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Study Finds Hispanics Donít Want To Be Called Hispanic
CBS DC ^ | April 4, 2012

Posted on 04/04/2012 11:27:37 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — A majority of Hispanics do not like being called Hispanic.

According to a new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, 51 percent of Hispanics do not like to be categorized as “Hispanics” or “Latinos,” saying they like to be identified from their family’s country of origin.

Only 21 percent of those polled identified themselves as “Americans.”

Hispanics and Latinos are split as to whether to identify themselves as a “typical American.” Forty-seven percent of Hispanics and Latinos identify themselves with the term, while another 47 percent of those polled find they don’t seem to relate to a “typical American.”

As it comes to speaking English, nearly 90 percent of those polled believe you need to learn the language to succeed in America, but they also want to hold onto their Spanish-speaking roots. Ninety-five percent of Hispanics believe it is important to speak Spanish in the U.S.

(Excerpt) Read more at washington.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hispanic; immigration; notamerican; tribal

1 posted on 04/04/2012 11:27:40 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It's an old issue.
2 posted on 04/04/2012 11:33:23 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I tried to buy a hoodie today but the store manager said they had all been shoplifted.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
>>Only 21 percent of those polled identified themselves as “Americans.”<<

We've allowed so many into this country that only want what the country can give THEM. They care not one iota bout America.

Once the lifeboat sinks, they'll simply attempt to swim to another lifeboat.

3 posted on 04/04/2012 11:34:45 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Richard Nixon came up with “Hispanic”. I’m surprised only 51% object to being called that. All of the Latinos I know prefer to be called Mexican, Cuban, etc....


4 posted on 04/04/2012 11:36:12 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: Free ThinkerNY; cll; SilvieWaldorfMD
Only 21 percent of those polled identified themselves as “Americans.”

Count me as part of the 21%

5 posted on 04/04/2012 11:36:46 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: JRios1968

Oorah!


6 posted on 04/04/2012 11:38:18 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: servantboy777

We’ve allowed so many into this country that only want what the country can give THEM. They care not one iota bout America.

This article misrepresents the issue. Our town was Mexican before New Mexico was a state.
I wish all American families were as loyal and connected as these Mexican families are to each other. Hard working and patriots.


7 posted on 04/04/2012 11:42:43 AM PDT by WestwardHo
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Which is a very valid point of view.

Mexico is quite different from Cuba, which is not Puerto Rico nor Venezuela.

There is no country called Hispania.

Of course I’d like it a whole lot better if they preferred being called “Americans”...but I digress.


8 posted on 04/04/2012 11:46:10 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

i agree. not being a smart aleck but how do you tell a mexican from a columbian. ans is a citizen of madrid a white european or hispanic (as in living in the former roman province of hispania)


9 posted on 04/04/2012 11:51:23 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I like “Barrio People.”


10 posted on 04/04/2012 11:54:46 AM PDT by Gargantua ("Ich bein eine Breitbart")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I call BS. The term Hispanic garners more respect than Latino. latino typicall refers to illegal alien.

CBS is goebling.


11 posted on 04/04/2012 11:55:34 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Mexico may be very different from Venezuela, but the people I know from Latin America have a lot in common. I was at a birthday party last weekend where everyone spoke Spanish but came from a couple different countries (and several did not have good papers, I’m sure). We spoke a bit about politics and they saw themselves as a common group apart from Americans (by which they meant white Americans, African Americans are “negritos”). The kids all spoke both languages and spoke English without an accent.
In another generation or two it will be different, no doubt. But today, first generation immigrants see the world that way.


12 posted on 04/04/2012 11:59:07 AM PDT by conejo99
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To: bravo whiskey

how they pronounce ‘z’. but that leaves out the basque provinces, aragon and catalunya.


13 posted on 04/04/2012 12:01:59 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Los Locos for any other than American.


14 posted on 04/04/2012 12:10:02 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe they would prefer ‘White Hispanic’.


15 posted on 04/04/2012 12:20:53 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Free ThinkerNY
According to a new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, 51 percent of Hispanics do not like to be categorized as “Hispanics” or “Latinos,” saying they like to be identified from their family’s country of origin.

Ok I'll call you ILLEGALS...is that OK?

As it comes to speaking English, nearly 90 percent of those polled believe you need to learn the language to succeed in America, but they also want to hold onto their Spanish-speaking roots. Ninety-five percent of Hispanics believe it is important to speak Spanish in the U.S.

Ok.. can I speak Welsh, Italian and PEQUOT?

16 posted on 04/04/2012 12:21:50 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If the affirmative action benefits were to be dropped as well, I’m sure 80% would prefer to keep the term “Hispanic”.


17 posted on 04/04/2012 1:24:07 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Ninety-five percent of Hispanics believe it is important to speak Spanish in the U.S.

lol...

