CH ST Lecture 9-29-09

CH ST Lecture 9-29-09 - Lecture: 9/29/09 Why is it...

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Lecture: 9/29/09 Why is it important to study? 1. Chicano/Latino is now largest minority in the US and growing. It’s affecting US all economically, socially 2. we cannot understand history of the US w/o knowing other countries histories Terms - Chicano- early Mexican immigrants. Used by US-born Mexicans - Mexican-American- first gen American born Mexicans - Mexican- anyone of Mexican descent - Hispanic- invented by US census - Hispano- used by oldies in New Mexico - Californio- used in CA - Tejano- used in Texas - Latino- general term to include everyone in Latin America Largest percentage of Mexican background: texas, nm, Arizona, Colorado, ca Cubans- Florida. Puerto Ricans- east coast How big is Chicano/Latino population in the US? - 45 million - Since 2000, population has grown 7 million and 50% are chic/lat - 14-15% of total pop - 25% of all Americans under age 5 are Latinos - 10-12 million undocumented immigrants, 8-10 are Latinos Breakdown of Latino pop in US - 64% Mexican background
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2009 for the course CH ST 1A taught by Professor Garcia during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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