Tag: chican@ identity

Latino, Hispanic, Mestizo, Chicano: Mexican-American Identity Vocabulary

Latino, Hispanic, Mestizo, Chicano: Mexican-American Identity Vocabulary

We’ve all seen them: the discrete little checkboxes for race and ethnicity that are somehow at the bottom of every form, whether your heritage is relevant or not. For me, I check “Caucasian” (or “Anglo” or “European heritage” or sometimes even just “white”), and then look for┬áthe “Hispanic” box — it’s usually relegated to a […]

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Chican@, Reimagined

This year, I worked on a research project for the University Archives Diversity Research Fellowship, through the Special Collections Research Center at the Gelman Library, and it was the perfect project for my first year at GWU. The goal of the fellowship was to search the George Washington University archives and find the voice of […]

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