« on: March 16, 2005, 10:01:47 AM »
only having quickly read the last page - I am throwing myself into this one:
I often forget that to be hispanic/latino means different things because there are so many types of us out there. (black, white, indian, mixed)
but at the end of the day when I think of URM latinos/hispanics as we are typically thought of in the US -
as far as I am concerned Spanish, portuguese, many from South American countries ie: venezuelen, argentinian, braxilian, columbian due to entirely european heritage ARE NOT latinos/hispanics in the traditional sense or URM's. Having said that convince me and I can change my mind. Its really a murky issue - but the reality is many Spanish, Venex., brazilians, columbians (the european ones) do not consider themselves hispanic/latino in the wya the US sees traditional hispanics : mexicans, puerto ricans, and few other groups......
but this really isa murky and complicated issue, again.