Hispanic American Diversity

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In America today, we are faced with several different minority groups arriving to the United States. The most common of all minority groups are the Hispanics. America is known for their language being English, but as the year's approach, that language has faded and a new face in English language has taken over, it's called Spanish. We as the people of America have become controversial over this major change, and due to that major bilingualism and political movements that have occurred from the government to the education departments. In this paper, I am going to talk about the four most common Hispanic groups in our country today and the political, social, linguistic, economic, religious, and familial conventions and/or statuses that they face in America today, as the four major Hispanic groups of the nation.

The history of the Mexican-Americans is a wide-ranging, spanning more than four hundred years and varying from region to region within in the United States. While Mexican-Americans were once concentrated in the states that formerly belonged to Mexico-principally, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas-they began creating communities in Chicago and other steel producing regions when they obtained employment there during World War I. (Wikipedia, 2007). Mexican immigrants have increasingly become a large part of the workforce in industries such as meat packing throughout the Midwest, in agriculture in the southeastern United States, and in the construction, landscaping, restaurant, hotel, and other service industries throughout the country. Mexican-American identity has also changed markedly throughout these years. Over the past hundred years Mexican-Americans have campaigned for voting rights, against education...

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... Many Cuban Americans have assimilated themselves into the mainstream U.S. culture, but in the city of Miami and its surroundings, there is a uniquely molded Cuban American community. Since 1980s, Cuban Americans have moved out of "Little Havana" to the suburbs of Miami, such as Hialeah and Kendall as well as the more affluent Coral Gables and Miami Lakes. (Wikipedia, 2007).

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References

- Immigration Law and the Racialization of Latino/Latina. Retrieved from http://en.wikioedia.org/wiki/Cuban_American.

- Handbook of Texas History Online (http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/index.html) Hispanic Influx Causing Cultural Shift Across South (http://http://nwanews.com/story/php? Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Mexican-Americans

- Schaefer, R. (2006). Racial and Ethnic Groups. Prentice-Hall Tenth Edition. P.(266-273).

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