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English Language Arts: Why Do We Say “Latino”?

When you hear “Latino,” you probably think of people from Latin America—places like Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, etc. But where exactly did the history of that word come from, and has it always meant Central America and South America as well as the Caribbean? Trace the origin of the term “Latino” and the debates that still surround it as well as the term “Hispanic” and “Latinx” in this Origin of Everything episode.

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