06/15/2012 08:42 am ET

Latino Identity Defined By Journalists And Scholars

Back in April, the Pew Hispanic Center released a study titled "When Labels Don’t Fit: Hispanics and Their Views of Identity." The study found that members of the ethnic group preferred the term Hispanic over Latino. More importantly it found that 51 percent of interviewees said they most often identify themselves by their family’s country of origin; just 24% say they prefer a pan-ethnic label.

The results of the nationwide survey provoked immediate responses which put the "Latino" identity into question. To continue the conversation, The Pew Hispanic Center invited eight journalists and scholars to share their views on the subject.

Below are there responses:

Latino Identity