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Unformatted text preview: Latinos OVERV IEW Latinos are an ethnicity group differences based on national origin, cultural characteristics, shared history, religion, physical difference, language, and dress Latino vs. Hispanic Shared history and influence of Spanish colony Heterogeneous group- various races, indigenous, dialects, socio-historical context, and structure of economic opportunity GROWING POPULAT ION Largest minority group Over 40 million Latinos living in the US or 15.4 percent of total US population Mexicans made up 66 percent of all Latinos Concentrated in few states: California, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado, Illinois, CURRENT STATIST ICS 62% are born in the U.S. and 38% are foreign born Latino population is stratified and inequalities affected by race, class, and generation status, citizenship status, time and conditions of arrival in US and religion Differences in poverty rate, income, and educational attainment 1 of 6 Americans are Latino 1 st Mexicans 2 nd Puerto Ricans 3 rd Cubans...
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This note was uploaded on 08/04/2011 for the course ISS 335 taught by Professor Zaki during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '08