Hispanic American Diversity

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Running head: HISPANIC AMERICAN DIVERSITY 1 Hispanic American Diversity Stephen D. James Eth/125 Sonya Sanders August 29, 2010 University of Phoenix (Axia College)
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HISPANIC AMERICAN DIVERSITY 2 Hispanic American Diversity There is a large number of Hispanics that are in the United States and that are immigrating here. There are four main groups of Hispanics, but they all have very different diversities that they have to deal with. Most of the times, members of the Hispanic groups are all discriminated as they all are in one group. There are many differences in the four different groups of the Hispanics and they need to get recognized as individual groups. Some of these groups are smarter and live in higher classes than the average American citizens, but yet a lot of them get discriminated as being not to smart or only having the ability to work at low paying jobs; this is all very inaccurate. Mexican Americans are the largest group of Hispanics in the United States by a large margin; they make up approximately 67 percent of the Hispanics. The Mexican Americans, as the rest of the Hispanics have to deal with many language issues. Englekirk (2010), "Despite high levels of Mexican immigration and strong pride in their Hispanic heritage, the primary language of Mexican Americans is English, and with each new generation born in the United States the use of Spanish becomes less frequent in many families. U.S. Census Bureau statistics for 1976 revealed that 68 percent of the Mexican American population possessed good language proficiency in English” (MEXICAN AMERICANS, para.61). There is a lot of issues about bilingual language in education and politics, many say that bilingual in education is costing school districts to much money, which California passed section 227 to get abolish bilingual laws. A lot of the Mexican Americans share the same dreams as most American citizens; they want to work hard to escape the status of their earlier generations of being in poverty (Tate, 2008). More and more Mexican American children are going to school now, compared with in the late 1800s and early 1900s when those children needed to work to help support their families.
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HISPANIC AMERICAN DIVERSITY 3 As for the most common religious beliefs of the Mexican Americans, it is Roman Catholicism; many also follow religions like Evangelical, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints, and Jehovah’s Witnesses (Mexican American Culture , N.D.). Mexican Americans celebrate many of their religious beliefs with festivals, even though the Mexican Americans don’t get to celebrate the festivals as much when they live in the United States, but their spirits are not
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2011 for the course ETH 125 taught by Professor Jameshenderson during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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