Hispanic American Diversity

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Hispanic American Diversity According to The U.S. Office of Management and Budget currently defines "Hispanic or Latino " as "a person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. Hispanic Americans cultural consist of many different diverse and eclectic backgrounds. Backgrounds that included Native Indian, Spanish, Portuguese, African, European and many other unique cultural backgrounds depending on the country location. Hispanic Americans have taken bits and pieces of many immigrate that have come to inhabit their country. This blend of many countries has influenced the food, religion, music, art, language and cultural traditions. Hispanic cultures are the epitome of a cultural melting pot. Cuban Americans have more conservative political view when compare compared to other Hispanic American originating from other countries. Cuban Americans make up a large portion of the Republican population in South Florida. Puerto Ricans have similar political views that are shared by African Americans and many other Hispanic American groups. Puerto Ricans have many of the same voting right as residents of the continental United States. The reason for that is that Puerto Rican is an unincorporated territory of the United States. Meaning the United States acquired the land, but the people are governed locally. Puerto Ricans cannot vote in the Presidential election, but are allowed to participate in the primary elections vote. Puerto Rico is a commonwealth; which was established in 1898. Puerto Rico does not pay any Federal income taxes the continental United States citizens have to pay. They do have a nonvoting delegate in Congress.
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2011 for the course ETH 125 taught by Professor Jameshenderson during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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