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salamyen

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Mexican-American or Hispanic
« on: July 06, 2006, 10:38:36 PM »
If I am from Mexican decent and was born in the US can I put either mexican-american or hispanic (Since Mexicans are hispanic)? or is hispanic just anything thats not mexican? Is there any difference in benefit for being hispanic over mexican-american or the other way around?

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mhzumaeta

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Re: Mexican-American or Hispanic
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2006, 07:16:52 PM »
Heh I deciding people are idiots who categorize us. They've made up so many categories it's hard to tell. I'm basque but my dad was born and grew up in Argentina, so I claim other (basque) but for the rest of my brothern I think Mexicans are "chicanos", all the rest of central and south america are latinos and hispanic are people from or directly decended from Spain. I think that's right, they even confuse me