Role of Hispanics in "Our" Natoin and Their Role in Business

The Role of Hispanics in “Our” Nation; and Their New Role in Business
Webster’s Online Dictionary definition of Hispanic is, relating to, or being a person of Latin American descent living in the United States; especially: one of Cuban, Mexican, or Puerto Rican origin” (Merriam-Webster, 2010).   Over the past years, due to some unprecedented stereotype “illegal immigrant” has become a common synonym to the word Hispanic. (Reiopedre, 2009).   Due to these false stereotypes, the common American does not understand some of the positive aspects that Hispanic’s are making in our country, especially there advancements to the business world.
The common stereotypes of Hispanic people included many of the following descriptions, construction workers, custodial workers, drug dealers, and thief.   According to the article by Carlos Hernandez of the Washington post,” 44.5 percent think Hispanics are people who only get jobs as construction workers and custodians.   One third perceives Hispanics to be drug dealers who live in cramped apartments with ten other people, and 21 percent believe Hispanics are immigrants who do not know any English and crossed the border” (Hernandez, 2007).   Although there are many negative connotations when it comes to Hispanics, there are people that do believe that they are hard working, and view the common stereotype as a false definition.   Another common stereotype that has developed over that last few years was that all Hispanics are here to take our jobs.   Although some may take jobs for lower pay, stereotyping them as a whole is just not fair.   In a study done in 2002 there were 1.6 million Hispanic owned businesses in the United States of America, generating over 200 billion dollars (U.S. Census Bureau, 2007).   This alone shows that this stereotype is truly false.
Hispanics in Business
Looking at the current demographic changes to certain regions it look like there will be many changes to businesses strategies in the near...