The term racism is a noun describing the state of being racist, i. The origin of the root word "race" is not clear.
The United States, too, has had an effect on Mexican cultureincluding on its political culture except for a significant difference in how voters organize and government decision-making is carried out.
While Mexico modeled its official name after the United States of America and has a similar political structure, having chosen to create a bicameral congress and a democratic republic composed of a three branch government: This is an important difference as political activity, voter turnout and loyalty, and manner of governance are all impacted by the number of major parties in a political system.
Mexican culture also differs from American culture when it comes to language. Spanish, a member of the Romance language family, shares some words with English, a Germanic language, on account of the impact of Old French on the English lexicon.
Despite this, English and Spanish are very different languages with contrasting grammatical, phonological, and writing systems.
Language shapes the way we think and culture determines the way in which thoughts are expressed, as such, Spanish and English differ significantly in the way many basic concepts are conveyed.
The United States is a secular nation, though the majority of those who adhere to a religion consider themselves Christian.
In America, though religious traditions are respected and are recognized in some institutional customs such as being sworn under oath with a bible, prayers being held on the floor of the House of Representatives, and religious holiday observance, there is a separation of church and state that is an integral part of American culture.
The percentages of people who adhere to non-Christian religions such as Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism and those who consider themselves agnostic or atheist are much higher in America. Over 80 percent of Mexicans consider themselves Roman Catholic, while only a quarter of Americans identify with this faith, despite it being the largest individual denomination in the United States.
Thus, religious diversity, even within the Christian-faith, is significantly greater in America. Mexican cuisine is a combination of the food preferences and traditions of the indigenous people of Mexico such as Maya and Aztecs, the goods which are locally available, and important dishes, flavors and foods that were brought to the country by the Spanish.
American cuisine; however, includes the many tastes, customs, dishes, spices, and foods that were brought to the United States by immigrants over the last few centuries and that which are native to the land and indigenous people of America.
The political culture of America contrasts with Mexico on account of America having a two-party system and Mexico having a multi-party system with three major political parties. Mexican culture is a combination of Spanish culture and that of the indigenous people of Mexico, whereas American culture combines many more cultures due to significant immigration from every major continent.
There is greater religious diversity in America leading to secularism being dominant in America. Roman Catholicism is dominant in Mexico, resulting in the Catholic Church possessing considerable influence in Mexico. The cuisine of Mexico is based on the food customs and preferences of the Spanish and Indigenous people of Mexico, while American cuisine has elements of the many different food traditions which have found their way to America via immigrants over the last centuries.After eighteen months of travel in Latin America, Flora looks at the sexist attitude toward women in Latino 'machismo' culture that she experienced.
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In Latino culture, the needs of the group (read: Family) take precedence over the needs of the individual. Because of this, there are noticeable differences when it comes to family relationships with Anglos and Latinos. What challenges might these students have dealing with American culture?
-Different views on family life, language, ethics, as well as simple differences in the customs of everyday life can make life more stressful for a newly arrived Mexican immigrant.
Compare and Contrast Between Hispanic Culture and American Culture I. Introduction The Hispanic population has experienced an incredible growth in the past decade in the United States of America. Aug 09, · by Lucila Ortiz. In the chart below, review the differences between the views of “mainstream” American culture and Hispanic/Latino culture.
Cultural Aspects Mainstream American Culture.