Are latinos considered white?

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    Sep 04, 2014 4:58 PM GMT
    The ones with olive skin and very dark/black hair?
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    Sep 04, 2014 5:47 PM GMT
    Yes. Latino is not a race.
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    Sep 04, 2014 5:50 PM GMT
    Ask a Republican.
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    Sep 04, 2014 6:05 PM GMT
    Latinos can be of any race. Everybody considers me white and I'm Puerto Rican.
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    Sep 04, 2014 6:22 PM GMT
    Yes, they can be white, black, mezito etc.
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    Sep 04, 2014 8:35 PM GMT
    Latino is NOT a race.

    When people say "latino" they ussually think of this races:

    .Amerindians
    .Blacks
    .Mestizos: mix of amerindian and white
    .Mulatos: mix of black and white

    But there are plenty of white latinos, for example in the south of South America (Uruguay and Argentina) the population is almost entirely white, because there weren't original amerindians there and the countries were build up entirely by European immigrants.

    I hope you are a little more informed now.

    And answering to your question it depends on what you mean by "dark skin". If someone has darker skin he's probably a mulato or amerindian and not white, usually facial features that go along with the skin give away their origins.
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    Sep 04, 2014 10:50 PM GMT
    Depends on which county you're in.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 05, 2014 3:45 AM GMT

    A latino is either a Spanish or Portuguese speaking person of any race.
  • jo2hotbod

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    Sep 05, 2014 3:47 AM GMT
    No they're hot
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    Sep 05, 2014 3:58 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    A latino is either a Spanish or Portuguese speaking person of any race.


    And italian (the original latins), basically any person that was born in a country where they speak a latin language. But as I said before, the way people use the word nowadays is only to describe mulatos and amerindians. Ie: as if latin was that race!
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    Sep 05, 2014 11:13 AM GMT
    "You can't just ask people why they're white."

    #meangirls
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    Sep 05, 2014 11:58 AM GMT
    Well, Geo. Bush did refer to some of the grandkids as "the little brown ones." Is he Republican?
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    Sep 05, 2014 7:34 PM GMT
    Partly white; they're a mixture of white/Arab Moor Spanish mixture, and American Indian. If you go back far enough, they're a mixture of three races.
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    Sep 05, 2014 7:42 PM GMT
    TheSkyWasYellow saidPartly white; they're a mixture of white/Arab Moor Spanish mixture, and American Indian. If you go back far enough, they're a mixture of three races.



    Ummm nope.
    Sources: I'm Latino.
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    Sep 06, 2014 12:15 AM GMT
    TheSkyWasYellow saidPartly white; they're a mixture of white/Arab Moor Spanish mixture, and American Indian. If you go back far enough, they're a mixture of three races.

    Lol what?
    Please go to Wikipedia or your favorite informational source and search for Uruguay and its otigins and demographics (100% european roots). There are more whites here than in USA or Canada. Inform yourself to avoid looking like an ignorant fool.
  • Webster666

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    Sep 06, 2014 3:15 AM GMT
    Growing up, I thought that everybody who wasn't black, was white.
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    Sep 06, 2014 3:50 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidGrowing up, I thought that everybody who wasn't black, was white.

    asians included?
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    Sep 06, 2014 4:10 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidGrowing up, I thought that everybody who wasn't black, was white.


    Me too. icon_lol.gif
  • Cutlass

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    Sep 09, 2014 12:53 AM GMT
    Yes and no. Some Latinos are white, but they could just as well be black, brown, red, or yellow. Blacks from the Spanish-speaking Dominican Republic could be considered Latino, but they don't called themselves that. There was a man of Chinese origin who was born in Costa Rica and became an American astronaut (Franklin Chang Diaz), and he also could be considered Latino. I guess anyone from Mexico, Central America, or South America can be called Latino, except for the three former Guiana countries (Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana) where Spanish is not spoken. So to answer your question, Latinos can be of any color, shade, or race but not strictly of one color because they are an ethnicity, not a race. Of course I think most Americans think primarily of Mexicans when they hear the word Latino. In Texas you hear the word Latino to mean Mexican, and the whites are called Anglos. This was the case in Southern California too when I used to visit.
    And I sometimes find it hard to think of Cubans as Latinos (Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Ted Cruz) because the ones I've met or seen in pictures appear to be white. Of course Cuba has a lot of blacks too, and they could be considered Latino. By the way, are Brazilians considered Latino? Their language (Portuguese)is descended from Latin, but I never heard any of them call themselves Latino. And how about Spain? Surely the Spanish are not called Latinos.
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    Sep 09, 2014 12:55 AM GMT
    Some are brown and some white. Just like Indians!
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    Sep 09, 2014 1:51 AM GMT
    MartyredNeons said"You can't just ask people why they're white."

    #meangirls


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    Sep 10, 2014 4:25 AM GMT
    atlanticshore saidThe ones with olive skin and very dark/black hair?
    Wow! An awesome and honest question you ask here bro. I've been a little curious about this myself. But I'm not so much concerned about whether white people view Latinos as another shade of white people, I'm more curious about whether or not Latino people see themselves as another shade or grade of white people? I'm really trying to learn something new here honestly because I want to understand. I've met Latinos who actually identify with African people and then I've met Latinos, usually of Mexican heritage but that's probably because I'm in Texas I imagine, who identify themselves with white people. Is there a general consensus among Latinos? Thanks to any Latino who can give an answer to this guy's question.
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    Sep 10, 2014 4:25 AM GMT
    jo2hotbod saidNo they're hot


    hot isn't a race
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    Sep 10, 2014 4:29 AM GMT
    leafgreen said
    jo2hotbod saidNo they're hot


    hot isn't a race
    That's true, beautiful isn't a race, but that wasn't this guy's post question. I'm just trying to understand an answer to his particular question is all.
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    Sep 10, 2014 4:32 AM GMT
    declansloan said
    atlanticshore saidThe ones with olive skin and very dark/black hair?
    Wow! An awesome and honest question you ask here bro. I've been a little curious about this myself. But I'm not so much concerned about whether white people view Latinos as another shade of white people, I'm more curious about whether or not Latino people see themselves as another shade or grade of white people? I'm really trying to learn something new here honestly because I want to understand. I've met Latinos who actually identify with African people and then I've met Latinos, usually of Mexican heritage but that's probably because I'm in Texas I imagine, who identify themselves with white people. Is there a general consensus among Latinos? Thanks to any Latino who can give an answer to this guy's question.


    Are you serious? Your question is just as stupid as asking "Do all USA citizens see themselves as {insert random race here}?" - "Latino" only means you live in a spanish speaking country but we can be of many races and many cultures. So concider yourself white or not only depends on whether you're white or not!

    While many latinos are either mulatos or mestizos, millions are white, specially in the south of South America where there weren't original inhabitants and people are direct European descent (Uruguay, Argentina and south of Brasil). So of course the white people there are gonna consider themselves white, why wouldn't them?

    There is not a "latino race" just the same there isn't a "USA race" either. So your question is wrong from the start.

    And just for the record, the culture of "latin people" varies depending on the country you're in. Just like USA is very different than Mexico or Canada, even though they're in the same continent.

    I'm from Urguay and I can tell you we have nothing in common with Mexicans (to give you an example), not the roots, not the culture, not the accent, not the looks. We're pretty much all european descends with clear european roots, so it's ridiculous to put very different cultures in the same bag.

    If you want to know more abut this check Wikipedia or Google your favorite informational website.