The George Lopez show is truly one of a kind. Only two sitcoms in the history of television have been completely cast by Hispanic Americans, “The George Lopez Show” and “Greetings From Tuscan.” The two shows combined account for 44% of all Latino characters in prime-time television, an enormous number considering the amount of shows that air every week. Only 4% of Hispanics make up the cast of prime-time television shows, a miniscule amount considering that
Demographically, Latinos in the Unites States are relatively young due to immigration by younger people seeking work and to their high fertility rate (Appleby, G.A., Colon, E., & Hamilton, J., 2011). The Latino population is on the average eight years younger than that of Whites and two years than African Americans (Appleby, G.A., Colon, E., & Hamilton, J., 2011).
Especially when it comes to media and entertainment. You no longer have to go to the actual location of where the performance or game is happening anymore. Now, almost all Americans love sports having the biggest two be football and baseball. Most of them always have a favorite team but when it comes to a game that they don’t care about it really isn’t that big of a deal to them. Americans will usually have the game playing in the background just to keep track of what is happening. Hispanics though, will choose a team no matter who is playing, I remember going to my girlfriend’s house who is Hispanic and watching the World Cup series. While at her house, she was cheering for one of the teams and I asked her “I’m guessing that’s your favorite team” in which she told me that her team wasn’t even playing tonight and she just really enjoys watching soccer. With soccer being the most famous sport and having most of its viewers coming from Spanish backgrounds it shows that Hispanic become much more passionate for sports. When it comes to music Hispanic and Americans are usually on the complete other sides of the scale. When someone Hispanic listens to music they will almost always go for a Spanish singer such as Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Shakira, and Gloria Estefan. Giving the support to people of their culture. Most Hispanics that I know will have ninety percent or their entire music list be comprised of
Spanish-language music enhances the development of self-identity of students in a university setting where the music is uncommon because music builds on culture and makes students more aware of their culture and their roots. In “Reclaiming Latino Identity: An Attitudinal Study of the Influence of Rock En Español on Latino Cultural Identity,” Elisa Sahagan notes that the genre of music has assisted Latinos to maintain Spanish-speaking skills and brought them closer to their culture (1). One reason being is it is a crucial part of shaping individuals’ identities. Listening to Spanish-language music assists Latino students to maintain a balance and shape their identities. First, Spanish-language music, such as Norteñas and Corridos, tell stories
Currently within the United States one of the fastest growing minority population (Schwartz & Scott, 2012) is the Latinos. In 2010 Census Bureau Brief ( Ennis, Rois-Vargas, & Albert, 2011) it stated how an estimated 15 million Latino individuals were living within the United States, which is approximately about 16% of the entire U.S. population. There is one big problem with addressing the Latino population, and that is the family patterns are either misrepresented or not properly understood, due to the label of Hispanic and Latinos being placed together. These two groups may share the same spoken language of Spanish and have similar cultural ancestry but the diversity among Hispanic and Latinos (Schwartz & Scott, 2012) make generalizations about their lifestyles difficult. The term Hispanic came to be used in the 1970’s by government officials (cdc.gov, 2011) in trying to provide a diverse label on this population that had connections to speaking Spanish and the Spanish culture. Latino became more of a termed to be used when distinguishing between Mexican (Hispanics) and Latinos who descendants from Latin America such as Cuba and Puerto Rico.
| Hispanics are currently the fastest-growing minority group in the United States constituting 16.3% of the nation’s entire population. There population is 42,687,224.
Latino/Hispanic Americans cover a much wider demographic then believed. Latino/Hispanic Americans consist of; Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Guatemalan American to name a few. Latino/Hispanic Americans are the largest ethnic group in the United States. The Latino/Hispanic culture is very different than ours. Their culture differs in economics, politics, family traditions, family structure, religion, education, language, fashion, art, music, dancing, and food. As natural born Americans in the United States it is important for us to learn about the different cultures migrating into the United States. Many United States citizens have a hard time understanding other cultures; being culturally insensitive is a common theme in the United
By 2011, nearly one person out of every six living in the United States will be of Hispanic/Latino origin (Selig Center Multicultural Economy Report, 2006).
