Hispanic American Diversity
Nicole D. Wilson
August 6, 2007
ETH 125 (Martha Brooks)
"Hispanics in the United States share many of the traditional values claimed by most Americans." (Garcia 2007) In the Untied States the three largest groups that are known as Hispanic Americans are: Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Cuban Americans. Being able to be diverse in linguistic, political, social, economy, religion and family conventions is a key for most Hispanic Americans today. Hispanic Americans are considered the number one minority in the United States; out ranking the African Americans and Asian Americans. There are many attributes that people are unaware of when it comes to the Hispanic influence towards our society that has been created in America.
When it comes to the linguistics of Hispanic Americans, the common language between all countries of Hispanic origin is Spanish. In the countries that our population of Hispanic Americans come from Spanish is mandatory but English is taught in secondary schools. It is not a requirement that children learn English but it is encouraged if there is any interest of pursue higher education that continue over to having very good jobs. Being able to be bilingual as a Hispanic American is very successful when it comes to adapting to the American culture when a lot of states have accepted English as its official language. Although some people frown upon a Spanish citizen for not knowing the English language, we have come a long way to help accommodate those who need help. For instances our education has changed to help Spanish speaking individuals to integrate slowly into English.
Political influence from the Hispanic American is very strong and easily misjudged to a person that has no formal experience. Hispanic Americans have accounted for at least 40 % of the voting population in the United States. There are many organizations that have been created for... [continues]
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