Skip to comments.Why do I keep getting asked if I'm Hispanic or Latino on job applications?
Posted on 01/26/2010 8:05:10 AM PST by clippedwing
Someone please tell me why this is....
Every job application out there askes me if I'm Hispanic or Latino! Why not Black? ...or non-White?
Racism is now called “Affirmative Action”.
I would check “yes”.
If they refuse to hire you upon seeing you, threaten to sue them.
FED’s collecting data? Employer may be entitled to government $$?
You see... we are not individuals.
Check yes and mention casually during the interview, “As my grandmother always told me, “Mi casa es su casa”.
Nobody has ever asked what I meant by it.
I think they were afraid to ask.
Do a search of your ancestry back 2-3 generations so you can claim the minimum 1/8th mix of whatever minority and claim it.
Or lie. Nobody knows the standards for judging your true heredity anyway and doubtful they will every question you on it for fear of a lawsuit.
Play the PC game and twist it to work for you.
It is the new (additional) ‘favored’ class in America.
I have an Hispanic surname, but I’m about as cracker as you can get.
I’m tempted, very tempted to claim to be as Hispanic as my husband.
BTW, my daughter does claim it, as is her right. As a 3.95 GPA student, she received the minority scholarship at her University last year after filling out the application. When she went onstage to receive her acknowledgment there were a couple of murmurs in the audience. She’s blonde and blue eyed. I guess she wasn’t exactly what they expected.
The government asks your race on everything. I was asked my race on an application for an agricultural exemption on property taxes, on a questionnaire about my small business (I don’t have one but they sent it to me three times) -— on everything.
It’s outrageous, racist, and unconstitutional.
I never understood that. In the first place, maybe an argument can be made that we need to make up for past discrimination against blacks. Hispanics OTOH are not even a real classification. They come from lots of different countries (surprisingly people from Spain are not usually included). Most have been in the country for less than 40 years so they arrived after the 1965 civil rights act. Why then do they get to be a protected class? </rhetorical?>
LOL! Also wear red “zapatoes” to the interview even if you are a man. You may not get the job but they may think you are stylish.
I always like to mark “native american”. I was born here.
That’s not a bad idea.
I like that! HOW!
I get that, too, sometimes. I get telemarketers who speak to me in Spanish because my last name CAN be Spanish (it is NOT). I just hang up or tell them that I am NOT a Spanish-speaker.
I also don’t fill out any of the EOE crap anymore. I am white/Native American and it got me mad that either I have to A.) pick one over the other or B.)when I select Native it asks me for my tribal affliation number. I bet you no other racial group has to provide proof. C.)It is none of anyone’s business.
I think they get extra attaboys for hiring hispanics.
If you’re white, you’re now “non-Hispanic white.” You’re defined by what you’re not...Hispanic.
Also worth noting is that so-called “Native Americans” in fact absolutely HAAAATE that term and never use it. Imagine Russia invading us in the 1970’s, replacing our government, renaming the country to “Western Russia”, and branding us as “Native Western Russians”.
Also, note that in any TV advertising they do (for casinos, for example) they refer to themselves as Indians.
Not only that, but the feds have all sorts of back-up procedures for people who refuse to answer.
When we applied for a mortgage we refused to check any of the boxes. The loan officer told us that since we refused to do so, he was required by law to state what he observed our race to be. Govt will also impute your race based on census data if you refuse to answer the question on various surveys.
I want no part of this racial beancounting, so I still decline to participate whenever possible.
maybe we should all say we are part black, hispanic , white....prove I am not...sort of a reverse Alinsky overload the system thing...
I was friends with a girl from Columbia. Blonde hair, blue eyes, clearly European stock. But she had a Hispanic surname and Spanish was her native language. Yep, she claimed "Hispanic" on all forms and applications. Hypothetically, had I married this girl, our children would've had blonde hair and blue eyes and my English surname yet they'd be Hispanic in the eyes of the law.
That's the beauty of the Hispanic definition. You can be as white as Cameron Diaz or as black as Sammy Sosa. When it comes to racial and ethnic preferences, it doesn't matter.
are you applying for State Government jobs in Pennsylvania?
A little birdie has told me that Fast Eddie Rendell has put the full-court press on the bureaucracy to hire more Hispanics so the Dems can court that vote in the next cycle.
MAYBE THEY WANT TO SEE YOUR GREEN CARD.
As “Cheap_Hessian” put it: “We are no longer individuals”. With the passing of so-called “civil rights legislation” back in the 60’s, we’ve progressively become a society where we identify ourselves with a group, instead of what God made us, individuals, so that we can be afforded special rights based on our group identity.
How do we return to being a nation of individuals that have a common culture and goals? I can think of one place where people of all colors meet and with those ideas in mind....
