U.S. Census data shows that from 2010 to 2021 people who identify as Hispanic or Latino accounted for over half of the nation’s population growth, outpacing other ethnic subgroups in nearly every state. But debates are plentiful over who is Hispanic, what terms like Hispanic, Latino and Latinx mean, and the nuances of pan-ethnic identifiers. So who is considered Hispanic…
People who speak Spanish or have family ties to Spanish-speaking regions may choose to identify as Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx. So what does each term mean? In this LXplanation, we break it down.