Hispanic American Diversity 1

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Hispanic American Diversity 1 Mexican Americans Mexican Americans language is made up of a mix of their national language Spanish and English, sometimes referred to as Spanglish. Politically Mexican Americans were very active in the Mexican American Civil Rights movement spearheaded by Mendoza, V Reies López Tijerina and the land grant movement, is picked up by Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales in Denver who defines the meaning of Chicano through his epic poem I am Joaquin, embraces César Chávez and the farm workers."(2000). The movement as defined by Mendoza, V. "The Mexican American Civil Rights Movement encompassed a broad cross section of issues±from restoration of land grants, to farm workers rights, to enhanced education, to voting and political rights." Socially Mexican Americans seem to want what all immigrants who come to this country seeking; the American Dream. (Alba, R. 2006). Educationally, Mexican Americans, no matter the generation rarely go past High School; according to the reading, Alba, R. "Huntington presents data that appear to show very low levels of Mexican-American educational advancement beyond high school, regardless of generation." Family for Mexican American seems to focus on the Grandparents, especially the Grandmothers, they appear to be the staple of the family according to González-Clements, A. in Mexican American traditions in Nebraska, "Grandmothers, those special women who held them and fed them and healed them, grandmothers who knew the remedies, the stories, the crafts, the foods, and the language that some of us have forgotten." American Christmas traditions have been adopted, in place of their traditions Hispanic American Diversity 2 such as Gonzalez-Clements, A. "The traditional Mexican posada, a house-to-house celebration of song and food that replicates Joseph and Mary's search for shelter on Christmas Eve." Puerto Ricans The Puerto Ricans language is Spanish. According to Tara- Ivette, O. in his essay on Puerto Rican Migration and the Puerto Rican Political Experience in the United States; Puerto Ricans
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 101 taught by Professor Patriciajones during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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