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What You Should Know About Hispanic Heritage Month

For some, it's simply a time to honor Hispanic culture and excellence. For others, it's tokenistic, commercialized, condescending and non-inclusive. Here's a collection of stories that examine the shifting demographics of the Hispanic community in America, and the history and evolution of this annual celebration.

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What You Should Know About Hispanic Heritage Month
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    Latinx Files: What to make of Hispanic Heritage Month?

    Latinx Files: What to make of Hispanic Heritage Month?

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    Los Angeles Times - Fidel Martinez

    That’s the first word that pops into my head when I think of Hispanic/Latinx Month, which kicked off yesterday. The origins of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month date back to 1968, when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a bill establishing the week containing Sept. 15 as Hispanic Heritage Week. …

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    The new Latino landscape

    Although most Latinos in Montana are of Mexican origin, numbering around 30,000, about 2,000 are Puerto Rican, according to 2019 census population estimates.

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