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Hispanic American Diversity

ETH 125
University of Phoenix
April 10, 2011

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    Many people think that all Hispanic people are the same. There are many differences in the culture. Many Hispanic groups have commonalities and then there are some that are completely different. This research will explain the difference between Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and Guatemalan Americans. This research will identify linguistics, political, social, economic, religious, and familial conventions of Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and Guatemalan Americans. Research will show how these Hispanic groups may share the same languages but they are different in many ways.

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Hispanic American Diversity
Mexican Americans
    Mexican Americans have been in the United States for many years. Mexican Americans also known as "Chicanos" used to be well known as migrant workers. They have changed from the role of migrants to immigrants. Mexican Americans usually speak Spanish and they are being taught to speak the English Language in bilingual classes. The core of the Mexican- American social structure lies with their family. Women are seen secondary to their husbands and the husbands are seen as the authority figure and decision makers. Families are very large and the extended family is just as important as the immediate family. Catholicism is the religion most Mexican Americans have. While Catholicism is the primary religion there are other Mexican Americans who are Protestant.
    In fact, it is the church that Mexican Americans base their opinions on sexual, education, and politics. If Roman Catholicism is not the religion of preference, one will find Mexican Americans practicing Protestantism. As with the majority of Hispanics, Mexican Americans use
Spanish as their central language. Spanish is spoken at home for...