As Hispanic Heritage Month begins, I reflect on the terminology and language we all use to identify ourselves. Every day we hear people referring to themselves as Hispanic, Latino/a, Latinx, Mexican American, etc. Often, language is used to exclude or include certain populations, make assumptions, and place judgment. This makes is more important than ever to empower people to choose their own self-identity, to defied who they are as opposed to being assigned an identity. To understand emerging terms, we must first understand what Hispanic and…Read More
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