How color-ism affects membership within the Hispanic/Latino group today (i.e. a Mexican who is Black)

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper, based off the following statement:

The Latino/Hispanic group is the only ethnic category counted separately by the United States Census. According to the U.S. Census, a Latino/Hispanic person can be of any race.

Describe the variability within the larger “Latin American” group, as defined by the U.S. Census, including the racial differences.

Include the following:

  • When this census category became official (the first time it was used in the United States Census)
  • At least five distinctive subgroups that belong under this broad category
  • How people from Africa, both slaves and freemen, became part of the Latino population in Mexico, Central and South America, and the U.S.
  • How Africans in Mexico, Central and South America were absorbed into the Hispanic population, while generally being kept separate in the U.S.
  • How color-ism affects membership within the Hispanic/Latino group today (i.e. a Mexican who is Black)
  • The role of language
  • The role of religion
  • The role of culture
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