Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

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Elected officials, educators, artists, playwrights, professional athletes, and a Supreme Court Justice are a few of the examples of how the Hispanic and Latino American community have made an indelible mark in the U.S. As a Cuban-American, I have seen first-hand, the contributions made by my Hispanic and Latina/o brethren. Being proud of one’s ethnicity is not the sole purview of a Hispanic or Latina/o person. Though we may occasionally over-indulge in our “orgullo” (pride) of the sounds and flavors of our heritage, that indulgence extends well beyond us: Latino food is the third most popular cuisine in the U.S.