Hispanic Subgroups

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Diversity and other studies are frequently conducted on population groups. The census that the federal government takes every decade segregates people by race, gender, income, national origin, ethnic group, and other things that help determine status, success, lifestyle and other factors about people. This occurs because by segregating, or dividing people on the basis of behaviors, beliefs, or culture often helps provide information about who a people are. Although studies are conducted routinely on many populations and subgroups in the United States, however, that does not mean that all studies accurately reflect all groups or subgroups. The point of studies is often to find average behaviors or factors that groups and subgroups have in common.…show more content…
This has become necessary because of the specific diversity in the Hispanic subgroup (del Pinal, 1993, 1). Therefore, to properly understand Hispanics one has to not only review information about Hispanics but then delve more deeply into the data to understand the subgroups within the Hispanic subgroup to see what their real lives indicate. For Example, Hispanics, depending on their nation of origin, may earn more than non-Hispanics or very close to non-Hispanics. The average numbers, however, because they fail to account for these differences do not properly help describe the Hispanic subgroup. This same discrepancy appears in educational accomplishments. When the data is discussed on a total average, however, this tends to misrepresent the true educational attainment of most Hispanics and creates an incorrect illusion about Hispanics in…show more content…
Not only is the name of the group, Hispanic, mistaken for a race when it is not, but the statistical studies and reports on Hispanics misrepresent the realities of many Hispanics. This is problem, particularly given that the Hispanic population is rapidly becoming the largest minority group in the United States. This means that mush more education and work needs to be done on the Hispanic population to properly determine who its members are and what their unique facts say about them as a subgroup or as a subgroup within a
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