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Old 03-10-2019, 11:25 AM
 
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The vast majority of African-Americans are Anglos. Look up 'Afro-Anglo Americans.' There are some black Hispanics and black Latinos, but the vast majority of black Americans are Anglo. Anglo is an ethnicity and a language group. It is something that someone can self-identify with. It's not a fixed definition. Americans of Asian descent would fall along the same lines. Again, this is something one self-identifies with.
Being "Anglo" and being an English speaker are 2 different things. Same thing applies to being Latino and being a Romance language speaker.
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Old 03-10-2019, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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The vast majority of African-Americans are Anglos. Look up 'Afro-Anglo Americans.' There are some black Hispanics and black Latinos, but the vast majority of black Americans are Anglo. Anglo is an ethnicity and a language group. It is something that someone can self-identify with. It's not a fixed definition. Americans of Asian descent would fall along the same lines. Again, this is something one self-identifies with.
Uh, no. I'm a native English speaker but I don't identify as an "Anglo".
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Old 03-10-2019, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Pacific Palisades, CA
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Excuse me???

They ARE the reason Latinos are called "Latin" in the first place, as they carried a Latin-based language from Southern Europe to the Americas!

OMG!
Yes, they carried the language, I know that. I am telling you this, as the son of a Spaniard (Catalan dad from Barcelona), Spaniards do not consider themselves "Latinos". That is a term often and only used in the U.S to describe people who have ties to Latin America.

OMG!
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Old 03-10-2019, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Pacific Palisades, CA
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People from Spain living in the Americas are most certainly Hispanics or Latinos if they choose to be. Americans and Canadians are also Anglos if they choose to be. I consider myself Anglo-American despite of partial French, Portuguese, and Brazilian ancestry. In my opinion, if you grew up speaking primarily English, you are Anglo. If you grew up speaking primarily French, Spanish, or another Latin (Romance) language, you are Latino, but some will quibble.
No, they are not. I have not met one Spaniard (and my dad is from Barcelona) who considers himself "Latino or Hispanic".
These are U.S made terms not really used anywhere else but the US and they are used to describe people of Latin American descent.
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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Not written in stone, but "as a rule" -- city -- ethnic group by order of influence:

Miami -- Cuban American, Dominican, South American, Puerto Rican, Spanish
Orlando -- Puerto Rican, Central American
Boston -- Puerto Rican, Dominican
Houston -- Mexican American, Dominican, Central American
Dallas -- Mexican American, Central American, Dominican
New York -- Puerto Rican, Dominican, South American
San Francisco -- Mexican American, Central American
Sacramento -- Mexican American
Fresno -- Mexican American
Los Angeles -- Mexican American, Central American, South American
Riverside -- Mexican American
San Diego -- Mexican American
Phoenix -- Mexican American
Tuscon -- Mexican American
Las Vegas -- Mexican American, Central American
El Paso -- Mexican American
San Antonio -- Mexican American
Albuquerque -- Spanish, Mexican American, Central American
Denver -- Mexican American
Chicago -- Puerto Rican, Mexican American
Thing about Chicago is the Mexican population greatly outnumber Puerto Ricans by 6 to 1, and gap widens more when taken into account the suburbs. However, Puerto Ricans do have strong political representation and the Puerto Rican day parade still remains the city's largest latino festival.
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Old 03-10-2019, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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No, they are not. I have not met one Spaniard (and my dad is from Barcelona) who considers himself "Latino or Hispanic".
These are U.S made terms not really used anywhere else but the US and they are used to describe people of Latin American descent.
+1...Triple Sec is correct.
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Old 03-10-2019, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Evanston & Lake Forest, Illinois
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People can be so stupid and illiterate. You can identify yourself however you would like to. This stuff is subjective, and my comments never suggested otherwise. The Census Bureau does not come to your door and put a gun to your head saying you have to be X or Y or Z. You fill out the form the way you want to.
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Old 03-10-2019, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Evanston & Lake Forest, Illinois
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I agree up until where you mention a French language speaker would be lumped in with Latinos. There’s no need to expand the definition or conflate with areas of Europe that speak other latin based romance languages, at least not in the context we are looking at here.
Haitians are absolutely considered Latinos, and they are French-speaking.
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Old 03-10-2019, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
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In the LA area, it is not rare to hear Latinos claiming pure spanish ancestry and/or other European ancestry, although they are nearly always just as mestizo as any body else.

Intermarriage are uncommon here, non-hipanics whites are a small minority so the lack of candidate makes it difficult anyways.
Huh????

Intermarriage is very common, especially in the suburbs around LA.
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Old 03-11-2019, 06:48 AM
 
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Huh????

Intermarriage is very common, especially in the suburbs around LA.
I guess the keyword here is "common" and how it means something different to everyone. Personally, I've been in LA for a few years now and I lived in other places with diversity, and what I can say is that in SoCal most people I've met chose a significant other from an ethnic background identical or close to theirs. I'm sure they exist, but I can't say I've seen many White+Hispanic couples.
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