The Importance Of The Hispanic Culture

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The group I chose to research was the Hispanic culture. I do not know much about the Hispanic culture nor have had much experience working with this culture. Sometimes it can be hard to work with or surround yourself with people when your cultures are not the same, therefore getting to better know the values and customs of a Hispanic will help me to make sure my clients get the most from me Knowing more about the people that I am dealing with is the best way to ensure a good client to counselor relationship. The Hispanic culture is one of the fastest growing cultural groups in the United States. The U.S. Census data indicates that Hispanics will be the largest minority group by the year 2050 (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1992). There are a lot of poor things said about how Hispanics live in this country, but they pride themselves on collectivism, self-worth, respect and their families (Ruiz, 2005). One of the big components of the Hispanic culture is called collectivism, this is almost the complete opposite of the overall culture here in the United States which is more of an individualistic culture, meaning that we like to do things for …show more content…
These things that make you who you are, are what gives a person their self-worth. Just like in an American culture everyone is unique in their own way, but to us sometimes material things become more important than who we truly are. Hispanics believe that by focusing on their inner qualities of themselves they know their self-worth regardless of what social class they are (Garcia-Preto, 1996b). This is huge in this culture see as Hispanics typically come from low-income backgrounds. By focusing on who they are as people and knowing that they are unique as individuals alone they don’t need anything else. This is extremely important to remember in their culture, unlike the United States not everything in their lives is about how much money they

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