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Re: CHAT: American Racism

From:Brian Betty <bbetty@...>
Date:Friday, May 28, 1999, 13:54
"I remember once that I entered at the US and I have to fill a card.  There
was no _Latino_ box and the closer was _Chicano_... of course I'm not
Chicano but I could find a relationship with the word _Latino_, not as a
race but as a culture (which is a very broad culture, I should say)."

One more thing. In the US, if you are not from a Native community but you
are from South of the Border, you are Latino. So forms here that mark race
usually say:
African American (not Latino)
because Spanish speakers who are black are still Latino!

Weird, yes? All the other categories mark race, but Hispanic/Latino/Chicano
marks native language! Hello! What's that all about, anyway?

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