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Old 08-22-2014, 05:16 PM
 
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I was looking at the most recent census population data for 2013 and noticed a very interesting category. The white race category includes Hispanics. There are about 198 million non-Hispanic whites and 54 million Hispanics (can be of any race) and most are from Mexico and Central America. When you add them up you get 252 million and subtract out black Hispanics (around 7 million) you get the census total of 245 million whites. I have argued this point with my Mexican-American friends that they will become part of white culture just like Italians and Irish did even though they were discriminated against as well. I guess politicians are scared that "whites" (myself included) are not having enough babies and in order to not lose a majority in the near future they end up adding Hispanics to the white category even though most are Mestizos. It is funny how this white category keeps on evolving.

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Old 08-22-2014, 05:53 PM
 
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There are black hispanics also what about them? Its also funny how they classify Northern Africans as caucasians
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:21 PM
 
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I was looking at the most recent census population data for 2013 and noticed a very interesting category. The white race category includes Hispanics. There are about 198 million non-Hispanic whites and 54 million Hispanics (can be of any race) and most are from Mexico and Central America. When you add them up you get 252 million and subtract out black Hispanics (around 7 million) you get the census total of 245 million whites. I have argued this point with my Mexican-American friends that they will become part of white culture just like Italians and Irish did even though they were discriminated against as well. I guess politicians are scared that "whites" (myself included) are not having enough babies and in order to not lose a majority in the near future they end up adding Hispanics to the white category even though most are Mestizos. It is funny how this white category keeps on evolving.

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So true. The term "White" has been evolving since the founding of this nation. New nationalities are always being added to the fraternity.
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:05 PM
 
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There are black hispanics also what about them? Its also funny how they classify Northern Africans as caucasians
I mentioned that they subtracted out the 7 million black Hispanics from the 54 million Hispanic total. So you have 47 million non-black Hispanics plus 198 million non-Hispanic whites to equal 245 million.
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:08 PM
 
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Was there a point to this thread, other than to prove that the U.S. government got yet another thing wrong?
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:08 PM
 
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Well there's no such "race" as "Hispanic."
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:10 PM
 
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Well there's no such "race" as "Hispanic."
Of course there is. It sure isn't a country.
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:42 AM
 
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There is no race that is hispanic. The term was created by the Census Bureau over 40 years ago to describe people who spoke Spanish at the time.
Even if most are "mestizos" many Hispanics are of the white race (Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Argentinians, Venezuelans, etc.)
too whose ancestry also stems back to Spain.
*** Middle America's heads collectively spin*** You mean they're not all Mexicans???
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:41 AM
 
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*** Middle America's heads collectively spin*** You mean they're not all Mexicans???
According to most folks on CD they are all illegal as they speak some form of Spanish, work for cheap, are uneducated and live in squalor. There must be something not right with my neighbors.
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:48 AM
 
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