Demographics of the United States

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  • Discrimination Among Hispanics

    Hispanics are the largest ethnic minority group in the United States. According to data published by the Pew Research Center (Hispanic Population Trends Project 2014), Hispanics account for about 17% of the U.S. population and they are expected to surpass Whites by 2050. Similar to the immigrant groups at the turn of the 20th century, a large number of adult Hispanics are foreign born, do not speak standard American English (41%), and must go through the acculturation process to merge into society1. Hispanics have long experienced racialized discrimination and segregation in the United States. Hispanics are the second most segregated group following African Americans2. The Hispanic community living in the U.S. faces a lot of challenges: discrimination,…

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  • Case Study: Is TV Too White?

    Is TV Too White? Most, if not all characters featured on television programs are white. On the off chance that there are Asians, Blacks, or Latinos, they all usually have one thing in common. Asians are depicted as quiet, sexless, geniuses. Blacks as loud, comical, uneducated, or sassy. Latinas are portrayed as feisty, sexy, domesticated, and dumb. Anyone who has ever seen ‘Modern Family’ knows Sofia Vergara’s character, Gloria, is a walking stereotype. Though inclusion is important on…

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  • Latino Stardom Analysis

    For the first mini essay, I will be focusing on the topic of ambivalence featured in Latino stardom. Ambivalence is defined as the state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone. In other words, Homi Babha defined ambivalence as “a feeling of “off-ness” towards something you don’t understand”. I will be pulling from Are All Latins from Manhattan? Hollywood, Ethnography, and Cultural Colonialism (Ana M. Lòpez, 1993). A problem that is featured with ambivalence in…

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  • Summary: An Interview By Richard Choi

    Choi, a close friend of mine is an Asian American that I chose to interview. He is an academically average student that has his strengths and weaknesses in school. I was curious to hear what Choi had to say because of the recent readings and discussions we have had in class. I thought it would be interesting to see how he would react and answer some of these questions that were proposed. Before conducting this interview, I had anticipated that there would be a clear and definitive difference…

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  • The Stereotypes Of Latinos In Film

    play. After viewing films like American Me, people believe that many Latinos are violent and are in gangs or cartels. Likewise, the stereotype of Latino males being Latin lovers skyrocketed in the 50s. A film was created due to this stereotype and its popularity. The movie, Latin Lovers, is based in Brazil where the handsome Latino charms the main character. These detrimental stereotypes are harmful because it overlooks the individuality of a person. It also inhibits personal growth and lessens…

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  • Reflective Essay On My Ethnicity

    Growing up in New York, we are consistently surrounded by all types of ethnicity, race, gender and so forth. We’ve all come to learn how to appreciate all the things in our life. Being of West Indian background, I consistently get confused about what I am or what I am not. I’ve come to appreciate so much about my ethnicity that I did not care about before. Traditions that I follow are widely being viewed at with such awe from other races and backgrounds. My family plays a big role in how I…

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  • Cesar Chavez Observation Report

    topic and can expand on my findings and knowledge with the Signature Assignment. Information I’m currently completing my senior residency at Cesar Chavez Leadership Academy in the Roosevelt School, in an urban area in South Phoenix. I’m placed in a 1st grade ELD classroom with 4 ELLs and 1 monolingual. I have a total of 18 students in my classroom. The school is K- 8th grade and there were at total of 424 students enrolled in 2014. 12 of those students were Caucasian, 0 were Asian, 3 African…

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  • Disproportionate Representation Of Minorities In Special Education Case Study

    there a disproportionate representation of minorities in special education classrooms? As it appears now, there is two sides to this argument, the first being an overrepresentation of minority students in special education classes and the second being an underrepresentation of minority students in special education classes. However, when looking at the research and data on the subject there appears to be more minorities, such as Hispanics and African American students in special education…

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  • Maternal Participation

    Currently, only a minimal amount of research exists regarding the ASD caregiving experience of Latinos compared to that of Caucasians (Blanche Diaz, Barretto, & Cermak, 2015). The ASD literature continues to pertain predominantly to Caucasians even as Latinos now make up the largest ethnic population in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015). Although ASD is more prevalent among Caucasians than Latinos, at 15.8 per 1000 versus 10.8 per 1000 respectively (Centers for…

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  • Hollywood Stereotypes To Latinos: Film Analysis

    good at achieving great things in life. Apart from expanding roles, Latinos should create their own film companies. If Hispanic actors or actresses want to expand roles for their fellow cast, they should also produce their own films. For instance, there has been a major development in getting Latino films recognized in Hollywood. Due to the effort of Pantelion, a first major Latino Hollywood film studio, many Latino films have been able to become successful worldwide. Pantelion was created in…

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