finalETH 125 Hispanic Americna Diversity

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Running head: HISPANIC AMERICAN DIVERSITY 1 Hispanic American Diversity ETH 125
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HISPANIC AMERICAN DIVERSITY 2 Hispanic American Diversity Most Hispanic groups have immigrated to the United States, with the exception of Puerto Ricans. Each group described in this paper contributes to a melting pot of cultures in the United States. Each culture described has both things in common, like their language, and things that are very different, which they are proud of. Mexican Americans Mexicans Americans were conquered and colonized in the 19th century and used as a cheap labor in many areas of the Anglo-dominated economy in the Southwest (Santos, 2007). Since the early 1900’s the Mexican American experience has been shaped by immigration, which can be explained by the conditions in Mexico. Which include the varying ability to find jobs there, and if they are found they are very low-paying. However, with our economy in the condition that it is in today, many Americans are less accepting of any more immigrants coming to this country. Spanish has remained the principal, if not sole, language of almost all Mexicans in the United States, however some Mexican Americans are also a bilingual, with English being their secondary language (Marin, 2006). However, the Spanish spoken by Mexican Americans is a spoken and informal dialect (Marin, 2006). Males dominate Mexican American families, with them being the breadwinner in these families. The males make the important social and economic decisions and are the protector of the family's integrity. “Wives had general control over household matters but were expected to be obedient and submissive to their husbands (Marin, 2006).” 75% of Mexican Americans are catholic, they celebrate all catholic holidays and Mexican Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16 th .
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HISPANIC AMERICAN DIVERSITY 3
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