The use of the term Latino/Latina – just like any other identity-related term – is crammed with controversy; and so it should be. The controversies associated with identity terms are in essence the force that urges us to seek better understanding and respect for the labels with which people choose to identify, as well as the community/communities within which they place themselves. This also holds true for the identity labels (and community associations) they choose to reject. Therefore, this entry does not to provide a neat definition that will dispel controversies, nor it provides a one-size-fits-all term. On the contrary, this entry adds to the richness of these useful controversies in hope that the insights shared here will inspire us to continue exploring identity labels and the meanings human beings attach to them and, by doing so, to come to truly recognize the boundaries that define our own sense...
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