Archive for January, 2012

What is Latino?

January 31st, 2012

“Race can not be defined by checking a box.” For this
reason, I never check that box.  As I watched the news segment it wasn’t really an eye opener but a reminder.  I am a product of the Caribbean which is multi racial, multi ethnic, and multi cultural which Latinos also embody.  The fact is that Latinos/Hispanics derive from everywhere around the world and being Latino is a feeling.  Many people get caught up in stereotypes and believe that all Latinos represent a certain look or have a certain appearance.  The reality is that Latinos represent generations of diverse backgrounds and is in itself a ‘melting pot’.  Latino is not a race, but an inherent feeling that stems from the language and culture.

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