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Taking a Closer Look at Latino Pan-Ethnic Identity

Taking a Closer Look at Latino Pan-ethnic Identity


A blog published by Dr. Gabriel Sanchez on the Latino Decisions blog site on April 18, 2012. The blog highlights a recent report released by the Pew Hispanic Center indicating that the pan-ethnic terms of Latino and Hispanic do not resonate well with the population that they are intended to define. More specifically, a majority (51%) say that they most often identify themselves by their family’s country of origin (Mexican/Mexican American for example) compared to just 24% who prefer a pan-ethnic label.  These numbers are helpful in determining the extent to which a pan-ethnic identity exists within the Latino/Hispanic population, but do not provide a comprehensive depiction of the complexities associated with Latino identity. Click here to read the blog post in full.

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Wednesday, 18 April 2012 - 10:15am