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Old 04-12-2012, 03:43 AM
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So, if George Zimmerman is to be called a
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:58 AM
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Myself, I've always resisted thinking of someone's "race" as "Hispanic." I grew up around a lot of people of Cuban extraction. They came in a variety of colors. We thought of their culture and language as "Spanish." (We thought of their cuisine as sublime.") Their race, was whatever it would have been if they'd been from Northwestern Europe.

Looking back, we were surprisingly cosmopolitan. For instance, a blond, blue-eyed, young adult friend getting engaged to a Cuban cutie was hardly unusual, or would raise any serious comments about "mixed marriages." (And we'd all hope for dinner invitations, after the honeymoon.)
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So, if George Zimmerman is to be called a
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That's White African American, thank you very much.
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Oh, FFS.

There are some that see, label and judge by pigmentation. And the more people just want to put it aside, the more the media and goverment want to devide the people by it, for it works best for them when the citizenry can't provide a united front.

Obama is of mixed heritage.
Zimmerman is of mixed heritage.
Way back, I believe I am of mixed heritage.

SO WHAT?

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What do those people of the Caucasoid race who claim part American Indian blood call themselves?
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What do those people of the Caucasoid race who claim part American Indian blood call themselves?
Americans? *snark*
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Americans? *snark*
CHUCKLE-CHUCKLE. So do I. And also so do lots of people of the Negroid and Mongoloid race so born or naturalized here.
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Hispanic isn't a race, it's an ethnicity. Maybe that'll clear things up for you.
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Hispanic isn't a race, it's an ethnicity. Maybe that'll clear things up for you.
There is only one race--the human race, if you want to clear it up more.
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Myself, I've always resisted thinking of someone's "race" as "Hispanic." I grew up around a lot of people of Cuban extraction. They came in a variety of colors. We thought of their culture and language as "Spanish." (We thought of their cuisine as sublime.") Their race, was whatever it would have been if they'd been from Northwestern Europe.

Looking back, we were surprisingly cosmopolitan. For instance, a blond, blue-eyed, young adult friend getting engaged to a Cuban cutie was hardly unusual, or would raise any serious comments about "mixed marriages." (And we'd all hope for dinner invitations, after the honeymoon.)
I used to work with a Mexican who had red hair and freckles. Also, if you put me out in the sun for a couple of weeks, most people would assume that I'm Hispanic. I also have a friend who's Spanish that people think is Mexican. Oh, and then there's all the Salvadorans I work around, who get PISSED if you call them a Mexican. I also know a guy (looks like your basic N. European) who was born and raised in LA and never learned to speak English until he was 12 years old.
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