SOC/262 Week 4 Analyzing Latino Diversity


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The Latino/Hispanic group is the only ethnic category counted separately by the United States Census. According to the U.S. Census, a Latino/Hispanic person can be of any race.

Research information about the racial and ethnic variability of the larger Latin American group using at least three outside professional peer reviewed or primary sources. Include research on statistics related to: language diversity and bilingualism among Latinos; religious diversity among Latinos; socioeconomic diversity among Latinos.

Write a 625- to 850-word paper organized with introduction, body, and conclusion paragraphs.

Discuss each of the following topics:

• When the "Hispanic" census category became official (the first time it was used in the United States Census) and how its definition has changed over time. Does this category include a broader set of nationalities today than on previous censuses?

• What racial diversity exists within the Latino/Hispanic group, as defined by the U.S. Census?

• How does a racial color gradient affect the status of individuals within the Latino group today (e.g. a Cuban American who is Black)?

• Why are Latinos/Hispanics considered to be a panethnic group. What are examples of ethnic subgroups that demonstrate the multicultural diversity of Latinos/Hispanics?

• Discuss variability within the Latino/Hispanic group in primary language preference and bilingualism based on the statistics you found.

• Discuss variability within the Latino/Hispanic group in religious affiliation based on the statistics you found.

• Discuss variability within the Latino/Hispanic group in socioeconomic status based on the statistics you found.

Cite and reference in APA style all sources of information used.

Format your paper consistent with appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

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Latinos Diversity




Latinos present the largest minority groups in the United States. Often, Latinos are
classified as a single ethnic group, but there are cultural and socio-economic differences between
the groups. Since 1790, United States conducted a census that included questions about racial
identity thus reflecting the role of race in American History. During the 19th century, American
perceived Latinos to be inferior but the effects of colonialism and conquest paradoxically as the
White. However, in the 20th century, this changed as census included questions about identity,
treating Hispanics as distinct groups. The objective of this paper is to critically discuss the racial
and ethnic variability of the larger Latin America and after that come up with a plausible
judgment on the social diversity among Latinos.
Hispanic census dates back to the late 1960s where Spanish origin identification was
included in the 1970 census. Census carried out in 1980 included questions that identified
persons as Hispanics, with the primary aim of conceptualizing Hispanics as an Ethnic group
rather than in racial terms. In 1990, racial categorization was removed from the...

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