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Oct. 2 Hispanic American Diversity Hispanic American Diversity Rebecca McDaniel University of Phoenix ETH 125 Cultural Diversity Hispanic American Diversity Introduction
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Oct. 2 Hispanic American Diversity I have chosen to write my report on Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Dominicans. Each of these four groups have a unique culture, however they have been lumped together, based mainly on the fact that they all speak Spanish (no matter how different the dialect), and that they have very similar looks. Mexican Americans Mexican Americans speak a mix of Spanish and English. Many refer to this dialect as Spanglish. Mexican Americans were extremely active in the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s.This movement covered many issues; the restoration of land grants, farm workers rights, enhanced education, and voting rights. Socially Mexican Americans want the same thing as so many other immigrants, which is to live the American dream. Economically many work hard grueling jobs. They usually will work long hours for pay which falls well below the national average, most often even below the minimum wage. Many Mexican Americans follow the Roman Catholic religion. They, like other races follow many different religions. Whole they are predominantly catholic you will find Mexican Americans in other religions such as; evangelical, Mormon, or Jehovah witness. Mexican Americans have very strong ties within their families. The grandparents are usually the focus, as they seem to be the person who really holds the family so close. Mexican American family conventions are very different from American family conventions. The women are fairly revered, but are still seen as second to their husband. The husbands are considered to be the authority figure, and decision makers within the family.
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