Hispanics More Likely to Write In Race on Census, Study Shows

Carolina Moreno, Huffington Post, April 7, 2014

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A U.S. Census report released in late March showed that of the more than 47 million self-identified Hispanics in the United States, one in three chose to write in their race on the 2010 census form.

On the form, individuals are asked to check a box under the question “What is Person 1’s race?” The choices include “White,” “Black, African American or Negro,” “American Indian or Alaska Native,” “Pacific Islander,” and a variety of options for Asian descendants.

A separate question asks whether an individual is of Hispanic origin. According to the Pew Hispanic Research Center, “Hispanic” is currently the only ethnic category in the census and was first implemented in 1980.

The new Census report, however, revealed that among those 47.4 million self-identified Hispanics, almost 16 million chose to write in their race next to the “some other race” option, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. Among them, 44.3 percent gave their race as Mexican, Mexican American or Mexico, and 22.7 percent wrote in Hispanic, Hispana or Hispano. Another 10 percent identified as Latin American, Latino or Latin.

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  • MekongDelta69

    Is illegal alien a ‘race’ or an ‘ethnicity’?

    Jes’ axin’…

    • evilsandmich

      So long as they’re not white.

  • Svigor

    If they knew anything, they’d check “mixed.” That’s what “mestizos” and “latinos” and the rest are; mixed peoples.

  • So CAL Snowman

    ” Among them, 44.3 percent gave their race as Mexican, Mexican American
    or Mexico, and 22.7 percent wrote in Hispanic, Hispana or Hispano.
    Another 10 percent identified as Latin American, Latino or Latin.”

    Brown people are so dumb they don’t even know how dumb they are. Mexican, Hispanic, Latin American, Latino, etc. are NOT races.

    • borogirl54

      I wonder if some of them write in Indian or Indigenous because they are from southern Mexico.

    • Greg Thomas

      Yeah, we know that Snowman, but La Raza did not get the message.

    • Fathercoughlin

      Nope.In popular vernacular,”Race” is a flexible term. Like they say,”Usage,usage,usage.”

    • Carlos Geary

      No, of 47.4 million self-identified Hispanics, only 16 million chose to write in their race next to the “some other race”. Most of the people 44% chose to write White next to “race” and other chose Black or Asian.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    I don’t care what these foreigners want to call themselves. All I know is that they are non-white third world colonizers who do not belong in the United States or any other white western country.

  • jeffaral

    I used to wonder why Mexicans dont have any olympic teams, and the only answer must be that all Mexicans who can run, jump and swim are over in the US.

    • Greg Thomas

      When fraud and theft are made an olympic sport, they will give us a run for our money.

  • Bill E. BOBB

    this is further proof of the pride they possess in themselves, which makes it very dangerous to allow them into our country

    • Greg Thomas

      Mexicans have this bizarre and warped sense of pride and nationality that I could never understand. They have zero to be proud of and yet you would have thought they cured cancer. I guess ignorance will do that.

      • DLRisVH

        Puerto Ricans are worse!

      • saxonsun

        I’ve always noticed that the inferior among us invariably inflate their group’s importance.

      • Einsatzgrenadier

        In general, third worlders have inflated egos and are fiercely nationalistic, even though they come from cultures and civilizations that never accomplished anything. It’s because third world people are invariably of low IQ. Because low IQ is negatively correlated with self-esteem, they tend to think very highly of themselves.

        • DonReynolds

          The irrational part is how much they say they love Mexico and how much they hate gringos…..but they walked away from Mexico into the biggest nest of gringos in this part of the world…..and refuse to leave.

  • Greg Thomas

    I guess mexican is a race according to the La Razas.

    • Bill E. BOBB

      not, a race, THE race!!!

  • Bossman

    Do you know why Spaniards became a minority in all of Latin America? The answer to that is very simple: They could not avoid the charms of the pretty Mestizas. In fact all of Latin America is becoming more and more Mestizo.

    • IstvanIN

      They actually became a minority because rather than bring women with them and settle Latin America, like the British did in the north, they came to exploit the area. The men mated with the natives and, well, that was that.

      • Bossman

        FYI: The same things that happened in Latin America, happened in all the Americas, the first European settlers were overwhelmingly men who did not and could not bring women with them. For several hundred years they interbred with native Indian women. It was only beginning in the 1800s that millions of European immigrant began flooding into North America and effectively covered up this phenomenon.

        • Mary

          You’re greatly overstating this. Although there was certainly breeding between European men and native women, there were many thousands of European women in the American colonies, particularly by the 18th century. Some families emigrated together. And with each successive generation in America, there were more European women due to natural increase. There was no comparable situation in Latin America.

          • Bossman

            No! I’m not overstating that situation. In Canada for several hundred years, the fur traders both French and British interbred with native women. That is a documented fact from the history books. In the USA most of the single men who went west did the same thing.

          • DonReynolds

            Do not compare colonists with trappers and fur traders. Do you get all your historical information from Hollywood movies?

          • Bossman

            So you’re saying that trappers and fur traders were not colonists? In places like Canada they were the only colonists for hundred of years.

          • IstvanIN

            Except for some early fishing colonies, Canada was settled by men and women, not men and their Indian wives.

