Identity for U.S. Hispanics is multidimensional and multifaceted. For example, many Hispanics tie their identity to their ancestral countries of origin. They may also look to their indigenous roots. Among the many ways Hispanics see their identity is their racial background.
Hispanic Heritage Month (normally) recognizes and celebrates the contributions Americans tracing their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South American and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean have made to American society and culture.
Although Hispanic Heritage Month did end last Tuesday, October 15, this doesn't mean we have to limit ourselves on celebrating our influences around the country. Here are a few highlights from the last month: Pew Research center states that a record 32 million Latinos are projected to be eligible to vote in 2020, up from... Continue Reading →
Hispanic Heritage Month takes place every year between September 15 and October. It was on September 15, 1968, that the United States first celebrated Hispanic Heritage Week and in 1988, the celebration was expanded to a month.
Coming to America can be a challenge for immigrants. Adapting to a new way of life is another — and sometimes more painful. The process involves far more than learning the dominant language and counting money in the local currency.