Working at an multicultural agency, many of us fly our flags high and proudly own our ethnic background, our family history, our roots. The “old country” we claim is our pride and joy, while the United States is our “now new home”. A country where everyone is an immigrant, the U.S. has had many ethnic movements. A process of ethnic consciousness occurs, and the American experience starts to entail defining what it means to be “the adjective” as well as American; together as one. With each new generation, identity is constantly being molded and defined. Recent studies highlight and show that Hispanic or Latino consciousness exists and is more prominent in some cases. Read more on the discussion about hyphenated Americans and ethnic pride here.
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