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Hispanic American Diversity 1 Assignment: Hispanic American Diversity Heather Johnson Course: ETH/125 December 19, 2010 Frank Grant
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2 Hispanic Americans have a big impact on the United States from social origins and religion to art and cuisine. People from Central America, Cuba, Spain, and Mexico are known as Hispanic or Latino. Below is a review of political, linguistic, social, economic, religious and familial principles of four Hispanic American groups and how they added to the affluent variety of American culture. Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Dominican represent the fastest growing portion of Hispanic population in the U.S. and are characterized by their differences as well as their similarities in other various life aspects. Mexican Americans make up one of the largest immigrant groups in the United States. They have ingrained themselves more in all aspects such as economic, social, linguistic and legal sphere. Mexican Americans traditions go farther back in history than any other American group out there. According to 2010 American Community Survey, a number of 35,305,818 from total Hispanic population of 281,421,906 Mexican Americans which is about 48% of all Hispanics. “The family unit is the single most important social unit in the life of Hispanics; the traditional concepts of manhood and womanhood, however, appear to be changing toward a more egalitarian model with increased exposure to American society; the majority of Mexicans are Roman Catholic”. (Warrix, M. Cultural Diversity: Eating in America. Mexican American, para. 8). Educationally, Mexican Americans, no matter the generation rarely go past High School; according to the reading, Alba, R. "Huntington presents information that appears to show very low levels of Mexican- American educational advancement beyond high school, regardless of generation. And that; "Thus, he cites numbers reported from the
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