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Old 06-05-2014, 01:52 PM
 
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Indigenous people can be hispanic too.
As can Africans, Asians, Arabs and Polynesians.

 
Old 06-05-2014, 01:53 PM
 
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Some Hispanics/Latino's are racially white.

I know this one guy from a previous job. He and his family are from El Salvador, but he has light brown hair, blue eyes, very pale skin. Maybe he'd consider himself Latino, but I'd call him a white person.

In my eyes it doesn't matter where a person comes from, if he looks white, then I consider him white. If not, then I don't. Simple.

I mean, look at Charlize Theron. Isn't she technically considered African American? And white South Africans (or anyone white from Africa for that matter), they are still physically white.

I'm not white by the way.
No. She is a South African who emigrated here. Just as Nelson Mandela would be if he had emigrated here.
 
Old 06-05-2014, 02:26 PM
 
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A lot of people don't even know that she is actually Mexican American.


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Both her parents are African and she grew up in Kenya but yeah...
 
Old 06-05-2014, 02:30 PM
 
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All this discussion is again emphasizing the point that it is kind of a useless proposition to try and neatly categorize Latinos into one box...
 
Old 06-05-2014, 03:08 PM
 
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All this discussion is again emphasizing the point that it is kind of a useless proposition to try and neatly categorize Latinos into one box...
Even the term Latino is kinda stupid. We don't categorise any other group via language, so why lump together all Spanish-speakers? Imagine grouping together Nigerians, Jamaicans, Americans, Indians and Australians because they all speak English...makes no sense, does it?

Furthermore, the actual definition of Latino (not the retarded definition used in North America) encompasses ALL Romance-language speakers, not just Hispanophones.
 
Old 06-05-2014, 03:16 PM
 
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A lot of people don't even know that she is actually Mexican American. She also has Mexican citizenship and speaks Spanish fluently.


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Not Mexican American.......but Mexican, yes. Her parents are from Kenya and she moved there as a young girl.
 
Old 06-05-2014, 03:50 PM
 
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Anyone heard about this?
For the UMPTEEN JILLIONTH TIME.... "Hispanic" is not a race. It is a cultural designation. You can be *any* race (including Asian), and be Hispanic.

I can't believe that the Kansas City Star is so ignorant that they don't understand this concept. That's what you get when you let interns write newspaper articles.

20yrsinBranson
 
Old 06-05-2014, 04:27 PM
 
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Not Mexican American.......but Mexican, yes. Her parents are from Kenya and she moved there as a young girl.
Is she not a Mexican immigrant to the United States? Wouldn't that fact alone qualify her to be Mexican American?
 
Old 06-05-2014, 06:36 PM
 
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Is she not a Mexican immigrant to the United States? Wouldn't that fact alone qualify her to be Mexican American?
I wouldn't consider her a Mexican American as in, say, Eva Longoria, whose people have been in this country for at least four centuries. She's a Mexican (Kenyan) immigrant to this country.
 
Old 06-05-2014, 07:14 PM
 
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I wouldn't consider her a Mexican American as in, say, Eva Longoria, whose people have been in this country for at least four centuries. She's a Mexican (Kenyan) immigrant to this country.
When does one stop being a member of another nationality and become an American/hyphenated-American. IMO, citizenship is the best technical qualifier ( I'm not sure if she's an American citizen).
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