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  •  The modern definition of 'Hispanic' ... (3+ / 0-)
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    ... is someone from, or with ancestry from, one of the American states formerly ruled by Spain.

    •  By the official definition, he fits (0+ / 0-)

      The term "Hispanic" refers to persons who trace their origin or descent to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Central and South America, and other Spanish cultures. While there has been considerable public concern about the need to review Directive No. 15 with respect to classifying individuals of mixed racial heritage, there has been little comment on reporting both an Hispanic and a non-Hispanic origin. On many Federal forms, Hispanics can also express a racial identity on a separate race question. In the decennial census, individuals who consider themselves part Hispanic can also indicate additional heritages in the ancestry question.

      Sefardic Jews definitely have a Spanish culture. There were Jews in Spain before there were Christians!

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      by charliehall on Sat May 02, 2009 at 06:40:20 PM PDT

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      •  We Sephardim, and Ashkenazim (0+ / 0-)

        became "white" during the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960's, as a means of trying to split the movement. A similar situation occurred in the 1800's when the Irish were suddenly declared to be "white" as a means of splitting their affinity with blacks.  

        And, on a residency note, we were in Spain before the Caliphate and the Roman Occupation

        "My case is alter'd, I must work for my living." Moll Cut-Purse, The Roaring Girl - 1612, England's First Actress

        by theRoaringGirl on Tue May 26, 2009 at 06:20:25 AM PDT

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