Abel Hernandez tells a story of how he became conscious of his own ignorance while growing up in the predominantly Mexican-American community of Shelltown. He also discusses his community’s challenges and needs. Abel then shares about the mysterious murder of his father, and how his family struggles to help their mother battle Alzheimer’s disease. Abel ends with a heartwarming tribute to his mother and those who have helped him along the way.
Though Abel Hernandez has some firm opinions, they are his to keep whether people agree with them or not. And, while his principles and beliefs can in no way be generalized to fellow Mexican-Americans, they play a significant part in his life as one. Also, listening to Abel reminds us how our personal life experiences influence our beliefs and behaviors.
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