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Hispanic American Diversity In this paper I will be talking about four Hispanic groups living in the United States. I will identify some of the following for each group linguistic, political, social, economic, religious, and familial conventions. This paper will point out the good and the bad for these groups compared to each of the groups. Mexico Americans was the largest and is the largest part of the Hispanic population in the United States. Mexicans left to go to the United States because they wanted to improve their economic status. They felt that the education and jobs were better in the United States. Spanish is their primary language however more than 80 percent of Mexicans in the United States are literate. They base a lot of communication a lot on respect. There is an element of formality in Mexican interactions especially when older persons are involved. Mexicans emphasize on familism, which is the valuing of family considerations over individual needs (Kemp, 2005). The nuclear family is the most common social unit and there is usually a strong reliance on family in day-to-day functions and crises. The oldest male holds the greatest power in most families (Kemp, 2005). When it comes to religion most Mexican Americans follow the Roman Catholic faith. Religion plays
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