MEXICAN IMMIGRANTS IN THE USA & ECONOMICAL FACTS ABOUT MEXICAN AMERICANS HOW TO DEFINE IMMIGRANTS FROM LATIN AMERICA? Immigrants from Latin America come from more than 20 countries; they may speak Spanish, Portuguese or a wide array of indigenous languages including Quechua, Nahuatl, and Guaraní. Latin Americans are a multiracial and multicultural group: "The Hispanics have built their culture and identity precisely on their mixed Native American-European-African background, and that mixture can be the basis for reaching out to the world to the other peoples of the world" (Kanellos, 1998, p. 144). Latin American immigrants have diverse histories and are not easily classified as a group in terms of nationality, culture, ethnicity or race.As a result of continuous immigration over the last 30 years, as well as the historical back-and-forth migration of Mexican- Americans and Puerto Ricans and more recently of other national groups, Latinos have held on to Spanish over more generations than any other group in history. Ninety percent of U.S Latinos speak Spanish.
Indeed, most government statistics treat its members collectively as “other” and rarely differentiate between them by nationality. Yet people from Chile and Costa Rica have little in common other than their hemisphere of origin and the Spanish language, if that.” Shaefer (p. 251) Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua are a few of the countries that make up the Central Americas and each differs in beliefs of politics, economics and family. Similar to that of Mexican American, the Hispanic immigrants of Central America have not been greeted with warm acceptance. Mexican Americans, Puerto Rican Americans, Cuban Americans, and Dominican Americans each have a distinct cultural identity. Though these groups share the Spanish language and Roman Catholicism is the primary religion of each group, each has a different dialect and origin.
Most Cubans are Catholic. Religion in the Cuban culture has been scarred because of past problems religious Cubans being prosecuted and denied jobs, etc. The basic language spoken in this culture is Spanish. Many Cubans with African descent speak Haitian Creole, which is the second most spoken language throughout the culture with about 300,000 speakers. Also when Cubans are addressing elders their Spanish is a bit more formal than the traditional Spanish they use amongst friends.
Part of the problem was that geechy people speak a language called Gullah, which in some cases can also be considered Creole, which is a combination of French and Spanish. When speaking Gullah the language is meant to be spoke with a fast tongue which led some people to believe that the geechy people were uneducated even though that was not the case. Some felt like the colonization was a means to an end for the growth of the black problem that the south was facing. This ethnic group fell victim to many different forms of discrimination. Dual labor market was a form of discrimination this group endured because in most cases it was assumed that they would be
The main spark for the outbreak of the Mexican-American War in 1845 was the United States' acceptance of the new state of A. New Mexico B. Missouri C. Arizona D. Texas E. California 7. The United States agreed to pay Mexico $15 million for Texas, California, and New Mexico as part of the Treaty of A. Texan Succession B. Guadalupe Hidalgo C. Adams-Onis D. Paris E. Mexico City 8. Which future state did not pass from Mexico to the United States as part of the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo? A. Louisiana B. California C. Texas D. New Mexico E. Arizona 9.
Latinos and Hispanics have increased population throughout the nation and will continue to grow for years to come. I am one of many who fall into the Latino or Hispanic category. However, I’m hazed over the distinction of who I really am. In fact, I have been told that I am descended from mostly Mexican and partial Native American ethnicity. Yet, I noticed there are certain characteristics my family does is considered Mexican even if most of the latter generations have lost touch of our roots.
In identifying the linguistic, political, social, economic, religious, and familial conventions or statuses of four Hispanic groups living in the United States; the following four groups have been chosen, Mexican Americans, Puerto Rican Americans, Cuban Americans, and Dominican Americans. Mexican Americans Spanish has remained the principal language of almost all Mexicans in the United States. According to Countries and Their Cultures (2010) "the Spanish spoken by Mexican Americans is "a spoken and informal dialect." Political participation by Mexican Americans historically has been limited by discrimination. Even as Mexican Americans began to adapt to the political and social traditions of the United States they were still
My research this evening is about the differences between four Hispanic American groups. My information will cover the differences in language, politics, social, economic, religious, and familial conventions. In the United States people often label anyone of the Hispanic ethnicity, Mexicans. People see the dark hair and dark skin and they never stop and consider they may be Puerto Rican or even Cuban. My paper this evening will hopefully explain the differences between each of the four Hispanic American groups I have chosen.
Growing up in South Florida you see a lot of cultures all around you. I know they say New York is the melting pot of the country but South Florida has so many cultural influences from many countries. There is flags on cars, there are towns named after cities in other countries, and people representing where they came from. Representing where you or your family originated has become the cool thing to do. People will trace back to their great great great uncle and claim that they are part of that nationality.
Hispanic American Diversity They have similarities, but they are a diverse population. With the East being more used to the common word Hispanic, and the West being more used to the common word Latino, it can create confusion for non-Hispanic Americans. In this essay I am will be going into detail about Mexican Americans, PuertoRicans, Cuban Americans, and Venezuelan Americans; discussing the linguistic, political, social, economic, religious, and familial topics within each group. Economically, the gap between non-Hispanic whites still remain constant, even after the last few decades income have gradually increased, the gap does still remain. Linguistically, Hispanics share the same heritage of the Spanish language.