel uncomfortable and probably end up leaving the country. If you tried to modernize the current natives, they would be overwhelmed. You would be forcing them into a lifestyle that they aren’t used to. I think, like he said, if the country is going to lean towards any lifestyle they should lean towards the native lifestyle. They will know more about the land that they are living on and be able to help the Europeans coming in to make the best advances for the land. I think the main issue for these two groups is learning how to respect one another. If they can find away to work with each other, the country will benefit. If they continue to fight and take sides, the country will not come together.