The Impact Of Hispanic And Hispanic Groups On Hispanic Populations

959 Words Sep 17th, 2016 4 Pages
The use of identifiers like “Hispanic” or “Latino” has been loosely used by governmental agencies in the United States, in hopes to capture a proper census on populations of Spanish and Latin decent. Yet over time, many have opposed a singular identification in order to maintain heritage based on individual country of origin. Choudhuri, Santiago-Rivera & Garrett (2012) note that there is a complexity in the variety of dimensions in which a Latino individual affiliates with in an ethnic group, including self-identity, and perception of the group as a whole. Differences within the Hispanic and Latino group seem to stem from the level of acculturation determined by domestic birth and that from abroad. Immigration plays an important role on shaping Hispanic populations based on nativity as 46% of foreign-born Latinos claim “Other” race than 40% of native-born (Tafoya, 2005). There is a vast diversity between Hispanic and Latino populations that trace lineage back to Spain or Portugal, as each group claims affiliation based on heritage of the individuals country of origin. Counseling within this diverse population remains’ focused on the prevalence of both mental health and addiction issues, the affects of family and religion in the treatment process, and community resources that can reduce challenges in treatment of individuals and families.
Immigration occurs when individuals seek to increase prosperity in another location, that otherwise could not be obtained in the country…

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