A Heritage to Celebrate
Even though it may sound counterintuitive, it is impossible to attribute the entire American Latino experience to one single group of people. Latinos, Hispanics, or whatever you want to call them, are far from being a homogeneous crowd. They are an amalgam of vastly diverse cultures and groups of people with only two main links among them: a single language and now one country to call home – country that’s become as diverse as the Latino culture.
Today Latinos are the largest minority in the United States. According to the 2010 Census, Latinos account for 16.7 percent of the total population of the United States. If Latinos were given 16.7 percent of the year to celebrate their heritage, the celebration would last for roughly 60 days instead of the 30 days that now make up Hispanic Heritage Month.
Hispanic Heritage Month is the 30 days between September 15 and October 15 put aside by Congress for the nation to honor its Latino community. It is also when we remember and share with you some of the outstanding figures and a few of the important milestones of the Latino experience in America.
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I'm from Texas and I truly believe the mexicans got a raw deal. You know the out rider and a that was dispatched from the Alamo was a fellow by the name, Jaun Seguin, he rode to get help from Sam Houston forces he latter returned with fifth teen men but was to late.
After we won the war with Mexico, Texas took his ranch and kicked all of the mexicans, out of the country. If you look at the list of people who died at the Alamo you will notice a large group where spanish or Mexican, and to think them we kicked them out of the country. Most mexican raiders after the war, never thought of themselves as cattle thieves, they simply thought they were just collecting Grandma's cattle.
No good deed goes unpunished.
this is a great place to live. thats why so many people or comeing over here, other states u cant do nothing , or you have no voice . you can get kill,ed by speaking out. and it can get better we all have to help out.
How about the historic day when Hispanics discovered birth control...oh wait, that hasn't happened yet
latinzine wants to know
The holidays are upon us. Will you be dolling up your table with Latin dishes?
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- Yes, almost entirely
- Yes, but just a few
- No, I favor a different type of cuisine
- No, I don't cook