Hispanic American Diversity

Hispanic American Diversity - According to the United...

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According to the United States Census Bureau, the 2000 census reported of 35 million Hispanics and Latinos living in this country. Persons of Hispanic ethnicity are typical observed as being the same; this could not be farther from the truth. Just like Caucasian Americans are different, so are Hispanic people. Let’s take a look at a few Hispanic groups and compared their similarities and differences. Mexican American, Puerto Rican Americans, Cuban Americans and Salvadorian Americans are bound into one ethnic group; Hispanic American. Mexican Americans Immigrants from Mexico is one of the largest Hispanic groups in the U.S. therefore has made the biggest in cultural diversification in our country. In the late 1960’s, the U.S. government mandated that all schools create bilingual programs due to the population growth of Mexican Americans. There are many issues concerning the transition of language barriers between Spanish and English in education. The debate is whether it is the right thing to teach students in their native language transitioning them to English or strictly teach them in English. Both options have their advantages and disadvantage but the ultimate goal is for native Spanish speakers to be able to read and write the English language fluently. Richard Alba stated in his article “Mexican Americans and the American dream that Mexican Americans have not moved out of the immigrant status to mainstream social status partly because of poor education system provided to them and large amounts of discrimination.
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This note was uploaded on 06/19/2011 for the course ETH 125 125 taught by Professor Jordan during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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