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(MSNBC)   One in seven Americans has now converted to Hispanicism   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 641
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2005-06-09 05:36:42 PM  
FalloutBoy and boohiss

You guys almost just made me pee. Those are the funniest things I've seen in weeks. I'm printing out the sharpie one to show to my junior high kids.
 
2005-06-09 05:36:42 PM  
Feltonl

There are no objective definitions of any of these racial or ethnic categorizations. Seriously. That's why the census asks people to classify themselves. If you want to be 'hispanic' or 'latino' (or not), go for it.
 
2005-06-09 05:36:56 PM  
 
2005-06-09 05:37:00 PM  
Alls I know is...

I love their hot food and their hot womens.

Aye que spicey!
 
2005-06-09 05:37:38 PM  
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2005-06-09 05:37:43 PM  
xero69

"What if you had to be able to speak at least SOME Engish?"
------------

Instant classic.

/me no speaky teh engish.
 
2005-06-09 05:37:50 PM  
Pity we can regulate everything EXCEPT breeding in this country. What if you had to pass an intelligence test to have kids? What if you had to have the college fund already started before conception? What if you had to be able to speak at least SOME Engish? Am I too Orwellian?

Yes that's a damn shame b/c then we would not have the various Polish, Italian, Russian, Jewish, or Irish Americans whose parents couldn't speak English.

-IR
 
2005-06-09 05:38:37 PM  
smile:

It's okay, white people will continue to flee to the Midwest to get away from the Mexicans and blacks.

Dammit don't tell them where we're going!
 
2005-06-09 05:38:38 PM  
I used to teach in Texas -- and my observation was that the Hispanic students spoke and wrote in much better English than the Anglo students. In fact, the Anglo students seem to be the ones posting a lot on Fark -- you know, the posts with poor spelling, no grammar, and forget the punctuation!
 
2005-06-09 05:39:02 PM  
OccamsWhiskers

There are no objective definitions of any of these racial or ethnic categorizations. Seriously. That's why the census asks people to classify themselves. If you want to be 'hispanic' or 'latino' (or not), go for it.

I don't think that's true. I personally don't know the difference, but I've heard Hispanic/Latino people talk about it.
 
2005-06-09 05:39:33 PM  
ecmo19741974

Why should THEY assimilate? Because when in Rome, do as the Romans do. Easy as that.
 
2005-06-09 05:39:36 PM  
I have lots of mexican friends, honest...
 
2005-06-09 05:39:45 PM  
Submitter, from TFA

The agency estimated there are 41.3 million Hispanics in the United States. The bureau does not ask people about their legal status; that number is intended to include both legal and other residents.

So no, this has very little to do with Americans. Here in Dallas the population is mostly Mexican. We pay to have government documentation and even voter's registration printed in Spanish. There are whole WalMarts staffed by Mexicans making announcements in Mexican to a store full of Mexicans each with 3-5 children in toe, roughly one year apart. If your car is crashed into by a Mexican, you will find that he has no insurance and will quickly go back to Mexico long enough to avoid prosecution.

/Press One For English
 
2005-06-09 05:39:47 PM  
America is a melting pot, yes.


However, I think we have enough queso for now.
 
2005-06-09 05:39:48 PM  
Wow. This thread is full of racism.

Oh and FallOutBoy they suck. They are for kids who didn't realize there was hardcore many years ago or didn't realize it was cool to like it. You must be one of those people.
 
2005-06-09 05:39:49 PM  
Mississippi_Dan

By the by, lets try to remember that there are other latinos in the US, not just Mexicans. When I lived in Houson, people thought I was mexican. If I go to Miami...I am cuban. If I go to NY what am I?

Puerto Rican? Come to DC and you're Salvadorean.
 
2005-06-09 05:40:16 PM  
falloutboy
THAT IS AWESOME!

There is this one Hispanic lady who works in the cafe at UCLA who has the WEIRDEST drawn on eyebrows. It's so obvious too.
 
