Hispanic Stereotypes

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Hispanic Immigrants are one of the most oppressed Hispanic groups in this country. Regardless of feeling oppressed in the United States, they usually had it worse in their native country. Pew Hispanic Research center conducted a survey asking people why they chose to immigrate to the United States 55 percent of those survey responded that they came to this country for economic opportunities. (Pew Hispanic Research) Upon arrival to the United States, immigrants all experience different changes or processes. Some people go through the process of assimilation which means that they let go of their culture of origin while incorporating norms and behaviors of the new culture. Others go through acculturation which allows them to integrate elements…show more content…
Rlombardo mentions how Hispanic men have been categorized as being “drug dealers or drug users” and how women have been stereotyped to be “sexspots” or “spicy, crazy and loud.” (Rlombardo, C. 2014). Although some Hispanic men and women might actually fall into these categories, the stereotype that has been created, does not define every single individual within the Hispanic community. A good reason as to why stereotypes such as the ones I mentioned before might exist is because of how Hispanic men and women are portrayed in movies, or television shows. However reality shows or movies are far away from portraying what Hispanics are…show more content…
In consideration of cultural counseling, social workers will provide interventions to help identify clients’ barriers and identify their family expectations and cultural assumptions that influence their life choices. This tie into helping the client identify ways and solutions when they want to go against their family or cultural expectations, but at the same time be respectful of the client’s overall cultural values and bring awareness to the client that their cultural values and racism may influence their aspirations. Afterwards, the social workers must counsel the client to encourage and promote
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