Becoming an American – Raeanna Randolph

The documentary Unnatural Causes: Becoming an American describes the toll that attempting to become an American citizen takes on immigrants in the United States. In the documentary, Dr. Steve Larson addresses the common stereotype that immigrants, specifically Mexican immigrants, are lazy, always late to doctors appointments, and carry communicable diseases. Dr. Larson suggests that in his experienceContinue reading Becoming an American – Raeanna Randolph

Unnatural Causes: Becoming American Movie Reflection

This movie looks at immigrants dealing with the life changes that comes with moving to America. It looks specifically at the Latin community and immigrants from Mexico. What was interesting was that Mexican immigrants have a stereotype of being “dirty and sick” but in California Mexican immigrants actually had better health upon arriving to AmericaContinue reading Unnatural Causes: Becoming American Movie Reflection

Response to Unnatural Causes: Becoming American

Health status of new immigrants has traditionally been associated with sickness. The public sentiment is that Mexican immigrants bring diseases with them. Unfortunately, such stigma originates out of anti-immigrant sentiment, in particular, anti-Mexican sentiment. However that is not exactly the case. It has been determined that immigrants are in better health than Americans for firstContinue reading Response to Unnatural Causes: Becoming American