2005-06-09 05:41:01 PM  
2005-06-09 05:21:59 PM Bruised Martini

How long does it take for a white women [sic] to take a crap???
9 months


C'mon, the joke at least makes sense if it's a black woman.
 
2005-06-09 05:41:07 PM  
I take that back. The Irish ones probably could. Anyway,

The Southern Dandy

Where do you live where there are lots of hot latino women running around? I mean, there are a few good ones down here in San Diego, but most of them are fat and ugly. Please let me know. Thanks.

-IR
 
2005-06-09 05:41:18 PM  
Feltonl:

2005-06-09 05:34:05 PM Feltonl

So what exactly is the difference between a Latino and a hispanic? If you hate the word hispanic so much and want to be called latino. explain what the differnce is I do not know.


its for uptight people who over classify themselves... but technically a "hispanic" is someone from Spain...a Latino is someone from Latin America, a Chicano is a Mexican American and "LA MIGRA" is something you yell into a room full of brown people to watch them run.

/window seat please.
 
2005-06-09 05:42:07 PM  
00squirrel
The best part of the Spanish fark.com is "El asshat de Spyware."
 
2005-06-09 05:42:15 PM  
The Census Bureau counts Hispanic or Latino as an ethnicity rather than a race

The average American generally has trouble grasping the difference between 'nationality' and 'citizenship.' I hope the census bureau knows the difference between 'latin' and 'hispanic.'
 
2005-06-09 05:42:54 PM  
Las cucarachas entran, pero no pueden salir
 
2005-06-09 05:43:09 PM  
Awesome, bongmiester.
 
2005-06-09 05:43:28 PM  
Bucephalus

Is your name an homage to Alexander the Great's horse by chance?

-IR
 
2005-06-09 05:43:49 PM  
peachykeen
If Canada's got any brains, they'll start putting up a wall now before it's too late for them too.

Racist much?
 
2005-06-09 05:43:57 PM  
I'm not worried. Spanish isn't that difficult to pick up. Latin American spanish seems to have more value, though.

Am I going to practice here? No.
 
2005-06-09 05:44:01 PM  
Bucephalus

There are likely ever-shifting patterns in politically correct or desirable terms. Perhaps some people think one term or another is pejorative. That has changed over time with many racial/ethnic labels.

I guess my point was it's all bullshiat anyway. There is no absolute definition for these things. It is a fuzzy concept accepted by most of society and I find it offensive and harmful.
 
2005-06-09 05:44:41 PM  
Hard to tell and all, but I think only about 1/4 of those are illegal immigrants. The rest are legal immigrants or locally grown citizens. Hispanics are great -- now if we could just change the minds of self-loathing white lefties who insist on keeping people's cultures as isolated from each other as possible (read: 'bilingual' eduation).
 
2005-06-09 05:44:56 PM  
bigwill64

Feltonl


Hispanics are from Spanish speaking countries. (Spain... South America except Brazil...)

Latinos are from Latin America regardless of national language. (Thus excluding Spain and Portugal)
 
2005-06-09 05:45:05 PM  
cyberlost
FalloutBoy
Way to show off your prejudices.


Way to have a sense of humor.

Vandal7000
Oh and FallOutBoy they suck. They are for kids who didn't realize there was hardcore many years ago or didn't realize it was cool to like it. You must be one of those people.

I've had that handle for over 2 years now, wasn't chosen for that band.
 
2005-06-09 05:45:30 PM  
ecmo19741974: I'm printing out the sharpie one to show to my junior high kids.

I hope you enjoy your subsequent firing. Maybe we could have the article posted, and talk about how you have no knowledge of what is considered appropriate. Yes, you can laugh at it; that's your right. To bring it into school to show your students what a major bigotted asshat you are, that's stupid.
 
2005-06-09 05:45:44 PM  
cyberlost

why is border control racist?
 
2005-06-09 05:45:51 PM  
Feltonl:

So what exactly is the difference between a Latino and a hispanic? If you hate the word hispanic so much and want to be called latino. explain what the differnce is I do not know.

