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
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?
Tomboy: "a wench that skippeth as a boy."
- Richard Verstegen, 1605
"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo."
- H.G. Wells