posted on Nov, 18 2016 @ 11:40 AM
a reply to: MagicCow
I live in an agricultural community all my neighbors are Hispanic and quite a few of them work on the farms and in the fields and they will tell you
that "yes it is the Hispanics working in the fields", and that is also what I see while driving past the fields in mine and the surrounding counties.
Yes I know this is only anecdotal evidence from living in this area for 25+ years.
Then there is this information:
"Ethnicity and Race
The NAWS uses the following response categories for ethnicity: Mexican-American, Mexican, Chicano, Puerto Rican, other Hispanic, and not Hispanic or
Latino. In 2001-2002, 83 percent of the crop workers identified themselves as members of a Hispanic group: 72 percent as Mexican, seven percent as
Mexican-American, one percent as Chicano, and three percent as other Hispanic. Only 16 percent of U.S. crop workers self identified as belonging to an
ethnic group that was not Hispanic or Latino. Ethnicity labels, however, are somewhat arbitrary as they are based on multiple characteristics such as
cultural heritage, nationality, and racial background. For example, 17 percent of the U.S.-born crop workers self identified as Mexican-American and
four percent as Mexican.
Race is a difficult concept for many foreign workers, who often do not use the same concepts in their home countries. Using the Office of Management
and Budget's standard categories for race, crop workers were asked to describe themselves as White; Black or African American; American Indian,
Alaskan Native or Indigenous; Asian; Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander; and other. Forty-seven percent of the respondents answered "other" to this
question, while 41 percent self identified as White; eight percent as American Indian, Alaskan Native or Indigenous; four percent as Black, and less
than one percent each as Asian and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. Among those who answered "other", nearly all (99%) identified themselves as
members of a Hispanic group: 85 percent self identified as Mexican; nine percent as Mexican-American, four percent as other Hispanic, and one percent
But you go ahead and keep dancing, and telling yourself that that's not what you meant.