“The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria,” by Judith Ortiz Cofer. Due Feb 7 by pm; Points 5; Submitting a discussion post; Available. Judith Ortiz Cofer, Author University of Georgia Press $ (0p) ISBN In “ The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria,” Cofer describes her. Poet, novelist, and essayist Judith Ortiz Cofer was born in Puerto Rico in and grew up in New Jersey. She is currently the Regents’ and.

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She states she decides to wear a composite of her cultural experiences, and her view of what a career woman judihh wear; as she had few role models other than Latino females. University of Wisconsin Press. She confides how years later she was informed by a friend an Italian American at the business school she was attending the Latino girls stood out for wearing “everything at once” Edit rating Delete rating.

This man continues his intrusion by reciting a crude version of the song “La Bamba” revised to reinforce this promiscuous stereotype. As a Latin American woman, Cofer shares her opinion regarding the stereotypes that have occurred throughout her life.

Cofer reflects on her childhood and recognizes differences in the way people ths with her and other non-latino females.

She was the featured speaker and the woman who had called upon her for a cup of coffee would soon find herself plagued by her stereotypical presumptions. You’ve already rated students with this rubric. She encounters a middle-aged, educated gentleman in a tuxedo who when he sees her exclaims “Evita! This criterion is linked to latjn Learning Outcome Description of criterion.

Retrieved 2 December She relates her cultural experience to like being on an island How do stereotypes damage the perpetrator as well as the victim?

Cofer gives a startling, yet effective example of when she crosses paths with such bias while staying in a “classy metropolitan Hotel Her final point strikes clear when she points the reader in the direction of God and begs the question is he able to relate to the Latina woman as an Anglo-God with a Jewish descent.


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When Cofer is confronted with a career day at school and is faced with the challenge of deciding what is appropriate to wear. Cofer expresses how she agonized over her choice of clothing for career day. Edit criterion description Delete criterion row This criterion is linked to mytg Learning Outcome Description of criterion view longer description Range threshold: She argues that the mothers who grew up on islands were freer to express themselves proactively with a safety net of a cultural that showed respect and constraint towards this expression.

Cofer continues to reveal the “myth of the Latino woman” as being the menial housemaid or domestic by going on to share, how when at a speaking engagement she was confused by one of the attendees as one of the service staff.

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What stereotypes does Cofer describe, and why are they so damaging? This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat This area will be used by the assessor to leave comments related to this criterion. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

With this example, Cofer shows that there is a cultural clash due to that the dress of Latino females differ drastically from the mainstream culture. Cofer recognizes this person didn’t intentionally “profile” her, however, she admitted this would be an obstacle that she would have to thw to overcome.

Books with missing cover. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Cofer states how the view of the “sizzling” Latino woman has caused many Latino woman to be sexually judiyh.

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Retrieved from ” https: Remove points from rubric. Literature and Ethnic Discrimination. The author concludes she has been one of the “lucky ones”, privileged to get an education and entries into society” She recognizes that her upbringing has allowed her a set of goals that include changing these stereotypes to a more universal understanding. Don’t post Outcomes results ocfer Learning Mastery Gradebook.


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While others have a constant struggle against the misconceptions that are perpetuated regarding the Latina women. Hide score total for assessment results. I’ll write free-form comments when assessing students Remove points from rubric Don’t post Outcomes results to Learning Mastery Gradebook Use this rubric for assignment grading Hide score total for assessment results Cancel Create Rubric. Cofet further demonstrates the cultural stereotype of the Latino and Hispanic woman as myh expressive.

In the essay, “The myth of the Latin Ortz Any major changes could affect their assessment results. Stating “that it became quickly obvious that to the Puerto Rican girls ‘dressing up’ meant wearing their mother’s ornate jewelry and clothing” She begins the story by relating an experience where a drunk pub patron started singing “Maria”,from “Westside Story’ to her, while she is on a bus trip to London from Oxford.

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A Thematic Reader and Guide to Writing. Latij Just met a girl named Maria” author Judith Ortiz Cofer expresses her view of the stereotypes that she and other women of Latin and Hispanic descent have had to endure. She states her expression of clothing could promote the cultural chasm that she faces.