Latinx? Latin@? Latino/a? Afro-Latin@ Hispanic? When it comes to defining Latinx identity in the United States today, the one common thread is its sheer complexity. We will:
– Deconstruct what it means to be Latinx in the U.S., including indigenous communities.
– Discuss how racial categories are socially constructed with boundaries that move and how the label, Latinx/Hispanic, crosses racial categories in the U.S., and
– Probe prejudice within the Latinx community (skin tone, hair texture, language, etc), as well as where Latinx experiences converge and diverge with black, white, and Asian communities.
Dr. Rhonda Gonzales
Moderated by Daisy Auger-Dominguez.