July 26, 2017

Is there a difference between “Hispanic” and “Latino”?

by Amy Diaz-Hablich, staff reporter *This story was originally printed in Spanish on page 8 of Spokesman‘s 5th issue, released on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.*   In a survey of twenty students, eleven of them answered that they didn’t know the difference between the words Hispanic and Latino. Of those who answered no, five answered that they didn’t have a preference of which word was used. So is there a difference between the two words?   It is important to explain the difference between the words Hispanic and Latino. Many times the two words generate confusion since both words describe similar traits. Although…