The Five Different Eras Of Hispanic-American Culture

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Hispanic-American Culture Hispanic culture has been spreading more and more in America. Today, almost 16% of the population of the United States is made up of Hispanic Americans. Hispanics are all over the United States, but some states have a higher population, including: Texas, California, New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. The Hispanic population mostly comes from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba and smaller numbers of immigrants are from Central and South America and from the Dominican Republic. Taken together, these people are called Hispanics, or Latinos. Hispanics came to America is through five different eras. The first era is 1520-1809; which is during the Spanish Conquest. The Spanish Conquest changed everything about the life of…show more content…
The area between the waist and knees is considered “private”. Traditional Hispanic women who have recently immigrated from Mexico and countries in central and South America, are typically much more modest compared to the second or third generation Americans from the same countries will likely be much more relaxed. Hispanics are often very serious about modesty because they believe that it is an important part of their faith. In Hispanic culture, it is looked down upon to be mentally ill. Hispanics often mistake depression for nervousness, tiredness or a physical sickness, and see the issue as temporary. Mental illness in Hispanic culture is believed that depressed people weren't trustworthy and therefore Hispanics are unwilling to socialize with someone who's depressed. This stigma has many Hispanics unwilling to come forward about their health problem. Patients with mental health concerns do not like to share this information with their relatives or friends. They are also less likely to share their mental health issues with their doctors. “Although the rates of mental illness among Latinos and whites in the U.S. are roughly equivalent, whites are far more likely to receive mental-health treatment (about 60 percent more likely, a 2008 study found). According to a 2011 Surgeon General's report, only about 20 percent of Latinos with a psychological disorder consult a general health-care provider about their symptoms, and just 10 percent…show more content…
This music is known as “indigenous music”, this type of music had mostly wind instruments, like flutes. The more traditional music that people familiarize with was influences by African slaves “…if we just take a look at the music that has come from Brazil and the Caribbean, then we know how significant this influence is. Samba, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata,TImba, and many more, are just some of the rhythms that have been shaped by African beats.” (Carlos Quintana) Today’s Hispanic music is much different from traditional music, todays Latin music has been shaped by genres like: Pop, Rock and Roll, Alternative, and

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