Human Relations in a Diverse Society
Discuss the common stereotypes and communication styles associated with Latino/Hispanic Americans, Arab Americans and Native Americans and how they impact our interaction as police officers.
Even though these minority groups are unique and wonderfully created there are many similarities among all of them. For example they all have experienced some form of discrimination; many have been hated and violated while others have been left for dead. But each of these groups continues to be resilient people consistently fighting for equality in all areas of life.
Americans believe Latino/Hispanic have been granted access into this country to work for much less than citizens of these United States simply because they are uneducated and illegal aliens. “But the U.S. Census reported that the Hispanic race is the fastest and largest minority group today with a population of 44.3 million as of July 1, 2006 and the number of illegal Hispanics is at 11.1 millions” (U.S. Census 2007). Not all Hispanics are illegal nor do they work for much less on all jobs. Many Americans say Hispanics are lazy and poor workers but that is definitely not true because they will accept jobs most Americans will turn down in order to provide for their families. “Latinos traditionally took jobs for less but that old philosophy has changed especially in the Seattle area they are asking employers for $12 an hour instead of $10 because that is the wage they deem is fair for the labor they provide” (The Seattle Times 2006). Americans strongly believe most of the illegal workers are employed in the construction industry but that is absolutely not the case the construction industry is just more visible than other industries. “Thirty-two percent of all illegal Hispanic immigrants are employed by the agriculture industry while only nine percent are in the construction industry society is more of...