Spanish Culture Vs Latino Culture

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Every U.S. census ever since the first one that was conducted in 1790 has encompassed questions concerning the racial identity thus reflecting the vital role of race in the history of America from the period of slavery to present headlines highlighting racial profiling and inequalities. But the methods in which race is examined and categorized have transformed from one census to another and the determination to quantify the multiracial populace are still evolving. The Hispanic/Latino communities in the U.S have remained distinct because of it multiracial nature (Anderson& Stephan1999).
Some variances are obvious in the Hispanic and Latino population today which encompass skin color and appearance, but others factors are more elusive and harder
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Hispanic is usually a term that initially signified a relationship to ancient Hispania which is the modern day Iberian Peninsula. Currently this term relates to the modern nation of Spain, its olden times, and culture; a native of Spain living in the United States is a Hispanic. Latino refers more entirely to people or communities that belong to the Latin American origin. While there is a substantial overlap between the sets, Brazilians are an example of Latinos and do not have Hispanic origins. The two terms were intended to refer to ethnicity and not race; however, in the United States, the two terms are often used indiscriminately to refer to race as well. The word Hispanic was generated from the Latin word for "Spain," while Latino is derived from the Spanish word that stands for Latin but which was a shortening from the English word latinoamericano, which translates to a Latin American in English(Andrews …show more content…
There has been a lot of discrimination in the U.S against these two ethnic communities. The major issue is the use of and feedback to the Spanish-English languages. For Blacks for example, language universally can be a big division, which is not always understood. Many Africans have been assimilated and the only language they can speak is English. In the workplace and individual with a strong Latino intonation may be perceived as a stranger and be supposed as less proficient. The Spanish language keeps people connected to their roots and the knowledge of the Spanish language differs significantly within the Latino community (Borrell2005). In the Hispanic world, religion has conventionally played a significant role in their daily activity. More than 90 percent of the Spanish-speaking people are Roman Catholics. In recent years there has been a significant growth in other faith denominations within the U.S. Hispanic community. The church guides the family life as well as the community affairs by according spiritual meaning to the Hispanic culture. Each local community holds celebrations in favor of their patron saint 's day with greater significance and formality than what individuals do for private

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