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  Hispanic Americans in Congress -- Introduction
Hispanics and Hispanic Americans have played a fundamental role in the history of the United States.
The future for Hispanic Americans grows brighter each year as we increase our numbers and influence in government and the private sector, in commerce and law, in the arts and sciences, and in sports.
The collected biographies of Hispanic Americans who served in Congress allow us to understand the evolving history of the legislative branch of American government and the contributions of Hispanic Members of Congress in the political process.
www.loc.gov /rr/hispanic/congress/introduction.html   (1504 words)

  Hispanic Americans - MSN Encarta
Hispanic Americans, also known as Latinos, residents of the United States who trace their ancestry to countries in the western hemisphere where the Spanish language is spoken.
Hispanic Americans are the fastest-growing minority group in the United States.
The Hispanic American community is a mix of subgroups with roots in various countries of Latin America, such as Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761585657/Hispanic_Americans.html   (875 words)

  Hispanic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hispanic population in the Northeastern United States, concentrated in New York and New Jersey, is composed mostly of Puerto Ricans, however, the Dominican population has risen considerably in the last decade, especially in proportion to that region's Hispanic population.
Hispanics with mostly Caucasoid or Negroid features may not be recognized as such in spite of the ethnic and racial diversity of most Latin American populations.
Many "Hispanics" born in or with descent from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Colombia may be of African descent; be it mulatto (mixed European and fl African), zambo (mixed Amerindian and fl African), triracial (specifically European, fl African, and Amerindian) or unmixed fl African.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hispanic_American   (3824 words)

 savvyHEALTH.com: Diabetes Library - Diabetes and Hispanic Americans   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Diabetes in Hispanic Americans is a serious health challenge because of the increased prevalence of diabetes in this population, the greater number of risk factors for diabetes in Hispanics, the greater incidence of several diabetes complications, and the growing number of people of Hispanic ethnicity in the United States.
Central and South Americans represent the second-largest Hispanic American subgroup, with 13.4 percent of the Hispanic population.
Having American Indian or African genes (populations with a high prevalence of diabetes) is also thought to be a factor that causes the higher rates of diabetes in Hispanics.
www.savvyhealth.com /disp.asp?doc_id=87   (1712 words)

 Diabetes in Hispanic Americans   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Diabetes in Hispanic Americans is a serious health challenge because of the increased prevalence of diabetes in this population, the greater number of risk factors for diabetes in Hispanics, the greater incidence of several diabetes complications, and the growing number of people of Hispanic ethnicity in the United States.
Central and South Americans represent the second-largest Hispanic American subgroup, with 13.4 percent of the Hispanic population.
Having American Indian or African genes (populations with a high prevalence of diabetes) is also thought to be a factor that causes the higher rates of diabetes in Hispanics.
your-doctor.com /healthinfocenter/medical-conditions/endocrine-disorders/diabetes/dm-hispanic.html   (3640 words)

 Hispanic Americans
Hispanic populations that have longer histories in the United States have already made substantial contributions to its development: Hispanic culture of the Southwest, for example, predates the Anglo influence by several hundred years.
In short, the Hispanic is characterized as dumb, lazy, and dirty-a fatalistic voodoo practitioner with a criminal mentality.
For example, Hispanic groups such as La Raze Unida and the League of United Latin American Citizens have shown strength through their success in placing Hispanic officials on school boards, city councils, and county courts as well as in state and national government.
intranet.stgregorys.edu /people/faculty/eachavez/hispanic1.htm   (2687 words)

 Hispanic-Americans: an under-represented group in US politics
Hispanics are one of the fastest growing groups in the United States, and yet they are under-represented in American political institutions.
Hispanics - the most diverse group in the US It may also be unrealistic to expect that the Hispanic population can develop into a powerful voting bloc given the diversity of their population.
Hispanic political organizations are as diverse as their constituencies and reflect the different needs of the various populations over time.
www.americansc.org.uk /Online/garcia.htm   (2314 words)

Although Hispanics have experienced less outright discrimination (except in Texas and New Mexico) than have African Americans, some sections of this group have lower economic and education levels than does the rest of the population of the United States.
Hispanics do not necessarily regard themselves as a single group because their attachments are to their specific national origin.
In contrast to urban Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans are not concentrated in the ghetto neighborhoods of cities.
history-world.org /hispanics.htm?epr   (4640 words)

 Hispanic Population
The statistics found herein refer only to the Hispanic population of the United States; the population of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is not included in the data, but Puerto Ricans residing in the United States are included.
Estimates and projections for the Hispanic population of the United States, states and counties, are available.
American FactFinder - The FactFinder provides an array of 1990 census data on the Hispanic population of the United States.
www.census.gov /population/www/socdemo/hispanic.html   (640 words)

 Hispanic Americans for Life
Hispanics are naturally pro-life and the President's embrace of the culture of life resonated with them.
For 12 years we saw a solid increase in the number of Hispanics willing to cross what many erroneously believed to be their party line and vote for pro-life Republicans.
Many commentators argued this meant that Hispanics had returned to their "natural" party, conveniently ignoring the fact that the Democratic Party had become the "Party of Death," anathema to the values of the Hispanic community.
www.nrlc.org /HAL/index.html   (914 words)

