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Unformatted text preview: Running head: ETHNIC GROUPS AND DISCRIMINATION 1 Ethnic Groups and Discrimination Louis Whatts University of Phoenix Ethnic Groups and Discrimination Discrimination against Hispanics is an ongoing issue in the United States. Since the war on terror and Americas economic crisis, the topic of discrimination has taken a backseat. Until now, with all the recent news of Arizonas immigration law has the limelight shine back on the topic of immigration. Hispanics now account for more than 15% of the nations population making the group the largest minority in the United States. A slight example of Hispanics facing issues in the dual labor market is in the farming industry. Hispanic farmers have a much harder time for loan funding and assistance through the United States Department of Agriculture versus white farmers. This resulted in a loss of their crops by the time any assistance was provided. One group of focus are the Puerto Ricans, they have been migrating to the United States since 1917 as U.S. citizens. The U.S. congress took possession of the island at the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898. This allowed the Puerto Rican people to enter as citizens from 1917 on. Prior to Spanish-American war, Puerto Ricans came to the U.S. as merchants, people Prior to Spanish-American war, Puerto Ricans came to the U....
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