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Old 12-07-2014, 05:32 PM
 
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Nope. Hispanic is an ethnicity, not a race. There are too many white hispanics to separate it as a race. Ethnicity and race are mutually independent of each other.
This is true. Like, Jewish people are an ethnic (and religious) group, but they can be of any race. Same with Hispanics. Ethnicity is tied to cultural practices such as language, but race is tied more to genetics. Like a European person living in Mexico may have Mexican citizenship, and their children might be fully European, but they are "Hispanic" because they come from a Spanish speaking country.

Technically, the Spaniards are considered Hispanic; they are not considered Latino.
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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It's really not. Even within the White race, there are more similarities between a Saudi Arabian and an Irishman than there are between a Mennonite Mexican and a Black Honduran with West African lineage.
Are you sure about that? At least a Mennonite Mexican and a Black Honduran will have some similarities in term of having some form of Hispanic culture. What similarities exist between the Irish and the Saudi Arabians? If you randomly put an Irishman in Saudi Arabia, they will experience culture shock like there's no tomorrow.
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:04 PM
 
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This is true. Like, Jewish people are an ethnic (and religious) group, but they can be of any race. Same with Hispanics. Ethnicity is tied to cultural practices such as language, but race is tied more to genetics. Like a European person living in Mexico may have Mexican citizenship, and their children might be fully European, but they are "Hispanic" because they come from a Spanish speaking country.

Technically, the Spaniards are considered Hispanic; they are not considered Latino.
Spaniards are Hispanic and Latino.
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:06 PM
 
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Spaniards are Hispanic and Latino.
Because they don't come from Latin America. Spain is considered a European country, not a country in any part of the American continent, North or South. Little technicality.
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:08 PM
 
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Because they don't come from Latin America. Spain is considered a European country, not a country in any part of the American continent, North or South. Little technicality.
Latin culture originated out of Southern Europe(Spain, Portugal, etc.)
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Because they don't come from Latin America. Spain is considered a European country, not a country in any part of the American continent, North or South. Little technicality.
You know where it really gets confusing? Filipinos. I have heard some Filipinos self-identify as being hispanic, while I've heard others identify as Asian. Since there are white, black, and brown hispanics... why not Asian?

This is one area of this issue I have never been able to fully grasp.
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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You know where it really gets confusing? Filipinos. I have heard some Filipinos self-identify as being hispanic, while I've heard others identify as Asian. Since there are white, black, and brown hispanics... why not Asian?

This is one area of this issue I have never been able to fully grasp.
Well one main reason is that Spanish isn't the official language of the Philippines.
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Old 12-07-2014, 08:06 PM
 
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Latin culture originated out of Southern Europe(Spain, Portugal, etc.)
Not completely true, latin culture is a blended culture that takes from multiple cultures. I wouldn't say it originated in southern europe, just like I would not consider people from Spain, hispanic.
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Old 12-07-2014, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Well one main reason is that Spanish isn't the official language of the Philippines.
Whether it is or isn't, it still doesn't explain why a good number of Filipinos identify as hispanic.
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Old 12-07-2014, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Not completely true, latin culture is a blended culture that takes from multiple cultures. I wouldn't say it originated in southern europe, just like I would not consider people from Spain, hispanic.
Really?
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