          • Bossman

            I read somewhere that almost all of French Canada are desended from an original population a few thousands of French bachelors who mainly interbred with native women.

          • DonReynolds

            All of the English colonies of the early 17th century included women, from the beginning, including the lost colony at Roanoke, North Carolina.

          • Carlos Geary

            Yes, there were many comparable situation in Latin America, in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay, etc.

        • DonReynolds

          Bull pucky!
          (My family came to Fairfax county, Virginia in 1687.)
          The Lonoke colony included men and women.
          (Virginia Dare was the first English child born in the Americas….in 1587. Both parents were English.)
          Jamestown was settled in 1607. Yes, it was mostly men. The women were there from the beginning. But in 1618, they started bringing women expressly to establish households with the surviving men.
          The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. Yeah, men, women and children.
          New Amsterdam was founded by the Dutch in 1625.
          Suggest you read chapters 4-7 of The Oxford History of the American People by Samuel Eliot Morison.

          • Carlos Geary

            You are right ! Also, in South America, families were emigrating from Europe, specially Catholics from North West Europe, and poor peasants from Southern and Eastern Europe.
            The Jesuits took millions to the South American land less prairies, because, most Indians lived in the high Andes and in the jungles. The land less prairies in the interior, were scarcely populated, almost uninhabited.

        • Carlos Geary

          Bossman: You have to focus on what was happening in Europe at that time. In Europe there were famines and also religious persecution against Catholics, and those people emigrated with their family to North and South America. Most Catholics went to South America, even those from North West Europe.
          Latin America, is a mosaic of different races, ethnicities, religion, etc.

          • Bossman

            Yes, there were always a few white women coming but the early European settlers were overwhelmingly male. There were all kind of reasons for that. Crossing the Atlantic on a sailing ship for a woman was sheer hell. Imagine having to wear the same clothes and lots of it for two months without washing it or even bathing the body. Europeans also had the idea that America was a land of savages and no place for a white woman.

      • DonReynolds

        You are absolutely correct and Bossman is dead wrong.

      • Carlos Geary

        No. Latin America, received different waves of immigration. The very first ones, from Spain and Portugal were only men that married natives. After that, men and women emigrated and settled. So, in the same country you find places populated by Mestizos, and other places populated by Europeans.

    • Carlos Geary

      Bossman: You have a limited knowledge about Latin America. There are mestizos and Spaniards in Latin America; but there are also people that do not have a drop of Spaniard, Indian or African blood. In Latin America, there are also millions of people of German, Italian, Dutch, Ukrainian, Russian, Irish, Welsh, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Arab, etc.
      When Catholics were prosecuted in North West Europe, the Catholic Church organized the moving of millions from Europe to Latin America, specially South America. Only single men from Spain and Portugal, emigrated to Latin America in early times. However, in the late 1600s Catholic families from North West Europe as well as poor peasants from Southern and Eastern Europe massively emigrated to South America. Some regions of South America, were unpopulated, because, most Indigenous people lived either in the High Andes or in the jungles. The tree less lands were European settled were unpopulated.

      • IstvanIN

        But then even they mated with the Indians and the results are obvious.

  • Fathercoughlin

    How many chose “Stupido”?

  • Luca

    Let’s create another category just for them: Third World Mestizo

  • TXCriollo

    We white Hispanics call them people we took over. Its really sad how mexican has become a race in liberal eyes. Next census i will write american see how that pans out

  • Steven Williams

    There have been white Europeans that immigrated to Mexico for some time. For example, Angelique Boyer is a French-born Mexican actress.

    • DonReynolds

      My personal favorite is Rachel Welch. Her father was a French mining engineer and her mother was Bolivian. Many people think she is American.

  • DonReynolds

    Of course……Mexican is not a race…..it is a nationality.
    Hispanic is not a race either……it is a language grouping.
    And that, boys and girls, is why Amnesty has nothing to do with race.
    Those who oppose Amnesty for illegal aliens cannot possibly be racists.
    Some of the illegal aliens are white, some are black, others are asian.
    Mexicanos are the same way…..they come in all races and colors……so do hispanics.

  • Carlos Geary

    People tend to confuse the concept of race, ethnicity, nationality, nationality of origin (or ancestry). The Pope is White (race), he is also a Latin American (Ethnicity), an Argentinean (nationality – place of birth), and his nationality of origin or ancestry is Italian (He is of Northern Italian ancestry, in both sides of his family).
    Gisele Bündchen is a famous Brazilian model. Her parents are both of German ancestry. The parents of the Argentinean Pope were both of Italian ancestry
    Latin America, received great waves of immigration from all parts of Europe. The idea that Latin Americans are homogeneous is a fallacy.
    Of 47.4 million self-identified Hispanics, only 16 million chose to write in their race next to the “some other race”, most of the people chose to write White next to “race” and some probably chose Black or Asian.

  • Carlos Geary

    Latin America, received numerous waves of immigration from Europe. The very first ones, from Spain and Portugal were only men that married natives. After that, men and women emigrated and settled. So, in the same country you find places populated by Mestizos, and other places populated by Europeans.