Danielle Bainbridge traces the origin of the term Latino, Hispanic, and Latinx in this episode of “Origins of Everything.” When you hear “Latino” you probably think of people from Latin America – places like Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, etc. But where exactly did the history of that word come from, and has it always meant Central America and South America as well as the Caribbean? Danielle traces the origin of the term “Latino” and the debates that still surround it as well as the term “Hispanic” and “Latinx.”
About Origins of Everything Host, Danielle Bainbridge
She is a fun loving, history nerd who will never shy away from a good debate or bad joke. She has a PhD in African American Studies & American Studies from Yale University, graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in English & Theatre Arts, and is a new faculty member at Northwestern University in Theatre and African American Studies. Which basically means her interests run the gamut from big Broadway musicals to the social & political movements of the last 200 years.