Hispanic American Diversity

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The diversity of Hispanics shares the same language but have many differences. In this research paper the four groups that I will be discussing will include: Mexican Americans, Puerto Rican American, Venezuelan American and finally the Colombian American. The areas that will be discussed will include: linguistic, political, social, economic religion and family conventions and or family status. Puerto Rican Americans When leaving the entrance of any train station in the Brooklyn N. Y, you could immediately hear the salsa music blaring from several cars, home and corner stores. The aroma of all kinds of Mexican food fills the air. Looking around the neighbor hood the community is filled with Puerto Rican Americans who take pride in there homeland with flags raging in the cool breeze. Like any other culture the language that is spoken is the identity of the Puerto Rican Americans. The linguistics of Spanish is very important in the community. Like in many Puerto Rican families many children who are born in the United States whose heritage is questioned on a daily basis because of physical traits has had their Puerto Rican heritage traced because of being born with in the United States and has only grown up to speak proper English. This is proof that much Puerto Rican value their linguistic and uses it as part of their identity. (Green, 2000).In the political side for the Puerto Rican American Jose Cabrenas was the first Puerto Rican to be named to a federal court. He paved the was for many other to be able to speak out this is where bilingualism help in selecting a candidate to be nominated into the political system and has achieved a successful election. ( Garcia & Neives- Ferreri 2006). For the social side Puerto Rican American are the most ethnically and diverse amount of people although the colors of their skin differs they are very cordial and friendly group of people who enjoys being social and friendly with other people. The economics status for many Puerto Rican is what leads them to migrating to the United States. Many Puerto Rican American men and women have job such as barbers, construction workers, and contract laborers. As the mainstream American culture began to work many of theses Puerto Rican Americans moved away to other cities taking high paying jobs and white collar professional jobs. Religion is very important to the Puerto Rican American and their families.

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