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30 October, 2010

Mr. Barack Hussein Obama : We are not " latinos "

Mr. Barack Hussein Obama
President of the United Staes of America


Sir,
We are not " latinos "


JUST RECENTLY WE HEARD IN A  TV  PROGRAM THAT PRES. MR. OBAMA WAS REFERRING TO
People of a diversity of nationalities or  origins as "LATINOS".  It sounded as a despective way to many 
of the  people  who consider themselves as Hispano-americans based on their roots  and culture or the
language  they  speak. We must  tell Mr. President or any one  that many of  us felt it  an offensive
or despective way to refer to our ethnical group  as "latinos" . 

Of course, we must  acknowledge that there is a lot of debates and confusions about  how to define 
the people whose origins are in any of the 21 nations South of the Border.  For some  we are Latin-americans ,
for others  we are Hispano-americans, and yet  for many others we are South-americans.
 But the terminology does not end  here...in many otehr cases we are  called Ibero-americans.

Yet, We must STOP AND come to establish  the proper definition of the ethnical and cultural  adjectives
to name and call people  South of the Border , as HISPANO-AMERICANS.
Based on the language heritage, and cultural legacy, most of the people  south of the Border
speak Spanish the  main language of the Hispanic penninsule.  Also called Iberia because of part or its primitive
inhabitants : the Ibers
But since then the Ibers and the rest of the inhabitants adopted and  spoke the Spanish language  and derived
from the  greco-latin roots , the proper term for the  present day inhabitants of the South  and Central America,
should be Hispano-americans.

The  term or word "latinos" sounds to most of us in North America as a despective "nigger"
word  very much used before to referr to the black americans , Mr. President !

Sincerly ,
Pedro Martori
 

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