Latino Culture Infuse into Mainstream American Culture Think of ways in which the Latino culture has been infused into the mainstream American culture. How does this illustrate the bidirectional nature of ethnic assimilation?
The emotional feeling of being a Latino or Latina in the US can range wildly from being affirming to confusing to feeling vulnerable.
In our research of the Latinx experience in the US, we established that being Latino is as much about choices as it is about the heritage. This means that Latino identity relies heavily on how individuals choose to deal with their cultural surroundings. In response to external stimuli, they can accept and internalize their cultural surroundings, deny them, or change them.