Hispanic American Diversity
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
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
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