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Today, 25 million, or two-thirds of Hispanics in the United States, are Mexican Americans. Of the 25 million Mexican Americans, 23 percent speak English, 26 percent are bilingual, and 51 percent are Spanish speaking only, as of 2002. Mexican Americans, not so long in the past, were segregated to keep Mexicans out of the White schools. Just like the African Americans schools, Mexican American schools were largely underfunded. Legal action against such schools dates back to 1945, but it was not until 1970 that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in Cisneros v. Corpus Christi Independent School District , that the de jure segregation of Mexican Americans was unconstitutional. Appeals delayed implementation of that decision, and not until September 1975 was the de jure plan forcibly overturned in Corpus Christi, Texas (Commission on Civil Rights 1976). Still Mexican Americans were stereotyped as stealing White American jobs, yet this was not the truth. They did come here to work, some illegal, but to do jobs most Americans did not want to do. To this
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2012 for the course INFORMATIO IT/205 taught by Professor Dr.reginahenry during the Winter '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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