By Steven Otfinoski

The Hispanic the United States sequence takes readers on a trip to a spot that was referred to as the recent international.

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That changed drastically at the start of the twentyfirst century. Today, Hispanic culture is everywhere—in the media, the arts, food, and fashion. But just as Hispanic culture has transformed mainstream American culture, the culture of the United States has changed Hispanic culture. The cultures are blending in new and often surprising ways. —T H E B I L I N G UA L D E B AT E Language is central to any culture or ethnic group. Many Hispanic immigrants continue to speak their native language—Spanish (or in the case of Brazilians, Portuguese)—in 49 Opposite: Despite English being their second language, some Hispanic students are spoken to only in English in school.

1990 S TO 28 2010 A restaurant in East Harlem is visited by the many Puerto Ricans living in the area. ” That might be a slight exaggeration, but this parade is one of the biggest events in the life of this teeming city. It attracts more than 80,000 participants and about two million spectators. The fifty-first parade was held on June 8, 2008, with Rivera serving as its grand marshall. Previous parade leaders have included Puerto Rican singers Marc Anthony and Ricky Martin. The parade route passes up Fifth Avenue from Forty-fourth to Eighty-sixth Streets.

During the demonstrations and walkouts of May 2006 and May 2007, radio hosts played a crucial role in uniting the Hispanic community and urging it to action. Pedro Biaggi, a popular morning host on an FM station, feels that he is serving a forgotten community of Central American immigrants. “Never have we Latinos felt as insecure and persecuted as we do now,” Biaggi says. “I’m Puerto Rican . . ” Equally committed are Hollywood actors such as Cuban American Andy Garcia and Mexican American Salma 1990 S TO 52 2010 Hayek.

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