mardi 29 novembre 2011

Hispanic Identity Crisis......

The largest and fastest growing minority population in the United States today is commonly referred to as "Hispanic" or "Latino." While not considering Hispanics as a distinct race, the U.S. Census (utilizing federally delineated categories) defines someone "Hispanic" or "Latino" as "a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race."1 The term does not refer only to Spanish speakers, however; many people usually thought of as "Hispanic"-the people of Brazil, for instance, or those from indigenous Mexican communities-often do not speak Spanish at all, or at least not as their primary language. The term "Latino" has become more commonly used in recent years to describe those whose primary ethnic heritage stems from Latin America. These terms are often used interchangeably, including by the U.S. Census Bureau, although "Hispanic" is more often utilized in governmental and market research and statistical record keeping, while "Latino" perhaps enjoys more popular usage today. Importantly, many Latinos themselves prefer the latter term, since it avoids reference to the more recent European colonial powers (from "Hispania," or the Iberian Peninsula) that laid claim to Latin America in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries(El Conquistador, or Gringo, or recently Mr. Core).
Hispanic are confused:
...They are confused in how they are supposed to look, since Hispanics are not a race but a result of the colonization and the rape of the new world and native Americans by European Conquistadors. 
They have an identity crisis since Hispanics dont exist as a race but as an demographic result and a situation, as a product of cross breeding between native Americans and the white conquerors.
So, the so called Hispanics are somehow a consequence of the near extermination of native Americans and the mostly forced cross breed, and gene dilution between the remains of Native Americans and Europeans,.. nothing to be so proud of.

They are comfused since they dont have a culture, there is no Hispanic culture in the history of the world and civilizations...As far as less than 100 years ago; there is either natives Culture or European culture. Hispanics as an ethnic groups doesn't even exist until the last decades.

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