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Latinos Are Not ‘Spanish’: The Cultural Diversity of Hispanics

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Omicron Chapter at Iowa State University hosted the event – Latinos Are Not “Spanish”: The Cultural Diversity of Hispanics.

The chapter brought in Native American (Taino) and Puerto Rican speaker/storyteller, Bobby Gonzalez.

As a part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Gonzalez spoke about the background and importance of Hispanic heritage, as well as his own upbringing and culture.

“I always roll my eyes when people say, ‘I love Spanish food’ or ‘I listen to Spanish music’ or ‘Some of my best friends are Spanish,’” Gonzalez said. “Well, let me break it down for you. We Latinos are a lot more complicated than that. We are a racial, ethnic, cultural mosaic of people.

Great job by the Omicron Chapter for highlighting cultural awareness on campus and educating the ISU community on what it means to be Latino!

Read more about the event here!