Question: Should I use Hispanic or Latino?

Latino, Hispanic or national identity The Office of Management and Budget has stated that the new term should be, indeed, Hispanic or Latino because the usage of the terms differs—Hispanics is commonly used in the eastern portion of the United States, whereas Latino is commonly used in the western portion.

Is Hispanic the same as Latino?

Are you wondering what the difference is between the terms Hispanic and Latino? While Hispanic usually refers to people with a Spanish-language background, Latino is typically used to identify people who hail from Latin America.

Why do companies ask if you are Hispanic or Latino?

We ask a question about whether a person is of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin to create statistics about this ethnic group. The Census Bureau collects these data in accordance with the 1997 Office of Management and Budget standards on race and ethnicity.

What is a persons ethnicity?

Ethnicity is a broader term than race. The term is used to categorize groups of people according to their cultural expression and identification. Commonalities such as racial, national, tribal, religious, linguistic, or cultural origin may be used to describe someones ethnicity.

What does Latino mean in English?

A Latino/a or Hispanic person can be any race or color. In general, Latino is understood as shorthand for the Spanish word latinoamericano (or the Portuguese latino-americano) and refers to (almost) anyone born in or with ancestors from Latin America and living in the U.S., including Brazilians.

What is the most Dominican city in the US?

As of the 2010 census, the top 25 U.S. communities with the largest Dominican populations are the following:New York City, New York – 576,701.Lawrence, Massachusetts – 30,243.Paterson, New Jersey – 27,426.Boston, Massachusetts – 25,641.Providence, Rhode Island – 25,267.Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 15,963.More items

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