Hispanics are of Europeon heritage....what, they all want to go back to Spain?
I visited Tijuana on business some few years ago, and I quickly came to understand from various chit-chat that Mexicans do not see themselves as "Hispanic". Somehow, the common people identify with the indigenous Indians, whatever their exact heritage might be. In fact, there is a Mexican elite, if I understand correctly, with Spanish roots, and the commoners see themeselves in opposition to them. I'm kind of vague on the whole thing, but there's a lot going on there.
I demand all those fools go back to Siberia!! After all, they are the original invaders.
Spaniards are of European heritage. The mestizo's from mexico are mostly indian with a little spanish thrown in, so they're not european descent. In any case they never owned most of the southwest because they couldn't defeat the Apache tribes that actually did own most of eastern Arizona, western New Mexico, and northwestern Texas. They may have owned california for a while before we took it away from them in 1848.
I think it’s funny that thru the years they keep changing what they are called. When I was a kid they were called Mexicans. Later it was Chicanos, Latinos, now Hispanics (may have been something else in between, who can keep up). The problem is, this is a people who are not really a people. Just folks who come from some country that speaks Spanish, that is it. They are not all the same *race*. But, politicians want to lump them together because they have figured out that people are stupid, and if you can divide them into a voting block you can lead them around by the nose.