Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY, CEN_EM_B13F9_258
Excerpt from "Latinos in the Northeast: Myths and Realities," by Louis Nunez, from the National Community for Latino Leadership, Inc., November 1998.
Compare four groups of Latinos in the Northeast: Dominicans, Cubans, Central and South Americans, and Puerto Ricans. How does the document demonstrate that each group has many differences and concerns?
Why are Latinos considered part of a new community of “people of color”?
In 1996 a projected rivalry between African Americans and Latinos over the national agenda was feared. Do you think such a rivalry is occurring? Explain.
Why will there be greater unity among Latinos in the future? What binding elements appeared to be emerging in the Latino community at the end of the twentieth century?
In 1996 Hispanics made up what percent of the population of New York and metropolitan New Jersey?
What racial/ethnic groups does the U.S. Census recognize? Why is it difficult to categorize people in this way?
The Hispanic/Latino population in the United Sates by the end of first decade of this century surpassed all estimates and predictions, with Hispanics becoming the largest minority group in the country. Research three American cities or metropolitan areas to determine how they have been affected by the growing Latino community. Make predictions as to how these changes will impact those cities or areas, as well as this nation, in the near future.
Research why immigrants came to the United States from Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba. List the similarities and differences in their reasons for coming. Where did they settle?
Math: Make a pie graph of the population of New York City or another major city in New York State that shows the ethnic/racial make up of the people there.
English Language Arts: After you research 2007 population figures, rewrite the essay using those statistics.