The focus on this paper was to try to prove that generational status may be a strong factor within "othering" and discrimination when it comes to the different health outcomes between immigrants and the generations after them. The result was that the second generation of Mexicans experienced more "othering" than the first generation. Some things I observed, however, while reading the article was that the first generation people are the ones who are most likely going to put in more effort in looking for communities that are densely populated of their people in the first place because they are newly coming from their country and would have a special interest in finding people similar to them. It even states at one point that the first generation women who did experience 'othering' were the ones who went out of their community for work or to shop. So there were a few times where I felt like the generational status is probably not even a strong enough factor to focus on because of the different variations you could have within a specific generation.
It is interesting, however, that the type of discrimination doesn't necessarily even have to be against you personally, but you'd just have to be exposed to it from your surroundings and that'd be enough to possibly leave an effect on your health. The key point here is that the place immigrants integrate themselves into has an extremely important role in defining the health outcomes. I also wonder how different the results of the study would have been if it focused on men rather than women considering that the type of discrimination between the two might vary from each other.
I would've liked the article to include more discussion on how discrimination in early childhood may eventually have an affect on one's health. It continuously states of the importance behind it but it doesn't point out the how part. All in all though, I enjoyed reading it especially since I was able to relate a lot to some of the women's experiences because at one point in my life I lived in a suburb in Houston, Texas where my family and I were the only Palestinian-Muslims in the area. What did you think of the article?