It was the identity that was given to them by their country, whether it was Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador or Haiti. Their cultures (sports, food, arts, film, and architecture) differ, their languages diversify slightly, their religions may not be the same - and then why should they not be called an Argentinean or a Colombian rather than a Latino There should be a new approach for the "Latino" community where their differences should be studied, and then highlighted in various ways so as to communicate them to the world and especially United States of America so that any sort of biases and stereotyping can be avoided against them.
"Latino" is a term used for the people who belong to Latin America. This region consists of each country, each with their unique language, culture and identity. But their immigration to other countries of the world like United States of America have crushed their individual identity and made them popular as a collective unit, yet considered a minority and treated with biases and prejudice. This discrimination and highlight of a community aspect of Latinos has been mostly brought forward by the Spanish media, whether it is the television, newspapers, radio or the likes. Such media propagation by any country gives further impetus to different countries to form stereotypes and biases for these people. An Argentinean has a totally different culture than the Bolivian who lives in U.S., a Brazilian has different beliefs than a Colombian who works in U.S. and Ecuadorian will have different thought processes than a person from Panama who study together in U.S. Such differences need to be highlighted. Latin America's rich and diverse culture needs to be brought in front of the world but what media does is only show a cross-section of population from Latin America, collectively labels them as Latinos and ignores the diversity available in the region.
This is an important topic to address as it wants to achieve a basis for the vast differences between the 20 countries and their residents, who are part of Latin America. What is happening to the residents of Latin America is unfair. It needs to be looked into. Other topics would just have been an addition to the database of various papers who talk about Latinos. But talking about their differences and the situation of being referred to as "Latinos" puts them in an advantageous position as a community and at a disadvantage when it comes to their individuality. This ambiguous situation is difficult to weigh and talked about rarely. The Latinos know what they go through but I, being a student, subjected to the study of Latino culture, want to unravel their range of cultures and individuality as written and argued by prominent authors.
Many authors have written on the subject of Latino identity in U.S. and propagation by the Spanish Media. Let us analyze several books and what went in the writing of each:
LATIN AMERICA AND ITS PEOPLE, VOLUME I
This book has been skillfully composed in unity by Martin C. and Wasserman, M. They have talked about Latin America till the 1830s. The writers have emphasized on the relationship that Latin America had with Spain. It got a kick start when Latin America got most of Spain's colonies, only with the exception of