Latino vs Hispanic

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  1. DC says:

    Tuesday’s History Lesson:
    What is the difference between “Hispanic” and “Latino cultures”?
    . Let’s break this down fast. The cultural identifier “Hispanic” focuses on people of Spanish-speaking origin. Therefore Spain is included in the set of Hispanic countries, but Brazil is not because Brazilians speak Portuguese. The term “Latino” is a geographic identifier and is applied to people of Latin American origin. This includes Brazil and excludes Spain. If only it were that simple. How would you culturally identify a man whose father is British and his mother Mexican, he was born in California but Speaks Spanish and lives in Panama where he is a Panamanian Citizen ? It gets complicated.
    Here’s a quick rule of thumb to help you sort through it: The term “Hispanic” applies if you or your family speak the language of Spain. The term “Latino” identifies the geographic location where that person lives, that being Latin America.

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