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Hispanic or Latino? Poll respondents weigh in

Friday, April 13th, 2012


(Salt Lake Tribune) Richard Jaramillo self-identifies as a Latino, though he is OK with being called Mexican-American, Hispanic, even Chicano.

"Hispanic is generally how government classifies us, so I’m used to checking that box," the Salt Lake County resident said. "It is an odd thing to come to terms with because you have so many terms to use. The race category considers us white, even though I don’t consider myself white."

The Pew Hispanic Center released a report Wednesday that explores the issue of self-identity and found that 51 percent use their family’s country of origin to describe their identity while 24 percent use Hispanic or Latino to describe themselves.

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