Or should it be "Hispanics for Obama?" A sign posted at a South Los Angeles campaign office before the November 2012 election.
Last August, the U.S. Census Bureau announced it had been experimenting with its questionnaires to create a better way of counting the people it asks to identify on census forms as being of "Hispanic, Latino or Spanish Origin."
This could involve creating a mutually exclusive group or a category that combines race and ethnicity on census forms for 2020. The process has picked up steam as the bureau gathers public comment. But it's still a challenge to categorize such a diverse group of Americans.
When the Pew Hispanic Center released a thought-provoking report last spring about the ways Latinos and/or Hispanics identify themselves, the resulting coverage sparked a national conversation about ethnic labels. The report pointed out that most survey respondents bucked pan-ethnic labels like "Latino" and "Hispanic," and preferred instead to identify by their families' countries of origin.