Hispanic American Diversity

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Unformatted text preview: ETH125 Hispanic American Diversity Assignment Week Seven Samantha 8/22/2010 June Rizzo There is a great collection of Hispanic born Americans across this country. These noteworthy minorities have similar as well as, different cultural beliefs, languages and socio- economic backgrounds that are responsible for a large percent of this melting pot we call the United States. Throughout this paper there are four of the minority Hispanic cultures in this country that will be talked about. They are as fallowed; Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban and Columbian Americans. Cuban Immigrants have migrated to the United States mainly for political and economical reasons. They are still troubled with the politics of Cuba, but are not as implicated in the struggle against Cubas political leader Vidal Castro. The political stance that the mainstreams of Cuban Americans take politically is one of conservatism, which in many elections means he or she, will vote Republican. Cuban Americans main language is Spanish, although Cuban American born citizens speak primarily English. 96% of Cuban Americans say they spoke both Spanish and English. For the social aspect of the Cuban Americans education normally attend private schools over public schools. Economically Cuban Americans are nearly as well off as any average Americans and have an even lower rate of unemployment than Puerto Rican and Mexican Americans. In Miami Florida where the population is strongly Cuban American based the professions are dominated as a result. More than a third of Cuban Americans hold technical, sales and managerial positions in the work force. Many Cuban Americans view themselves as Roman Catholics or Non-Religious. The Non-Religious Cuban Americans are a result of the bias to anti-religion in the sot government of Cuba. Cuban and Cuban Americans view of family is quite different. Cuban born families consist of strong parental controls, family nuclear with godparents having strong relationship bonds with the children. The children are reared under strict traditional views. American born has less emphasis of importance of the godparent roles and mainly immediate family members would be found within the household importance. American Cuban families rear their children with less strict views and are given more freedom to prosper. (Buffington, 2008) Due to the heavy influences from Spain, West Africa and Native Puerto Rico the traditions, religion and beliefs are directly intertwined which makes up the Puerto Rican and American Puerto Rican culture. As a result the religion of the Puerto Rican Americans is mainly Roman Catholic with some traditions and beliefs that are practiced from the West African Pagan Religion. One belief that many Puerto Rican Americans adhere to is the traditional belief of espiritismo which basically states that spirits also populate the earth and speak to us through our dreams. From the intertwining of the different influences many traditions, beliefs and our dreams....
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