What does it mean to be Hispanic?

Or Latina (o)?

CNN admits Latino isn't a Race

Our text offers this thought: “Hispanic student in our schools represent all 22 Spanish-speaking countries and territories in the world”


From: Hébert, T. P. (2011). Understanding the social and emotional lives of gifted students. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press Inc.

As a way of an assessment, please email me your thoughts in a few sentences to the question below at thiggins@uco.edu

Is it better in Oklahoma to assume your Hispanic student is from one of the 22 Hispaphone nations or to assume their family origin is Mexico?


According to the US Census of 2012, 64% of Hispanics claimed Mexican origin.