HispanicLatinos can remake America through the remaking of their identity, and, ironically, it will fall on the more assimilated or acculturated HispanicLatinos to communicate how important their community’s development will be to the country’s survival. Above all, more integrated HispanicLatinos must understand clearly the core characteristic of the population they will be forced to lead: It is still a people in the making.
America itself is a country always in the making and reinventing itself. Constant change grew it into a world power. If the country is always being remade, so, too, must the HispanicLatino community experience ongoing change.
At the core of any human being succeeding in life and maximizing his or her potential is a sense of confidence that emanates from a complete self usually derived from a secure home, environment and family. Knowing who one is, growing to understand one’s purpose in life and feeling comfortable within one’s own skin is critical to individual achievement.