Tuesday, May 28, 2002

NPR reports personal items once owned by Mexican painter Frida Kahlo are being auctioned off at Christie's in New York tonight. The pieces are part of the auction house's Latin American art sale. Recent interest in Kahlo and her work is expected to boost sales

Monday, May 27, 2002

Memorial Day

Sunday, May 26, 2002

Thursday, May 23, 2002

Tuesday, May 21, 2002

His·pan·ic Pronunciation Key (h-spnk)
Of or relating to Spain or Spanish-speaking Latin America.
Of or relating to a Spanish-speaking people or culture.

A Spanish-speaking person.
A U.S. citizen or resident of Latin-American or Spanish descent.

[Latin Hispanicus, from Hispania Spain.]
Usage Note: Though often used interchangeably in American English, Hispanic and Latino are not identical terms, and in certain contexts the choice between them can be significant. Hispanic, from the Latin word for “Spain,” has the broader reference, potentially encompassing all Spanish-speaking peoples in both hemispheres and emphasizing the common denominator of language among communities that sometimes have little else in common. Latinowhich in Spanish means "Latin" but which as an English word is probably a shortening of the Spanish word latinoamericanorefers more exclusively to persons or communities of Latin American origin. Of the two, only Hispanic can be used in referring to Spain and its history and culture; a native of Spain residing in the United States is a Hispanic, not a Latino, and one cannot substitute Latino in the phrase the Hispanic influence on native Mexican cultures without garbling the meaning. In practice, however, this distinction is of little significance when referring to residents of the United States, most of whom are of Latin American origin and can theoretically be called by either word. ·A more important distinction concerns the sociopolitical rift that has opened between Latino and Hispanic in American usage. For a certain segment of the Spanish-speaking population, Latino is a term of ethnic pride and Hispanic a label that borders on the offensive. According to this view, Hispanic lacks the authenticity and cultural resonance of Latino, with its Spanish sound and its ability to show the feminine form Latina when used of women. Furthermore, Hispanic the term used by the U.S. Census Bureau and other government agencies is said to bear the stamp of an Anglo establishment far removed from the concerns of the Spanish-speaking community. While these views are strongly held by some, they are by no means universal, and the division in usage seems as related to geography as it is to politics, with Latino widely preferred in California and Hispanic the more usual term in Florida and Texas. Even in these regions, however, usage is often mixed, and it is not uncommon to find both terms used by the same writer or speaker. See Usage Note at Chicano.

Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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\His*pan"ic\, a. [L. Hispanicus.] Of or pertaining to Spain or its language; as, Hispanic words.
Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.



adj : related to or derived from the people or culture of Spain; "the Hispanic population of California is growing rapidly" [syn: Hispanic, Latino] n : an American whose first language was Spanish [syn: Spanish American, Hispanic American, Hispanic, Latino]
Source: WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University

Hispanic is not a race....neither is Catholic, American, or Democrat.

Monday, May 20, 2002

September 11 hurt immigration reform efforts.

Sunday, May 19, 2002

Sunday in KC: menudo from Ortega's in the morning and Egyptian Art on the Plaza in the afternoon.

Saturday, May 18, 2002

Y Tu Mama Tambien comes to Missouri.

Friday, May 17, 2002

Democrats have plan to 'unmask' the GOP to win Latino votes...according to Roll Call.

Wednesday, May 15, 2002

In the Kansas City Star, Mary Sanchez writes about Deciphering the truth in workplace discrimination

Today is Teacher's Day in Mexico

Tuesday, May 14, 2002

Guadalupe Centers has been serving the Latino community in Kansas City since 1919.The site is featured at KCHispanic.com

Monday, May 13, 2002

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya will be the subject of a discussion group on Thursday, May 16th at the Tony Aguirre Community Center. For more information call the Ruiz Branch Library at 816.701.3655

Sunday, May 12, 2002

K C Hispanic.com seeks to serve as an online guide to the Latino community in Kansas City. The site (located at http://kchispanic.com)includes a calendar, free email, information on music and books, as well as bookmarks. If you have information about events or other sites related to the Kansas City Hispanic/Latino community please send them to: webmaster@kchispanic.com