History and Culture : History and Culture History
Cuba was colonized by the Spanish in 1511.
The island was formerly inhabited by Ciboney and Arawak Indians.
The native population was destroyed by disease, warfare, and enslavement. They eventually became extinct. Culture
The Cuban American family has strong parental control over their children’s lives.
Cuban American women share the authority and power in the household.
Cuban American children are chaperone during the dating process. Settlement : Settlement According to the U.S. census the Cuban population has moved to Florida, most of them live in Dade County.
The first Cuban’s came into Miami and made their own community called “Little Havana”
The Cuban’s came in to the United States around 1959-62. The first place they settle was in New Orleans, Louisiana. Skills : Skills Cubans who came to America had great practicing music skills.
In 1984 Cuban American headed a third of the Miami area private companies, with sales of 12.5 million.
Cubans are regarded as a successful migrant group. Religion : Religion Most Cubans adopt Cat holism as their chosen religion, Protestants make up about 6% of Cubans.
Fully one –quarter of native-born Cuban Americans say they have no preference of Religion. Language and Music : Language and Music Cuba’s national language is Spanish.
In 1989 most Cuban agreed that they speak both English and Spanish.
Cuban Americans stated that they speak a mixture of both called “Spanglish”. Cuban Americans are great musicians they got connections with their skills.
They were influential by jazz.
Popular musicians as Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan.
Hollywood they have Cameron Diaz, Eva Mendes. Food and Beverages : Food and Beverages Cuban Cuisine that are served at lunch and dinner.
Con polo (Chicken and rice), pan con baste (steak sandwich), platanos maduros(sweet plantains) Cuban often drink café Cubano a small cup of coffee called cafecito.
A common soft drink is Materva a Cuban soda made of yerba mate. Prejudice and Discrimination in the United States : Prejudice and Discrimination in the United States Cuban Americans can only visit the island of Cuba once every three years.
Florida has a bill called 1310. This limits the ability of Cuban families on both sides to keep in touch with each other.
Cruel and discriminatory behavior are often experienced by Cuban Americans in education, politics, and employment.
Visas for families are rationed due to cutbacks to education , health care, and social services. Groups Data and Resources : Groups Data and Resources In the most recent census taken in the year 2000 there were 1,241,685 Cuban Americans both native and foreign. This amount represents 3.5% of people who call themselves Spanish. This is by far the highest of all Hispanic groups.
Cuban Americans income is $36,671 higher than any other Hispanic group. Cuban Population in the U.S. : Cuban Population in the U.S. Middle class
Lowe Middle Class Profile of Cuban Americans : Profile of Cuban Americans Roberto Goizueta CEO Coca-Cola 1981
Jorge Mas Canosa Founder CANF 1981
Gloria Estafan Pop Artist
Ileana Lehtinen Congresswoman 1989
Albio Sirez Congressman 2004
Orlando Hernandez Baseball Player
Aurelio de la Vega College professor Summary : Summary Cuban Americans through their hard work and commitment to success have climbed to the very top of American life. Cuban Americans have demonstrated success across all spectrum of society, these include science, arts, music and politics. Cuban American have helped to shape the American landscape through their motivation, family values and achievement. Cuban Americans have adopted America as their homeland to which they are very grateful for the opportunity to contribute. Slide 13: Bibliography