Multiracial Belizean-American writer Kayla Angela Alamilla wrote for Remezcla
on how her father’s identity had to be circumscribed in U.S. censuses as either “Other” or “Hispanic.”
Her story shines a light on how Belizeans struggle in colonial and U.S.-made identity boxes and pitches in the broad discussion of how Latin Americans, and their descendants, choose to identify themselves.
In the future, perhaps Central Americans could have the opportunity to first personally define their identity without having the exterior world impose their own view on them. What do you think?
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