Onondaga Historical Association, OHA_B1_303
Newspaper article "'Hispanic' vs 'Latino'" by Cristina Granados, in English and Spanish, printed in the March 05, 2004, issue of "CNY Latino."
What did Hispanic Trends, Inc. want to find out?
What were the results of the poll?
Why were the results surprising?
Why has the “Hispanic” vs. “Latino” issue sparked so much debate?
How does Sandra Cisneros identify herself?
Why does the term “Hispanic” make her “skin crawl”?
Why is Zachary Gonzalez comfortable with the term “Hispanic”?
Do you agree or disagree with Rick Dovalina’s view of this controversy?
Which way do you think the author of this article leans?
Organize a “Hispanic” vs. “Latino” debate in your class. Divide into two groups: pro-Hispanic and pro-Latino.
a) Each group should select a spokesperson and present three to five arguments to support the exclusive use of one of the terms.
b) At the end of the debate, a secret poll should be conducted and the results posted to show which term was preferred by the class.
Science: Research the early science on classifying people by race. How is race different from ethnic group? How does this relate to the Hispanic/Latino debate?