Hispanic usually refers to persons of Spanish-speaking origin or ancestry, while Latino is usually anyone of Latin American origin or ancestry, which may include Portuguese-speaking Brazilians, or native speakers of Spanish of any racial or ethnic group, for example, Spanish-speaking Japanese from Peru. Neither Hispanic nor Latino refers to race or ethnic origin. While there has been, and continues to be, some disagreement as to which terms are appropriate or inappropriate, for search purposes, all relevant words and phrases should be tested.
Information on the subject of Hispanic and Latino history and culture in the United States will be useful in many courses and for personal reading and enrichment. Although College of the Redwoods does not offer a degree or certificate in this topic, interested students may wish to transfer to a four year college that does offer it as a major. The library supports student's understanding and cultural awareness of the value of multiculturalism and diversity by providing selected resources.
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