SOC-120 WK9 Final - 1 Racial Discrimination and Hispanics...

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Racial Discrimination and Hispanics in the United States Axia College of University of Phoenix Racial Discrimination and Hispanics in the United States 1
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Being raised as a Hispanic-American, being that both of my parents were born in Mexico yet I was born in the United States of America. I have grown as a witness to what and how Hispanics have had to deal with in the United States in order to further their own lives and simply live. Hispanics were and are still to this day at times discriminated against. Many of which are judged because they have migrated from their born place to America and have not yet learned the English language or have difficulty speaking it. Many Hispanics are ridiculed simply because they seek work, either by attempting to sell flowers or fruits, or waiting and looking for some type of labor work to be done. Despite the fact that Hispanics have gotten as far as they have in the United States there are still signs of discrimination in this country. Today the Hispanic population in the United States makes up about 15 percent more of the entire American population; this makes Hispanics the largest minority group on the whole United States. That number is still growing, and it is growing the fastest in most of the major city of the United States. Because of these facts most Hispanics are now increasingly being attracted to new job opportunities and lower costs of living in some areas outside the major cities. This is a direct result of the Hispanic population being increased and therefore, they must look for new opportunities and cheaper living. Even so, with new areas come new issues. Hispanics trying to find new jobs and new housing for their growing families must still some if not more of the discrimination they faced in their major cities. This is because Hispanics did not have a population in these areas they are having now. 2
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Racial Discrimination and Hispanics in the United States The total population size in some of these small towns and rural areas has increases by about 3 percent every three years because of the Hispanic population. However, in most of these places most Hispanics, especially middle-aged Hispanic, have to deal with issues of discrimination sometimes because of things as small as an accent. Some are treated certain ways because of their skills set, for example, most Hispanics that come from another country tend to have the skill set of physical labor. This is common but, most of the time their employers do not offer much room for advancement because of this. They are good at their jobs but tend to get stuck at the same title because they have not had a chance to do anything else and therefore remain where they are. People debate the issue that Hispanics get stuck at their position because they do
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course SOC 120 taught by Professor Lisawhite during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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SOC-120 WK9 Final - 1 Racial Discrimination and Hispanics...

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