New York Times Q & A

2017-05-03T05:53:11+00:00May 3rd, 2017|

This "The Ethicist" column appeared in the Sunday New York Times. My mother is from Central America. She came to the United States for college and met my American father. I am, therefore, 50 percent Latino genetically, but I don’t identify as Latino. There were (to my regret) no Central American influences in my upbringing — no Spanish language, no Latino relatives, no foods from “the old country.” There was also no discrimination directed at me or my mother (we look “white”). Is it ethical to identify as Latino in [...]