Hispanic American Diversity

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Hispanic American Diversity Hispanic American Diversity Tabitha Neufind ETH 125 June 4, 2010 Amy L. Williams 1
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Hispanic American Diversity Hispanic Americans make up a large percent of the population in the United States and are one of the fastest growing populations. With "more than one in eight people in the U.S. population are of Spanish or Latin American origin" (Schaefer, pg. 236) the Hispanic Americans are a vital part of the United States economy, government and culture. Hispanic Americans have taken greater interest in the United States government and in 2009 President Obama appointed Sonia Sotomayor as a Supreme Court Justice making her the first Hispanic ever to be appointed to the Supreme Court. Hispanic Americans have also been very successful in Congress, according to the Ethnic Majority (2010) website there are currently three Hispanic Americans who serve in the Senate, and twenty-seven in the House of Representatives. Although the majority of Hispanic Americans origins are from Mexico, the Hispanic population from Central and South America, Cuba, and Puerto Rico have also increased. These immigrants bring with them their own cultures and values helping to diversify the United States even more. The largest percent of the Hispanic population in the United States is consistent of people who have immigrated from Mexico to the United States. Mexican Americans make up "66.9%" (Schaefer, pg. 236) of the total Hispanic population in the United States. Mexican Americans are not only continuing to speak Spanish,"26 percent that are bilingual" (Schaefer, pg.241) and "about 23 percent of Mexican Americans are English dominate" (Schaefer, pg.241). The need for people who have the ability to speak not only English, but as well as Spanish has created higher paying job opportunities for translators, and call centers providing customer service. 2
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