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Eth-125 Hispanic America Essay

  • Submitted by: annette67
  • on March 4, 2011
  • Category: Social Issues
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Annette Emms
February 27, 2011

Hispanic American Diversity
The Hispanic or Latino Americans are a diverse group that share the same heritage, but have many other differences. The language barrier has only recently been recognized as an asset instead of a liability (Schaefer, 2006). Latinos include major groups, which consist of Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans (Schaefer, 2006).   People of Hispanic background have lived in what is now the United States since the 17th century. "In 2000 the U.S. census counted 34.3 million Hispanic or Latino Americans (Hispanic Americans, 2006)." In 2006 the Census Bureau released updated figures that estimated the Hispanic population had increased to 42.7 million as of 2005, about 14.4 percent of the total U.S. population (Hispanic Americans, 2006). Hispanic groups also have varied tastes in sports, cuisine, and political beliefs.   Mexican Americans some Mexican Americans are unresolved about Mexico. Many feel a deep sense of connection to Mexico.

Hispanic American Diversity
Hispanic American Diversity

                              Hispanic Americans cultural diversity is emulated in the various groups as well as in the origins of the individual cultures. Hispanic cultures have been swayed to different degrees by many traditions. Unification attempts of Hispanic Americans have often been tense among the various Hispanic American subgroups. Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans and Cuban Americans have very little in common. Most Hispanic Americans identify with other minority groups much easier than with other Hispanics.
Cuban Americans are often affiliated politically with Jewish Americans while Puerto Ricans have similar affiliations with African Americans. Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans are apt to favor liberal nominees in national and state elections while Cuban Americans are notorious for their powerful conservative ethics.   As the Puerto Rican...

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