COLUMBUS DAY --- DIA DE LA RAZA!!!!
In Latin America, depending on the location, "La Raza" primarily emphasize Spanish and European heritage, and/or the family... such as the name "Dia de la Raza" to mark the arrival of Christopher Columbus to America.
In other Latin American contexts, it is used more expansively to describe the race formed by the fusion of White people, Native American and African peoples in Latin America. In this way, "La Raza" symbolically means "the people".
In his 1925 book, La Raza Cósmica (English: The Cosmic Race), Mexican writer José Vasconcelos described La Raza Cosmica as the product of gradual racial mixing that was already underway in the Latin world. Vasconcelos believed that eventually all of the people within the former Spanish Empire would be completely mixed into a new race, "LA RAZA".
Isn't that what America was all about??? The melting pot??? All cultures, all heritages, all races coming together as one???
We are LA RAZA... WE ARE AMERICAN... Lets celebrate what we have learned and become - not seperate because of mistakes made in the past...
DIA DE LA RAZA - DIA DE LA AMERICANO!!!