Because the old Brown has become the new Black.
I went to the local Lowe’s. I was trying to find something, and one of store guys came up and asked if I needed help. I said something that sounded Spanish, intending to have a laugh with the guy about how everything was labeled in both English and Spanish. The guy motioned for me to wait, and he went to get their only Spanish-speaking employee! When they got back, I was laughin’ my butt off! They laughed too.
They want to know if you know the difference.
I would not try that if I were him. Let him ask his neighbor ex-NJ Gov Corzine how that worked out.
Now, if any state was ripe for an illegal alien takeover, it was the Nov 2009 race for NJ governor. The race was considered a "squeaker" that would go on till all hours. But two hours after the polls closed, the Repub was declared the winner with a comfortable 4-point margin (would have been higher were it not for Dem voter fraud).
The winning Republican Lt Governor candidate----a County Sheriff----was lacerated by latino groups. She had applied for the federal 287(g) program. Latinos began an allout assault---accusing the Sheriff of "political pandering" and for scouting incidents of indictable offenses such as driving under the influence by undocumented immigrants coming into the County jail, and asking about about immigration status, regardless of the offense.
The Sheriff had simply sought to ensure that "illegal criminals" were not unduly released for fear illegals would further harm the ciizenry and the community.
NEW JERSEY IS "IDENTITY FRAUD CENTRAL" FOR LATINO IDENTITY THEFT
Two Texans busted in bogus ID operation in NJ NORTH BERGEN, NJ -- July 21, 2006 -- Pelcastre brothers, Angel and Jorge, Dallas, Texas, were a walking threat to US national security, expert document forgers who, for a few thousand dollars, could give anyone a new identity, authorities said. The Texas brothers turned a NJ hotel room into a business office and were readying a massive cache of fake Social Security cards for delivery to a local NJ identity broker.
The Texas brothers were a "one-stop shop" for a myriad of fake US documents, including birth certificates, Social Security cards, driver's licenses for any state in the US, passports and resident alien cards, said state police. Officers happened upon two cars bearing Texas plates in a NJ hotel parking lot. Authorities wouldn't identify the NJ hotel by name for fear it would spark retribution. The Drug Interdiction Task Force, regularly runs checks.
The Texas brothers were followed to a NJ office supply store nearby where they purchased computer supplies. Officers then followed the Texans to a NJ storage facility in Secaucus, NJ, where the Texans loaded several boxes into a car. One of them stood lookout. Authorities approached the Texas brothers when they returned to the NJ hotel and questioned them separately. The Texas brothers consented to a search.
Police recovered laminating sheets with built-in security features, pages of blank documents waiting for fake names and information, finished documents, computers and software to create the fake IDs. All told, the haul was worth about $500,000 on the street. Police also recovered $6,000 in cash, which was the first payment from a NJ fake document broker for a shipment of 500 Social Security cards.
Ohaha was heavly invested in the NJ gubernatorial race. Ohaha's carefully laid plans----for installing a permanent Dem majority w/ illegals-----went haywire. Pulling out all the stops for NJ made Ohaha a VERY good target for those disgusted with Ohahas policies.
OBAMA WAS DESPERATE FOR A NJ WIN TO PROTECT THE WH AGENDA. Obama put the power of the WH machine behind Corzine. The NY Times reported:
(a) every TV ad Corzine put on the air was being screened by Obama's WH team.
(b) Corzine's aides gave the WH daily briefings.
(c) Obamas pollsters took over for Corzines polling team.
(d) White House operatives were on the ground for internal strategy sessions.
(e) White House operatives were orchestrating obscure pep rallies with Latinos (kept secret from voters).
(f) Corzine had a "Peruvian Pac" endorsing him.
(g) Ohaha campaigned in the state three times, Biden was there twice. Ohaha TV ads ran relentlessly in costly NY media markets.
(h) Corzine promised to give illegals driving credentials & in-state tuition.
(i) Corzine sucked up bigtime and REFUSED to enforce current immigration laws.
(j)Corzine formed a Blue Ribbon committee of latinos and other hypenates who were using tax dollars to mine votes for Corzine.
(k) Also sucking up to illegals was Democrat US Sen Robert Menendez, a Spanish-speaking Corzine campaigner.
(l)Corzine appointed latinos to the Supreme Court and to other high profile state jobs.
Other pertinent facts:
>> Incumbent Dem Jon Corzine (the wealthy loser) outspent the Repub winner about 4-1.
>> New Jersey has a huge Democratic registration.
>> Corzine bragged he had 20,000 paid union helpers on the ground election day to get out the vote.
>> There was a third party candidate siphoning off Republican votes.
>> Corzine had the power of incumbency.
