Will Today’s Hispanics Be Tomorrow’s Whites?

The Trayvon Martin shooting was hardly in the national consciousness before fault lines emerged around the case. Was Martin as innocent as he seemed? Did Zimmerman fear for his life? Did Martin provoke the incident? Was Zimmerman a racist? Perhaps most controversial among all of these was the question of…

Community Village‘s insight:
At first I thought Jamelle Bouie was off base — conflating ethnicity with race, but he has a point. Is ‘White’ a culture or a race?
This is the first I’ve heard of the theory of Hispanic becoming White.
Steven Riley (of Mixed Race Studies) has mentioned to me that it seems ‘Asian’ may merge into the White category.
Some say that many Asian Americans out ‘white’ the Whites. So then, is White more of a culture? I would say a culture because many white’s don’t even think of themselves as a race – just human – raceless. We all certainly have our cultures but we don’t think about race so much unless forced to when filling out the census or school applications, or in academics.
-Glenn Robinson

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Brook Lopez (Cuban/White) [American]

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Known as: Professional Basketball Player (Plays Center for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets; Twin brother of Robin Lopez)

Awards/Accodlades: 2013 NBA All-Star, 2009 NBA All-Rookie First Team

More Information: NBA: Brook Lopez, CBS Sports: Behind the Screen: Brook Lopez, the man with two minds, Brook Lopez’s Wikipedia page

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Conservatives baffled at idea of white Hispanic people

Via Scoop.itMixed American Life

“OK, guys. Here’s the thing. I know all of you don’t actually give a single shit about ethnic identity and are in fact simply trolling as part of a pathological need to deny the existence of racism, but “Hispanic” is not a race. The U.S. Census has a handy, easy-to-remember definition: “‘Hispanic or Latino’ refers to a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.” If “white” means “descended from Europeans” then guess what? A lot of people from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico and South and Central America are white, even though they speak Spanish and you are racist against them.”

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