Hispanic American Diversity

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Hispanic American Diversity

Hispanic groups of all origins have a profound interest when relocating to the United States. Hispanic groups such as Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans and Central and South Americans share the same common interest of prosperity and a future for their families. Language of these groups is commonly Spanish speaking and they relish with religion of the Roman Catholics and Protestant faith. The United States Census Bureau shows different percentages in poverty and the differences of these groups acquiring the English language separately. The Pew Hispanic Center offers information of each of these Hispanic groups unemployment rate in the United States. The Cuban Americans and the Puerto Ricans share a common political background of citizenship in the United States. As immigrants flourish to the United States, should all Hispanic groups be equal to one another.


The Spanish language is a shared heritage among Hispanics living in the United States. According to the United States Census Bureau (2002), there are various differences of Hispanics groups acquiring the English language in the United States. The Mexican Americans are reported to speak English is 23 percent, while Puerto Ricans are more English oriented with a 39 percent of them speaking English (Schaefer, 2006). Southern and Central Hispanics groups such as Salvadorans and Dominicans; a more recent immigrant to the United States speaks more in their current tongue of Spanish.

On the other hand, Cuban Americans have established a slightly higher knowledge of English with 40 percent of them speaking English (Pew Hispanic Center, 2004).

Bilingualism in schools plays a factor to conversing Hispanics immig...

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...ercent higher rate. Politics show more favoritism when it comes to citizen for Cuban Americans and Puerto Ricans due to the instant citizenship to the United States.

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Miner, B. (1999). Bilingual education: New visions for a new era. Vol. 13 #4. Retrieved April 4, 2007, from http://www.rethinkingschools.org

Pew Hispanic Center/Kaiser Family Foundation. (2006). National survey of Latinos: Politics and Civic Participation 2004. Retrieved April 7, 2007, from http://www.pewhispanic.org

Schaefer, R. T. (2006). Racial and ethnic groups (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

U.S. Census Bureau (2002). American Fact finder. Retrieved April 7, 2006, from http://www.factfinder.census.com

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