posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 02:00 AM
reply to post by FidelityMusic
Oh so sad.... You said Spain while talking about Hispanics. Your misunderstanding of what a Hispanic is is hilarious. You and the rest of
America need to stop confusing us with Spanish people, and stop calling us Spanish. 500 years later, we're from the America's, and Caribbean Islands,
not from Spain, we're not Spanish.
I'll bet I laughed harder than you did! Hell, I'm still laughing about your post!
good enough for you?:
Hispanic is an ethnonym that denotes a relationship to Spain or, in some definitions, to ancient Hispania, which comprised the Iberian Peninsula
including the modern states of Andorra, Portugal, and Spain and the territory of Gibraltar. Today, organizations in the United States use the term to
refer to persons with a historical and cultural relationship either with only Spain, while others with Spain and Portugal. Some organizations intend
to encapsulate only the Spanish-speaking populations in the term Hispanic, limiting the definition to that subset, while others encapsulate Spain and
Portugal in the term "Hispanic."
If not, here's Webster's
1: of or relating to the people, speech, or culture of Spain or of Spain and Portugal
2: of, relating to, or being a person of Latin American descent living in the United States; especially : one of Cuban, Mexican, or Puerto Rican
If you still want to be stubborn, even Hispanic.com
accepts the following
1) Related to a Spanish-speaking people or culture.
2) Person of Latin American or Spanish descent.
3) Things or people that come from Spain or Spanish-speaking Latin America.
4) Persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
Surprisingly we even have our own distinct looks that a lot of us can point out. But I wouldn't expect someone who isn't a Hispanic to be able
to point out the two from one another.
Oh, really? Then why, pray tell, does Hispanic.com
Hispanics come in all sizes and shapes. There are Jewish, Arab, Asian, Indian and White Hispanics as well as brown. What most Americans perceive
as brown is actually a mix of Indian and White. When Spanish explorers settled the Americas...they intermarried with the Indian women...the result was
a new racial identity known as mestizos.
Now I'm laughing even harder!
Do you want to see some pictures of some very prominent Hispanics from Mexico and South America, or are you done with your nonsense? I've already got
some links ready! Let me know.
You really should feel embarrassed that this old WASP knows so much more about what "Hispanic" means than you do!
It's actually pretty simple: If it wasn't for the historical connection to what was once known as Hispania (the Iberian Peninsula), there wouldn't be
edit on 20-9-2012 by BenReclused because: Typo