Latinos in the Public Square

Latinosin the Public Square

Latinosin the Public Square

  • Social Economic Well-Being

MostLatino immigrants struggle to live in the U.S., which welcomes andprofits from their labor, yet they continually treat them as racialthreats and undeserving in their nation. Latin American immigrantsare offered the least educational attainment they work in theunfavorable labor making cheap earnings and occupy the low-leveljobs, and have the highest rate of poverty (Acevedo, 2011). They aretreated as second class citizens since they are offered least welfareservices. However, the government provides them with protection,employment, education, and health services.

  • Latino Immigration

Theconstant flow of Latino immigrants into the U.S. poses a threat thatcan divide the nation. Unlike other U.S. immigrants, Latinos formtheir political and linguistic enclaves hence, they do notassimilate into the country’s mainstream culture (Acevedo, 2011).Their growth rate is recorded to be higher than any other USimmigrants or the whole population as a whole. However, the fastgrowth also benefits the country regarding labor, market, and tax.

  • Resisting Exclusion

Latinoimmigrants have created organizations from the past to push againstthe exclusion they are subjected to concerning social, political, andeconomic conditions (Acevedo, 2011). Such movements are aimed atbringing equality to the Latino like other citizens. This is meant toshed light to the government on how unfair it treats the Latinoimmigrants. This resistance to exclusion is taken negatively by thegovernment claiming it promotes crimes.


TheU.S. government does not practice the freedom it proclaims since theydo not treat Hispanic immigrants equally like other citizens. Theyare denied some fundamental rights and other social welfare services,and hence, they are regarded as second-class citizens.


  1. It helps to enlighten people on the social, political, and economic conditions of the Latinos in the U.S., especially the government on how it unfairly treats them.

  2. The Latinos are enlightened on how they are denied their rights. This way, it makes it easier to sort out the differences between them and the government.


Acevedo,G. (2011). LatinosinthePublicSquare(pp. 7-215). California: SAGE Publications, Inc.