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If you are hispanic, how did you answer question 9 on the 2010 US Census?

My husband is from Mexico, and on the census, it says to select your race on question #9. But they also say that Hispanic/Latino/Chicano/Spanish is not a race. So what does he say he is? White? Black? American Indian? This is confusing.

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lovemymarine306

Asked by lovemymarine306 at 4:03 PM on Mar. 16, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Hispanic is a culture. Not a race. Race is SKIN COLOR what color is he? light or dark?

    from the census website:
    "People of Hispanic origin may be of any race and should answer the question on race by marking one or more race categories shown on the questionnaire, including White, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Some Other Race. Hispanics are asked to indicate their origin in the question on Hispanic origin, not in the question on race, because in the federal statistical system ethnic origin is considered to be a separate concept from race."
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:07 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • do they have a box for other
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:07 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • He is white!
    older

    Answer by older at 4:16 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • hes not white. and hes not blk...if theres an other put other lol but i wouldnt put blk or white
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:36 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • If THIS Hispanic/Latino/Chicano/Spanish is not a race niether is African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. THOSE ARE NOT A COLOR EITHER! Thats just stupid. Who was in charge of this census??

    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 4:40 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • Who was in charge of this census??

    What do you mean? This is from our wonderful government!! Something else to waste time and money and get into our business even more!!
    Bethsunshine

    Answer by Bethsunshine at 4:48 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • Just fill in something obnoxious like "pink with purple polka dots."
    Bethsunshine

    Answer by Bethsunshine at 4:48 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • if they are talking purely about skin color, why do they have Japanese, Korean, Filipino, etc.? Those are different ethnicities too, or am i wrong? And what do middle eastern people fill in? Asian Indian? If this is about race, why not just list skin color instead of excluding certain cultures. DH isn't white, and he's not black...and he doesn't belong to a tribe. So I guess he's an other. How stupid.
    lovemymarine306

    Answer by lovemymarine306 at 6:09 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • I agree with the OP. I got my census today and they really botched the questions regarding "race/ethnicity."
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 6:35 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • lol i agree put something obnoxious lol

    No really if hes spanish-thats white.

    Latinos are mostly Native American-You know Axtecs, they roamed half the united states before it was sold out.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:22 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

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