- Author: Latimes.com by Gary Robbins
UC San Diego has begun using new words to refer to Latinos and Chicanos in a move that reflects the profound change that's occurring nationally in the way many people define their gender and sexuality.
The gender-specific terms Latino and Chicano are being selectively replaced with Latinx and Chicanx to promote acceptance of virtually anyone who falls under the headings. The change is being promoted by students, social justice activists and the LGBTQ community, which are trying to get people to look beyond conventional notions of gender, sex and appearance. As broadly used, Latino refers to people of Latin American origin or descent.
Latinx includes men and...
Millennials are more “multicultural” than any previous generation. In the U.S., approximately 40% of the generation identify as Hispanic, African-American or Asian American. And over a quarter of all U.S. Millennials are first- or second-generation immigrants—many of whom have strong ties to their global origins.
This diversity is shifting their attitudes—71% of all Millennials say they appreciate the influence of other cultures on American way of life. It's also shaping their consumer habits—from brand loyalty and product purchasing to language and
The Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, or CIDE, the Center for American Progress, and the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations published a new report, in collaboration with the ongoing “U.S.-Mexico Moving Forward” series, that is designed to generate a debate about the two societies' shared future. For far too long, the traditional U.S.-Mexico narrative has centered only on immigration, drug policy, violence, and crime instead of looking for solutions to policies that focus on a broader approach, encompassing the full range of political, economic, and energy issues facing both nations.
In one of my earlier blogs I discussed the distinction between the ideas of ethnic heritage and ethnic identity. In brief, all Americans have ethnic heritage, sometimes multiple heritages through their various ancestries. Yet not all Americans have ethnic identity, which takes root when one dimension of your heritage evolves into an integral part of your very being. Identity, in short, is not something you choose. It's something you feel.
Recent events, however, have caused me to consider still another possible option, although at this point I'm not sure what to label it. For now, I'll simply call it an ethnic special interest. Let me explain.
My father was raised in Guadalajara, Mexico. His family fled to the United...
- Author: HispanicAd.com
While U.S. Hispanics and non-Hispanics consume foods high in protein, Hispanics consume chicken, legumes, eggs, and fish/seafood more frequently than non-Hispanics, finds The NPD Group. From a trend perspective, these foods have maintained a similar level of importance among Hispanics compared to five years ago, except for legumes that have declined somewhat, according to NPD’s National Eating Trends Hispanic research. Among both English- and Spanish-dominant U.S. Hispanics, tradition and heritage are among the factors that drive meal time choices including sources of protein.
Foods and beverages served in U.S. Hispanic households are the result of centuries of family tradition and...