Hispanic American Diversity
This paper looks at the diversity among the Hispanic American community.
# 114120 | 1,187 words | 2 sources | APA | 2009 |
Published on May 29, 2009 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Ethnic Studies (South American) , Latin-American Studies (Race, Class, Gender Issues) , Latin-American Studies (Post-Modern (1960 on))
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In this article, the writer introduces, discusses and analyzes the topic of Hispanic Americans. Specifically, the writer discusses Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and Central Americans. The writer notes that Hispanics or Latinos are one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in America today, and their presence sparks controversy and hope. The writer discusses that it is interesting to note that in almost all the cultures, it is important for immigrants to keep close ties to their home countries, but that immigrant children and grandchildren tend to drop those ties to culture and homeland, assimilating more into American culture. The writer concludes that while white Americans tend to lump all of these different ethnic groups into Latinos or Hispanics, it is important to note there are vast differences between many of the groups, and that can lead to misunderstanding, confusion, and resentment.
From the Paper:"First, Mexican-Americans are the largest Hispanic group in the United States, and although their main strongholds are in California and the Southwest, their presence is felt throughout the country. They speak Spanish, and a large majority report speaking Spanish at home, while using English at work and school. Politically, Hispanics are gaining ground in many areas of the country, serving as governors, state legislators, mayors, and becoming more active politically. It is still difficult for Hispanics to gain a major presence in politics, however, because many are ineligible to vote because they are either illegal immigrants or not citizens of the country. Socially, most Mexican-Americans tend to continue close ties with their homeland, and stay focused in largely Latino neighborhoods and locations. However, the disapproval of much of white society keeps Mexican Americans isolated and segregated as well, leading to a division socially and economically between many whites and Mexican Americans."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Hayes-Bautista, D. E. (2004). La Nueva California: Latinos in the Golden State. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
- Lassiter, S.M. (1998). Cultures of color in America: A guide to family, religion, and health. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
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