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  •  They Are the Same - For Some People (5+ / 0-)
    "...But. As an American of Cuban descent myself, living in Texas, where Americans of Mexican descent have lived for umpteen generations, I sure as hell get tired of seeing "Hispanic" equated with "immigrant", even when it's done with the best of intentions -- which I'm sure is the case with your comment..."
    Let's face it, there are some (I suspect quite a few) Americans of Spanish descent whose history predates the arrival of the Mayflower.  Many people know that.  Many more don't.  That's the reason "Hispanic" gets used the way it does.  In political terms, it doesn't matter if one's background fully establishes one's right to be a US citizen, if a large portion of the electorate incorrectly believes that anyone from that ethnic group is an immigrant - and a recent immigrant at that.  For this wrongly guided element, 'Hispanic" does mean "immigrant."

    "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

    by PrahaPartizan on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 08:36:14 AM PST

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