Hispanic vs. Latin
By, Al Sosa
"Many people are confused as to the proper use of the terms Hispanic and Latin. Interesting discussion and article by Al Sosa can be found on the website http://urizar.websitetoolbox.com/post/Hispanic-or-Latino-876579 . He talks about Spanish speakers are themselves in disagreement as to how these two terms should be applied. Both sides of this contentious issue feel very strongly about their positions and pose valid arguments. The following is an attempt to settle the issue in a scholarly rather than emotional fashion. The author believes that if we know what these words originally meant, it might be easier to draw the appropriate conclusions and use the words as they were intended to be used."