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Poverty rates

The high poverty rate among Hispanics makes their assimilation more difficult (Becerra, 1988, pp. 152,182). This fact adds socio-economic class differences to the complexity of ethnic relations in this country. Anglo-Americans often attribute to culture, differences in behaviors that should be attributed to class differences.

Size of the hispanic-american community

The willingness of White Anglo-Americans to assimilate Hispanics is also greatly affected by the size and growing numbers of Hispanics in this country. According to the United States Census, by 2003 more than 40 million Hispanics lived in the U.S. ( (External Link) ). Hispanics were expected to outnumber African-Americans by the year 2010; however, estimates suggest that this may have already happened (Oppenheimer, 2001). As previously stated, the dominant White group perceives Hispanics in the country as a threat because of their large and growing numbers. The fact that Hispanics are constantly demanding a greater share of power, opportunities and resources also contributes to the fears of the dominant group and to their unwillingness to assimilate Hispanics.

Lack of unity

Members of the Hispanic community in the United States have not been able to accomplish more in the political, economic and social arenas primarily due to their lack of unity. Hispanics in the U.S. are very fragmented in terms of their issues of primary concern, their political orientations and agendas, and the diversity of their cultural backgrounds.

Mexican and other Central-American immigrants are primarily concerned about their immigration status and related issues, Puerto Ricans are primarily concerned about the social injustices that result from their colonial relationship with the United States, and Cubans are primarily concerned with how to recover the country they lost to Communism. While most Hispanics in the U.S. are Democrat, most Cubans are Republican. While traditionally Hispanics have been Catholic, a growing number of Hispanics in the U.S. are joining various Protestant denominations. Finally, a strong sense of ethnocentrism seems to characterize all Hispanic groups in the U.S. Each individual group seems to believe in the superiority of their culture of origin.

Politicians and policy-makers often force Hispanic groups to compete with each other for the acquisition of available resources. This has been demonstrated by the experiences of Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Chicago and the experiences of Puerto Ricans and Dominicans in New York. In these cities, Hispanics groups have had to compete for city funding, being elected into office, housing, employment, and other opportunities (Klor de Alva, 1988, p. 112-3). The lack of unity of Hispanics was also revealed when in 1995 California voters faced proposition 187. This bill proposed to deny all public services to undocumented immigrants in the state including medical services, public education, welfare benefits, etc. Election results showed that 23% of Hispanic voters in the state supported proposition 187 ( www.igc.org/cfj/aboout187.html ).

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where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
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what are the products of Nano chemistry?
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There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
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Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
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Application of nanotechnology in medicine
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I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
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what about nanotechnology for water purification
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please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
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Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
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what is the stm
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is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
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industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
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How we are making nano material?
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
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scanning tunneling microscope
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how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
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Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
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what is differents between GO and RGO?
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what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
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if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
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analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
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Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
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what is Nano technology ?
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write examples of Nano molecule?
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The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
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nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
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Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
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what king of growth are you checking .?
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What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
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why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
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yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
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why?
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biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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