Hispanic American Family Case Study

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1. Summarize the historical background, demographics, and diversity within the Latino/Hispanic American community in the United States. Under the Manifest Destiny announcement, which took place in the 1800s, “the United States began the expansionist policy of annexing vast territories to the south, north and west” (Ch. 7 Law Enforcement Contact with Latino/Hispanic Americans, n.d.). With the seizure or yet known as the “annexation of the Louisiana Territories in 1803”, Florida in 1819, Texas in 1845, and the Northwest Territories (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana) in 1846” (Ch. 7 Law Enforcement Contact with Latino/Hispanic Americans, n.d.), it appeared to be about unavoidable that clash would happen with Mexico. However, in…show more content…
Also, the idea “of la familia extends to relatives outside of the nuclear family, as well as neighbors, friends, and key members of the community” (Module A Cultural diversity and racial sensitivity, n.d.). “The parent-child relationship is primary in the Hispanic American family, with children bound in obedience to the will of both parents” (Module A Cultural diversity and racial sensitivity, n.d.). The father 's conventional part is that of leader and taskmaster for the family. The firstborn child is frequently viewed as the “secondary decision-maker, especially in the father’s absence” (Module A Cultural diversity and racial sensitivity, n.d.). The mother, who customarily concedes to the father 's power, by and large gives the enthusiastic middle of the family, sustenance and supporting its parts with the assistance of broadened family parts, such as, grandparents, godparents, compadres, aunties, and…show more content…
Addition to those, there are other issues and concern of Law enforcement contacting Hispanic Americans which is known as: “exposure to environmental risk and job hazards”; “increasing police services to the Latino/Hispanic American community”; and lastly “increasing the number of Latino/Hispanic American police officers” (Gould, K., Chapter 6 Law Enforcement Contact with Latino/Hispanic Americans, 2005) that is for effective approach for when coming in contact with Hispanic American
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