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Old 02-22-2019, 02:47 PM
 
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I will repeat myself: I will bet money that if we look at literature written in South America from 100-300 years ago, we will find the term "Latino" and "Latin America" to refer to people living there.

 
Old 02-22-2019, 02:51 PM
 
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I will repeat myself: I will bet money that if we look at literature written in South America from 100-300 years ago, we will find the term "Latino" and "Latin America" to refer to people living there.
You can just talk to older Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Mexicans that remember the 40s/50s/60s. Nobody was ever "hispanic" or "latino"! That's not a concept that existed! That's not how they identified themselves back then.

In the 80s people were told that they were "hispanic" and they never heard of that.
 
Old 02-22-2019, 02:54 PM
 
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It's a generational thing. Millenials were the first generation that was born "hispanic", they are the ones who believe that it's always existed.

Older "hispanics" remember when they were not "hispanic" or "Latino" - when those terms were never used. They're usually very honest about it.
i was born in Latam and always have been hispanic jajajajaja
 
Old 02-22-2019, 02:55 PM
 
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You can just talk to older Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Mexicans that remember the 40s/50s/60s. Nobody was ever "hispanic" or "latino"! That's not a concept that existed! That's not how they identified themselves back then.
It was a term used mostly in Europe and Latin America.
 
Old 02-22-2019, 02:58 PM
 
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It was a term used mostly in Europe and Latin America.
With a completely different meaning.

Latin used to be a European label. Italian people were Latino. It was not a pan-ethnic label for all people from Latin America regardless of race. That was made up in the United States in the 70s.
 
Old 02-22-2019, 03:12 PM
 
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[quote=Tritone;54508270]You can just talk to older Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Mexicans that remember the 40s/50s/60s. Nobody was ever "hispanic" or "latino"! That's not a concept that existed! That's not how they identified themselves back then.

so we name hundred on institutions in the late 1800s after Latin america or Hispano america just because those names were cool, not because we saw each other as related. jajajajaj
 
Old 02-22-2019, 03:16 PM
 
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oh wait, Hispanics didnt exist until de 70s...so why there is an hispanic-american dictionary in 1890?

jajajajaja
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Old 02-22-2019, 03:18 PM
 
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Well yes, it's a New World country.

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The 2005 census reported that the "non-ethnic population", consisting of whites and mestizos (those of mixed white European and Amerindian ancestry), constituted 86% of the national population. 10.6% is of African ancestry. Indigenous Amerindians comprise 3.4% of the population. Less than 0.01% of the population is Roma. An extraofficial estimate considers that the 49% of the Colombian population is Mestizo or of mixed European and Amerindian ancestry, and that approximately 37% is White, mainly of Spanish lineage, but there is also a large population of Middle East descent; among the upper class there is a considerable input of Italian and German ancestry.[18]
 
Old 02-22-2019, 03:19 PM
 
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The Club Hispano Americano (Hispanic American Club) is the first known Latin American student organization founded at the collegiate level in the United States. It was founded at Lehigh University in 1887.

latin american students in the US were calling themselves Hispanics in 1887 !!!!!


but do not let that fact hit you too hard.
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Old 02-22-2019, 03:19 PM
 
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oh wait, hispanics didnt exist until de 70s...so why there is an hispanic-american dictionary in 1890?

Jajajajaja
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after the mexican–american war concluded in 1848, term hispanic or spanish american was primarily used to describe the hispanos of new mexico within the american southwest. The 1970 united states census controversially broadened the definition to "a person of mexican, puerto rican, cuban, south or central american, or other spanish culture or origin, regardless of race". This is now the common formal and colloquial definition of the term within the united states, outside of new mexico.[3
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