SOURCE: New York Times
by Geraldo L. Cadava
When politicians see us as more than voters, we may give them our votes.
SOURCE: Los Angeles Times
Historian Stephen Pitti says there is a good deal of skepticism that Hispanic Heritage month is coopted by corporations and is racially exclusionary of indigenous and Afro-latino identity, but it is politically significant for Latinos to be recognized as part of the culture of the United States.
SOURCE: JSTOR Daily
The designation "Hispanic" came about through the desire of Mexican American civil rights organizations to gather authoritative data about the status of the group in society. The political work engaged Puerto Rican, Cuban American, and other allies, bringing distinct ethnic groups under a common identifier.
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