Latino/Hispanic Americans

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Latino/Hispanic Americans cover a much wider demographic then believed. Latino/Hispanic Americans consist of; Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Guatemalan American to name a few. Latino/Hispanic Americans are the largest ethnic group in the United States. The Latino/Hispanic culture is very different than ours. Their culture differs in economics, politics, family traditions, family structure, religion, education, language, fashion, art, music, dancing, and food. As natural born Americans in the United States it is important for us to learn about the different cultures migrating into the United States. Many United States citizens have a hard time understanding other cultures; being culturally insensitive is a common theme in the United States. Understanding other cultures is especially important for Criminal Justice professionals. Criminal Justice professionals deal with many different cultures especially the Latino/Hispanic culture. Police officers have many jobs; they respond to calls, they pull people over, they help with traffic accidents etc. Since police officers have many jobs they will run into many different cultures and it is important for them to understand the cultures they will come across. Training programs have been established in many departments to help officers be more culturally sensitive.
Many Latino/Hispanic American immigrants migrated here because of educational, financial, economic issues. Latinos and Hispanics can have a hard time supporting their families because work is scarce. The economies in countries like Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Guatemala are poor compared to the economy in the United States. Latinos and Hispanics migrate to the United States either through legal or illegal means t...

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