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More Hispanics Declaring Themselves White
New York Times, by Nate Cohen

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Posted By:mitzi, 5/21/2014 8:15:17 AM

Hispanics are often described as driving up the nonwhite share of the population. But a new study of census forms finds that more Hispanics are identifying as white. An estimated net 1.2 million Americans of the 35 million Americans identified in 2000 as of “Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin,” as the census form puts it, changed their race from “some other race” to “white” between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, according to research presented at an annual meeting of the Population Association of America and reported by Pew Research. The researchers, who have not yet published their findings, compared individual

I never did understand why people with a Spanish heritage were considered a "different" racial category.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: varkdriver, 5/21/2014 8:21:43 AM     (No. 9856224)

It´s a start. Now if they start declaring themselves Republican, or even better, conservative, the Old Gray Lady may implode/explode all over 43rd Street.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rather Read, 5/21/2014 8:23:03 AM     (No. 9856226)

News to NYT. Many Hispanics are white. Rita Hayworth was Hispanic, so is Charlie Sheen and Martin Sheen. Why should Hispanics get their own category, and Italians or Greeks or Bulgarians not? It makes no sense.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nosillod, 5/21/2014 8:26:34 AM     (No. 9856236)

I always thought Hispanics were white. Labeling them by heritage rather than melamine is just another way for liberals to sow dissension.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lydwho, 5/21/2014 8:33:58 AM     (No. 9856249)

I don´t care what color they are, but if they are here illegally, they should be kicked to He11 out!!!!!!


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Reply 5 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 5/21/2014 8:37:08 AM     (No. 9856257)

I´m an AMERICAN of CONSERVATIVE extraction FIRST. Let OTHERS decide WHAT I AM or HOW I LOOK to THEM. I´m too busy working and looking after my family to care what others think of me.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mws50, 5/21/2014 8:41:56 AM     (No. 9856266)

I wonder how many American are self-identifying themselves as "human"?

That is my go-to answer when I am asked about race. When I´m asked about my ethnicity, I clearly state "Texan". The language I speak is Texan (I do not sound anything like an English person).

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 5/21/2014 9:43:38 AM     (No. 9856358)

to previous points, esp #2 there is a difference and I struggle to say it nicely.
The Poles, Russians, Filipinos, Cambodians, and Serbs that I know, came to America to become unhyphenated Americans. They learned English quickly and used it at home. Yes, the Greeks still send the kids to Greek school on Saturday, but that is about the only exception (outside the Muslims, which is a separate issue).
But many of the Hispanics that I know, not so much. I´ve encountered those whose grandparents came here, yet still do not consider themselves Americans and scorn the use of English.
There is also the matter of class structure in the "old" country. Have, again, encountered those who are for most purposes Castilian Spanish in genetics and consider themselves white. Others who are primarily (75 per cent or more) of "indio" origin, who have a different take on things and want to reclaim long-lost Aztlan. And do not want to self-identify with the despised conquerors of Europe. And will not call themselves ´white´, not ever. Some still - even in the US - speak at home the old pre-Columbian tongues.
Not a simple situation. Classing all "Hispanics" as a lump is, well, racist in fact: treating someone as a group member rather than an individual.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bighambone, 5/21/2014 9:48:09 AM     (No. 9856366)

Big deal! A big segment of the so-called Hispanic population group are white people, others are Indian types from South of the border, and others are black people.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bevan, 5/21/2014 10:00:26 AM     (No. 9856386)

They better check their privilege

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Reply 10 - Posted by: corndoggies, 5/21/2014 10:06:41 AM     (No. 9856397)

When asked about my heritage I reply half farmer/half cotton picker.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: msliberty1937, 5/21/2014 10:09:16 AM     (No. 9856400)

When wanting to skew crime statistics, Hispanics are often designated as White if they are the perpetrators and Hispanic if they are the victims.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: eoddad, 5/21/2014 10:22:27 AM     (No. 9856422)

Hate to tell the racist on the left, I live in Texas I know many who have Anglo names and look Hispanic and Many with Hispanic names who look Anglo my wife included. Either group is as Conservative as me and thats saying something. I don´t think Texas or the country is going Blue anytime soon, sorry Race hustling Socialist Brown Shirts.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 5/21/2014 10:51:51 AM     (No. 9856479)

Unless there´s a heavy Aztec component to their bloodline, they are white.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mitzi, 5/21/2014 10:59:17 AM     (No. 9856494)

For those who didn´t click through and read the entire article. Here are the last two short paragraphs:

The results are a strong sign that fears of a unique “Hispanic challenge,” where Hispanics immigrants might remain as a permanent Spanish-speaking underclass, are overblown.

In that regard, the census numbers are not new: There is mounting evidence that Hispanics are succeeding in American society at a pace similar to that of prior waves of European immigrants.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Islander, 5/21/2014 11:00:26 AM     (No. 9856497)

Ditto #12. I lived in South Texas (Corpus Christi) nearly 20 years and there the old line Hispanics who had been there several generations usually refer to themselves as "Tejano," which roughly means "Texan of Spanish origin." Except for the fact their names often end in the letter ´z´ you can distinguish them from Gringos.
And they do tend to be conservatives -- mostly because they own enough to want to conserve it!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: lil dotty, 5/21/2014 12:09:02 PM     (No. 9856622)

Oh yes, must be white. The now infamous Zimmrman was being labeled as white in the MFM after shooting Saint Trayvon.Perhaps the ´label´ should be changed to ´White with a darker tint"

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Reply 17 - Posted by: sw penn, 5/21/2014 2:29:35 PM     (No. 9856795)

Doesn´t matter what they call themselves.
Where do their loyalties lie?

A "white Hispanic" Aztlan supporter
is just as dangerous
as a "brown Hispanic" Aztlan supporter.

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