Society

On Being Latino in America Today

September 13, 2017  • Aspen Ideas to Go

As Latino Americans emerge as the majority minority and the new mainstream, representing 18 percent of the US population, questions are emerging about how Latinos fit into the national narrative. Latinos are revitalizing rural communities, starting businesses, and entering the workforce and educational system at record rates, yet they’re often lost among the traditional storylines of race and identity. How is this population handling political pressures like the Wall, deportation, and President Trump’s announcement that he’s ending DACA? Featuring former Univision President Henry Cisneros, host of NPR’s “Latino USA” Maria HinojosaJanet Marguía, president and CEO of the National Council of La Raza, and Monica Lozano, chair of the Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program.

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