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Encyclopedia > Hispanic and Latino politics in the United States
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Latinos and Hispanics
in the United States
Groups

Asian Latinos  ·  Brazilian Americans
Cuban Americans  ·  Dominican Americans
Mexican Americans
Peruvian Americans
Puerto Ricans
Latino refers to people living in the US of Latin American nationality and their US-born descendants. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ... Asian Latino, as used in the United States, is a rarely employed term that refers to Latinos of Asian ancestry who identify as such. ... This is a list of famous Brazilian Americans. ... A Cuban-American is an immigrant to the United States from Cuba. ... A Dominican American[1] is an immigrant or descendant of immigrants from the Dominican Republic to the United States. ... The ethnonym Mexican-American describes United States citizens of Mexican ancestry (14 million in 2003) and Mexican citizens who reside in the US (10 million in 2003). ... A Peruvian American is an immigrant or descendant of immigrants from Peru that arrived in the United States. ...

History

Latino history
Latin nationalism This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Religions

Hispanics and Religion
Christian Latinos
Latino Jews  ·  Latino Muslims
Latinos and Hispanics are predominantly Christian in the United States. ... Latino Muslims praying in Houston, Texas Abstract Latin Americans, or Latinos as they are typically called, living in the United States have become the largest minority in this country. ...

Political movements

Hispanics and Politics
Chicano Movement
Puerto Rican independence movement
WikiProject Tasks This article has been identified by the members of WikiProject Mexican-Americans/Chicanos as the subject of a group collaboration, currently underway, with the goal of elevating it to Featured Article status. ... Flag of Puerto Rico The political movement for Puerto Rican Independence (Lucha por la Independencia Puertorriqueña) has existed since the mid-19th century and has advocated independence of the island of Puerto Rico, in varying degrees, from Spain (in the 1800s) or the United States (from 1898 to the...

Organizations

Association of Hispanic Arts
Congressional Hispanic Caucus
LULAC
National Council of La Raza
NALEO ·  MEChA  ·  UFW
There are three main components to AHA’s programming and services: Advocacy: Latino arts and culture is an essential and vibrant part of the nation’s identity. ... // About the CHC The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) is comprised of 21 Members of Congress of Hispanic descent. ... LULAC is an organization which strives for rights for Hispanic Americans. ... The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is a non-profit, and non-partisan political advocacy group in the United States. ... National Association of Latino Elected Officials aka NALEO External links http://www. ... MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán or Chicano Student Movement of Aztlán), is an organization that seeks to promote an awareness of Chicano history by education and political action. ... The United Farm Workers of America (UFW) are a labor union that evolved from unions founded in 1962 by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta. ...

Culture

Hispanic culture
Literature  ·  Studies
Contemporary issues
Art  ·  Music
The Hispanic culture pertains to any country that was colonized by the early Spanish conquistadors. ... // Introduction Latino/a Studies is an academic discipline which studies the experience of people of Hispanic ancestory in America. ... Latin music has long influenced American popular music, jazz, rhythm and blues and even country music. ...

Languages

Spanish · Spanish in the U.S.
French · Frespañol
English · Spanglish
Portuguese · Portuñol  · Portinglês
Hebrew · Ladino langauge To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Frespañol, is a portmanteau of the words Français and Español, which mean French and Spanish. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Spanglish, a portmanteau of the words Spanish and English, is a name used to refer to a range of language-contact phenomena, primarily in the speech of the Hispanic population of the United States, which is exposed to both Spanish and English. ... Portuñol (also Portunhol), a portmanteau of the words Português (Portuguese) and Español (Spanish), is a mixed language based on Spanish and Portuguese. ... Hebrew (עִבְרִית or עברית, ‘Ivrit) is a Semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family spoken by more than seven million people in Israel and Jewish communities around the world. ... This article deals with the Judaeo-Spanish language. ...

Lists

Majority Hispanic U.S. Cities
List of Puerto Rico-related topics
Notable Hispanic Americans
Related topics
List of Latino topics
List of Hispanic topics
The following is a partial list of United States cities and towns in which a majority (over 50%) of the population is Hispanic or Latino, according to data from the 2000 Census. ... . ... Famous Hispanic Americans Christina Aguilera, pop singer Isabel Allende, writer Roberto Alomar, baseball player Julia Alvarez, writer Luis Walter Alvarez, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Rudolfo Anaya, writer Desi Arnaz, actor Judy Baca, artist Joan Baez, folk singer and activist David Barkley, soldier and Medal of Honor recipient Jean-Michel Basquiat...

