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When applying for a job or filling out a survey, why....??

When they ask what ethnic background you are, why do they have hispanic in a separate catagory then the other races? I am not asking out meaness, just out of curiosity.

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Cappy1979

Asked by Cappy1979 at 9:57 PM on Mar. 1, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • like why do they have it seperate from white, black, etc.? maybe bc there are hispanic people from south america, mexico or spain/portugal (europe).... idk.
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 10:00 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • because hispanic is not a race.... its is a made up ethnic category - which includes a wide range of countries
    .
    You can be black and hispanic, white and hispanic, asian and hispanic etc.
    MamiJaAyla

    Answer by MamiJaAyla at 10:09 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • I'm not sure. I like to pick "Other" just to screw with them.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 9:43 AM on Mar. 2, 2010

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