 Hispanic Americans
One of the foremost Hispanic Americans to reflect this new ethnic pride was Cesar Chavez, a labor leader who began to organize California grape pickers in 1962.
In addition, hundreds of Hispanic Americans were elected as state officials, mayors, county and municipal officials, and school board members.
College scholarships are offered by several Hispanic-American organizations, including the American GI Forum of the United States, the League of United Latin American Citizens, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the National Council of La Raza.
www.puhsd.k12.ca.us /chana/staffpages/eichman/Adult_School/us/spring/civil_rights/3/hispanics.htm   (3619 words)

 Mental Health: Culture, Race, Ethnicity - Fact Sheets
The Hispanic/Latino American population is characterized by its rapid growth.
Generally speaking, the rate of mental disorders among Hispanic Americans living in the community is similar to that of non-Hispanic white Americans.
Regarding older Hispanic Americans, one study found over 26% of its sample were depressed, but depression was related to physical health; only 5.5% of those without physical health problems said they were depressed.
www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov /cre/fact3.asp   (1002 words)

 Archived: Our Nation on the Fault Line: Hispanic American Education
In California, Hispanic students are projected to become the largest ethnic majority of the school population by the 19961997 school year.
Additionally, only 11 percent of the Hispanic American work force is in managerial and professional positions, compared to 27 percent of the non-Hispanic population.
The Hispanic women's labor force participation rate of 58 percent is expected to increase to 80 percent by the year 2005.
www.ed.gov /pubs/FaultLine/who.html   (1904 words)

 Fact Sheets > Alphabetical List > Serving our Hispanic American Elders
In 1990, 5.1 percent of the Hispanic population was age 65 or older.
Among Hispanic elders living in the United States, nearly 49 percent are of Mexican descent, 15 percent are of Cuban descent, 12 percent are of Puerto Rican descent, and 25 percent are other Hispanic heritage.
Hispanic communities are encouraged to take a lead role and actively participate in developing state and local plans that affect Hispanic elders.
www.aoa.dhhs.gov /press/fact/alpha/fact_serving_hispanicamer.asp   (673 words)

 Hispanic Americans: Census Facts
The percentage of Hispanic families consisting of a married couple with children under the age of 18.
The percentage of the Hispanic population age 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2004.
Percentage of Hispanics age 16 and older who are in the civilian labor force.
www.factmonster.com /spot/hhmcensus1.html   (1029 words)

 About the USA > Society > Hispanic Americans
Hispanics accounted for nearly half of all immigrants to this country between April 1, 2000, and July 1, 2003.
The term Hispanic was coined by the federal government in the 1970's to refer to the people who were born in any of the Spanish-speaking countries of the Americas or those who could trace their ancestry to Spain or former Spanish territories.
Other Hispanic groups, like the Puerto Ricans, did not migrate into the U.S. but instead were absorbed into it during the American expansions of the late 19th century.
usa.usembassy.de /society-hispanics.htm   (676 words)

 Center on an Aging Society
Hispanics adults with chronic conditions report that they are more likely to have difficulty obtaining health care and are less satisfied with their care, compared to non-Hispanic adults with chronic conditions.
Hispanics are somewhat less likely than non-Hispanics to see a physician, and much less likely to use services provided by health professionals other than physicians such as optometrists, psychologists, chiropractors, physical and occupational therapists, or social workers.
Hispanic adults are also less satisfied than non-Hispanic adults with the staff where they receive their care.
ihcrp.georgetown.edu /agingsociety/pubhtml/hispanics/hispanics.html   (1527 words)

 Diabetes in Hispanic Americans   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A small number of Hispanic Americans with diabetes (about 5 to 10 percent) have type 1 diabetes, which usually develops before age 20 and is always treated with insulin.
The majority of Hispanic Americans live in the south-central and southwestern United States.
The proportion of the Mexican American population that has diabetes (defined by medical history or fasting plasma glucose of 126 mg/dL or greater) rises from less than 1 percent for those younger than 20 to as high as 33 percent for women ages 60 to 74.
www.clevelandclinic.org /health/health-info/docs/1200/1215.asp?index=5981   (3460 words)

 Hispanic Americans, a diverse people
They are of European, native American, African, and mixed ancestry who share certain historical backgrounds and cultural traditions --in particular, the Spanish language.
Hispanic is the term or label officially given by the US Census to those individuals who speak Spanish or are of Hispanic origin.
Hispanics are the largest minority in the US Today in 2004 nearly 15 % of the US population is Hispanic.
www.theamericas.org /hispanic_americans.htm   (260 words)

Batiz calls this group "the influencers." In Hispanic culture where family ties are strong, mothers, fathers, aunts and uncles tend to have influence over the younger generation and are often key decision-makers for the entire family.
Additionally, Hispanic cultures and influencers may have a negative opinion of the military in general, as within their countries of origin soldiers may have harmed the public.
Two years later, a Hispanic American named David Glasgow Farragut was appointed as the first vice admiral in the Navy, and within another two years was appointed as the first "full" admiral in the history of the U.S. Navy.
www.hispanic-today.com /elnavystory.html   (2175 words)

