Hispanic American Diversity

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Hispanic American Diversity Amy Croall Ethics April 10, 2011 Hispanics in the United States have considerably been a factor to a great deal of our society’s traditions and cultivation for many centuries. Varying from politics, public service, military, business, science, organized sports to entertainment, their mark is seen collectively if a closer look is taken. It is rather a marvel as to the countless historians whom have not recognized Hispanics’ influence on history, as they are just as involved within America’s history as any other race or ethnic group. Mexican Americans consist of dominant Hispanic groups within the United States. Their history has encompassed over four centuries within America, converging in diverse areas. In such states as California, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada, vast amounts of Mexican Americans reside there (CNN, 2007). Mexican Americans, although they reside in the United States, typically communicate in their own indigenous speech. Spanish is typically the lone language that they use at home and between family and friends. However, in the general society, English is the generally unobstructed language. As the generations have passed, a new spoken communication has surfaced. It is called Spanglish. Spanglish is a mixture of both Spanish and English. America has been difficult on Mexican Americans. The populace had a difficult time enriching their monetary and social position in this country, as they were assessed by the color of their skin. However, color should not validate an individual’s social position, but the substance of their nature. These individuals are slowly rising and breaching social obstacles. The Chicano Movement altered Mexican Americans’ lives in the United States’ economy. It was a movement that secured these individuals in the economy with civil rights and economic opportunity. They employed strategies such as civil disobedience as a significant way to make it known that “changes” were expected. Marches, hunger strikes, and litigation were several tactics that they employed. Conversely, the Chicano Movement also generated a political awareness in the
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2011 for the course BUS 210 taught by Professor Scottrought during the Spring '08 term at University of Phoenix.

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