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The Making of “Latinos”
The Federalist, by Mike Gonzales

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/30/2014 5:37:38 PM

In early November 2004, I was sitting in my Hong Kong office sifting through the results of the just completed elections when I saw that two Hispanics had been elected to the U.S. Senate: a Mexican-American from Colorado, Ken Salazar, and a Cuban-American from Florida, Mel Martinez. Even more eye-popping was the fact that Hispanics had given George W. Bush 43 percent support across the country. As editor of the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal’s Asia edition at the time, I usually wrote about Asian matters, but I decided this time to write an op-ed celebrating all these

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/30/2014 11:18:37 PM     (No. 9987817)

Not buying it. Hispanic is a made up word in the US. When Latinos started immigrating here, most said What´s ´Hispanic´ ? PR is more accepting of the term.

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