Hispanic American Diversity
Employment, happiness, freedom and equal opportunity is what most look for when they decide to migrate to the U.S. Puerto Rican, Cuban, Mexican, and Dominican Americans have a lot in common but they still remain to be separate ethnic groups. Since Americans arrived on the United States soil they have accepted the arrival of immigrants on their soil. Even though they weren’t accepted they had to be tolerated and now they appear in numbers all over the United States.
Mexican Americans are culturally diverse people who are in pursuit of equal opportunity and success in America. In 1994, 64% of the Hispanic population were mainly Mexican-American. (2001, Gilder Lehrman Collection) Mexican-Americans are mostly immigrants and/or the family of immigrants such as their children, they are also descendants of those who came to the United States years ago or those who settled there when the land was an independent republic or when the land was under Spanish or Mexican rule. Mexican Americans who live in the United States are mostly bilingual and those who mostly speak Spanish tend to pick up on the language fairly well. Throughout the history of immigration to America, Mexicans seem to have made little progress in adapting their ways in mainstream society because of the amount of poor educational systems and discrimination against them. Mexican immigrants have become a large part of the workforce such as the meat packing industry in the Midwest, agriculture in the south of the United States, and in construction, landscaping, restaurant, hotel industries throughout the country. Most Mexican Americans practice the Catholic or Christian religions and are said to have a strong religious background.
English is taught to Puerto Ricans in most elementary schools, but Spanish remains the primary language in Puerto Rico. If one were to visit the island today you would find that most of the islanders do speak some English and it would be easy to...