Mixed Mexican: Is Latino a Race? | Thomas Lopez

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So when I was talking to a friend about the problems with the Latino question on the Census (highlighted in my other film) he suggested that some people think Latino should be considered a race and included in the race question. This got me thinking as to what that could mean. This is my exploration of that subject. Anyway, I hope you like it.

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Latino and Latina Identity | Thomas Lopez on Mixed Race Radio

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“Thomas Lopez has held various positions with Multiracial Americans of Southern California (MASC), Los Angeles, CA since 1995 and continues to organize numerous conferences, workshops and events such as Race In Medicine: A Dangerous Prescription and Rx For the FDA Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, DePaul University, 2010.


Thomas is also a filmmaker, having produced, “Mixed Mexican” which was shown at the Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival (2010), Readymade Film Festival (2010), and Hapapalooza Film Festival (2011)


On today’s episode of Mixed Race Radio, Thomas will announce the start of a new program by Multiracial Americans of Southern California (MASC) called: Latinas and Latinos of Mixed Ancestry (LOMA).


The purpose of the LOMA project is to:

Provide space for expression of mixed Latina/o identity.
Provide culturally relevant material to the mixed Latino community.
Raise awareness of this community to society at large.
This will be accomplished by:

The establishment of a website with blog and forum discussions.
Social media campaign.
Attendance at conferences.
A public relations awareness campaign.

MASC seeks to broaden self and public understanding of our interracial, multiethnic, and cross cultural society by facilitating interethnic dialogue and providing cultural, educational, and recreational activities. In 2009 MASC celebrated twenty years of incorporation.


As a part of our mission, MASC has always worked to raise awareness of the impact of multiracial identification. During the 1990’s, we successfully worked to revise the Census to allow multiple racial classifications.”

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