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Re: Latino or Hispanic?
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2016, 12:36:59 AM »
It's a bit odd to me that people would use an umbrella term to describe those from countries with such mixed heritage. In Brazil for instance (according to that comic we're all Latinos but not Hispanic) we have people of Portuguese, Spanish, German, Italian, Polish, Arabic, Japanese and African descent, not to mention native americans, among others.

As far as I know, we don't call people of Spanish-speaking countries 'Hispanics'.  :nu-uh:
I think that they are too diverse culturally to be jumbled up as well. 

So what counts, language? There are cities in Brazil that speak only German, for instance. They're Brazilian but are they Latinos?

So yeah, I don't agree with the labels.  :teadrink: 
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Re: Latino or Hispanic?
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2016, 02:54:11 AM »

This is what this conversation looks like from my angle.

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Re: Latino or Hispanic?
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2016, 03:02:00 AM »
Please continue with your party, I know I'm not invited.

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You might want to keep the door closed Mags, and sorry for bringing this thread up.

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Re: Latino or Hispanic?
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2016, 10:04:33 AM »
Please continue with your party, I know I'm not invited.

Hey Gringos!
You might want to keep the door closed Mags, and sorry for bringing this thread up.
I'd have a party just so I could invite you  :grin:
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Re: Latino or Hispanic?
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2016, 10:13:21 AM »
In fact I'd have a party just so I could invite all of you!
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Re: Latino or Hispanic?
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2016, 01:43:17 PM »

This is what this conversation looks like from my angle.
That's probably me up on the gate. I always want to look tough and cool, but there are always easier ways.

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Re: Latino or Hispanic?
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2016, 07:42:34 PM »
Please continue with your party, I know I'm not invited.

Hey Gringos!
You might want to keep the door closed Mags, and sorry for bringing this thread up.
I'd have a party just so I could invite you  :grin:
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Re: Latino or Hispanic?
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2016, 07:50:09 PM »

This is what this conversation looks like from my angle.
That's probably me up on the gate. I always want to look tough and cool, but there are always easier ways.
I do the same thing.  :snicker:
Latino or Hispanic? Simple answer to those of us who are one or the other.
...But I'm not invited, so I won't say a thing.  :smileshake:
I'll let a Norwegian, a British, and a Gringo answer the question.  :smilenod:

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Re: Latino or Hispanic?
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2016, 08:10:02 PM »

This is what this conversation looks like from my angle.
That's probably me up on the gate. I always want to look tough and cool, but there are always easier ways.
I do the same thing.  :snicker:
Latino or Hispanic? Simple answer to those of us who are one or the other.
...But I'm not invited, so I won't say a thing.  :smileshake:
I'll let a Norwegian, a British, and a Gringo answer the question.  :smilenod:
Well, my girlfriends' mother was born in Mexico and had emigrated to the the US, so I feel that I have more than enough personal experience, firsthand knowledge, professional training, and sturdy enough legs...




...to keep my mouth shut about it.

Seriously, I haven't had to use those terms at all.

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Re: Latino or Hispanic?
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2016, 08:12:40 PM »
I do the same thing.  :snicker:
Latino or Hispanic? Simple answer to those of us who are one or the other.
...But I'm not invited, so I won't say a thing.  :smileshake:
I'll let a Norwegian, a British, and a Gringo answer the question.  :smilenod:

Racist!
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Re: Latino or Hispanic?
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2016, 09:40:04 PM »
I do the same thing.  :snicker:
Latino or Hispanic? Simple answer to those of us who are one or the other.
...But I'm not invited, so I won't say a thing.  :smileshake:
I'll let a Norwegian, a British, and a Gringo answer the question.  :smilenod:

Racist!
I'm an Atheist-Latina-Hippie-Witch but I'm not racist.  :smileshake: I used the word Gringo because that's the word, a Gringo, like Bruno de la Pole, used.  :P

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Re: Latino or Hispanic?
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2016, 09:49:02 PM »

This is what this conversation looks like from my angle.
That's probably me up on the gate. I always want to look tough and cool, but there are always easier ways.
I do the same thing.  :snicker:
Latino or Hispanic? Simple answer to those of us who are one or the other.
...But I'm not invited, so I won't say a thing.  :smileshake:
I'll let a Norwegian, a British, and a Gringo answer the question.  :smilenod:
Well, my girlfriends' mother was born in Mexico and had emigrated to the the US, so I feel that I have more than enough personal experience, firsthand knowledge, professional training, and sturdy enough legs...




...to keep my mouth shut about it.

Seriously, I haven't had to use those terms at all.


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Re: Latino or Hispanic?
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2016, 10:18:26 PM »
I'm an Atheist-Latina-Hippie-Witch but I'm not racist.  :smileshake: I used the word Gringo because that's the word, a Gringo, like Bruno de la Pole, used.  :P

Bruno is a confused racist like Uncle Ruckus from The Boondocks  :P

I'd consider the word gringo racist when used outside the context of "foreigner" in a Spanish speaking country and even then that can still be a highlight of racism. It essentially means "not one of us" with emphasis as your italics nicely highlighting the fact. It might not be used in the same way that the harsher specific race identifiers are used but the usage of the word is often racist whether those that use the word like it or not. I'm sure many racists were annoyed when the Spanish word for black was deemed to be racist "because that's the word".
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Re: Latino or Hispanic?
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2016, 10:53:38 PM »
I'm an Atheist-Latina-Hippie-Witch but I'm not racist.  :smileshake: I used the word Gringo because that's the word, a Gringo, like Bruno de la Pole, used.  :P

Bruno is a confused racist like Uncle Ruckus from The Boondocks  :P

I'd consider the word gringo racist when used outside the context of "foreigner" in a Spanish speaking country and even then that can still be a highlight of racism. It essentially means "not one of us" with emphasis as your italics nicely highlighting the fact. It might not be used in the same way that the harsher specific race identifiers are used but the usage of the word is often racist whether those that use the word like it or not. I'm sure many racists were annoyed when the Spanish word for black was deemed to be racist "because that's the word".
I think you and I had a similar conversation about the word, Cholo or Chola. In Europe it means something different than here, in the US. In Peru the word Cholo means something entirely different than what you or I said. When it comes to me being racist because I used the word, Gringo--because Bruno de la Pole used it to address a group of people when he made the post--Well, We'll just have to wait and see how offended he is, and if he is, I'll apologize to him.  ;)


Is this the, Latino or Hispanic, or Gringo-Thread, now?


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Re: Latino or Hispanic?
« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2016, 11:24:25 PM »
Is this the, Latino or Hispanic, or Gringo-Thread, now?

It's like every other thread on the forum. An extension of "What's on your mind today?".
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