Samuel P. Huntington, author of The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World El desafío hispano: en el siguiente texto, el académico Samuel P.. El autor comenta un ensayo del conocido sociólogo norteamericano Samuel P. En su ensayo «El desafío hispano» Samuel P. Huntington, el mundialmente. “Polémico libro del académico estadounidense Samuel Huntington. ” Huntington, el desafío hispano y el contexto político” (El Universal – John Bailey) (

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Now Professor Huntington turns his attention from international affairs to our domestic cultural rifts as vesafio examines the impact other civilizations and their values are having on our own country.

Border Patrol rose from 1. Sustained numerical expansion promotes cultural consolidation and leads Mexican Americans not to hhispano but to glory in the differences between their culture and U.

Unlike past immigrant groups, Mexicans and other Latinos have not assimilated into mainstream U. One might suppose that, with the rapid expansion of samueel Mexican immigrant community, people of Mexican origin would have less incentive to become fluent in and to use English in than they had in The media and communications industry became increasingly Hispanic. Hispanic organizations play a central role in inducing the U.

On all these dimensions, Mexican immigration is fundamentally different.

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Infor the first time since the s, a majority of newborn children in California were Hispanic. At the same time, Mexicans and other Hispanics were also establishing beachheads elsewhere. English language use and fluency for first- and second-generation Mexicans thus seem to follow the pattern common to past immigrants. BySpanish was not just the language spoken in most homes, it was also the principal language of commerce, business, and politics.

Mexican immigrants constituted In these programs, students are taught in both English and Spanish on an alternating basis with a view to making English-speakers fluent in Spanish and Spanish-speakers fluent in English, thus making Spanish the equal of English and transforming the United States into a two-language country.

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The inflow of immigrants would again become highly diverse, creating increased incentives for all immigrants to learn English and absorb U.

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Indeed, the orientation of U. The immigration law, the increased availability of transportation, and the intensified forces promoting Mexican emigration drastically changed this situation. Trending Now Sponsored Links by Taboola.

But now, for the first time in U. Another major difference concerns the relations of Cubans and Mexicans with their countries of origin. Would the United States be the country that it has been and that it largely remains today if it had been settled in the buntington and 18th centuries not by British Protestants but by French, Spanish, or Portuguese Catholics?

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BooknotesSunday, June 13, As their numbers increase, they become more committed to their own ethnic identity and culture. Inonly Create a Huntinggon Policy account to access 3 articles per month and free newsletters developed by policy experts. Mexicans do not forget these events. Founding Fathers considered the dispersion of immigrants essential to their assimilation.

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The Mexican community in the United States has been more ambivalent and nuanced in its attitudes toward the Mexican government. In the midth century, English speakers from the British Isles dominated immigration into the United States.

Sign up for free access to 3 articles per month and weekly email updates from expert policy analysts. And certainly not the Vietnamese, who are so damn happy to be here. Strengthened by the growth of Hispanic numbers and influence, Hispanic leaders are actively seeking to transform the United States into a bilingual society. That has been the pattern historically and continues to be the pattern for most contemporary non-Hispanic immigrants.

In the end, the results could be similar: Much the same lack of dual competence is true of Walloons and Flemings in Belgium. The use of both languages could become acceptable in congressional hearings and debates and in the general conduct of government business.


In the long term, Mexican immigration could decline when the economic well-being of Mexico approximates that of the United States. They came from many different countries, spoke different languages, and came legally.

Mexican Americans enjoy a sense samue, being on their own turf that is not shared by other immigrants. In the Southwest, overwhelming numbers of Mexican immigrants have desafip poor, unskilled, and poorly educated, and their children are likely to face similar conditions.

While the absolute numbers are often small, the states with the largest percentage increases in Hispanic population between and were, in decreasing order: They dispersed into many enclaves in rural areas and major cities throughout the Northeast and Midwest. Events on LibraryThing Local. If this trend continues, the cultural division between Hispanics and Anglos could replace the racial division between blacks and whites as the most serious cleavage in U.

Informer U. Of Miamians speaking a non-English language at home, Ina Spanish-language television station became the number-one station watched by Miamians — the hunyington time a foreign-language station achieved that rating in a major U.

Dual-language programs, which go one step beyond bilingual education, have become increasingly popular. Scale The causes of Mexican, as well as other, immigration are found in the demographic, economic, and political dynamics of the sending country and the economic, political, and social attractions of the United States.

The early Cuban immigrants in South Florida were largely middle and upper class. Yet that is what the Spanish-language advocates have in mind.