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View Poll Results: What's your race?
White non-hispanic 177 55.84%
Hispanic/Latino/Spanish (black or white) 28 8.83%
Asian 23 7.26%
Black or African American 56 17.67%
Other/Mixed 33 10.41%
Voters: 317. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-22-2011, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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Asian.
More specifically, Malaysian-American.
However, seeing as how I've never really seen my biological dad, I tend to be often mistaken for black, Filipino, Samoan, Tongan, and someone also guessed Maori and Fijian.
But since my stepdad's a white boy from Indiana and I was born in Illinois farm-country, I'm usually told that despite my appearance, I typically "act white" as well.
If that means acting like a normal person for the most part, okay.
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Woohoo for the 25 mixed race people!

I'm black and white.
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:13 AM
 
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I am a white Hispanic from Colombia, descent from Spain from when they took over Colombia.
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:00 PM
 
Location: NC
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White.
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:41 AM
 
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The USA is the only place i've been that has a seperate category for Latinos/Hispanics. It's amazing how many Americans think it's a race, even Mexican Americans. It's all that political Brown Pride B.S. the Mexican political community preaches. Once upon a time Mexicans were considered simply White, until the more indigenous population started to immigrate. Now bigoted hicks want them all out (and all Latin Americans get lumped in due to the overwhelming numbers of Mex). All that does is self isolate and prevent assimilation of all Latin Americans. I am an American who's parents were born in Puerto Rico (still America, to my knowledge never a country) with Spanish ancestry. I am not "brown" either, i'm no tanner then any Southern European I know. I hate that terminology.
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:20 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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ET phone home~
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:58 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Proud European American; that being said ...

A Jamaican man being called African, even though he is Jamaican.

A Mexican woman being called Dominican, even though she is Mexican.

A Peruvian being called Puerto Rican, even though they are Peruvian.

A Palestinian being called Israeli, even though they are Palestinian.

A German being called Caucasian, even though they are German.

A French being called White, even though they are from France...

Get the picture....We are all Americans, that's part of the problem with some....
Well the poll has maximum allowed choices and it would not have near enough room to list everything. The poster was just looking for a general idea.

My paternal grandfather came over from Finland and became a citizen in 1942 my grandmother was born here but her parents came over in the early 1900's from Sweden.
On my mother side Great Grandparents came over from Ireland and Italy.

I am sure there are many like me with mixed background. I think about 50,000 poll choices might cover everyone.
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Woohoo for the 25 mixed race people!

I'm black and white.
I guess I should have put mixed race
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:36 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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The USA is the only place i've been that has a seperate category for Latinos/Hispanics. It's amazing how many Americans think it's a race, even Mexican Americans. It's all that political Brown Pride B.S. the Mexican political community preaches. Once upon a time Mexicans were considered simply White, until the more indigenous population started to immigrate. Now bigoted hicks want them all out (and all Latin Americans get lumped in due to the overwhelming numbers of Mex). All that does is self isolate and prevent assimilation of all Latin Americans. I am an American who's parents were born in Puerto Rico (still America, to my knowledge never a country) with Spanish ancestry. I am not "brown" either, i'm no tanner then any Southern European I know. I hate that terminology.
I think the census counts it as more a cultural identity than a race. A Hispanic/Latino can be of any race. I knew a guy born in Taiwan, but raised in Paraguay. He could have classed himself as Hispanic if he wished. So can the Japanese-Peruvians or a member of that Germanic Mennonite group in Mexico.

Interestingly Portuguese descended people are not considered "Hispanic" as they are not of Spanish descent. So a Brazilian immigrant, even one who is Mestizo (not common in Brazil perhaps, but I think it's not that uncommon in some of their states), would not be Hispanic. Although I imagine Brazilians could be Latino.

It is kind of odd. Possibly it will go the way of "Mediterranean" and some will be seen as just "white people" the way we view Italians. (Or just American-Indian or just black or whatever fits most) Although what might go against that is a good deal of our Hispanic population, unlike our Italian population, was not born in the US. And unless they develop rather rapidly I think that's likely to stay true.

I hope this doesn't sound bad.
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Silverthorne, Colorado
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Mixed White/Hispanic.
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