Title: Punjabi-Mexican Children Name: Course: Institution: Professor: Date: INTRODUCTION: The second generation Punjabi-Mexican children arose as a result of intermarriage between Punjabi male immigrants and females of Mexican ancestry. The Punjabi who had emigrated from India had their own culture and the women they married after coming to America had a different culture thus creating a biethnic community. The intermarriages were either based on love or economic situations. The allegations that the Punjabi married Mexicans or Hispanic women with the primary reason of bearing American citizen children were ruled out as mere lies. This is supported by the fact that Punjabi men did not register land of Punjabi-Mexican parents. Fathers played a significant role in children’s upbringing especially the boys. Although they did not teach their Indian culture they expected the boy child to emulate them by doing what they were doing (working hard) and avoiding what was restricted (e.g. eating pork and liquor drinking). The second generation children selected the strong aspects from both cultures. REFERENCE: Leonard K. (1992). Making ethnic choices. California’s Punjabi Mexican. Leonard K. (1985). Punjabi farmers and California's alien land law. Agricultural history 59(4) 549-562. Oberoi H. S. (1988). From Ritual to Counter Ritual'. The Sikh History and Religion in the Twentieth Century Toronto University of Toronto. [...]
Read the attached and write 2 pages based on the following: How according to Karen Leonard did Punjabi-Mexican couples adjust to each other’s cultures? Discuss the cultural adjustments and negotiations of the Punjabi men and the Mexican women. Or How did the Punjabi fathers raise their children? How did the second generation Punjabi Mexican children selectively adapt to the culture of their parents? Requirements: Write a 2 page (minimum) essay on each question—2 or 2.5 pages are alright if you need more space. In the first paragraph, directly address issues in the prompt, and avoid generalizations. Number your pages. Use the author’s last name with correct spelling. If you quote relevant short sentences from the reader use author’s last name and page number in parenthesis. Always proofread your essay for spellings. All citations can be on last page or back of last page, hand written if necessary—no need for another page. SAVE A TREE-- Full citations required.