Appendix F

Axia College Material
Appendix F

Hispanic American Diversity

Part I

“The group label Hispanic or Latino American links a diverse population that shares a common language heritage but otherwise has many significant differences” (Shaefer, 2006, p.235).

Complete the following chart for Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and two additional groups of your choice from Chapter 9 of the text. Some of your explanations will be quite short, but some will be lengthy. Complete the chart thoroughly. The “Political” section for Mexican Americans has been completed, as an example for you, with information from the text book.

Be sure to change “3rd group” and “4th group” to the groups you have chosen.

| Mexican Americans | Puerto Ricans | Latino | Cuban |
Linguistic | Spanish, Hispanics 23 percent of Mexican Americans are English dominant, 26 percentare bilingual, and 51 percent are Spanish dominant | Puerto Ricans in the UnitedStates tend to be more English-language oriented, with 39 percent English-dominant,40 percent bilingual, and 21 percent Spanish dominant. | LatinosLatin Spanish and PortugueseItalian | Cuban immigrants do not feel that they need to forget Spanishwhile establishing fluency in English, the way other immigrant children have shunnedtheir linguistic past. |
Political | Mexican Americans usually associate with the Democratic Party, although this group has become more independent lately, forming a party called La Raza Unida. | The PDP is one of three major registered parties in Puerto Rico, along with the New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico (NPP), which favors U.S. statehood, and the Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP)[, which favors complete independence | Latinos are significantly and considerably more likely to identify themselves as Republican versus Democrats | A powerfulforce in politics in Miami is the Cuban-American National Foundation, whichtakes a strong anti-Castro position. They have actively opposed any proposals that...