Hispanics and Latinos: Who are they? A look back on the conversations

Hispanics and Latinos: Who are they?
A look back on the conversations

Hispanic Latino

Dilemma X enjoys sharing world and cultural history. Our goal is to help people better understand the world in which we live today. In the United States we often hear the terms Hispanic and Latino. What is it?

Many Americans actually do not understand what Hispanic and Latino actually means. On top of that many people use the terms incorrectly, even when they do know the meaning. In fact, many Americans often see and hear the media comparing the population sizes of individual racial groups with the population size of Hispanics/Latinos. Doing so is actually not correct. Below you will see a number of newspaper articles, from that past, that explained the complexity of using the terms Hispanic and Latino.

We begin by sharing a 1902 newspaper article on the black Hispanics/Black Latinos in Cuba. We end by sharing a few of our past Dilemma X articles that also explore this subject.

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Hispanic Latino -US Census Bureau

Black Hispanics/Black Latinos
1902 Hispanic Black Cuba

Is there still a fear of a Black Cuba? A brief look back in history
https://dilemma-x.net/2015/01/17/is-there-still-a-fear-of-a-black-cuba-a-brief-look-back-in-history/
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Native American Hispanics/Native American Latinos
Hispanic-Indians/Latino-Indians

1974 Hispanic Indians
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Chicano
1980 Hispanic

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Lumping all races together, from Latin America, for political purposes
1986 Hispanic

The article above was written by Antonio Navarro

1986 Hispanic -Antonio Navarro

1989 Hispanic

1992 Hispanic

1995 Hispanic

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Will the media and demographers ever learn how to correctly write about Hispanics/Latinos?
….Or should the terms Hispanic/Latino be removed from the U.S. Census forms?

2003 Hispanic

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US Census Hispanic or Latino Origin
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Video: American comedian Paul Mooney tells a joke but, actually educates his audience about the fact that there are such people as Black Hispanics/Latinos from the Caribbean and South America

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Video: The Difference Between Nationality, Ethnicity, Culture & Race Explained

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Video: I’m not Spanish 

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Video: Afro-Mexicans: Dancing Their Way Back To Their Roots

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Video: Mexican Nationality: Afro-Mexicans in Los Angeles -Black Mexicans

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Video: Afro-Mexicans Face Racism Daily in Mexico

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Video: “Things White Latinos are sick of hearing”.
A joke on how White Latinos also sometimes get some of the same questions as Black Latinos. Many people don’t realize Hispanics/Latinos come in all races and it’s actually not a race or ethnicity. It’s a place of origin.


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Video: Spanish speaking Native Americans speaking about the terms Hispanic and Latino

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Video: Latinos/Hispanics who have Native American ancestry

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Video: Identity For Mexicans Central Americans Native Americans #1

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Video: Identity For Mexicans Central Americans Native Americans #2

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Video: African descendants in Peru

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NPR- Black, Puerto Rican and Proud

NPR

Tego Calderón is one of today’s most fascinating Puerto Rican musicians. Calderón speaks openly about the black Puerto Rican history.

NPR Audio Interview May 23, 2013

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The Invention of Hispanics NPR 2015

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Released June 25, 2015: U.S. Hispanic or Latino population by race – America’s largest population after White is still Black or African American
https://dilemma-x.net/2015/07/29/released-june-25-2015-u-s-hispanic-or-latino-population-by-race-americas-largest-population-after-white-is-still-black-or-african-american/

Understanding the difference between Hispanic/Latino and one’s racial classification
https://dilemma-x.net/2012/03/28/understanding-the-difference-between-hispaniclatino-and-ones-racial-classification/

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One Comment on “Hispanics and Latinos: Who are they? A look back on the conversations”

  1. Dr. Rex Says:

    Stop and read …. “Hispanics and Latinos: Who are they?”!!

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