Why is your so-called assignment only about Hispanics? Hispanic immigration is great and it has contributed to American in many many ways.
Hispanics, the Largest U.S. Minority, Enrich the American Mosaic
They contribute tradition, creativity and innovation to U.S. society
Washington — Hispanics, the largest and fastest-growing minority in the United States, are changing American society and culture.
Hispanics “have enriched our culture and brought creativity and innovation to everything from sports to the sciences and from the arts to our economy,” said President Obama in his National Hispanic Heritage Month proclamation. “The story of Hispanics in America is the story of America itself. The Hispanic community’s values — love of family, a deep and abiding faith, and a strong work ethic — are America’s values.”
Latinos fill several top positions in the U.S. government, including Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. (See “Sotomayor Confirmed as Newest Supreme Court Justice.”)
ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURE
The United States has the world’s fifth-largest Spanish-speaking population. More and more products, advertising and media — both English and Spanish — are targeted to Hispanic consumers, whose purchasing power is projected to grow to $1.2 trillion by 2012. (See “U.S. Businesses Court Increasingly Affluent Hispanic Consumers.”)
Many Latinos have become U.S. sports heroes, like baseball players Nomar Garciaparra, Pedro Martinez, David Ortiz, Albert Pujols, Manny Ramirez and Alex Rodriguez. More than 25 percent of players in Major League Baseball (MLB) are from Latin American countries. Nine Latinos have been inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame; the first was Puerto Rico’s Roberto Clemente, who died in a 1972 airplane crash while delivering humanitarian supplies to Nicaraguan earthquake victims. (See “Roberto Clemente: A Life Lost but Not Forgotten“ and “U.S. Baseball Stars Honored for Helping Dominican Town Rebuild.”)
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