When Labels Don’t Fit: Hispanics and their Views on Identity

From the Pew Research Center:

 

A new study by the Pew Research Center shows the variability in use of identification terms among Hispanic Americans. A little more than half (51%) of Hispanics in the U.S. identify themselves more commonly as hyphenate Americans, i.e. Cuban-American, Mexican-American, etc. rather than as Hispanic/Latino. This trend, however, diminishes the more far removed one is from the time of immigration to the U.S., so that almost half (48%) of third-generation Hispanic Americans are more likely to identify themselves as American, rather than Hispanic/Latino or hyphenate-American. Moreover, Hispanics tend to agree that their is more variability within the many cultures that compose the term Hispanic than there are similarities.

The full report can be viewed at: http://www.pewhispanic.org/2012/04/04/when-labels-dont-fit-hispanics-and-their-views-of-identity/?src=prc-headline

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About dmgonzalez12

Dartmouth College, Class of 2012 A.B., East Asian Studies

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