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North park, California (CNN) – i am in a blended wedding. My spouse is Mexican and I also’m Mexican-American

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You might think there is not most of an improvement between your two, however you’d be incorrect. We share the exact same ethnicity, but we had been born in various nations. Which makes all the difference. Our tale is just a reminder of so how complicated identity that is cultural take this nation.

In line with the 2010 census, about 50.5 million Latinos live in the United States, accounting for 16% of this populace. About two-thirds of this 50.5 million — or just around 34 million individuals — are mexican-American or mexican. (more…)