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Why Are Hispanics Identifying As White?


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(CNN) -- For all the complexity of our national complexion, Americans still too often think that white makes right.

Consider a new study of census returns reported on by the Pew Research Center. It showed, apparently, that significant numbers of Hispanics are now identifying as white. The research was presented at the recent Population Association of America meeting.

Some news reports suggested that Hispanics, rather than solidifying a distinct ethnic identity and becoming the driving force of a "majority-minority" future, might instead try to be just the latest group of immigrants, such as Italians or Jews, to "become white."

Such a shift, if it's real, has potentially big implications.

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http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/29/opinion/liu-study-hispanics-favor-whiteness/index.html

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Hispanic isn't a race.

Neither is "African."

Only three real races in the world. White, Black, and Asian. The Census should limit the choices to these three, unless there's some other reason why the government would want to separate people into more specific groups....

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Race is not biological,all humans are homo sapiens,there are no sub-species.Race is more a social term used to classify people based on physical characteristics.The history of the USA is filled with incidents of institutionalized Racism,JIM CROW era for example.We have made it very un-cool to be a racist in the 21st century but make no mistake it still exists,probably always will given the flawed nature of mankind.

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Race is not biological,all humans are homo sapiens,there are no sub-species.Race is more a social term used to classify people based on physical characteristics.The history of the USA is filled with incidents of institutionalized Racism,JIM CROW era for example.We have made it very un-cool to be a racist in the 21st century but make no mistake it still exists,probably always will given the flawed nature of mankind.

Since recent studies show that there are no DNA differences within the human race, then we are really classifying people solely by how they identify their ethnic/cultural background; making the distinction that a person can be both "White" and "Hispanic" ridiculous. (in the same way someone's ego can't help but point out their 1/8th Cherokee lineage.)

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Since recent studies show that there are no DNA differences within the human race, then we are really classifying people solely by how they identify their ethnic/cultural background; making the distinction that a person can be both "White" and "Hispanic" ridiculous. (in the same way someone's ego can't help but point out their 1/8th Cherokee lineage.)

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This made me think about blood quantum laws in the U.S. We only recognize three things based on pedigree in the U.S., horses, dogs, and Indians. I know they do it to prevent fraudulent claims to benefits but it still seems arcaic.

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