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Hispanic or Latino or Cuban-American?

Hispanics

We’ve spent innumerable hours arguing whether it’s more correct to use “Hispanic” or “Latino.” Well, when it comes to the Federal Government, the correct term is “Hispanic.” To read about it by someone who knows, read the article at http://www.newstaco.com/2013/09/19/latino-or-hispanic-how-the-federal-government-decided/.

 
And, you’ve also heard many of us complain that elected representatives did not want to give Hispanics a full month to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month. Ergo, we have half a month in September and half month in October (Sept. 15-Oct. 15).
I did an interview on the Silvio Canto radio show on Sept. 21, 2013, where we addressed this topic – Hispanic or Latino or Cuban-American? It depends.

 
To listen to the interview, click on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cantotalk/2013/09/21/todays-message

5 comments to Hispanic or Latino or Cuban-American?

  • Luis3939

    American of Cuban descent. Please relay the information to Jorge Ramos of Univision. LOL!

  • raddoc

    I'm with Luis. Hispanic and Latino are both stupid and offensive, and a way to try and shove us into a minority plantation. I think we all know that "Hispanic" is a contrived political term from the late 1960's. Both terms here in the US do not have a defining race, language, culture, nor country. They are a joke as they are used to corral a multi-generational LA Chicano who does not speak Spanish, and a recent white immigrant from Buenos Aieres or a Peruvian of Japanese descent. These three people are not of the same race, culture, country, and one if the three sure doesn't speak Spanish-not even Spanglish. Yet all three are "Hispanic"??

  • "Cuban by birth, American by the grace of God."

    "Latino" and "Hispanic" is only used when you want to suck up to the filthy Democrat/liberal/progressive racist overlords. There is NO excuse -- none -- for attaching that label to yourself.

  • asombra

    Well, our Cretina is totally Latina, so there.

  • If the folks in this post's pic are "Hispanic"--Fine, then "Afrika Banbaataa" and "D.J. Cool" are "Anglo."

    http://babalublog.com/2009/07/17/hispanics-against-sotomayor/