posted on Mar, 28 2016 @ 04:52 PM
First off, another thread here got me thinking about this. I thought it was off topic there, so I decided to create a new thread for this specific
So, I'm considered to be "Hispanic". I have always believed this and nor do I doubt it. Let me tell you about my ethnic background. My mother is of
Greek and Spanish Jew decent. My dad is of Mexican, Spanish Jew, and Irish or English decent. So I'm all of that. My mom is "white" and my dad was
really dark complected and had grey eyes. My older brother and my little brother are "white" and my sister is dark complected like my dad. I am some
where in between. l tan well, lol. I always believed that we were called "hispanic" because of our last name and my mom was Spanish and my dad was
part Spanish too.
But heres where I get confused. As you head further and further past the border, the "hispanics" become browner and browner and more Native North
and South American looking in appearance, to the point of possibly having very little or next to none Spanish european genes.
Now when I say this.
" A white guy, a black guy and a "hispanic" walk into a bar......
So in your mind, do you think, "a white guy, a black guy and a brown guy"?
or do you think of two white guys and a black guy?
And since there are black hispanics too, it really could be "a white guy and two black guys".
Here's what I'm getting at. To be considered "hispanic" you have to have Native American blood in you to be "hispanic". Thats the brown part.
Its the result of European and Native genes right?
So, my whole family is considered to be "hispanic". My white mom and my white brothers along with my brown sister and dad are classified as the same
thing. How can this be? My mom has no Native blood and my dad has a little.
So if its the Spanish genes that make us hispanic, why would the census bureau classify another White race as something different?
And if its the Native blood that makes me "Hispanic", why arent every white folk that claim to have Native blood "hispanic" too? Or at least some
other made up "ethnic" name?
I feel that it is unfair for the white folk not to be able to take advantage of their ethnic backgrounds. "Hispanics" Just like my white brother can
receive scholarships for college. Regular ol white folks with probably more Native blood in them than me can not.
I know a "white" woman who kept her Spanish last name after her divorce just so she could get into med school easier. It worked. Now she goes by her
I would be so pissed if I knew I had Cherokee or Choctaw or Navajo blood and I couldn't use it for my advantage.
I dont know if this is a rant or just an observation.