Jul 21 2006
Sep 17 2006
The Real Story of the Superheroes
The Mexican immigrant worker in New York is a perfect example of a hero who has gone largely unrecognized. Mexican workers in New York commonly work excessive hours in extreme conditions for very low wages. The hard-earned money is saved at great sacrifice to be sent to families and communities in Mexico who rely on them to survive.
While the Mexican economy has quietly become dependent on the money sent from workers in the US, the US economy has also grown dependent on such an inexpensive labor force of immigrants. Along with the depth of their sacrifice, it is this dependence that makes Mexican immigrant workers a subject of interest.
The Superheroes series pays homage to these brave and determined men and women who somehow manage, without the help of any supernatural power, to withstand severe conditions of life in the U.S. in order to help their families and communities. They are the true superheroes.