Why do people think Latino is a race?

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    Mar 11, 2014 1:25 PM GMT
    I don't get it. There are white and black latinos too.
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    Mar 11, 2014 1:41 PM GMT
    gabriel88 said ... Just ignorance ...

    Walk dwn a city street, people you see have more genetic variance than in these so called racial preferences.

    Asian is a race too

    The Duck Dynasty is strong with some people.
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    Mar 11, 2014 1:43 PM GMT
    Because people are fukin stupid.
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    Mar 11, 2014 1:48 PM GMT
    Races do not exist. There is no scientific truth behind this word. It's just a human construction.
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    Mar 11, 2014 2:00 PM GMT
    pellaz said
    gabriel88 said ... Just ignorance ...

    Walk dwn a city street, people you see have more genetic variance than in these so called racial preferences.

    Asian is a race too

    The Duck Dynasty is strong with some people.


    Asian is not a race. The correct term is East Asian or yellow.
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    Mar 11, 2014 3:31 PM GMT
    Xavier92 said
    pellaz said
    gabriel88 said ... Just ignorance ...

    Walk dwn a city street, people you see have more genetic variance than in these so called racial preferences.

    Asian is a race too

    The Duck Dynasty is strong with some people.


    Asian is not a race. The correct term is East Asian or yellow.


    wrong
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    Mar 11, 2014 3:33 PM GMT
    The races are, in no particular order:
    yellow, white, red, black

    Scientists, came up with these years and years ago. They are obviously antiquated terms, used to break down humans into various races that share certain features. They also did not include brown for some obscure reason. And quite obviously not all Asians have yellow skin, nor are whites only one shade of white, nor are blacks one shade of black, nor are reds actually red skinned. They are antiquated terms that will eventually be left by the way-side.
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    Mar 11, 2014 4:06 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidThe races are, in no particular order:
    yellow, white, red, black

    Scientists, came up with these years and years ago. They are obviously antiquated terms, used to break down humans into various races that share certain features. They also did not include brown for some obscure reason. And quite obviously not all Asians have yellow skin, nor are whites only one shade of white, nor are blacks one shade of black, nor are reds actually red skinned. They are antiquated terms that will eventually be left by the way-side.


    Exactly. But the scientific terms are Caucasoid, Negroid and Mongoloid.
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    Mar 11, 2014 4:09 PM GMT
    Xavier92 said
    AMoonHawk saidThe races are, in no particular order:
    yellow, white, red, black

    Scientists, came up with these years and years ago. They are obviously antiquated terms, used to break down humans into various races that share certain features. They also did not include brown for some obscure reason. And quite obviously not all Asians have yellow skin, nor are whites only one shade of white, nor are blacks one shade of black, nor are reds actually red skinned. They are antiquated terms that will eventually be left by the way-side.


    Exactly. But the scientific terms are Caucasoid, Negroid and Mongoloid.


    Even those terms are fallacies, there are loads of people who are apart of those races who dont fit the visual description, and I'm not talking about mixed race people.
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    Mar 11, 2014 6:51 PM GMT
    Race is a social construct based on obvious physical characteristics. Ethnicity more has to do with the region where one is from and commonality of people of that region. Since Latinos generally don't share physical traits in common I would consider them to be an ethnicity since they originate from certain parts of the world and many share the same language (except some speak Portuguese) Latinos in many parts of the world are a mixture of races, mostly comprised of white, black, and native American.
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    Mar 11, 2014 7:19 PM GMT
    the process is junk; not logical anyways:
    based on physical characteristics one is trying to determine possible behavior like; "all asians are bad drivers"
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    Mar 11, 2014 7:30 PM GMT
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    Mar 12, 2014 1:54 AM GMT
    The word Latin originally refers to the countries that speak languages derived from latin (spanish, portuguese, italian,). But the common understandment of "latino" nowadas is a race/culture that includes mestizos (white + amerindian mix) and mulatos (black + white mix). This misconception excludes countries with mostly white population and european roots like Uruguay and Argentina, making popular bands to make songs like this icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif (only for spanish speakers)

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    Mar 12, 2014 2:05 AM GMT
    Most of the members here are from the US. And in the US, the government has a classification system for the purpose of census/data collection. So you're going to see "Latino" used a lot here. If you ever come to the States and ask anyone what a mestizo is, they'll probably guess it's some type of Mexican dish. icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 12, 2014 2:14 AM GMT
    ^ And we are, because we speak a latin language. But not because of the connotations that are associated nowadays with the "latino culture"; its impossible for countries with different race and roots to feel related with what you call "latino" in USA.
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    Mar 12, 2014 2:22 AM GMT
    ^ Actually no, Uruguay unlike most Latin countries was made entirely by European immigrants. We were raised with total different traditions than the rest of Latin countries, we dont even have Amerindians because the "national hero" killed them all from the start, thats why so many whites (80%).
    But I understand you dont know any of this, Uruguay is a small country, not many people know about it, and you're from USA (a nice country too but full of stereotypes and already familiar with the only "latin culture" you already know).
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    Mar 12, 2014 2:27 AM GMT
    Americans know where Uruguay is. icon_lol.gif


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    Mar 12, 2014 2:28 AM GMT
    ^ lol I love that video. It was the first time the Simpsons acknowledged us, the second was when we (that export best quality meat) were making sausages out of dog guts icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 12, 2014 2:31 AM GMT
    xrichx saidAmericans know where Uruguay is. icon_lol.gif


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    icon_lol.gif I knew that Uruguay in somewhere in South America but had to look it up on Google Maps to see exactly there it is.
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    Mar 12, 2014 7:01 PM GMT
    David3000 saidThe word Latin originally refers to the countries that speak languages derived from latin (spanish, portuguese, italian,). But the common understandment of "latino" nowadas is a race/culture that includes mestizos (white + amerindian mix) and mulatos (black + white mix). This misconception excludes countries with mostly white population and european roots like Uruguay and Argentina, making popular bands to make songs like this icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif (only for spanish speakers)

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    Well, I'm from Puerto Rico and we are also mostly white. US Americans assume we are all brown and ghetto.