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  •  Where does this leave Brazilians? (2+ / 0-)
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    Aunt Pat, JeffW

    I have neighbors from Brazil.
    The largest, most populous country in SA does not speak Spanish.
    Where does this census classification nonsense leave Brazilians of EU descent?

    Nuclear Reactor = Dirty Bomb

    by olo on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 09:31:03 AM PDT

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    •  Well, they are (2+ / 0-)
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      Aunt Pat, JeffW

      South American, so I think they fall under Hispanic because the Spanish part of the sentence is an "OR" statement.  

      And really, this use is only in the US.  Historically, and in other parts of the world, Hispanic means anyone from the Iberian peninsula, including Portugal.

      Also from Wikipedia:

      Hispanic (Spanish: hispano, hispánico; Portuguese: hispânico, hispano, Catalan: hispà, hispànic)[1][2] is an ethnonym that denotes a relationship to Spain or, in some definitions, to ancient Hispania, which comprised the Iberian Peninsula including the modern states of Andorra, Portugal, and Spain and the British Crown Dependency of Gibraltar, and Morocco (Hispania Ulterior Tingitana)[3].[4][5]Today, organizations in the United States use the term to refer to persons with a historical and cultural relationship either with Spain and Portugal or only with Spain, regardless of race.[6][7] However, in the eyes of the US Census Bureau, Hispanics or Latinos can be of any race, any ancestry, or any country of origin.[8][9]

      If you took the greed out of Wall Street all you’d have left is pavement ~Robert Reich

      by k8dd8d on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 09:37:20 AM PDT

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