This author traveled across the country to ask: What does it mean to be Latino?

PBS News Hour | Aug 13, 2021

What does it mean to be Latino? Author Hector Tobar, [UCI professor of journalism and Chicano/Latino studies], took a 9,000-mile road trip across the country last winter exploring exactly that. In an essay for Harper’s and a forthcoming book, “A Migrant’s Light,” he captures the history and experience of Latinos everywhere from Los Angeles to Texas, Florida and New York. He talks to Jeffrey Brown about what he saw and how he thinks about his own identity