Hispanic American Diversity

Hispanic American - Running head HISPANIC AMERICAN DIVERSITY 1 Hispanic American Diversity Robin Cooke ETH/125 February 6 2011 Dr W HISPANIC

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Running head: HISPANIC AMERICAN DIVERSITY 1 Hispanic American Diversity Robin Cooke ETH/125 February 6, 2011 Dr. W
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HISPANIC AMERICAN DIVERSITY 2 Hispanic American Diversity This is a brief summary of the linguistic, political, social, economic, religious, and familial status of the Mexican American, Puerto Rican American, Cuban American, and Central/ South American ethnic groups. Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Central/South Americans all have a lot of different things in common, yet they still remain separate ethnic groups which descended from various ancestors. Many of them come to the United States for political asylum; others were looking to escape the poor, social, and economic conditions. In 2006, the United States census bureau estimated that there were more than 44 million people of the population was Hispanic. Nearly half of the Hispanic population in this country lives either in California or Texas (U.S. Census Bureau, 2008). Mexican Americans The language retention or assimilation is an index of how well a group of immigrants become part of a new country. In areas of high concentrations of Mexican Americans, the language retention is very high. According to the 2000 census, almost 75 percent of Mexican Americans still spoke the Spanish language at home. Mexican Americans do not have many entrepreneurships or a wide spread ethnic economy like the Cuban Americans established in Miami. Throughout the history of immigration to America, Mexicans seem to have made a little progress in moving up from immigrant status to mainstream social status, partly due to the amount of discrimination and the poor educational systems provided to them (Alba, 2006). America has been especially tough on Mexican Americans. The citizens had a hard time elevating their financial and social status in this country, as they were judged by color of their skin. However, color should not demonstrate a person’s social status, but the content of their character. These people are slowly emerging and breaking social barriers. The Chicano
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course ETH 125 taught by Professor Jameshenderson during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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Hispanic American - Running head HISPANIC AMERICAN DIVERSITY 1 Hispanic American Diversity Robin Cooke ETH/125 February 6 2011 Dr W HISPANIC

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