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Success of Hispanic Integration into American culture

How are Hispanics integrating into main-stream American, and what are the cultural impacts of such a strong heritage on the United States. Additionally, what barriers must be overcome to be successful in America?

How are Hispanics integrating into main-stream America?

When you understand that Hispanics have been in America since the 1500's, it should not come as a surprise that, as a group, they are completely integrated into American society. They have given names to cities, mountain ranges, rivers and even states in the Southwest region of the United States. They have provided hundreds of words to the English language, most of which speak of life and culture in the Southwest. They are influential in American politics, music and movies, sports, and business. Additionally, they provide a large percentage of the workforce in America.

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How are Hispanics integrating into main-stream America?

When you understand that Hispanics have been in America since the 1500's, it should not come as a surprise that, as a group, they are completely integrated into American society. They have given names to cities, mountain ranges, rivers and even states in the Southwest region of the United States. They have provided hundreds of words to the English language, most of which speak of life and culture in the Southwest. They are influential in American politics, music and movies, sports, and business. Additionally, they provide a large percentage of the workforce in America.

One area where Hispanics do not seem to be integrating as much is in the educational systems across the nation. They have a tendency to group together in schools where Hispanics, blacks and Asians make up the majority of the population. This may be due to geography or a cultural value of group identity as compared to individualism.

http://www.nydailynews.com/latino/2009/04/01/2009-04-01_limited_hispanic_integration_in_us_schoo.html

One advantage that Hispanics have, compared to Asians for example is that as ...

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