Multicultural Matrix

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University of Phoenix Material
Multicultural Matrix and Analysis Worksheet
Instructions:
Part I: Select and identify six groups in the left-hand column. Complete the matrix.
Part II: Write a summary.
Part III: Format references consistent with APA guidelines.

Part I: Matrix | What is the group’s history in the United States? | What is the group’s population in the United States? | What are some attitudes and customs people of this group may practice? | What is something you admire about this group’s people, lifestyle, or society? | 1. Spanish Americans | The existence of Spanish Americans started since 16th century (Lawrence 2002). Juan Ponce de Leon discovered Florida on April 2, 1513 and named it Pascua Florida as a Spanish term for Easter (Hoogenboom, 2006, p. 14). | As of 2007, the population of Spanish Americans is 45,378,596 (Pew Hispanic Center, 2009). | Hispanics are mostly Catholics. According to Cultural Diversity (2008), their social customs include elders having a prestigious status in the Hispanic family because of their experience Health practices of Hispanics are being emotionally expressive that they expects to be pampered when ill (Cultural Diversity 2008). | I admire Hispanics and their contribution to society in the field of entertainment. I also admire how Hispanics respect elders as one who has more experience than younger family members. | 2. African Americans | African Americans in majority arrived in U.S. as slaves in Jamestown, Virginia in 1619. Congress abolished the international slave trade in 1808. | According to the U.S. Census Bureau (2008), there are 246,833 African American are in U.S. (U.S. Census Bureau 2008). | African American are known to have oral traditions, dance traditions that depicts a rich, expressive culture showing their deepest feelings, aspirations, wishes (Saloy, 2009). | The admirable trait…...

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