Where Did the Word “Cholo” Come From?
When you hear the word “cholo,” what comes to mind? Excessive eyeliner? Lowriders? Tattoos? What does “cholo” is even really mean? Despite its noted modern definition, the word’s history and cultural significance actually dates all the way back to the Spanish Conquest in South America. MTV’s Decoded takes a crack at how this word evolved and carried itself into Latinx culture in the U.S.