Hispanic-American culture in California

Kimberly Lynch

Document Type Dissertation/Thesis


What Pedro's teacher and many Americans grossly underestimate is the loss of culture that occurs when Hispanics give up their language in this country. The assimilationist theory of our "melting pot" nation creates an oppressive environment for many Mexican-Americans. This paper will defend the Hispanic position that favors cultural pluralism through an examination of the Spanish-speaking culture as it exists in Califomia.