18 posted on 04/04/2012 1:29:59 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
In Gilroy, CA, I've frequently seen a shirt with these words on it:

I'm NOT Hispanic

I'm NOT Latino

I'm NOT Mexican-American

I'm Mexican

I'm always halfway tempted to ask them what part of Mexico they're from. :=)

19 posted on 04/04/2012 1:30:58 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Ninety-five percent of Hispanics believe it is important to speak Spanish in the U.S.

It's always nice when some of these people who speak English/Spanish, speak Spanish right in front of English only people, including their own coworkers.

Rude does not begin to describe this behavior.

Of course, when tens of millions totally disrespect our rules, laws and borders, this kind of behavior should be expected.

20 posted on 04/04/2012 1:36:18 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What about “white hispanic” - is that accceptable?


21 posted on 04/04/2012 2:22:49 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: rockabyebaby; Free ThinkerNY; Bob; fhayek; longtermmemmory; bravo whiskey; Buckeye McFrog
"White hispanic" is a crack up! It boils down to this: both words, "Latino" and "Hispanic," are code for "indigenous brown people from any nation in the Western Hemisphere conquered by Spain or Portugal."

The word "hispanic" is tied to only ONE word: Spain, and from it, the word "Spanish." The word "latino" is tied to only ONE word: Latin. Spain is a European nation peopled by caucasians; Latin is a language that served as the base for a number of European languages, including Spanish and Portuguese.

I can see someone being proud of being Mexican (my great-great grandfather was), or proud of being Peruvian, or Brazilian, or Chilean, or Argentinian, or Columbian, or even of being (like my great-great grandfather) of the blood of the brown indigenous people of those countries and NOT of caucasian European descent. I can see being proud of those things. But proud of being "hispanic" or "latino"? It means proud of not thinking very much about the actual meaning of words.

22 posted on 04/04/2012 3:14:06 PM PDT by Finny ("The rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own." -- C. Yeager)
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To: Finny
What's the objection, though, to the term Mexican-American?

To me, that's very similar to Italian-American, German-American, Irish-American, or other terms that recognize the person's heritage while identifying themselves as being Americans.

23 posted on 04/04/2012 4:14:19 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Bob

I don’t have any objection to the term Mexican American.


24 posted on 04/04/2012 4:44:22 PM PDT by Finny ("The rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own." -- C. Yeager)
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To: Bob

I’m always halfway tempted to ask them what part of Mexico they’re from. :=)
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Just as it’s so tempting to ask people who call themselves “African-Americans” where they came from in Africa and when they became naturalized US citizens!!!


25 posted on 04/04/2012 8:24:46 PM PDT by octex
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Many of them are actually American Indians. Aztecs, Incans, etc.


26 posted on 04/04/2012 8:27:24 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: dragnet2
It's always nice when some of these people who speak English/Spanish, speak Spanish right in front of English only people, including their own coworkers.

I tend to respond to these people in Chinese just to shake them up.

Its amazing how fast they revert to English when a non-Asian starts throwing Mandarin at them.

27 posted on 04/05/2012 10:25:32 AM PDT by superloser
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To: WestwardHo

“Our town was Mexican before New Mexico was a state.”

My family is New Mexican from a small town south of Albequerque and almost all refer to themselves as Spanish or Hispanic, NOT Mexican. The people and culture are different. These are proud and loyal Americans who are bi-lingual, serve in the military and generally do not want to be lumped together with (illegal) Mexicans.
Latino = Stupid
Chicano = More stupid

Sadly, as you see on this thread, many Americans are ignorant about their own history and lump all ‘hispanic’ cultures together because they cannot distinguish between the Spanish dialects being spoken. As you may know, the New Mexican accent is distinct for any with ears to hear. Even fewer Americans know that New Mexicans are a distinct culture within the United States who were there long before the pilgrims or British colonization of the eastern seaboard.

Bravo to you for pointing this out.


28 posted on 04/05/2012 12:19:37 PM PDT by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: Owl558
My family is New Mexican from a small town south of Albequerque and almost all refer to themselves as Spanish or Hispanic, NOT Mexican.

One of the most hilarious conversations I have ever heard was an older Mexican woman discussing various shades of brown and their place in the Mexican caste system. Oh to be a “real Castellian!” Ft Sumner is Mexican, I asked. LOL!

29 posted on 04/05/2012 12:46:52 PM PDT by WestwardHo
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hispanic has been perhaps among the most blanket terms I have ever known. It describes the origin of someone as being anywhere from Spain to anywhere in Latin America. It would be like calling someone like me white. Well, I happen to be of Yugoslav (Serbian) origin, which is different in many ways culturally than if I were French, English, Irish, or the various other European ethnicities out there. Similarly, when someone says hispanic, that refers to numerous ethnicities as well. It’s time to just admit that some terms are pretty narrow nowadays.


30 posted on 04/08/2012 8:53:42 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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