How much do you know about our Hispanic community?

National Hispanic History Month is in full swing.

puerto rican latina hispanic heritage monthThe Puerto Rican Day parade is happening now in the Brotherly City of Love, Philadelphia. In order to enlighten my fellow women and raise awareness, I have put together a little quiz for you ladies to test your knowledge.

¡BUENA SUERTE!

 

Latinos are the ethnic group most likely to start a business.

According to a report by Kaufman Foundation. I can attest to this!

Hispanic immigrants stole money from the housing market during the housing market boom between 2000-2010

Immigrants -- of whom people from Latin America are the great majority -- boosted the housing market by a whopping $3.7 trillion from 2000 to 2010, according to a study by the Americas Society.

All the names of cities and streets in America were named by the English Settlers.

Many cities and streets were name by the Spanish and are in the Spanish language. You can speak Spanish and didn't even know it 🙂

50% of the population is Hispanic.

There are an estimated 54 million Hispanic people in the United States, comprising over 17% of the population.

80% of Hispanics are biligual.

Of the English-speaking Hispanics in the United States, a majority, an estimated 57.4%, are bilingual. I am Hispanic, I am not bilingual. It is a tragedy. Don't judge me.

Texas is the state with the highest population of Hispanics.

California is the state with the largest Hispanic population -- an estimated 15 million, followed by Texas and Florida. All three of these states comprise more than half (55%) of the Hispanic population.

Hispanics are made up of only Mexicans and Central Americans.

1. of or relating to the people, speech, or culture of Spain or of Spain and Portugal 2. of, relating to, or being a person of Latin American descent living in the U.S.; especially :one of Cuban, Mexican, or Puerto Rican origin According to Websters Dictionary.

Every Hispanic is Latino.

Every Latino is a Hispanic, not every Hispanic is a Latino. Hispanic is the more inclusive term.

Hispanic, Latino and Latin all mean the same thing.

Hispanic: a person of Latin American or Iberian ancestry, fluent in Spanish. It is primarily used along the Eastern seaboard, and favored by those of Caribbean and South American ancestry or origin. English or Spanish can be their “native” language. Latino: a U.S.-born Hispanic who is not fluent in Spanish and is engaged in social empowerment through Identity Politics. “Latino” is principally used west of the Mississippi, where it has displaced “Chicano” and “Mexican American.” English is probably their “native” language. “Empowerment” refers to increasing the political, social, and spiritual strength of an individual or a community, and it is associated with the development of confidence of that individual or community in their own abilities. Latin: an abbreviation for “Latin American,” or “Latinoamericano” in Spanish (written as one word), a Latin is a person who was born in Latin America and migrated to the United States. Regardless of his or her immigration status, a Latin is a foreign-born worker for whom English is a “foreign” language and who lacks the cultural fluency taken for granted by those born and raised in the United States. Spanish, Portuguese, or an indigenous language is their “native” language.

Close to half of Millenials are Hispanic (electorate).

Millennials make up almost half (44%) of the Hispanic electorate in 2016. Hispanic millennials will likely continue to drive growth of the Hispanic electorate, given the median age of U.S.-born Hispanics is only 19. In addition, in any given year, more than 800,000 young Hispanics turn 18.

 

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