Social inequalities emanate from the factors associated with race, poverty, religion, and culture, elaborated from the various aspects of numbers, political and financial power distributions. The Mexican Americans constitute a vast group in the states, resulting in the institution of the New Mexican State (Maril 17). Further, the community of the Mexican Americans constitutes a vastly distributed population, with the members habiting various states at the southern side of the country. Further, the issue of immigration between Mexico and the United States continues to contribute elaborately to the issue of social inequality in this group. In depth, analysis shows various approaches to the issue as the factors contributing accordingly to the social inequality affecting the Mexican Americans.
The New Mexico state located in the southwest expanse of the United States is amid the mountainous states of the country. It is the fifth most expansive state and the sixth less densely populated. The state originally inhabited by the indigenous people of the Americas for centuries before the influence of the Europeans, later became part of the New Span, part of Mexico. Later, it became a U.S. territory and attained statehood. As a U.S. state, New Mexico contains the highest percentage of Hispanics including the descendants of the Spanish colonists, as well as, immigrants from Latin America (Maril 21). The state also has a vast majority of the Native Americans, coming fourth after California among other states.
The reality of the life and history of Mexican Americans offers an elemental critique into the assimilation theory, which argues over the aspects of racial inequality as emerges from the ethnic and cultural value differences among the various groups (Feagin & José 17). Moreover, the subject of contention also coincide with the class of theory that the racial inequalities also