The Latino/Hispanic Ethnic Group

Write a 625- to 850-word paper. The Latino/Hispanic group is the only ethnic category counted separately by the United States Census. According to the U.S. Census, a Latino/Hispanic person can be of any race.

Describe the variability within the larger “Latin American” group, as defined by the U.S. Census, including the racial differences.

Include in the paper:

When this census category became official (the first time it was used in the United States Census)
At least five distinctive subgroups that belong under this broad category
How people from Africa, both slaves and freemen, became part of the Latino population in Mexico, Central and South America, and the U.S.
How Africans in Mexico, Central and South America were absorbed into the Hispanic population, while generally being kept separate in the U.S.
How colorism affects membership within the Hispanic/Latino group today (i.e. a Mexican who is Black)
The role of language
The role of religion
The role of culture
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The Latino/Hispanic Ethnic Group is categorized differently from other ethnic groups during the U.S census. This ethnic group is made of persons from any race. Researchers argue that the difference in the categorization of the Latin American group causes variability in the larger ethnic group. Discussing further into the matter of variability will make us understand more essential aspects of the group (Telles, 2018).

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