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ERIC Number: ED044220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 26
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The Spanish Speaking People of the United States: A New Era.
Conde, Carlos, Ed.
There are an estimated 10 million Spanish-speaking Americans who constitute the second largest minority group in the nation. Included in this group are Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans. Life styles of the Spanish-speaking Americans, who were here before the Pilgrims, did not change significantly with the arrival of the Northern European cultures. However, the conflict which developed between the cultures has severely affected the social conditions of the Mexican American, his descendents, and the recent Mexican migrant. The Mexican American is looked upon as the remnant of an alien culture and an interloper on what had once been his ancestors' soil. Statistics and attitudes poignantly reflect the nation's social and political neglect of the Mexican American and other Spanish-speaking people. In 1969, the Federal Government created an inter-agency committee on Mexican American affairs: the Cabinet Committee on Opportunities for Spanish Speaking People (CCOSS). Activities of CCOSS are concerned with manpower and equal employment opportunity, economic development, housing, community and neighborhood development, education, comprehensive social and rehabilitative services, public affairs, and research. (EJ)
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Authoring Institution: Cabinet Committee on Opportunities for Spanish Speaking People, Washington, DC.