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Hispanic Identity

What Does It Mean to Be Latino? Everyone Brandishes the Term, but There Are Many Meanings and Interpretations

Andres T. Tapia | Posted 11.15.2014 | Latino Voices
Andres T. Tapia

When we say "Latino" or "Hispanic," are we referring to the first-, second-, third-, or fourth-generation Latino? The baby boomer, generation X, or millennial Latino? The English-, Spanish-, or Spanglish-dominant Hispanic? The Peruvian immigrant or the Honduran American born in Wichita? Or any of the other hyphenated Latinos coming from 27 different national heritages?

Hispanics Are Thinking Outside The Box For Census' Race Question

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 04.07.2014 | Latino Voices

It seems Hispanics are thinking outside the box -- especially when it comes to race. A U.S. Census report released in late March showed that of the...

Hispanic vs. Latino Makes Little Difference, Unless You're In This State

VOXXI | Juliana Barrera | Posted 10.30.2013 | Latino Voices

Hispanic or Latino? It’s a question that America’s growing Hispanic population gets asked every time we fill out a job application or a survey. Bu...

Dominican Colorism

Claudio E. Cabrera | Posted 11.10.2013 | Latino Voices
Claudio E. Cabrera

Growing up, my "Dominicaness" was questioned because of my complexion despite the majority of baseball stars resembling me. I had to prove I was Dominican by speaking Spanish. I endured N-word taunts. I almost felt like I had to go through an obstacle course to prove I was Dominican.

Why Race Is More Than Just A Checked Box

Elaine Vilorio | Posted 09.28.2013 | Teen
Elaine Vilorio

When I started researching the relationship of Blackness and Latin American identity for a school project, I didn't expect to end up with more questions than when I began. Ultimately, I realized something that I thought I already knew: race is a hell of a complicated subject matter.

Why I Came Clean About Who I REALLY Am

Elaine Vilorio | Posted 07.23.2013 | Teen
Elaine Vilorio

I'm Black. After many years in the closet, after many years of breathing that stale air of self-denial, I can finally say this.