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Are you #LatinoEnough?

Puerto Rican Day Parade in Bayshore, New York.
Puerto Rican Day Parade in Bayshore, New York.
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It's a classic situation for second-and third-generation Latinos: You were born in the United States.

English is your first language. Maybe you speak Spanish, maybe you don't. And for those who don't—somehow you're considered "not Latino enough" by some people.

If you met someone on the street, how would you describe your ethnic or racial background to him or her? Do you choose words like "Hispanic," "Chicano," "Spanish," or "Latino"? Is it important to you to keep your parents culture(s) alive? Tell us about an experience that made you feel you weren't "Latino enough."