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Claude Fischer Where did ‘Hispanics’ come from?

Oldsters may well wonder where the term “Hispanic,” and for that matter, “Latino,” came from. The press and pundits are all abuzz about the Hispanic vote, Hispanic organizations, and Hispanic cultural influences. Back in the mid-twentieth century, however, they wrote about Mexicans or Puerto Ricans or Guatemalans, not about Hispanics.

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Rosemary Joyce Fear of the Other: An anti-American position

Xenophobia: “an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers or of that which is foreign or strange.”

Unreasonable.

That is the key word here: not “that which is foreign or strange”, particularly at a time when the fear being stoked is of things that are not really foreign or strange.

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