During Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15), The Texas Lawbook featured narratives from attorneys across the state. The firm’s Monica Rey Bailey shared her family history and how her parents and ancestors shaped her life in “The Broad Span of ‘Hispanic’.”
“There may be a specific box for me to check on certain forms, but the reality is there is no one description of a Hispanic person in the United States. Latin Americans in the United States come from backgrounds as diverse and multi-faceted as anyone else. The experiences of those with Afro-Caribbean backgrounds are different to those of Latinos with indigenous ancestry or others whose families emigrated from Japan to Chile three generations ago. This diversity means I can only identify with my own experiences and the shared experiences of my family.”
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Attorney: Monica Rey Bailey