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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 ).

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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