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Old 08-14-2008, 06:10 PM
 
Location: LA
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I mean white = white.

whetter your ancestor came from Greece lik Peter Sampras or your ancestors from Spain like Martin Sheen aka Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez.

 
Old 08-14-2008, 06:34 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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one had ancestors from south america, the carribbean, or Mexico. The other had ancestors from Europe, including Portugal and Spain since they are white non-Hispanic.

Also, there is a difference between being a spaniard and being Hispanic. At least, in my opinion. Spaniards are whites that speak Spanish while Hispanics are Mestizos (mixed with Spanish and western Indian and/or black blood) speak Spanish with the exception of Brazil which speaks Portuguese
 
Old 08-14-2008, 08:05 PM
 
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"Hispanics" can be of any race too.
 
Old 08-14-2008, 08:07 PM
 
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Because there is clearly a difference between Hispanics and Whites. Whites don't view Hispanics as white and hispanics don't think they're white either.

Why is there even a distinction between white non-hispanics and asians and black? They're all part of the human race.
 
Old 08-14-2008, 08:07 PM
 
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It's a political distinction, pure and simple.
 
Old 08-14-2008, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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one had ancestors from south america, the carribbean, or Mexico. The other had ancestors from Europe, including Portugal and Spain since they are white non-Hispanic.

Also, there is a difference between being a spaniard and being Hispanic. At least, in my opinion. Spaniards are whites that speak Spanish while Hispanics are Mestizos (mixed with Spanish and western Indian and/or black blood) speak Spanish with the exception of Brazil which speaks Portuguese
Nope. Spaniards and Portuguese are the first Hispanics. They originate from the Iberian peninsula which used to be know as Hispania.

Also Spaniards are mixed from north Africa and north Europe. Since they are of mixed race when they came to the new world they also mixed with the local population unlike the English. That is why South American are also known as Hispanic.


BTW. I hate labels. Why do we have to fit in an artificial grouping?.
 
Old 08-14-2008, 08:22 PM
 
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Actually, how can Portuguese be be affiliated with "Hispanic", when the term is referring to Spanish and that cultural base? Latino, sure, but not "Hispanic". Heck, Italians, Romanians and French people can also be referred to as being "Latino" too, but that is hardly, if ever the case.
 
Old 08-14-2008, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Because people belonging to the same ethnicity have more in common than people belonging to the same race.
 
Old 08-14-2008, 08:41 PM
 
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Because there is clearly a difference between Hispanics and Whites. Whites don't view Hispanics as white and hispanics don't think they're white either.

Why is there even a distinction between white non-hispanics and asians and black? They're all part of the human race.
Exactly...and the same thing is with Middle Easterners being classified as "white" sometimes. I will never consider a Lebanese or a Persian person to be "white".
 
Old 08-16-2008, 12:03 PM
 
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one had ancestors from south america, the carribbean, or Mexico. The other had ancestors from Europe, including Portugal and Spain since they are white non-Hispanic.

Also, there is a difference between being a spaniard and being Hispanic. At least, in my opinion. Spaniards are whites that speak Spanish while Hispanics are Mestizos (mixed with Spanish and western Indian and/or black blood) speak Spanish with the exception of Brazil which speaks Portuguese
Read!!!

I said White-Hispanic and White- NON Hispanic.

A white hispanic regardless if he's from Cuba, Mexico o Argentina will have ancestors from Europe.
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