Hispanics or Latinos in America are not just an individual group. Instead they should be viewed as a variety of groups that contain different religious beliefs, political views, familial, and many other practices and beliefs that make each group unique. In the next couple of paragraphs you will see how each culture yet similar in many ways are also different.
Mexican-Americans have lived within the states for a very long time. As stated by The Regents of The University of California, (2007) “Between 1900 and 1930, about 1,000,000 immigrants from Mexico entered this country (¶ 4)”. Mexican-Americans first began entering into the states as an invited source of cheap labor. Many employers that chose not to pay high prices for the labor that they requested hired Mexican-Americans, and as of today this is still taking place.
Mexican-Americans are commonly known to speak the language of Spanish but are currently benefiting from bilingual classes provided in school to teach them the use of the English language. Due to the lack of understanding the common language of the United States many Mexican-Americans struggle with both education and job success. According to Jones, (2008) “As People, Mexican Americans have not done as well as some other immigrants and are greatly underrepresented in white-collar occupations, particularly at top levels” (¶ 36).
Mexican-Americans have very strong family and religious beliefs. In the Mexican-American society, woman although respected are still not seen as equals to their husbands (Franklin, 2006). Husbands in this group of individuals are seen as the authority figures and decision makers of the family. Mexican-Americans also remain devout Catholics, and their church attendance rate in Mexican communities is higher than that for the U.S as a whole (Fukuyama, 1993).
In U.S politics the Mexican-American society has also faced many hardships. As stated by Wikipedia, (2008) “Over the past hundred years Mexican...