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Ask a Mexican: Why Do People Use ‘Latino’ as a Synonym for ‘Hispanic’?

Dear Mexican: I like reading your articles—they are funny, sad, insightful, crude, serious and even a little provocative and antagonizing at times. One thing I find a little antagonizing is the use of the term “Latino” as a synonym for “Hispanic”; certainly yours is not the only forum in which these two terms are used interchangeably. […]