The essay “La Injusta Asimilación de Kahlo” briefly overviews and analyzes the artwork Autorretrato en la frontera entre México y los Estados Unidos. This piece serves as a visual representation of the conflict between Kahlo's Mexican heritage and the influence of the United States on her identity. The artwork showcases various objects, symbols, and vivid depictions (e.g., the flag of the United States) of these clashing cultures. Kahlo utilizes these elements to express her struggles with assimilation. This process often compels individuals to adapt to the dominant culture, losing pieces of their ethnic identity in the process. It’s an indirect form of social injustice as societies often pressure newcomers to conform to their cultural norms. Finally, the author draws parallels between Kahlo’s artwork and his own story. He briefly explores his identity between his own cultures: South Korea and the United States. He concludes by asking his readers to find their own identity.
"La comida rápida y la destrucción de la generación futura,"
COD in Lingua: Vol. 3, Article 6.
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