2nd Generation Hispanics – Tracking Success
I was very pleased to find more evidence of something that I have believed for years: Second Generation Hispanic Immigrants are succeding in the USA. As I mentioned on one of my previous posts: Viva Nevada, the children of those “foreigners” that immigrated to the USA with plenty of dreams, are actually accomplishing those dreams and perhaps more.
A recent article in The Washington Post highlights several young Hispanic students, that regardless of their parent’s level of education and any other adversities they encountered as they grew up, are pursuing higher education and they hope to make the difference in this country. Perhaps, many of them have lost their parent’s accent when speaking English as it became their native language. Perhaps, many of them do not speak Spanish to perfection; however, they are the “American Version” of their parent’s dreams.
Several other articles featured in the New york Times, Bloomberg and ABC news refer to the Pew Study that tracks the success of the children of immigrants, mainly Hispanics. However; I have observed, while attending classes for the MBA program at the University of Nevada, Reno, an increased number of second-generation hispanics that attend classes like Jaime Tibaduiza and his sister Andrea Tibaduiza, just to mention a small sample from one of my classes.
I am truly proud to belong to the “hispanic” category. I don’t feel alienated or discriminated against everytime I check the box when they ask me for the race I belong to. I am sure each one fo us, no matter where we were born, what language we speak, or what color we are, we are all struggling to achieve some dream. Perhaps, that dream wasn’t initiated by us, it started with our ancesters and we are just excecuting it. Perhaps we are just “Living The Dream”. Are you living the dream? What are you doing to make that dream a reality?