What can YOU say in six sentences?
In a discussion with my fatheran odd subject came up.
My great grandmother and grandfather were from spain and portugal giving my dad a perpetual dark brown tan and jet black hair.
I wondered aloud if this made me more "hispanic" despite my pasty white complexion than many who claim the heritage.
My father point blank said it is a lousy label meant to create a race that never existed.
When we lived in Spain the people thought of themselves as white or black Spaniards and never as Hispanic or Latino (Latino actually being a more inaccurate label).
Why do we use such labels to drive wedges ?