The term "hispanic" has been used for a long time by the Census Bureau and by "the man." The term "Latino" came into use a lot during the Brown Power movement of the 70s, mostly by non-Mexicans who weren't part of the Chicano Movement in the Southwest US. Now the Census Bureau uses the terms "hispanic" AND "latino".
 
2005-06-09 05:46:01 PM  
ecmo123456789123456789

You shouldn't have to lose all of your culture, but when a concious decision is made to move to another area (geopolitical or otherwise) you are the nooB, therefore while you may be a welcome addition, you need to make the concessions. If I moved to Russia I wouldn't expect everyone there to suddenly speak english to accomodate me, I would get off my lazy a$$ and learn russian/german etc...
 
2005-06-09 05:46:33 PM  
Dog I hate Catholicism, but I love latinos. I'm so confused. Stop farking farking.
 
2005-06-09 05:46:37 PM  
IR

I live in Silicon Valley, but you can find them anywhere.

Every race has fat & ugly, but they don't show up on my radar. Maybe yours needs some tuning.
 
2005-06-09 05:46:51 PM  
Como estan, pinches?!

/best line from Anchorman or any movie, ever
//engaged to hot latina chick (ok, 0.5 latina)
 
2005-06-09 05:47:09 PM  
I demand more pictures of Hispanic hotties.
 
2005-06-09 05:47:34 PM  
Cool. I love Mexican food, tequila and brown women.
 
2005-06-09 05:47:46 PM  
here is what I found.
Hispanic adj.
1. Of or relating to Spain or Spanish-speaking Latin America.
2. Of or relating to a Spanish-speaking people or culture.

Latino Pronunciation Key (l-tn, l-, l-)
n. pl. Latinos
1. A Latin American.
2. A person of Hispanic, especially Latin-American, descent, often one living in the United States. See Usage Note at Hispanic.

Mexican Pronunciation Key (mks-kn)
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Mexico.
adj.
2. Of or relating to Mexico or its people, language, or culture.

They all seems the same to me...
 
2005-06-09 05:48:00 PM  
IRelayer

Not just Alexander's horse. I can't remember exactly which one, but one of the early Roman emperors (Caligula?) believed his horse was the reincarnation of Alexander's.
 
2005-06-09 05:48:02 PM  
"WHAT?! I'm no exhibit... so tired... so sleepy..."

/South Park
 
2005-06-09 05:48:33 PM  
Now that there are 1 in 7 Hispanics in the US, which is fine by me as my wife is from El Salvador, it raises the important question: at what point do the Hispanics stop being "a minority" and thus lose that precious protected status? Lets say 15%? 20% What?
 
2005-06-09 05:49:03 PM  
Every race has fat & ugly

Touche. However there are 90% fat and ugly, 9% butterface, and 1% awesome. San Diego is MUCH different from the Bay Area in terms of the ratio of hot women to ugly ones. Thus my radar is overloaded. Trust me on that.

-IR
 
2005-06-09 05:49:08 PM  
officedespotI used to teach in Texas -- and my observation was that the Hispanic students spoke and wrote in much better English than the Anglo students. In fact, the Anglo students seem to be the ones posting a lot on Fark -- you know, the posts with poor spelling, no grammar, and forget the punctuation!

Ignorance knows no race, color, or creed. Willful ignorance, on the other hand, is a luxury only afforded the elite.
 
2005-06-09 05:49:55 PM  
Alanna Ubach is hot. She's Mexican/Puerto Rican.
 
2005-06-09 05:50:29 PM  
This is exactly why I've begun learning spanish.

If this is the way the country is, I'd rather be able to get along with other folks. If that means learning their language, fine.
 
2005-06-09 05:50:31 PM  
I for one am looking for a hot latina to impregnate - you know the thing that whites dont want to do (.8 growth people? please reproduce)
 
2005-06-09 05:50:47 PM  
redgant

I never said that border control is racist. Implying that Canada is better off without Hispanics and Latinos is racist. You seem to have a lot of swell ideas there, Frenchy. I'm sure your family didn't immigrate to America, right?
 
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