How satire is used by Jimmy Santigo Baca and Pat Parker in two poems to try and deflate the sterotypes that "white Americans" have about African-Americans and Mexican-Americans.

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Although we have come a long way from the days of slavery, racial equality is still far from prevalent in American society. Some people still have a hard time accepting people of other races as "true Americans" and stereotypes which reduce people to the color of their skin still remain in people's minds. Jimmy Santiago Baca's poem "So Mexicans Are Taking Jobs from Americans" and Pat Parker's poem "For the white person who wants to …

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…order to instill a respect for all people into children while they are young. It's a wonderful notion, however it doesn't do any good when it's still in the conceptual stages and nothing is being done to speed its implementation. How long are we going to have to wait until everyone is finally on equal terms with one another? Given the state that the world is in today, we are still a long way off.