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  •  My grandma certainly would have (0+ / 0-)

    considered herself white, and she was half Spanish and half Cuban.

    It all depends on whether you think white is limited to being Anglo, or at least some kind of English-speaking person of primarily European ancestry, or whether you think "white" means everybody who isn't derived primarily from either African or Asian bloodlines.

    When you start defining race, its ridiculousness as a scientific category becomes quickly apparent, but culturally and historically it's so powerful that it's dangerous to dismiss it, and possibly even disrespectful to the many people who have had their lives shaped by it.

    But the bottom line here is, teabaggers don't consider Latinos white, apparently.  Since the survey is about their attitudes, that's what matters.

    This is not home. ---Klaus Baudelaire

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Fri Apr 09, 2010 at 10:02:57 AM PDT

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