Hispanic American Diversity

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Hispanic American Diversity 1 Hispanic American Diversity Nureyev Haas ETH-125 Professor Boyd August 29, 2010
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Hispanic American Diversity 2 For centuries, Hispanic culture has impacted that of the United States. As a matter of fact, the very fabric that holds this country together has been sewn tight through a variety of different ethnic customs and beliefs. I wrote this paper in hopes of further educating others on the oft misunderstood linguistic, social, political, economic, religious, and familial values of a variety of ethnic groups in America. Included within is information regarding Mexican Americans, Puerto Rican Americans, Cuban Americans, and Central/South Americans. Before discussing these groups individually, it would best be wise to explain the living conditions in which these immigrants have survived. This will aid in the understanding of why some immigrants risk their lives to gain access to the United States. One common motive that many of these individuals have is political asylum. Their home countries are often political and/or societal warzones. This prohibits healthy growth and often leads to poverty and despair. Other migrants leave their home countries for lack of proper provisions. These people generally come from weak governments and at best have been provided sub- standard living utilities. Simply put, these migrants are looking for better lifestyle opportunities. Interestingly, in a 2006 United States Census poll; there were estimated to be over 44 million Hispanic citizens. This accounts for nearly 15 percent of the United States population. By the year 2050, it is predicted that one quarter of the populace will be Hispanic. (U.S Census, 2008).
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Hispanic American Diversity 3 Mexican Americans are the most prevalent Hispanic group in America. These individuals usually retain their original language and are mainly situated in states such as: California, Nevada, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona (Mexican Americans, 2007). It has also been noted that Mexican Americans do not have a solid ethnic economy. This is true mainly in part to the social and political criticism’s that these individuals are forced to live with. By combining ethnic disapproval with poor educational systems (Alba, 2006),
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2010 for the course IT 205 IT 205 taught by Professor Taylor during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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