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Random Question

November 7, 2009

Surveys, job applications… everywhere you look, when somebody is asking you about your racial heritage, the question always arises:

Hispanic/Latino, or Not?

Why that particular distinction?  Why not African American or not?  Why not American Indian or Not?  Why not German Hungarian or not?

Anyone know?  It seems weird and a little unfair to me.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 7, 2009 7:13 pm

    i do believe they gave us a reason for this when i started at work, but i can’t remember what it was… i’ll have to find out.

  2. November 9, 2009 8:02 am

    my first instinct would be to its because they are the largest growing demographic in the nation currently. marketers are learning that in order for the companies to survive the future they must address this group of powerful individuals. just a thought, don’t know if it’s the reason or not.

  3. November 9, 2009 9:36 am

    If you go east, there’s a chance some jobs would ask if you can speak Mandarin or Nihongo. The question is similar to yours though in a different way.

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