Is There Such A Thing As A U.S. Hispanic/Latino Identity Or Community?

In its broadest biological definition, a community is a group of interacting organisms sharing a populated environment. In human communities, intent, belief, resources, preferences, needs, risks and a number of other conditions may be present and common, affecting the identity of the participants and their degree of cohesiveness.

Even though the general perception may be that Hispanics form a natural community because they share some cultural characteristics and speak the same language, the people who live in Latin American countries don’t particularly feel an attachment to such community. That is, until we come to the U.S., where we share experiences with other immigrants from Spanish speaking countries. Read More »