Introduction Latinos are considered an American community of considerable diversity of culture, race, ethnic, and national origin. It is a community on the forefront of significant demographic change and sociopolitical growth (Appleby, G.A., Colon, E., & Hamilton, J., 2011). Latinos in the United States are diverse, and collectively the second largest ethnic minority population in the country (Vigil, 1996). Culture represents a way of life that binds Latinos together through their language, values
United States and the growth of the latino and hispanic population is currently one of the most controversial topics being debated right now. What started as a small, regionally concentrated population of fewer 6 million in 1960, is now broadly scattered population of more than 50 million. Latino population keeps growing and exerting enormous impact on social, cultural, political, and economic aspects in the U.S. However, unlike what a lot of people think, Latino immigration to the United states is
denotes that the term Hispanic is derived from the Latin word for "Spain," while Latino is derived from Spanish word for Latin but which as an English word is probably a shortening of the Spanish word latinoamericano, which in English means "Latin American." This term is used to denote the culture and people of countries formerly ruled by the Spanish Empire, usually with a majority of the population speaking the Spanish language (www.diffen.com). Commonly known as Hispanic America, this definition
Latino/Hispanic Ethnic Group The Latino/Hispanic group is the only ethnic category to be counted separately by the United States Census. This population is large and continues to grow at a fast pace in our society. Therefore, it is important to recognize and accept the history of the Latino and Hispanic population. It is equally important to acknowledge and include the distinctive subgroups belonging to this large group of people. The United States Census/ Distinctive Subgroups For
of politics on Latino in United States by studying various factors such as- population, citizenship status, geographic location and age. 2. The presentation talked about one of the core issue, which is Politics in this case, that affected Latino in USA. A thorough research was conducted to understand the causes and effects of politics and how it moulded the growth of Latinos in this country. 3. The learning outcome was to understand the role of politics and its impact on Latinos living in USA.
United States will be of Hispanic/Latino origin (Selig Center Multicultural Economy Report, 2006). The Hispanic community in the largest minority in the USA and the fastest growing, it is also one with a high incidence of preventable diseases such as Diabetes, periodontitis, colorectal cancer and HIV. Obesity and teen age pregnancy are significantly more prevalent in Hispanic/Latino population as well. Rate of vaccination is also below that of the majority of the population. Addressing their health
Hispanics/Latinos are another minority group in America who have experienced much racism and prejudice in the United States. Although Hispanics/Latinos have faced racism just like other minorities in America they have had a chance for their different cultures and heritages to prosper in America. With an increasing population of Hispanics/Latinos in the United States it is estimated that Whites will become the minority and Hispanics/Latinos will make up one fourth of the United States population.
Racialization of the Hispanic-Latino Category, “Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Salvadorans, Colombians, and the many other nationalities from Latin America and even Spain itself - were not ‘Hispanics’ or ‘Latinos’ in their countries of origin” stressing not only the wide range of country of origin, but also the racial conceptions that those immigrants from those countries may have (2). The origin and effect of racialization on what we now call Latinos is very pertinent to how Latinos assimilate. The
powerful demographic force responsible for how the country and its population became what they are today, immigration has contributed deeply to many of the economic, social, and political processes that are foundational to the United States as a nation. Specifically, the immigrants of Hispanic background have had a major influence in the policies that shape our country. The economic and political impact of the Hispanic population is crucial, and should be looked at closely in order to understand
An Analysis of the Ethnic Variability of the Latino/Hispanic Group in the United States Census (112) The historical development of ethnic categorization as a distinct concept from race in the U.S. Census was defined through the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in October 1997. This criterion was meant to discern between biological/genetic factors and the ethnic aspects of Latino/Hispanic identity as part of this governmental decree: “The racial and ethnic categories set forth in the standards