ROLAND S. MARTIN: ‘White Hispanic’ And The Nuances Of Race In Media

Source: Roland S. Martin / Mediaite

As a native Texan, I have witnessed the changing demographics of America as the number of Hispanics/Latinos dramatically increased in the Lone Star state.

And for years it was appalling to see America struggle with this, trying to define individuals who hailed from multiple countries and lumping them into one category: Hispanic.

If you notice my lead, I used the phrase “Hispanic/Latino.” I did so because I’m sensitive to the fact that some individuals prefer the term Hispanic while others prefer the term Latino.

All of this has been rekindled with the George Zimmerman shooting of  Trayvon Martin, and the discussion in the media as to whether or not Zimmerman is a white Hispanic or if the term even exists.

To read Roland’s column in its entirety visit Mediaite.

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