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La Vida de la Familia

Some common trends and dynamics of Latinx families in the U.S., although family is important throughout all cultures, are that the role of religion, cultural preservation, and large close-knit families are more specific to Latin American families. Various Latinx families value the importance of future generations inheriting their culture and this causes a clash between the U.S-American and Latinx identity.

For many Latinxs, finding the balance between maintaining the Latinx culture in a new country, such as the United States, can stress relationships and ties. Immersing oneself in an already ambiguous cultural setting for Latinxs can be difficult when trying to continue strong, healthy relationships with people who have grown up very differently. Closeness to one’s family has shown to be a large influence on the difficulty in absorbing U.S.-American culture.

Gloria Peters, Aaron Schneider, and Alison Ungaro

Santiago Avendaño, "Family, Part Two"

Nurianny Montilla, "Daily Life at Skidmore"

Maud Rios: "Family Values"

Aldo and Dennis: "My American Dream"

Santiago Avendaño: "Family"

Maud Rios: "My Children's Success"

David Parra: "A Big Family"

Santiago Avendaño: "Machismo"

David Parra: "Living Near Family"