Hispanic American Diversity

Hispanic American Diversity

Axia College of UOP/ETH 125

      In the year 2000, Hispanic Americans reported around one in eight people of the United States. 12% of the Unites States (U.S. Census Bureau, 2000) were made up by Hispanic Americans, which calculated 32.8 million that lived in the United States. By the year 2007 these numbers had revealed a major increase.   (U.S. Census Bureau, 2007) the population jumped from 32.8 million to 45.5 million dramatically just after seven years. Being the largest minority group in the United States, Hispanic Americans also are the greatest growing minority group from all other races and ethnic groups.

Mexican Americans

      Mexican Americans in the United States trace their ancestry to Mexico.   They are one of the largest Hispanic American crowds in the United States.   Spanish being their first language, the mainstream of the Mexican American people are of Spanish descent. About seventy percent of Mexican Americans are bilingual and speak both Spanish and English, although there are some who only speak their first language of Spanish (MSN Encarta, 2008). When in business and educational atmospheres, English is normally spoken.   The phrase spanglish has been used many times to identify the amount of influence the English language has had on customary Mexican Spanish.

      Approximately ninety percent of Mexican Americans are said to have come to live in the United States as a result of emigration from impoverished rural areas of Northern Mexico during the twentieth century.   The remaining ten percent trace their ancestry back to the 17th and 18th century colonists that settled Mexican territories that are now known as part of the Southwestern United States.   California, Texas, and New Mexico are a few of these territories.   Most Mexican Americans still live primarily within these Southwestern States.   Some have also established relatively large Mexican American communities within urban cities like Chicago...