1st Generation Hispanics are closely in tune with
their culture. Whether they are from Mexico or El Salvador, they live
in the U.S. but their hearts and their minds are still back home in
their native country. That is why in America there are so many
languages being spoken. There is also more and more exposure to flags
of other countries.
The reason behind this is the First
Generation mindset of not letting go of the inner culture. A first
Generation Hispanic will talk openly about where they came from and how
they like to visit their native land from time to time. Once they
settle, 1st Generation Hispanics will settle for life and live in the
same home or city for the rest of their lives.
A 3rd Generation
Hispanic will not be as in tune with their parents or grandparents
native country. The reason is because the more assimilated they are in
American culture, the more they embrace it. When Hispanics embrace and
live within a certain culture, they shy away from their native culture.
They may still want to be a part of Hispanic functions but they will
not speak the native language, they will speak English because that is
the way they learn and think in the U.S. public school system.
Hispanic Culture is still appealing to Third Generation Hispanics but
not as much as 1st and 2nd. Third Generation Hispanics are living in
better upscale residential areas then the way they were raised. 3rd
Generation Hispanics will move often and change jobs, even if it means
moving far away from parents and immediate family.