Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Hispanic population in the US

This map was used to show the percentage of Hispanic people that are situated in the US. America is now a culturaly diverse country, in a sense that the population is not souly dominated by the white men and women. The US has a variety of different cultural identities that range from the black communities to the spanish ones with equally vast amounts of people. Also America is no longer dominated by one religion there are a variety of practices that have become tollorated and even celebrated in the states. An example of this could be the vast amount of mosque that have been built in the US, this allows minority groups to practise their faith without discrimination. The president also claims that "We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus — and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of it"

This is an interesting image for many reasons. The first being that it draws close attention to the fact that the US has an ever growing Hispanic population. On the map you can see that in the south and south western areas there on many occasions the population is atleast 50% hispanic. This population is this high for one reason and this reason is due the locality. Texas a state that is heavily populated by the Hispanic people shares borders with Mexico. Many of the population that now have taken refuge in the US have done so illegally. This means that they have crossed the borders from the US and Mexico illegally therefore making them illegal immegrants. Problems in states close to the border such as Arizona have caused many problems and one severe reaction taken by Arizona was to pass legislaion that means anyone in that state can be randomly stopped and asked to show or prove a form of ID. This evidence could also be confirmed as in the northern states there is a less that 6.O% of hispanic population.

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