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If you could describe Mexican Americans today ... How would you describe them? Is this different than how you would describe other Hispanic Americans?This is for a film. Thanks for your input.

 
booklover545

Asked by booklover545 at 11:00 AM on Jan. 27, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • What I have noticed is that both cultures are very "into" their children. I have been so impressed with the things I, personally, have witnessed. The first thing was working in the shoe store. I would see purple people who would come in, their children wearing slippers or flip flops, while they themselves, would spend upwards of $100.00 on a pair of shoes that matched the outfit they chose to wear that evening. You never saw that with hispanic people. They would come in and go directly to the children's section first. They would always come last. I found that so endearing. Also, when I worked at their churches, they were very family oriented. Anything with family, pictures, etc... were considered a top priority. I just love the family aspect. It seems so refreshing to see families like that compared to what I normally see out in the public.
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 11:23 AM on Jan. 27, 2013

  • That's a very loaded question lol. Living in a city with such a large Mexican population, the only thing that I can see across the board is that they are VERY family oriented.
    maecntpntz219

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 12:00 PM on Jan. 27, 2013

  • Agree with the very family oriented, which is typically true. It's what won me over with my late DH's own family. I thought it was amazing they were all so close. Most mexican-americans also are catholic, which isn't uncommon to mean a huge family. Also something fun for someone coming from a quiet home as a nearly only child - my brothers are both a lot older than me.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 1:01 PM on Jan. 27, 2013

  • I would describe them as Americans only. I do not hyphenate American. JMO.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:04 AM on Jan. 27, 2013

  • i would describe them as Americans with Mexican heritage that are apart of the Hispanic ethnic group. i dont really like to describe large groups of ppl when i only have personal experiences with a few.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 6:02 PM on Jan. 27, 2013

  • Family oriented and they love music and food. They make it important through every occasion and I like that.
    uwmilf

    Answer by uwmilf at 11:11 AM on Jan. 28, 2013

  • I thought Mexican meant they were from Mexican heritage, but Hispanic covered other Spanish-oriented countries.

    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 12:33 PM on Jan. 27, 2013

  • Hispanic is all people Spanish origin.
    booklover545

    Comment by booklover545 (original poster) at 12:51 PM on Jan. 27, 2013

  • American's with brown hair.
    OenophiliaMama

    Answer by OenophiliaMama at 11:37 PM on Jan. 27, 2013

  • I do not exactly know what you are asking for. Mexicans who have become American citizens a Americans. They are people like every one else.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 10:49 PM on Jan. 28, 2013