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Interview with Manuel Francisco

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Title

Interview with Manuel Francisco

Date

3/10/17

Publisher

HI251C: History of Latinx in the U.S.

Description

Manuel (nickname Manny) taked about his life growing up in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. He is studying Game Design at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. He shares his thoughts and experiences about being the son of two immigrants - his mother is from Puerto Rico, his father is from Honduras.

Language

English

Abstract

Manuel Alexander Francisco, who is 24 and currently studying Game Design at Bunker Hill Community College, shared his thoughts and experiences with his neighbor Freddy on March 10th, 2017. Manuel was born in Boston as the son of two immigrants - his mother is from Puerto Rico and his father is from Honduras. He shares about what aspects of his life are and are not influenced by his family's culture. Tradition wise, his family does not celebrate traditional Puerto Rican or Honduran holidays, such as Three Kings Day. Instead, his family celebrates the usual American holidays such as Christmas or Thanksgiving. His grandparents (mother's parents) live with him, and they bring Puerto Rican cooking into his life with traditional dishes such as pasteles. Manuel does not speak Spanish, which was his choice, but says it would be useful for his job if he could. He discusses the benefits of diversity in Boston and forms of discrimination that Latinx people face in the city. The discussion turns to what Manuel believes is the future of Latinx politics in the United States, and he is optimistic that Latinx voters will make an impact. 

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Interviewer

Amara, Freddy

Interviewee

Manuel Francisco

Collection

Citation

“Interview with Manuel Francisco,” Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project, accessed October 22, 2017, http://ssmp.skidmore.edu/document/595.

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