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Old 12-13-2009, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I thought it was interesting to bring this article up about the future of Hispanic populations.

1. Drop out rates for ALL Hispanics is 17% or 3 times higher than whites and twice as high as blacks.

When broken down by generation, 1st generation immigrant Hispanics have nearly a 24% drop out rate.

2nd generation Hispanic immigrants (U.S. born) have an 8.5% rate and those long term generation American born Hispanics have a drop out rate similar to whites.

2. 29% of all Hispanics live below poverty line, twice the 13% rate of whites and near the 28% line for blacks.

2nd Generation Hispanics have a 19% below poverty line rate, and those 3rd generation of older have even less of a poverty rate.

3. One mixed indication of things; 17% foreign born Hispanics report being in a gang, having been in a fight, or carrying a weapon BUT 2nd generation Hispanics have a 40% rate of such incidents. The rate drops again for 3rd generation or higher.

4. 3rd Generation or older Hispanic American families are relatively "liberal."

40% of 2nd generation or recent immigrant Hispanics favor gay marriage.

52% of American born Hispanics favor gay marriage.

65% of recent immigrant Hispanics want all forms of abortion illegal.

58% of second generation do not support abortion.

39% of American born, 3rd generation or older do not favor abortion.

5. 40% of recent immigrant Hispanics attend church regularly compared to less than 30% of American born Hispanics.


US-born Hispanics see gains in education, income‎

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepu...anics1211.html

What do some of you think the major difference is in shifts of views and circumstances? Is it plainly economics or exposure to "American" culture and having more friends outside of the Hispanic ethnicity?
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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fc: that same phenomenom seems to apply to many other less educated as a group ethnicities who immigrated (usually legally) to the USA. The closest analog IMHO to Latinos as a group would be Italians of another era (especially Sicilians)...........the cultures are similar. Although the breakdowns may be different between Mexicans and, say, Argentines.

Read that the first generation is so grateful to be here they tend to watch their 'manners' concerning their dealings with Americans. Second (first US born) generation is usually the one that has the problems being they do not have the perspective of what their parents endured in the old country. The third and subsequent generations are typically 'American' factoring in the cultural traits you listed.
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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fc: that same phenomenom seems to apply to many other less educated as a group ethnicities who immigrated (usually legally) to the USA. The closest analog IMHO to Latinos as a group would be Italians of another era (especially Sicilians)...........the cultures are similar. Although the breakdowns may be different between Mexicans and, say, Argentines.

Read that the first generation is so grateful to be here they tend to watch their 'manners' concerning their dealings with Americans. Second (first US born) generation is usually the one that has the problems being they do not have the perspective of what their parents endured in the old country. The third and subsequent generations are typically 'American' factoring in the cultural traits you listed.
You know what is funny; I wasn't even thinking about immigrants of long ago eras as a comparison. LOL on my part...

I think that some Hispanics (Argentines, Spaniards, Chileans, etc) who immigrate to the U.S. generally do so much more easily in percentage comparisons (economically, academically and culturally) than Mexicans, Salvadorians, and Hondurans because of a better economic standing from their homelands and other cultural factors.
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