Have you noticed that on job interviews and applications most employers now require or recommend that their employees speak Spanish? Have you turned on the television lately and noticed a skyrocketing amount of television programs aimed at the Spanish speaking population? Unlike any other culture, the Hispanic culture has experienced tremendous growth within the past 30 years. It is an undeniable fact that the Hispanic culture is here to stay. This is due to their steady population growth, and most important of all, their noteworthy influence on American culture and way of life.
Supreme Court. "Because our population is diverse, and because of the increasingly global reach of American business, the skills and training needed to succeed in business today demand exposure to widely diverse people, cultures, ideas and viewpoints," the companies -- which included Microsoft, 3M Co., Eastman Kodak Co., Lockheed Martin Corp. and Pfizer Inc. -- wrote in the court brief. "Employees at every level of an organization must be able to work effectively with people who are different from themselves. (The companies) need the talent and creativity of a work force that is as diverse as the world around it." The increasingly global nature of commerce makes it imperative to have employees who understand various cultures, said Joyce Tucker, vice president of global diversity for Boeing Co.
Bilingual interview Kendall Lee Human growth and Development Pensacola State College Bilingual interview In this interview I will be talking mostly about Spanish and how it opened many doors for my interviewee. This is a growing subject in the U.S and it is a privilege to actually be able to talk to someone and have them share with me there experience with knowing two languages and speaking both fluently! Bilingual interview According to (Passel, Jeffrey (March 2004). Mexican Immigration to the US: The Latest Estimates Retrieved fromhttp://www.migrationinformation.org/usfocus/display.cfm?ID=208) Many Mexicans are emigrating to the United states now days due to a higher volume of work needed and better pay than Mexico. For my interviewee whom we will call “Christina” being bilingual opened up in many doors for her.
(Champagne & Harpham, 21) Texas seems to be urbanizing more and more. This shift brings about economic growth and diversification which means new roads will have to be built, more construction, and expanded water and sewer systems (window.tx.state.us, Susan Combs, Texas in Focus: A Statewide View of Opportunities) thus creating many more jobs as well. A state that was once majority Anglo’s has become a state of all races, which has also driven the growth in population. Texas is now a state where different ethnicities have a larger number that the Anglo’s. People are coming from all over to work in the oil field particularly.
Immigration leads toward a better future America has experienced and survived periods of great hardship, discrimination, discord, and inequality throughout its history. From the beginning and through the times of suffering the American perception stayed strong and positive. This optimism has led America to be marked by a sense of becoming, and seen as a grand of experiment for Americans and for the immigrants. When the New World colonies were established by Europeans, the immigration experiments started flowing toward America which is because of its size and geographic location that reinforce notions of magnitude and potential of power. Michael Kamber in the piece “Toil and Temptation” writes stories from several Mexican immigrants who came
This concept is best exemplified by the causes and effects of Henry Ford’s Model T. Undoubtedly, The Model T was a great advancement in Technology, but it also marked a major turning point in the advancement of the middle class in the United States. The Model T improved the lives of rural families, urban middle class families and industrial worker and also created a more defined
To break free from such isolation, we must become educated. Education gave Alexie the competencies for achieving personal goals and fueled his determination to penetrate through the socioeconomical barrier inflicted upon his race. Education prompts awareness of our condition and provides the resources for liberation. It becomes the beacon towards realizing social independence and the discerning force that propels us to reconnect with nature and each other. In describing his relentless efforts to educate defeated Indian kids, Alexi declares, “I am trying to save our lives” (Alexie 18).
So the movement was spurred to seek better education for their children and more lucrative employment for themselves. The state of California was a much preferred destination as there was a great demand for industrial workers and abundance of job opportunities in various industries. During 1965 - 1970 a serious migration occurred in the fourteen main states including regions like New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama. According to W.T. Andrews, lawyer
Cultural policy in general refers to government measures taken to encourage or to protect activities in areas defined as cultural (Marsh & James, 2012). Through the decades, the cultural sector has played a most important role in national cohesion. Government intervention has also boosted the cultural industry and so have technological advances, which have helped in the dissemination of mass culture among the citizens. The modern- state is a sophisticated information apparatus with the government and traditional mass media acting as the two major information arms (Gasher, 2012, p. 9). However, there have been several stumbling blocks.
The U.S. Hispanic population is the largest minority segment and is growing at a dramatic rate which has already occurred in the most populous states and is beginning to occur among the U.S. baby population. The future U.S. economy will depend on Hispanics by virtue of demographic change and the social and cultural shifts expected to accompany their continued growth. The growth in the marketing of fast food and groceries to the growing Hispanic population is something that marketers need to acknowledge in order to serve the interests of these consumers. The Hispanic population is projected to nearly triple, from 46.7 million to 132.8 million from 2008 to 2050. This means that the U.S. Hispanic population shares will double from 15% to 30% and nearly one in three U.S. residents would be Hispanic.