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Hispanic American Diversity

March 19, 2016 | Author: | Posted in ethnic and area studies, social sciences

SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1 Running Head : Hispanic Americans Diversity

Hispanic Americans Diversity

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Institution Name Americans tend to vision diversity on the level of classification preferring to deal with the diverse group of “Hispanics ” to a certain extent than all of the unique cultural groups that might be sweeping into the category (e .g , Mexican-Americans . The practice obscures the genuine cultural differences that do exist and should be dealt within the context of diversity if we in fact want to come to grips with that The number of [banner_entry_middle]

diversity categories is really not very large , but the number of actual cultural groupings that are shared within them is exceptionally large . It would be almost unattainable to treat all the specific cultural diversity in the United States that exists by virtue of ethnicity

Hispanic is referring only to the Spanish European inheritance within Latino communities . Indeed , these communities also have Native American (indigenous peoples of all the Americas ) or African American components in equal or greater measure , according to group and country of origin The perennial problem of what ‘s in some name ‘ manifests poignantly with regard to ethnic recognition across groups

Latinos appear to be more admired in areas with the greatest concentrations of Mexican Americans and Mexicans . Latinos lean to be more involved than self-identified Hispanics in enhancing the political rights and opportunities of their group , but the term is not favored by most Hispanics

The Latino population of the United States is a highly heterogeneous population that defies easy generalizations . At the political level , the pan ethnic constructs have emerged as significant . Latinos are entering the United States in large numbers at a time when the nation ‘s ethos is conquered by a culture of multiculturalism (Subrez-Orozco and Subrez-Orozco 2001 Friedman , L . 1999

The social practices and cultural models that we call multiculturalism form the experiences , perceptions , and behavioral repertoires of immigrant and native-born Latinos in ways not seen in preceding eras of large-scale migration . A hundred years ago , there indeed was no culture of multiculturalism celebrating however apparently and ambivalently ethnicity and communities of origin . Passing ‘ was the name of the game . In the words of Berkeley cultural psychologist George De Vos , we have all noticed now the passing of passing (De Vos 1992

The huge majority of Latinos usually identify themselves in relation to the country from which they or their ancestors came , such as Chicano (U .S . Southwest , Cuban American , Mexican American , Dominicano , Boricua (the indigenous name of Puerto Rico , and so on . The term Latino or Chicano has been more frequently expressed in California , but is growing in popularity in the Midwest as migration across the States has grown

Latinos not simply because of the type of interactions , roles , and responses which ensue , but more significantly because it is in this framework that the issue of quality of relations to tasks , and engagement or disengagements of learning are related to achievement

Whereas , Puerto Ricans and Mexicans are found the choices , although offered… [banner_entry_footer]

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