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Yesenia Pedro Vicente was born and raised in Morganton, N.C. where a prominent Guatemalan Mayan immigrant community is well established. Vicente was raised speaking Spanish - as opposed to her parents’ native language, Q’anjob’al - which is why she feels compelled to identify as Latina. She explains the difference between various identity…
Natalie Borrego was born and raised in Miami, Fla. where a prominent Cuban immigrant community is well established as part of a larger Latin American community there. Borrego was raised identifying as Cuban-American and/or Hispanic. She explains the usage of the term Hispanic, which is commonly used by fellow Cubans in her hometown. The terms…
German Lozano has recently immigrated to the United States from Colombia. Lozano explains that as a Colombian in Colombia, there is never a need to state your nationality or explain your background or where you are from. However, once you arrive in the United States as an immigrant, people often impose identity labels on you. The terms Latino and…
Antonio De Jesús Alanis migrated to the United States with his parents at the age of six. Upon moving to Durham, N.C., he felt a need to explain his identity in a place where he is viewed as a minority. As a Mexican-American, Alanis has experienced a variety of identity labels, some, he created; others may have been imposed upon him. The terms…
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