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Unformatted text preview: Hispanic American encompasses a rich group of different cultures. Mexican Americans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, and Guatemalans are different groups within Hispanic American. This is a summary of their linguistic, political, social, economic, religious, and familial conventions or statuses. There are some similarities, but there are also differences this paper will look at each. Panethnicity is solidarity of the subgroups that make up Hispanic Americans. In no way are they given up their uniqueness to do this. Non-Hispanics tend to give one label to different subgroups. Puerto Ricans are grouped with immigrants when in reality they are U.S. citizens. This leads to grouping different subgroups into the same social class. There are many Hispanic Americans that are born here not all immigrated here. Guatemalans prefer not to form a group or be part of a subgroup. They do not conform nor do they have to. They tend to use American only or before Hispanic, but Cubans prefer Cuban over Hispanic. Immigrants tend to use the country of their origin. This are considered to be more of a language argument than that of origin. This would be the linguistic or the language of all Hispanic Americans. Hispanic Americans all share Spanish heritage, not all know how to speak the language. The ones that do speak Spanish choose not to use it all the time. Mexicans are bilingual but are Spanish dominant. Puerto Ricans are also bilingual, but they tend to use English more often. Most Cubans are bilingual, probably with the highest percentage of all four more often....
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course ETH 125 ETH 125 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.
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