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Hispanic or Latino is peculiar because in principle you can be Hispanic/Latino and any of the other categories simultaneously, but that would be too confusing.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 15th, 2015 at 09:07:33 AM EST
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And of course there's the question as to whether you are Hispanic or not....
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Jun 15th, 2015 at 09:32:23 AM EST
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But there's an or, so it's whether you are Hispanic, or else Latino, or else both Hispanic and Latino, on the one hand, or neither Hispanic nor Latino, on the other.

Except the or means "or sometimes referred to as Latino", so the critical or is embedded in the definition ... from an EOC definitions from a University of Washington webpage, Hispanic or Latino: A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Tue Jun 16th, 2015 at 09:49:32 AM EST
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Bolded the wrong or: "... culture or origin ..."

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Tue Jun 16th, 2015 at 09:53:12 AM EST
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