- Posted By: Myriam Grajales-Hall
- Written by: Leslie Berestein Rojas, Southern California Public Radio
An interesting article published by the Migration Policy Institute examines the racialization of those who make up the “Hispanic, Latino or Spanish Origin” category on census forms.
Written by UC Irvine sociologist Rubén Rumbaut, a veteran chronicler of the immigrant experience, the piece delves into the history of racial and ethnic classifications, and on the impact that what began as an administrative move to classify people of Latin American ancestry has had on how they now define themselves in terms of race.
Are Hispanics a “race” or, more precisely, a racialized category? In fact, are they even a “they?” Is there a...