 HSF General Fact-sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 2000 U.S. Census shows that the number of Hispanics skyrocketed over the last decade, from 22.3 million in 1990 to 38.8 million in 2003, making Hispanics the largest minority in the U.S. This demographic shift has broad implications for politics and culture at the beginning of the new millennium.
Although numerous Hispanics are achieving educational excellence, reports from the U.S. Census Bureau reveal a startling discrepancy in the educational attainment of Hispanics compared to other groups:
Hispanics have the highest high school dropout rates at 28 percent, of any major racial or ethnic group (ages 16 to 24), compared to 7 percent for Whites and 13 percent for African Americans.*
www.hsf.net /about/fact-sheet/HSFGeneralFactSheet.php   (824 words)

 Latinos (Hispanic Americans), Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Resource Guide
The Latin American and Caribbean Heritage Classroom project is a community effort that aims at creating a room that represents the Amerindian, European, and African cultures of the region.
The Latin American Cultural Union (LACU), founded in 1986, is a non profit organization whose primary goal is to cultivate and disseminate the diverse cultural and artistic manifestations of Latin American traditions and life such as dance, music, literature, culinary arts, film, painting, and regional costumes.
The Pew Hispanic Center's mission is to improve understanding of the diverse Hispanic population in the United States and to chronicle Latinos' growing impact on the nation.
www.clpgh.org /subject/ethnic/latino.html   (798 words)

 Hispanic Americans
The term Hispanic and Latino are used interchangeably, although Latino is more widely used in the west, while the term Hispanic is used in the east and by the federal government.
However, as the Hispanic population continues to grow, many communities are beginning to realize the importance of having bilingual police officers, rescue workers, and medical personnel.
Hispanics were put in separate schools, which were underfunded compared to the regular public schools.
www.franklinco.k12.nc.us /ESL/lessons/mexicounit/Hispanicamericans.htm   (855 words)

 White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans
Education in the Hispanic community took center stage at a two-day conference hosted by U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings and the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.
The two-day event, called "Pathways to Hispanic Family Learning," focused on the importance of family and community involvement in the education of our students and finding effective ways to provide valuable information about education to Hispanic Americans in English and Spanish...
An essential factor in the effort to increase educational attainment and to close the achievement gap for Hispanic Americans is family involvement.
www.yesican.gov   (696 words)

 Hispanic or Latino
Hispanics or Latinos are persons of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central-American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
Though Hispanic communities can be found throughout Florida, the Northeast, and other parts of the country, the greatest concentrations of Hispanics are in the southwestern states from Texas to California.
Hispanics tend to be younger than the white non-Hispanic population (except for Cubans, who have a higher proportion of elderly than other Hispanic groups).
www.cdc.gov /omh/Populations/HL/HL.htm   (809 words)

 Hispanic Business - World's Largest Heart Failure Registry Highlights Clinical Differences in Hispanic Americans With ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
According to the ADHERE(R) observational analysis, Hispanic Americans more often were male and had a higher incidence of diabetes and high cholesterol than African American or Caucasian heart failure patient cases in the study.
The observational analysis, titled "Clinical characteristics and outcomes of Hispanic Americans admitted with acute decompensated heart failure: An Analysis from a large prospective registry database" (04-SS-A-9941-AHA), was presented by Javier Jimenez, M.D. and evaluated clinical characteristics and in-hospital outcomes from ADHERE(R) Registry data on 61,778 patients hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure.
According to the American Heart Association Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics -- 2004 Update, at age 40 the lifetime risk of developing heart failure is 1 in 5, and it is estimated that the cost of treating congestive heart failure patients in the U.S. will reach $28.8 billion in 2004.
www.hispanicbusiness.com /news/newsbyid.asp?id=19138   (1057 words)

 Social Security's Rate of Return For Hispanic Americans
A Heritage Foundation study reveals that the Social Security system's rate of return for most Hispanic Americans will be vastly inferior to what they could expect from placing their payroll taxes in even the most conservative private investments.
If Hispanic Americans were allowed to direct their payroll taxes into safe investment accounts similar to 401(k) plans, or even in super-safe U.S. Treasury bonds, they would accumulate far more money in savings for their retirement years than they are likely ever to receive from Social Security.
Average-income, single Hispanic males are hit particularly hard because of the lower male life expectancy and the absence of spousal and survivors benefits.
www.heritage.org /Research/SocialSecurity/CDA98-02.cfm   (6634 words)

 HispanicOnline.com - Education
For instance, they sometimes let the fact that they were once upon a time discouraged from speaking Spanish—even to the point of being punished in school—fuel their support of bilingual education for the students of today.
Not only is the number of Hispanics attending college on the rise, but latinos are also enrolling in higher numbers in the county's best schools, changing the faces of the most selective academic institutions.
Hispanic heritage is not just for Hispanics to celebrate—it is woven into the very fabric of American life.
www.hispaniconline.com /edu&   (983 words)

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