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Getting Teased About Having an Accent | SpanglishBaby™

Getting Teased About Having an Accent | SpanglishBaby™ | Latino Identity | Scoop.it
I still occasionally get a good-natured ribbing from my Latin American colleagues about my inability to roll my r’s, and since I’m older, wiser and no longer in high school, I can laugh about it and it’s all in good fun. But when it comes to real teasing...
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More Hispanics in U.S. Calling Themselves Indian

More Hispanics in U.S. Calling Themselves Indian | Latino Identity | Scoop.it
Many Latino immigrants and Hispanic Americans are identifying themselves with their American Indian heritage on census forms and in their celebrations.
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De Su Mama: Personal Identity Project: Where You From?

De Su Mama: Personal Identity Project: Where You From? | Latino Identity | Scoop.it

"What's a Cuban?" was the typical response to my ethnic assertions. Given the proximity of the Mexican border, it was conceivable that the Latino population was prodominetly Mexican. Similar to the Cuban population in Miami and the proximity of their borders...But I wasn't Mexican; nor are the two cultures that similar.

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Trading Lunches

Trading Lunches | Latino Identity | Scoop.it

I’d watch as the children around me would dig out the wondrous contents of their lunchboxes. Little Debbie snack cakes, tiny individualized bags of potato chips. Perfectly uniform factory made fruit pies, as uniform as the children around me.

What a contrast my lunches were to theirs. What a contrast I was to them. Me, in my homemade jumpers, with my homemade lunches.


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Outside Looking In: The Story of So Many Latinos in the U.S. | SpanglishBaby™

Outside Looking In: The Story of So Many Latinos in the U.S. | SpanglishBaby™ | Latino Identity | Scoop.it
SpanglishBaby™-The online resource for parents Raising Bilingual & Bicultural Children...
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Some ‘OTHER’ Race

Some ‘OTHER’ Race | Latino Identity | Scoop.it
by Melissa Garcia Logan



The upcoming census has us all talking about racial identity as well as cultural identity. As far as the United States Census is concerned, their statistics are based...
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Bicultural Identity

Bicultural Identity | Latino Identity | Scoop.it
The other day my youngest son brought his art portfolio home from school. I'd pull out a drawing, he'd tell me a little about his masterpiece, and I'd compliment what I loved most about it. Then I ...
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What to do When Your Child's Name is Mispronounced | SpanglishBaby™

What to do When Your Child's Name is Mispronounced | SpanglishBaby™ | Latino Identity | Scoop.it
I was in the kitchen setting the table for dinner with a great friend of ours, when I heard Mari in the other room saying, “No, it’s Mah-ree-SOL. Mah-ree-SOL. It’s Mah-ree-SOL, Nathan.” I ran in to see if I was hearing correctly; I was–she was correcting our friend’s pronunciation....
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The Challenges of Today’s Latinas | New Latina™

The Challenges of Today’s Latinas | New Latina™ | Latino Identity | Scoop.it
Today, I find myself learning about the personal stories of the daughters of immigrants. It’s a story I know well, as I, too, am a second-generation Latina....
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The Right to Identify as 'American'

The Right to Identify as 'American' | Latino Identity | Scoop.it
Should our children fight to be successful celebrities to have their Americanism awarded to them?...
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Non-Spanish Fluent Latinas: “Don’t Judge Us” | New Latina™

Non-Spanish Fluent Latinas: “Don’t Judge Us” | New Latina™ | Latino Identity | Scoop.it

For U.S. Latinos, not speaking Spanish is often a source of insecurity or even shame. Lacking Spanish fluency brings with it judgment from other Latinos in the community as well as a loss of opportunity...

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Spanglish: “Right” or “Wrong”? | Bicultural Mom™

Spanglish: “Right” or “Wrong”? | Bicultural Mom™ | Latino Identity | Scoop.it
The fact that we even ask this question shows our prejudice. Language, like all things, is continually growing and changing.
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