Read from the book De Colores Means All Of Us part 1 (pages 1-54) Preface: After

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Read from the book De Colores Means All Of Us part 1 (pages 1-54)
Preface:
After reading the entire first part of this text, and the author’s various takes/arguments on the concept of Latinidad, there will be lingering questions.
Are the words Latino/Hispanic remnants of the colonial era that linger today in an arena that is post-colonial world? How does this intersect with people who are actively decolonizing themselves?
The essays that you will have read speak on a varying degree of topics, from the terminology that was, and is used today, but also in the ways that white supremacy influences the identity and the diaspora. The five essays that you will read are all interconnected in its mission to open the conversation regarding identity politics and how the identity know as “Latino” has been shaped, defined, and redefined over the course of decades.
For this week’s prompt, we’ll be thinking about the power of language in the form of terminology and the implications that it could mean for today’s era.
PROMPT:
In 600 words minimum, written in the 3rd person, formatted in MLA and using at least one outside source, respond to the following:
Given that Latino/Hispanic/Latinx is not a racialized identity, what is it then? What history could the various terms used to describe those whose origins come from Latin America carry? (Including but not limited to: Chican@, Nuyorican,Salvi, Tejano, Latine, and many more). Why are there so many that fall under the umbrella terms of Latino/Hispanic/Latinx?

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