Hispanic Diversity Comparison Essay by write123

Hispanic Diversity
This paper looks at several of the different populations among the Hispanic community in the US.
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In this article, the writer discusses that a great deal of assumptions and misconceptions surround Hispanic diversity in the U.S. The writer notes that many people of the majority think of the Latino/Hispanic cultures as a collective and homogeneous representation of diversity, and yet in reality the population of Latino/Hispanics is actually quite diverse and the only real glue that holds them together, besides majority classifications is language. The writer points out that most of the Hispanic population speak Spanish as a native language. This essay addresses the linguistic, political, social, economic, religious and familial conventions of several Hispanic populations, Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans and Central Americans.


From the Paper:

" There are clear economic differences between these populations as well, with most subgroups reporting growth in real wages and property and increased spending, but at differing levels over time. Cuban Americans tend to be regionally successful and prosperous, even living in a relatively high level economic region. Yet, this same community also tends to send a great deal of support, where they can, home to family still living in Cuba. Additionally, the same can be said for Puerto Rican immigrants, and Central American Immigrants, but for different reasons. The Central American communities do so as a result of serious economic difficulties in their native nations, while Puerto Rican families tend to settle in America with the ultimate intention of fluidly returning to Puerto Rico. Mexican American spending, includes a small percentage of return to family in Mexico but as they remain here they are more focused on creating secure middle class lifestyles and homes."

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