For decades, Latinos living in the United States have sought ways to identify themselves that encompassed their pan-ethnic community. Although culturally diverse, Hispanics rallied in the 1960s for a unifying term that would grant them census representation and governmental support in education and health care, said Catherine S. Ramírez, chair of the Latin American and Latino Studies program at the University of California at Santa Cruz. However, that effort has also led to discrimination, as Hispanics and Latinos were othered and lumped together with negative stereotypes. READ MORE AT THE WASHINGTON POST
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