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Hispanic American Diversity
The United States is known for its multiculturalism as people from Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and Australia have settled down in America and these people constitute what America is today. Regarding the ethnicity, the influence of Hispanic or Latino groups is very strong in the land. Richard T. Schaefer rightly observes that “more than one in eight people in the U.S. population are of Spanish or Latin American origin” (Schaefer, 2006, p. 236). The writer, after taking the data from the same book, asserts that among the population of America, one third is constituted by these Hispanic groups. Among the major Hispanic groups, Mexican Americans take the major portion. The other groups, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, and others have relevant influence in America. These Hispanic or Latino groups, that constitute a major portion among the population of America, are not well considered in the land. This research paper takes a study on Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban, and central/south Americans and analyses the linguistic, political, social, economic, religious and familial problems of these groups in America.
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Mexicans are the largest group among the Latino Americans. They contribute about one third of all Hispanic groups: “as of 2002, about 23 percent of Mexican Americans are English dominant, 26 percent are bilingual, and 51 percent are Spanish dominant” (Schaefer, 2006, p. 241). It indicates that Mexicans in America use a different language other than what is commonly spoken in America. Many times the Mexicans are denied of their heritage towards their language- Spanish. The people who speak Spanish are considered to be less able before those who speak English. This language handicap is there among the people of Mexican Americans. The author, Schaefer in the same book makes out the distinction of Mexicans…...

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