>> Corzine had the power of a crooked Democrat Machine cooking the vote.
>> Ohaha hid $17.5 BILLION stimlulus in New Jersey.....for Corzine's reelection campaign.
And still Corzine lost.
The WH's lack of political savvy was glaringly on display. Early in the NJ campaign, an onslaught of weird WH approved-ads blanketed the pricey NY media markets-----showed Ohaha at a NJ rally praising Corzine---with strange "reaction shots" of people w/ deadpan faces, watching Ohaha. Predictably Corzine's numbers fell precipitously.
But WH know-it-alls still didn't "get it." Ohaha and Biden came back to NJ---more weird Ohaha ads ensued. Corzine also ran some sap-happy liberal "I got feelings" ads. None of the pundits thought the Repubs could pull it off. The rest is history. It appears the WH bombed.....the unions failed Corzine.....and the Latino suckup failed.
THE UPSHOT According to Ohaha's slimy Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, Ohaha was "busy with other matters" election night and "wasn't really concerned" with election results... an indication the WH is sucking up valium and vodka in order to anesthetize themselves from the aftermath.....trying to convince themselves the election was not a referendum on Obama.
Ohaha is smoking something illegal if he thinks Americans will become accustomed to Third World mob rule---just on his say-so.
Back in 1984 when I took the NTE National Teachers Exam, I marked Pacific Islander...
I was born in New Zealand...
Dont know if I got extra points but I passed the exam
It’s basically an “invented” minority category. Hispanics can be White, Mestizo, Native American, or Black.
Hispanic is an ethnicity, like Irish, not a race, like Black. By definition it just means originating in a Spanish-speaking country or having ancestors as such. However, if you’re from Spain, I don’t think the US considers you Hispanic, it seems to have come to only mean Latin American.
Most people we consider Hispanic are some version of Mestizo, i.e., mixed White (Spanish) and Native American ancestry. So their race is technically “White” and/or “Native American.” A girl that works in my office is 100% White but was born in Puerto Rico, so is considered “Hispanic” by the US Census Bureau, but also White, and it annoys me that she “uses” both classifications to her advantage when it’s convenient.
It’s an ethnicity, not a race, which makes me wonder why nobody asks me if I’m Italian (I am on my father’s side). Why Hispanic? Why not Italian, or Irish, or even Cambodian or something?
What’s your hubby’s background, if I may ask?
I’m wondering the same thing and what the correct answer is.
Three of my four grandparents were born in Puerto Rico, immigrating to NY in the 1920s. One was born in NY of Italian-born parents. Legally all grandparents were natural-born American citizens. My last name is Spanish, but I am not a native Spanish (or Italian) speaker.
Culturally, I am familiar from family with Spanish and Italian traditions, foods and customs, but I also celebrate other cultural holidays through working 3 decades for a culturally Irish American employer and marrying an Irish/English/Polish mixed breed.
My kids have English/Irish last names. Racially, we are all white. One of my kids checks hispanic because my last name is Spanish, but sad to say, she couldn’t find Puerto Rico (or Spain or Italy) on a map.
I’ll sometimes check Hispanic if it is a separate question from race where I check white. But many times it is one or the other, which confuses me. Not really sure what the underlying point of the Hispanic ethnicity check box is when there is no distinction between the two dozen Hispanic cultures.
I have taken to checking “other” when I am given the chance. If a form asks for race, I write “human”.
A couple of months ago, I checked something that indicated biracial. Now, I am a very white old lady with the map o’ Ireland on me face, so I got great amusement from seeing the clerk stealing furtive (she thought) glances at my visage looking for non-white features.
My mother says her great grandmother (my great-great) was 100% American Indian (Iroquois).
However, when searching on ancestry.com, the census record from 1900 shows said great grandmother as “white.”
Now, my mom says she remembers her vividly, but I question (not to her face) if it’s just a story and my mom misremembers...or maybe she was really white but “looked Indian”...or perhaps, she “passed” as white back then in rural West Virginia but was actually American Indian.
How about “None of the above”?
I have the same confusion as the gal in your office. If they separate race and ethnicity than I’ll check Caucasian for race and Hispanic for ethnicity. If it’s mixed I usually go with White, but I’m not sure which is “correct”.
Many of my great-great grandparents were from Puerto Rico through Spain and the Canary Islands (also Spanish). That would definitely be Hispanic but they never indicate how far back in your lineage they are looking. No indigenous north american though. Me thinks that is her case too. Both are probably correct for us?????
I have an Italian last name.
However, sometimes I get telemarketed recordings in Spanish for probably the same reason.
The only reason or time I use “Native American” is to distinguish from Indians from India.
Her parents were both decended from Spaniards.