Language: Becoming Minnesotan

Story Title Narrator Community Tags
Preservation of your language is a political statement you are making. Wangyal Ritzekura Tibetan Education, Language, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
Assimilation: Not a pure black and white issue. Tashi Lhewa Tibetan Community, Identity, Language, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
There was loneliness in us because all our friends and relatives were not here with us. Kim Yang Hmong Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Family, Language, New Immigrant Experiences, Ties to Homeland
You don't understand the word 'eat' - you just say 'no'. Cher Vang Hmong Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Education, Language, New Immigrant Experiences, Youth Experiences
In danger of losing the Somali language. Abdisalam Adam Somali Language, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
You are like a little kid that cannot even speak. Hared Mah Somali Becoming Americans, Education, Language, New Immigrant Experiences, Problems in America
America is hard, but you can do it. Maryan Del Somali Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Education, Language, Religion, Youth Experiences
Can you imagine just sitting there without knowing what they are talking about? Maryan Del Somali Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Education, Language, New Immigrant Experiences
Seventy-five percent of my time I speak English. Maryan Del Somali Identity, Language, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
I came to pursue my own happiness and to elevate my education. Mohamed Jama Somali Education, Language, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
We are the generation that makes or breaks our culture. Sumaya Yusuf and Bibi Abdalla Somali Arts, Bi-Cultural, Identity, Language, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
Why don't we learn that, those traditional dances? Sumaya Yusuf and Bibi Abdalla Somali Arts, Identity, Language, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
It's really frustrating for them to learn the other language. Chamreun Tan Khmer Becoming Americans, Culture Clash, Language, Problems in America
My first teacher in Minnesota tried to encourage me to speak to anybody on the street. Thaly Chhour Khmer Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Education, Language, New Immigrant Experiences
We felt like they were guardian angels. Pennamma Cherucheril Asian Indian Language, Travel to U.S., Coming to America, The Journey
We came in January to Minnesota, which was quite a shock in itself. Nayana Ramakrishnan Asian Indian Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Food, Language, New Immigrant Experiences, Travel to U.S.
We didn't know how to ask anybody for directions. Pennamma Cherucheril Asian Indian Becoming Americans, Culture Clash, Language, Travel to U.S., Problems in America
There was no school at all. Belen Andrada Filipino Education, Language, Oppression, War, Youth Experiences, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
They just gave up on the idea of learning the language. Adelbert Batica Filipino Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Language
I would love to be able to speak Tagalog. Patrick Faunillan Filipino Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Language
America is giving me more of a chance to be my best. Patrick Faunillan Filipino Becoming Americans, Language, Opportunities in America
It was a very hard year. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Becoming Americans, Education, Language, New Immigrant Experiences, Youth Experiences, Problems in America
Being American is the default. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Family, Identity, Language, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
I speak Tagalog to my kids. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Identity, Language, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
We had to speak two languages growing up. Emiliano Chagil Latino Language, Work, Class & Work, Life in the Old Country
It’s very rare that we talk in Spanish. Anna Amaya Latino Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Education, Language
My English was absolutely zero. Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin Latino Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Culture Clash, Education, Language, New Immigrant Experiences
I noticed the need for Latino ministers also in this country. J. Pablo Obregon Latino Becoming Americans, Language, Religion, Travel to U.S., Opportunities in America
I knew he wasn’t coming to tell me ‘Happy Easter’. José H. Trejo Latino Becoming Americans, Culture Clash, Language, Youth Experiences, Problems in America
Sometimes we blame on anything our own inability to solve our own problems. Ramón León Latino Becoming Americans, Civic Engagement, Language, Work, Problems in America
You should always be proud of who you are, where you came from. Martha Castaňon Latino Ethnic Festivals, Family, Language, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
This really changed the attitude of a lot of Latinos about the system. José H. Trejo Latino Civic Engagement, Discrimination, Education, Language, Contributions, We Are Here
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