On September 2015, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, marked its 25th anniversary. With the shift of the nation’s demographics, higher education is concerned with the academic success of Latinos. Not only is the federal government addressing issues of access and equity for underserved minorities’ populations, but higher education is playing a crucial role in reducing the academic achievement gaps for Latinos. Why is this important? Latinos constitute one of the fastest-growing populations in the United States.
Over the past several decades, the racial and ethnic creation of the U.S. population has changed particularly. Minorities are expanding their vicinity in the United States and will keep on doing as such for years to come. The Latino population is driving these changes. While today one of each eight inhabitants of the United States is Latino, it is anticipated that Latinos could represent one of each five occupants. Immigration from Latin America and the attendant growth of the nation 's Hispanic or Latino population are two of the most important and controversial developments in the recent history of the United States.
As the Latino population of the United States continues to burgeon, so does its influence in all aspects of American society. The far-reaching influence of Latinos has exploded in the past few decades, with 17% of the U.S. population who identify as Latino controlling over $1.5 trillion USD in spending power. A section of society where Latino influence continues to rise is in the American political process and the formation of public policy. Latinos have managed to fill a vacant position in nearly every spot of government, culminating with a U.S. Latino holding a crucial stake in a fierce battle for the presidency. As Latinos continue to grow in size and influence, attention should be invested in promoting civic engagement and enhancing political representation of Latinos at all levels of government.
This is due to a vote that made it possible for the vast Latino population in Salinas to obtain representation to the point of taking over local government. Salinas Valley has been shaped dramatically in the time before and after the major switch to district elections from at-large elections. Traditionally, the Latino population was largely underrepresented in local government, despite their makeup in the population. Thus, their role in the Salinas and Monterey County local government has made an enormous impact
The Latino based culture is one of fastest growing ethnicity in the United States. They have the highest sexual and physical abuse rates in the country. Culturally, Latinos require more empathy, family involvement, male inclusion, and psychoeducation. Trauma-Focus Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based intervention, which produce results that reduce PTSD symptoms in the Latino culture. The author explains step-by-step the procedures for implementing TF-CBT.
Hoekenga (2012) noted that the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the Hispanic population in the U.S will reach 132.8 million by the year 2050, when almost one in three Americans will be Hispanic. Yet today Hispanic students (as well as other minorities) continue to be underrepresented in the STEM disciplines (Hoekenga, 2012). In the face of these disparities Hispanic scientists have had a major and lasting impact on the world around them. In many cases they overcame obstacles, including racism and sexism, poverty, cultural and family expectations, and lack of mathematics background, in order to work and excel in the fields that they love.
Historically, Latinos are known as one of the biggest minority groups residing in the United States. There are many attributes that apply to this particular population and one of the most current ones is the numbers of college graduates increasing with the years. The goal of this research project is to study Latinos and higher education. The purpose of this research is to study first-generation Latino college student and the specific financial challenges and the benefits that come with being a member of such ethnic group. My goal is to learn what specific challenges these students have to overcome as a first generation as well as the benefits given to these particular students for being a first generation.
In 2014, roughly 500,000 people immigrated, legally, into the U.S. Immigration used to be an essential feature of the United States; a component of who they are. The United States of America used to pride itself on its ability to assimilate people of any race and culture into it’s “melting pot” ideal. However, some experts are starting to worry that the intake of immigrants is becoming too
Yes, English is the first language of the United States; however, it is a country of great diversity and many other languages are spoken, as well. Furthermore, Mexicans are the largest growing minority group in the U.S., making Spanish the second language most spoken. Incorporating bilingual education into a Spanish speaking student 's education is essential in helping them better adjust into American society without making relinquish or feel ashamed of their culture. Additionally, bilingual education is extremely important for the integration of Spanish students into the American education system, which will help them to gradually blend in and adjust more effectively, as well as help them to learn the English language more
The Mexican-American culture and ethnicity is expanding in the U.S. both from education growth and social growth. The book presentation that was given by Jim Estrada was very impacting and gave me much knowledge about my background. Estrada gave many key points during his book signing one which he spoke of was that the Mexican-American ethnicity spent more than 1.5 trillion dollars in consumer product across the U.S., yearly. This is enormously important to the marketing and sell product of the United States which both affects economy and society. Eliminating or trying to take away this ethnicity group will demoralize the United States as a whole, for the core of this country I believe is the Mexican-American ethnicity.
The immigration from Latin America and the attendant growth of the nations Hispanic population are two of the most important and controversial development in the recent history of the United States. Latinos are destined to continue to exert enormous impact on social, cultural, political, and economic life of the U.S. there are many different pull and push factors that push migrants away from Mexico and pull them into the United States. The first significant influx of Latino immigrants to the U.S. occurred during the California gold rush, or just most of modern boundary between the U.S. and Mexico. A major push factor from Mexico is the poverty.
Ariel Rodríguez acknowledges how important it is to empower the Latino parents with knowledge to help pass down to their children. The Program he mentioned were American Dream Academy which helps the Latino community with information about high education and how important it is. “…the number of individuals who self-identified as Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish in the United States exceeded 50.5 million and is the fastest growing minority group. Yet, only 31.9% of Latinos aged 18 to 24 enroll in college…” (Rodriguez et al. 651).
Mexican Leadership Within the past decade there has been an increase in Latino representation that has jumped started the advocacy of Latino related issues all across the nation. Prior to this influx of representation, Latino politics was extremely limited to only local government. In today’s society, Latino politics is a main issue on both the Republican and Democratic platform. Even though this has been a tremendous milestone to reach, Latinos continue to be underrepresented in all forms of government.
By 2013 natural increases accounted for only 54 percent of population growth, while international immigration accounted for about 16.8 percent and domestic immigration for about 29.7 percent. (p. 20) Is not only illegal immigrants incrementing the Hispanic population in Texas, but the Latino community from different states coming to Texas because it has more to offer than others. Is not that different from the impresarios from the 1920’s that came to Texas, people are migrating to Texas because of the low cost of living and high end jobs, more from inside the United States than internationally are contributing to this mixing of cultures in the state. Urbanization and suburbanization are making Texas more of a High Tech State, leading with health technology, changing the point of view of Texas as a big Cattle Ranch where people only care about Church, One Party voting and