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Old 04-30-2009, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I think that Hispanics tend to be shorter because of the culture of Latin American countries. Blacks and white Americans tend to average about the same size because we generally have the same diet, sleep patterns, exercise, etc.
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Old 04-30-2009, 07:29 PM
 
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Maybe the old measurements included the cowboy hat.

..ba dum bum pshhhh..
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Always is an exaggeration. I'm 6'2" and I was certainly not an oddball when I visited the Rivercenter mall. There are plenty of tall people in San Antonio.
I can always see over the crowd. Yes, there are heads sticking up here and there (like yours!) but I can always see over the crowd. It stands out to me because in St. Louis when I went to the beer fest or to whatever they call the Veiled Prophet Fair these days, I never felt tall - I had to stand on my toes or crane my neck to see around people.

Here at, say, NIOSA or someplace like that? I don't have to stand on my toes to see across a crowd. Really.
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:25 AM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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That's because you're getting shorter
Nice try, TexasNick. I'm still at (just shy of) six feet.
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:06 PM
 
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I have a hard time believing the average white male is 5'10. I am just a hair under 6'1 and it always seems I'm a good 4 to 5 inches taller than the average white guy. Same with blacks. Mexicans, holy crap. I can rest my chin on the head most of my wife's uncles, male cousins, brothers, etc.
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:50 PM
 
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I have a hard time believing the average white male is 5'10. I am just a hair under 6'1 and it always seems I'm a good 4 to 5 inches taller than the average white guy. Same with blacks. Mexicans, holy crap. I can rest my chin on the head most of my wife's uncles, male cousins, brothers, etc.
I'm 5'10 and that's about normal from what I'm seeing. Besides, know any tall people that lived long? JK...just kidding....I think?
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:46 PM
 
Location: South Side
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My two brothers are 6'1 and 5'11 and my husband is 6'3 which makes them the tallest Mexicans in San Antonio.
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:14 AM
 
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I moved to San Antonio from St. Louis. One of my favorite things about San Antonio is that I can ALWAYS see over a crowd. I'm 5'11.

Of course I also have at least one person a week ask, "How tall ARE you?!" like I'm some freak of nature. Mostly these are women who are 5'0 or so. So I always counter with, "How short are YOU???"

really? i am 6'1" and have lived in san antonio 9 years, never had anyone make comments about my height... btw i work with a hispanic guy that is 6'6"
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:20 AM
 
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Default taller

besides, we are getting taller as human beings overall

Why are we getting taller as a species?: Scientific American
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:52 PM
 
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I hate to hear that Texas men are getting shorter. I am so short now that when I pull up my socks I blindfold myself.
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