The term Hispanic appeared in the early 1970s and was created by the Federal Government of the United States. The creation of the term was an attempt to provide a common denominator to a large, but diverse, population with connection to the Spanish language or culture from a Spanish-speaking country. (Clutter & Nieto, n.d.) The Hispanic population is one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the United States today, with a concentrated amount residing in California, Florida, New York, and Texas. Hispanics, also referred to as Latinos, are classified into five subgroups; Mexicans, Central and South Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and other Hispanics.
The term other Hispanics refers mixed ethnicities which includes, but is not limited to African-American and Hispanic, Caucasian and Hispanic, Asian and Hispanic, and Arab and Hispanic. Mexicans create a majority of the population of Hispanics in the United States, comprising about 63.3%, followed by Central and South American (14.4%), Puerto Rican (10.6%), Cuban (4.2%), and other Hispanics (7.4%). (Clutter & Nieto, n.d.) How do these Hispanic subgroups differ and how are they similar?
[...] Retrieved September from Migration Information Source Web site: http://www.migrationinformation.org/usfocus/display.cfm?ID=208. Schaefer, Richard. (2006). Racial and Ethnic Groups, Tenth Edition. Hispanic Americans (pp. 234-255). Prentice Hall. [...]
[...] The traditional Hispanic mother is responsible for the children's upbringing and the home. However in times of economic change or illness, all family members will assume the positions needed to assure the family's wellbeing. In modern families, just like that of non-Hispanic families, the mother can be anything from a waitress to an executive director. Most Hispanic families practice Catholicism; however Protestant is not an unusual faith to practice within the Hispanic culture nor is the Pentecostal religion. “Hispánico Ingresos” A major gap lies in between Hispanic and non-Hispanic individuals when it comes to household income size. [...]
[...] How do these Hispanic subgroups differ and how are they similar? Hispanic Origin The term “Hispanic” appeared in the early 1970s and was created by the Federal Government of the United States. The creation of the term was attempt to provide a common denominator to a large, but diverse, population with connection to the Spanish language or culture from a Spanish-speaking country.” (Clutter & Nieto, n.d.) The Hispanic population is one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the United States today, with a concentrated amount residing in California, Florida, New York, and Texas. [...]
[...] Today, there is an estimated 2 million Hispanics, most of which from Cuba, residing in Miami, Florida. Spanish has become the second native language to the state of Florida. The dialect used by Cuban Hispanics is considered Caribbean Spanish. It is the same dialect used by Puerto Rican Hispanics. Puerto Ricans Puerto Rico became a conquest victory of the United States of America in 1898 after the signing of the Treaty of Paris. This conquest did not allow Puerto Rican Hispanics to have citizenship in the United States, but did allow for limited rights to its people. [...]
[...] Similarities between each of the Hispanic groups range from family and gender roles to religion, political stand points, and household income rates. Due to the large number in Spanish only speaking Hispanics a Federal law dedicates a portion on the electoral ballots. Hispanics still struggle economically, still at this very day making 2 to 3 times less than of the non-Hispanic working force population. Sources Used Clutter, Ann and Ruben D. Nieto. (n.d.). Understanding the Hispanic Culture. Retrieved September from Ohio State University Fact Sheet Web site: http://www.ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/5000/5237.html. Passel, Jeffrey. (2004). Mexican Immigration to the US: The Latest Estimates. [...]
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