We’re in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month, yet another 30 days of identity-focused celebration, following on the heels of Black History Month in February or Gay Pride Month in June.

But while the ubiquity of the terms “Hispanic” and “Latino” might make it seem that they’ve always been there, Heritage Foundation senior fellow Mike Gonzalez contends that those terms were invented by Marxist activists attempting to persuade so-called Hispanics that they were oppressed.

“I’m very proud of [my heritage], but this amalgamation, this artificial label that is created, the officiality of it is what I’m opposed to, because I know that it is done on purpose and with malice and forethought towards the country of the United States,” Gonzalez says.

He joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss the Marxist history of terms like “Hispanic” and “Latino,” and to detail the radical left’s plans to use identity politics to seize power.

We also cover these stories:

  • President Joe Biden announces his frustration with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., over the ongoing fight to raise the debt ceiling.
  • McConnell tells Biden he should ask Democrats, not Republicans, to vote to raise the debt limit.
  • Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., issues a statement criticizing left-wing activists who followed her into a restroom at Arizona State University and yelled at her to support Biden’s $3.5 trillion Build Back Better spending bill.



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