The term Hispanic refers to people who are capable of speaking and comprehending the Spanish language, and whose ancestry identifies with the Hispanic culture. The three main Hispanic groups in the United States are Cubans, Mexicans, and Puerto Ricans. Puerto Ricans are people who identify themselves as Hispanics of Puerto Rican origin, meaning they were either born in Puerto Rico, or have family ancestry that traces back to Puerto Rico. According to Lopez & Patten (2015), in 2013, Puerto Ricans were the second-largest Hispanic origin population living in the United States, accounting for 9.5%. This population continues to grow. In fact, between 1980 and 2013, the Puerto Rican population in the United States had increased by 56% (Lopez & Patten, 2015). Puerto Rican culture is unique, and quite complex. To gain knowledge and a better understanding of the Puerto Rican culture, I attended the Puerto Rican Festival held in Milwaukee, and conducted an interview with Melinda Nieves, a Puerto Rican woman living in Appleton. Through these experiences, I found that Puerto Rican culture is centered around language, family, and religion, as well as music and delicious food.
Hispanics have long been seen as a growing and profitable market by many. However, as the article mentions, only recently have many large brand names begun to view them as a valuable base of customers. The article states that dating to the 1980s, Hispanic consumers became a target for advertisers but only recently have they become a serious target for all serious marketers, especially the big name brands that are looking to boost sales in these tough times.
Research about the Hispanic market finally became prominent in the 1980s and helped shape the market today. “…after the 1980s, research would become a central legitimating component of the industry”(63). This new trend of research helped to legitimatize the way people advertised and marketed toward the Latino community.
In its most basic form, the radio has always played an inherent role in the development of societies around the world. Before the mobile first generation, and even the television, the radio was the device that families would allow into their home and embrace as a connection to the outside world. With no exception to this rule, Hispanic radio has shaped the growing minorities ' role in American society ever since its boom. Hispanic radio has been the unifying force between Latino communities, which provided them with culturally relevant news and information in their native language at a relatively low cost. Entire communities were given access to information relevant to their native land almost unattainable before. It has served as the political voice of Hispanics in America and offered alliance during the immigration purges of history. But for a long time Hispanic radio was nonexistent, many American companies were reluctant to cater to this specific public thinking that it would not turn out to be profitable. Hungry for a voice, Hispanic entrepreneurs took matters into their own hands and began to forge their own path in the radio world. Through much struggle, lack of funding, and even political opposition, Hispanic radio was born. Today, it is a successfully established platform used to influence the people 's taste in music, but also their political views and social perspectives as well as their shopping habits. In this article, I will discuss the
As someone who identifies with both culture varieties in Louisianan and Hispanic Texan forms, one can see the various types of differences, including music, food, recreation, and life as a seventeen-year-old. As a senior in high school, my parents still give my commutes to and from school. This can be shown by the quote, “In short, the society in which you grow up, and your particular location in that society, lie at the center of what you do and how you think” (James M. Henslin, 2014, pg. 3.) A noticeable confliction shows when my dad drives me to school, he plays the radio, which predominantly plays country music. However, when my mom picks me up from school, she uses Pandora, which gives her more independence on choosing the genre she wants. The songs she often wants to hear is Mariachi, a Spanish-speaking music genre which mixes pop culture in Mexico, folk tales, and current issues. When I either practice my driving or hang out with friends, music genre tends to lean towards what is popular amongst my age group and location, which is pop and country. When I am around my family and relatives, music tends to be in Spanish, such as Mariachi and Spanish Pop. A Mexican-American culture had been forming over generations in my family tree, as my grandparents are from Mexico and my parents are from South Texas. When I visit my grandparents and other relatives, who mainly live at the tip of Southern Texas, cultural changes start to become more apparent as radio stations change
Almost everyone listens to music and people tend to have their own taste or style of music. My taste of music has changed throughout middle school to highschool, however it is not too drastic. The style of music went from ultimate fangirl of boy bands such as One Direction or Five Seconds of Summer, to listening to Frank Ocean and The Weeknd. Not only that, but I’ve also started to dig in with my ethnicity and started listening to spanish music on my own time. My experiences at parties and being around my family with them blasting banda sparked my interest to listen to spanish music. Listening to spanish music also helped with my spanish since unfortunately, I am taking french instead of spanish for my language course. These changes have made me love and appreciate both spanish and english music, which is an important part of my life.
When it comes to identifying the Latino’s population by a type of skin color most would consider themselves as Caucasian while a few identify themselves as Black. Many others associate themselves with indigenous race while others are increasingly identifying themselves as “other”. Their origins range from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba and Guatemala. Notable differences among the Latino groups center on the aspects of language refinement, educational status, cultural values and attitudes toward mental health treatment (Brice, 2001).