Essay on America 's Diversification Or The American Of America

1280 Words Nov 16th, 2015 6 Pages
The presence of Latin American roots in America have existed since the beginning of time; however, their presence in the national scene was basically ignored. Recent debate surrounds America’s diversification or the “Browning of America”-- which is essentially the continuous reshaping of America through its Hispanic influence. Yet thousands of people fail to understand America has always been Hispanic. Hispanic culture can be traced back more than 500 years ago. The impact Hispanic heritage has had on the political and cultural structure of America, is however put aside when legal actions are taken against the Latin American community. Repriming thousands of people from reaching the American Dream; which is about moral and economic prosperity. Due to the disparity of education within the Latin American community, the wealth inequality, and demeaning legal justice system, the Hispanic community is marginalized and misrepresented; leading to socioeconomic issues and high poverty indexes.
In the minds of many, Hispanics are envisioned as migrant workers, cheap laborers with grass rakes, non-English-speaking individuals or any other media infused perception; discouraging millions of Latin American students from earning a higher level education degree. The Latino public school populations have close to doubled between 1987 and 2007, increasing 21 percent (National Center for Education Statistics [NCES], 2009b). Access to quality education from early childhood through…

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