Hispanic American Diversity

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Hispanic American Diversity

Jessica Parker

Jun 15, 2007

Hispanic American Diversity

The United States is no longer though of as a “white” population. There is an abundant amount of legal and also illegal immigrants that have migrated to the United States in search of a better life and future for themselves and their families. As a country we have grown to adjust and adapt to the changing needs of today’s society. Due to the many different races and cultures that have populated the United States, this country has grown and expanded its knowledge. There are many different races that have populated the United States, but the majority of the immigrants migrate from the Hispanic, Mexican, and Spanish decent.

Mexican Americans, Latin Americans, Puerto Rican Americans, and Cuban Americans are among the majority of immigrants that have fled their home country in search of a better life. All four ethnicities have many similarities as well as a handful of differences. Each ethnic group has struggled with many obstacles to overcome life threatening events and migrate to the Americas. With the ability to enter the United States comes with great achievement and many more years of work.

Mexican Americans are by far the largest ethnic group in the United States. This race accounts for about 64% of the U.S. Hispanic population (Mexican 2007). There are more Mexican Americans in this country due to the fact that Mexico borders the southern states. Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and Southern California hold the highest percentage of Mexican Americans because they are directly bordering Mexico. Florida is also prominent for immigrants and contains a large Cuban American population because of the proximity to Cuba. Although a large portion of the Hispanic population settled in certain areas, the remaining percent of the population is spread across the entire United States.

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