Question: What makes someone Hispanic?

Hispanic refers to people who speak Spanish or who are descendants of those from Spanish-speaking countries. In other words, Hispanic refers to the language that a person speaks or that their ancestors spoke. For this reason, people who are Hispanic may vary in their race and also where they live or originate.

Who qualifies as Hispanic?

OMB defines Hispanic or Latino as a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.

Whats the difference between Chicano and Latino?

Typically, a person born in or who descends from Spain is referred to as Spanish or a Spaniard. CHICANO/CHICANA Someone who is native of, or descends from, Mexico and who lives in the United States. LATINX A gender-neutral term to refer to a Latino/Latina person.

What is the difference between Chicano and Mexican-American?

The term Chicano is normally used to refer to someone born in the United States to Mexican parents or grandparents and is considered a synonym of Mexican-American. A person who was born in Mexico and came to the United States as an adult would refer to him/herself as Mexican, not Chicano.

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