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Old 09-26-2015, 11:50 PM
 
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Saying that people from Equatorial Guinea are not Hispanic because it is in Africa
is as stupid as saying that people from Canary Islands are not Hispanic because it is in Africa

And I know what you are gonna say ... They are black
Do you know how many black Hispanics are in latinamerica?

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Old 09-27-2015, 06:27 AM
 
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They are considered part of the Hispanic community by Spain and they only need 2 years of resident status to obtain the Spanish Nationality. Just as Spanish Americans and Phyllipines. Sephardic Jews were granted the Spanish nationality. Guinea was a Spanish province until 1968.

Canarians are Spanish.
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Old 09-27-2015, 09:06 AM
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The Congressional Hispanic Conference has three congressmen of Portuguese descent Devin Nunes, od California, Richard Pombo of California and Patrick Toomey of Pennsylvania.

When the US census began in 1790 the concept of race as scientific fact was universally accepted. Humanity was divided into subgroups which most people believed had unique ancestry.

But by 1970 the Census department should have known better. Many countries, such as Mexico for one, count people by the languages they speak at home. It is less judgemental than dividing people up into ethnic groups. It may mean not counting a third generation Puerto Rican who doesn't speak any Spanish, but that is simply a byproduct of this less onerous counting system.
I suspect they joined for self serving reasons and were able to join based on the loose definition of what Hispanic means which is disputable. All three of these guys are fourth generation descendants of immigrants from the Azores islands Toomey is 50% Portuguese. I can speak from experience and can confidently state that fourth generation descendants of Portuguese immigrants in the USA(Hawaii is an exception) are indistinguishable culturally from other white Americans.
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:41 PM
 
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In my book anybody that speaks Spanish 100% perfect (very proficient with slangs from a Spanish speaking country) is automatically Hispanic
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Old 10-10-2015, 12:19 PM
 
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In my book anybody that speaks Spanish 100% perfect (very proficient with slangs from a Spanish speaking country) is automatically Hispanic
How come white Americans, African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Brits, Irish, Nigerians, despite being all English native speakers such aren't called "Anglos"?
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Old 10-10-2015, 07:26 PM
 
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How come white Americans, African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Brits, Irish, Nigerians, despite being all English native speakers such aren't called "Anglos"?

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Old 10-10-2015, 07:42 PM
 
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Did you mistake this forum with instagram or did you actually have something to say?
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Old 10-11-2015, 08:46 PM
 
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How come white Americans, African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Brits, Irish, Nigerians, despite being all English native speakers such aren't called "Anglos"?
They should
But in America people are seen by color instead of culture
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Old 11-13-2015, 06:39 PM
 
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Are people living in Spain considered Hispanic? They speak Spanish. Are they considered Caucasian, European or Iberian???
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Old 11-14-2015, 03:35 PM
 
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They are considered part of the Hispanic community by Spain and they only need 2 years of resident status to obtain the Spanish Nationality. Just as Spanish Americans and Phyllipines. Sephardic Jews were granted the Spanish nationality. Guinea was a Spanish province until 1968.

Canarians are Spanish.

33% of the people in Equatorial Guinea do NOT speak Spanish, and it is likely that many who do, use it mainly for formal purposes and speak a variety of local languages when at home.

Culturally they are culturally African. I suspect only the small mulatto population, traditionally the elite, has any real identification with Spain. In fact French and Portuguese are ALSO considered official languages. Given the proximity of Congo (both of them) and Angola, I can imagine that these latter two languages are increasingly relevant.

Equatorial Guineans are no more "Hispanic" than Nigerians are Anglo Saxon.
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