Cultural Diversity 2008
Cuban Americans make up the third largest group of Hispanic Americans. Cuban Americans mainly live in the state of Florida arriving after the Cuban Revolution of 1959. The majority of the Cuban Americans were well educated and from upper and middle classes. The Cuban American community has been economically successful and has large political influence. Most Cuban Americans are educated, are committed politically and care very much about what happens in their homeland. Cuban Americans are so close to their homeland they are often asked about events and problems occurring in their native homeland. Cuban Americans are another Spanish speaking group, but they also have adapted to live in the United States and speak English as well. The Cuban Americans are close when it comes to family. They often live in close tight nit communities and are always looking out for one anther. Cuban Americans are also known for financially helping out other family members still in Cuba. (2008, 1997-2008)
Puerto Rican Americans
Puerto Rican Americans are the second largest subgroup of the Hispanic Americans. The majority of Puerto Rican Americans live in New York and New Jersey.
“A portion of Puerto Ricans living in the United States are former jíbaros (rural folk) who migrated from the countryside of Puerto Rico in the 1960s. Because Puerto Rico is a U.S. commonwealth and Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, they are eligible for many federal benefits not available to other groups. However, many people feel that welfare programs have trapped many poor Puerto Ricans in a cycle of poverty. Others maintain that discrimination in employment and education—not welfare—is the major forces that have kept some Puerto Ricans in poverty” (2008, 1997-2008) Puerto Rican Americans are another Hispanic Group that the languages are English and Spanish. The largest number of Puerto Rican Americans also primarily speaks... [continues]
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