Hispanic Culture in the United States: The Positive Impacts Observed Across the Country
-THE HISPANICZATION OF NORTH AMERICA-
Sociological transformation of North America
It is the opinion of several learned political analysts that North America is undergoing an unprecedented deep sociological transformation; not only in their traditional moral and social customs, but also politically. Not long ago, as it closed to 30 years ago, and that’s just a generation, it was unthinkable or remotely accepted, the sexual practices so common today of gay rights and same-sex marriages. Abortion and divorce were considered a taboo subject and people were skeptical about their property. Children then were raised differently from most cases today, and parents viewed their responsibilities much more rigorously and the application of discipline much stricter as well. And in this respect, much the same can be said about the teacher’s involvement with children; whatever happens, he was respected and supported by the parents. However, the last three decades have seen a dramatic change in these contemplations; partly due to the liberalization of the laws and their judicial decision, and partly due to the fragmentation of the family and the home; mainly due to the very high divorce rate and, finally, the record number of women entering the workplace. The result has been in many ways, mostly negative and damaging to society, and its true consequences are yet to be seen in their entirety. Just one case in point: young boys (so far there have been no girls involved) randomly and for no apparent reason, shooting and killing many of their peers in their schools. It has reached plague proportions, and there has not been lately, not a single month, that we are not informed about one of these new massacres. What’s going on? Everybody, puzzled, asks the same question; But for the purposes of this presentation, suffice it to say that, sadly, it is part of this transformation and sociological deterioration that surrounds us.
Is this happening in the countries of the South? Partly yes and partly no. Hispanic cultures differ in many ways from their Anglo-Saxon counterpart. On the one hand, the vision that Latinos have about family life, including sex, children, their discipline, marriage, divorce, etc., is very different. This does not mean that there is no social deterioration in our countries, such as alarming crime rates for one; but this is due to completely different factors from those found in the North. The drug is, in my opinion, the most related, and it is common to both sides. And second, moral standards are much more “relaxed” in Anglo-Saxon culture than in the South.
However, there is something more present in the Hispanic culture; they are not generally found in the north, which in the opinion of sociologists, have profound implications in the transformation, evolution for better or for worse, of modern society; And it is: that even when both parents are working, there is always someone at home, such as grandparents, waiting and supervising the children when they return from school. The other thing is that in Latin America, due to the economy, children spend much less time glued to a television or play stations; therefore, they are less exposed to the violence so prevalent in these electronic games and television programs; Not to mention the self-centered effect this has on young children’s minds. The underlying result, apparently, is that there are no school shootings by children in schools in Latin America, or why in all of these cases in the United States, none of the perpetrators are Latino. It is also the possible reason why crimes, contrary to the general perception, are higher among black, white and other races than among Hispanics. This is so, even when Latinos are grouped by ethnicity. Not all those who speak Spanish belong to the same race. Most Native Americans in Central, South, and West America are Spanish-speaking, but they differ racially from other Hispanics. If this had been taken into consideration by the institutions that tabulate crime as mentioned above, the percentage of true Hispanics involved in crime would have been shown to be much lower.
Interestingly, Latinos and all Spanish-speaking people are increasing much more than other groups in the United States. In the western states, especially California, Arizona, and New Mexico, it goes without saying that long before the Anglos got there, they had a flourishing society where Hispanic culture was predominant. Not only is their population increasing, it is much larger than any other group. Additionally, the crime rate has always been lower than in states with small or negligible Hispanic populations.
In other states far to the east, such as Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, Florida, Rhode Island and even Chicago and New York as cities, with a very high concentration of Hispanics, they have shown crime rates lower than most. of others. cities or states.
We might assume then, that the Hispanic-Latino culture is less likely to change as fast as one’s Anglo-Saxon counterpart, and that it is less likely to produce these aberrations that we are seeing lately, with these very young children, for no reason at all. , walk into a school and start shooting everyone in sight. In general, even when Latinos tend to be hotheaded, they are still less prone to violent crime. At least, this is what the statistics show. I believe that Latino temperaments help them to dissipate tensions that when repressed, often explode with uncontrollable anger. Uncontrollable anger is the seed of crime.
Contrary to some political discourses, the Latino population in the United States is definitely not a negative factor as its leaders claim and claim, and could very well be in the short and long term, a stabilizing force to heal many of these sociological wounds prevalent in the United States. last years in North America. Some of the characteristics of Latinos, especially family characteristics, should be studied by those who have the responsibility to influence society; to be highlighted in his recommendations for a profound change in the social future of North America.