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Hello!
Most of my family is of European ancestry, but my grandmother is Latina. I was thinking about this recently and came upon the idea that, since her ancestry makes up 1/4 of mine, would I be considered Latina as well? Is 1/4 enough hispanic blood to make me genetically Latina?
Thank you!
Madeleine

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Madeline,
Latina is a cultural denomination. That means: if you are raised in a) a predominantly Latin American environment, b) surrounded by Latino (Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Brazilian, Chilean, Honduran, etc.)  traditions and c) raised directly by another latino(a). Hispanic means you are from a culture that predominantly speaks Spanish.
If you want to know more go to: http://www.diffen.com/difference/Hispanic_vs_Latino

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