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Old 02-22-2019, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Latino is a very old term too, coined by Napoleon during the post revolutionary era.

Yeah, everybody in Europe refers to South Americans as Latinos. I didn't know the history of the word, though, so thanks for the insight. That's interesting.

 
Old 02-22-2019, 02:35 PM
 
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Yeah, everybody in Europe refers to South Americans as Latinos. I didn't know the history of the word, though, so thanks for the insight. That's interesting.
And they are correct, Latino is short for latin-american.
 
Old 02-22-2019, 02:37 PM
 
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So what?

Lots of Latin Americans have European grandparents.

As for Italy, big parts of Italy were under Spanish rule until 1860. Italian and Spanish are both LATIN languages.
But how many of them have only European grandparents? Thought that was his point
 
Old 02-22-2019, 02:38 PM
 
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This is what they don't understand. The words "Latin" and "hispanic" existed historically but they meant something totally different.

"Hispanic"/"Latino" as an ethnic minority label was a concept invented in the United States, and spread by American influence.
why would any one use the word Hispanic back in the day? to refer to what? the common heritage that we share, we are an ethnicity. it meant that then, and today.
 
Old 02-22-2019, 02:43 PM
 
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It's not just Americans. People in Spain call the hundreds of thousands of Colombians living there Latinos.
This is also a recent phenomenon by American influence.

In Europe, the word Latin was a reference to the language of Rome and Europeans that speak romance languages. It had nothing to do with Mexicans.
 
Old 02-22-2019, 02:45 PM
 
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You guys ranting that the term "Latino" is a U.S. coined term are putting your energies in the wrong places. The word "Latino" to refer to South Americans was NOT coined in the United States. Furthermore people in South America use this term themselves to refer to themselves.
You guys should direct your "justified outrage" towards other more productive and more factually accurate causes.
 
Old 02-22-2019, 02:45 PM
 
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The problem I see is that in America the entire reason we needed to find a term for "hispanics" or "latinos" is because there was a large group of European/Indian mixed people that were labelled under white. They didn't feel white and the other whites probably didn't really think so either. The problem is this new category they came up with can be used by ANYBODY who is one drop Spanish/Mestizo/anybody who has ever been born in Latin America. Romney's descendants will very well be able to claim hispanic heritage and they may do it one day. It's like if the 11% of the white Louisianans that are part black started identifying as black. Of course, identifying as black or hispanic isn't the problem, but using it to get affirmative action is. And then, one wonders if affirmative action should even be a thing.
 
Old 02-22-2019, 02:46 PM
 
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This is also a recent phenomenon by American influence.

In Europe, the word Latin was a reference to the language of Rome and Europeans that speak romance languages. It had nothing to do with Mexicans.
Spanish and Portuguese are romance languages Thats is where the "Latin" America comes from. It is a regional and linguistic classification. It was the French that started using that term not Americans.
 
Old 02-22-2019, 02:46 PM
 
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This is also a recent phenomenon by American influence.

In Europe, the word Latin was a reference to the language of Rome and Europeans that speak romance languages. It had nothing to do with Mexicans.
not true, Latino has been in use then the late 1800 after the wars for liberation of la tam,
and in technical language since Napoleon.
 
Old 02-22-2019, 02:47 PM
 
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not true, Latino has been in use then the late 1800 after the wars for liberation of la tam,
and in technical language since Napoleon.
Exactly.
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