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The Hispanic population of the United States is the largest minority ethnic group[1] has been seen by some commentators as a growing as a share of the vote. Although historically a heavily Democratic constituency,[2] it has been claimed that there is a growing diversity in Hispanic political views.[3] The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish Hispano, from Latin Hispānus, adjective from Hispānia, Iberian Peninsula) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, its people and culture. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...

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Republicans and Democrats

Many Cubans-Americans tend to favor conservative political ideologies and support the Republicans, while Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans lean more towards the Democrats; however, because the latter groups are far more numerous (Mexicans alone are nearly 60% of Hispanics), the Democratic Party is considered to be in a far stronger position among Hispanics overall. In the past two national election cycles, however, the Presidency of George W. Bush has had a significant impact on the political leanings of Hispanic Americans. As a former Governor of Texas, President Bush has regarded the growing Hispanic community as a potential source of growth for the conservative and/or Republican movement--particularly because of the Catholic and more conservative social values that many Hispanic Americans share with the conservative element of the American political system. The U.S. Census indicates that the Hispanic population of the United States is the fastest growing minority in the country, and will hold considerable political clout within the next 50 years. A Cuban-American is an immigrant to the United States from Cuba. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American businessman and politician, was elected in 2000 as the 43rd President of the United States of America, re-elected in 2004, and is currently serving his second term in that office. ... Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ...


Bush has made some gains for the Republican Party among Hispanics. In the 1996 presidential election, 72% of Hispanics backed President Clinton, but in 2000, that Democratic total fell to 62%, and down further to 58% in 2004, with Democrat John Kerry winning Hispanics 58-40 over Bush. Presidential electoral votes by state. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ...


It also breaks down by state. Hispanics in the West, especially in California, were much stronger for the Democratic Party than in Texas and Florida. California Latinos voted 63-32 for John Kerry in 2004, and both Arizona and New Mexico Latinos by a smaller 56-43 margin, but Texas Latinos were split nearly evenly, and Florida Latinos (mostly being Cuban American) backed President Bush by a 56-44 margin.


Political organizations

Some political organizations associated with Hispanic Americans are LULAC, the United Farm Workers and the Cuban American National Foundation. LULAC is an organization which strives for rights for Hispanic Americans. ... The United Farm Workers of America (UFW) is a labor union that evolved from unions founded in 1962 by César Chávez, Dolores Huerta, Larry Itliong, and Philip Veracruz. ... The Cuban American National Foundation (CANF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to overthrowing the Cuban government of Fidel Castro. ...


See also

Look up Latino, latino in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... // Meaning La Raza means literally in Spanish the race. ... Bronze race (Spanish: raza de bronce) is a term used by early 20th century Latin American writers of the indigenista and americanista schools to refer to the mestizo race that arose in America with the arrival of European (particularly Spanish) colonisers and their intermingling with the New Worlds indigenous... Famous Hispanic Americans Christina Aguilera, pop singer Isabel Allende, writer Roberto Alomar, baseball player Julia Alvarez, writer Luis Walter Alvarez, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Rudolfo Anaya, writer Desi Arnaz, actor Judy Baca, artist Joan Baez, folk singer and activist David Barkley, soldier and Medal of Honor recipient Jean-Michel Basquiat... The Cuban-American lobby is a general term for the various groups largely made up by Cuban emigrants to the USA and their descendants who pressure the U.S. government over its policy toward Cuba. ...

References

  1. ^ Hispanic vote anxieties, 22/2/04, Donald Lambro, Washington Times
  2. ^ The Latino challenge, Carlos Munoz Jr, 2 November, 2000, BBC Website
  3. ^ The Hispanic Vote Elects Bush, Newsmax

The Washington Times is a daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C.. It was founded in 1982 as a conservative alternative to the Washington Post by members of the controversial Unification Church. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, invariably known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest public broadcasting corporation in the world. ...

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