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Old October 10th, 2017, 02:07 PM   #71
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Not in Western Colorado, either.

And a cold Corona on a hot Mexican beach is hard to beat.
Sol is better.
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I spent 18 prime years teaching high school in San Diego before I moved up the ladder to college. "Hispanic" is tolerated from ignorant Anglos. "Latino" is more appreciated. Hispanic hints at a lower class of people who rely on special treatment and welfare. Latino emphasizes an entire cultural heritage. My colleague Orlando Duarte had his family roots in Paraguay. He would not have ever considered himself Hispanic. For him that was synonymous with being from Mexico.
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From Merriam Webster
Definition of Hispanic

1 f or relating to the people, speech, or culture of Spain or of Spain and Portugal
2 f, relating to, or being a person of Latin American descent living in the U.S.; especially ne of Cuban, Mexican, or Puerto Rican origin

Definition 2 fits the way it is being used here
Merriam Webster defines US citizens from Puerto Rico as being from Latin America?

That explains Trumps response to the recent hurricane.
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Precisely. Let me translate for the Right. Facts, definitions, and details are only necessary when THEY decide they are necessary---like the word race...but here comes the challenge for the RW.

The number of mixed-race Americans is increasing three times faster than the population of the United States as a whole.
That information comes from the Pew Research Center in Washington, DC.
In the 1970s, one percent of all American children were of mixed race. Now, 10 percent are.

The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that, by 2060, the number of multiracial Americans will be three times larger than it is now. OH DEAR!! What to call "THOSE" people now?? They aren't exactly black OR white OR BROWN OR pink OR GREEN--eeeh gads!!

What to do?? What to do!!
Good news for a change! I'm surprised that with the still segregated neighborhoods and schools I've noticed in many US cities that people of different races are able to get together. I would have only expected it in some of the large cosmopolitan centers like New York, L.A. or San Francisco.

Here in southern Ontario in cities near Toronto, no one looks twice at mixed race couples, it's all too common. Mixed marriages do throw a monkey-wrench in any nazi's plans of starting a race war!
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Good news for a change! I'm surprised that with the still segregated neighborhoods and schools I've noticed in many US cities that people of different races are able to get together. I would have only expected it in some of the large cosmopolitan centers like New York, L.A. or San Francisco.

Here in southern Ontario in cities near Toronto, no one looks twice at mixed race couples, it's all too common. Mixed marriages do throw a monkey-wrench in any nazi's plans of starting a race war!

Much of that is due to the fact that these children of all races and religions are growing UP together, going to pre-school and elementary school together. So it has just become the norm. These are the ones who will change the way we see OR don't see prejudice.
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Much of that is due to the fact that these children of all races and religions are growing UP together, going to pre-school and elementary school together. So it has just become the norm. These are the ones who will change the way we see OR don't see prejudice.
There is deep racial prejudice and bigotry among a few (there will always be people who insist on living in a fantasy world based ideas and values from the previous century), but the great majority of San Diegans I've encountered are so used to mixed Anglo-Latino-Afro-Asian culture around them that when they see a mixed marriage they just don't pay attention. The kids were usually popular in school. Which is why the puny-minded bigots in San Diego really stand out when they act out their ignorance.

My closest friend and study group partner through 4 years of law school and beyond was black, and this may be the first time I've ever used that term with regard to him and his family.

He was a Vietnam Vet. Our kids grew up together, we vacationed together, when he passed away in a VA hospital in the middle of the night after we had moved to Minnesota, my wife and I spent the last night with him and his family on the phone. My daughter who lives in LA dropped everything to drive to San Diego to be there with his family.

Race never came up. They had a names.
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