According to a new Pew Research Center study, of the estimated 24.7 million adults living in the United States with Hispanic ancestry, roughly 5 million (11 percent) do not identify as being Hispanic or Latino.
The contrast rises sharpest among third and fourth generations, where 23 percent and 50 percent consider themselves non-Hispanic, consecutively, despite being part of one of the fastest-growing ethnic groups in the country.
If you have immigrant roots, how have you identified with your cultural heritage? Have you experienced a fade in racial identity from being of later generations in your family? Or maybe you’ve experienced a shift in previously distancing yourself from your ancestry to embracing it over the years? We want to hear from AirTalk listeners about how you navigate with self-identified culture. Call us at 866-893-5722.
Mark Hugo Lopez, director of Hispanic Research at Pew Research Center; one of the authors behind the Pew study, “Hispanic Identity Fades Across Generations as Immigrant Connections Fall Away” that was released yesterday