I know not all Caucasians are Americans. I know there's dark skinned French people. My grandfather is from France. He moved to Puerto Rico, got married and had my father. My father was born in PR and identifies with being a Puerto Rican. I was born in PR so I am Puerto Rican. My kids were born in America so they are Americans and they know their Puerto Rican culture.
I'm giving up now. Apparently, I'm stupid and I keep digging my hole deeper and deeper. I'm going to find a ledge now. See you later.
Ok now that I got you guys all riled up let me clarify a few things. I did put a warning and said that it was going to be ignorant...so stop telling me. I already know. Secondly I do know that not all "white" people have the same views as my "friends", they're actually dh's friends. My problem is not with being called Mexican, it's with being called brown. I am not brown. I do not refer to all "white" people as white because white is a fucking color. Just like "black" people are not black they're African American to me. No one is actually black. I refer to "white" people as Americans. If I'm really that curious I would just ask where they parent's are from and then I'll get my answer. Another thing that I do not like is when people say that they are Jewish. That's nice of you to tell me but I didn't ask about your religion...that's a whole other post.
So if you must, go ahead and continue to bash away.
...think that all spanish/hispanic people are Mexican? Do they all call us brown people? I'm Puerto Rican and I'm really light skinned. When I had blonde hair, people who didn't know me didn't know that I was from PR. My husband is Puerto Rican too but he's really dark compared to me. Our kids are in between. Lol. We have friends that are from the south, we live in NYC. When they came to visit us they kept referring to us as brown people. My dh had no problem with. I on the other did. A big problem. So to go back to my question. Do white people think that all Hispanics come from the same country? I do know not all white people think the same.
January 8 at 11:28 AMNo Im always correcting df if Im not sure Ill say latino of some sort he triesto just always say mexican and Im like no they arent mexican they are puerto rican, cuban, etc.
January 8 at 11:28 AM
lol no, at least i dont, just as just because someones skin is a darker tone (which i envy the great glowing taned complexion as im pasty) by no means would mean someone is not a legal citizen. my husband is part latino, part white a and a bit of 2 different indian. and when i met him id assumed part latino with some indian. being that im here from oklahoma and reservations and whatnot yes theres alot of indians which are also mixed on different levels. his mom was white and little bit indian, his dad mostly latino some indian and a tiny bit white. of course even going back to his grand parents they were all born in the us, he does have some family that lives in mexico, but most family and everything is all living in texas in various parts of state, his dad and brother are in arkansas now due to their construction jobs. when in doubt i just ask the person but ummm maybe for me being a white person its wherid that i call the person by their name, if taking about them to some one else i juse just their name(1st name) i dont really see why id have to include or really think about theri race or origins they are a human being whats it really matter? me im not racist but my family sure as hell is, id flipped my lid in the past and my family no longer says any thing derrogitory or racial slurs ect around me at all, my dad was the worst with it but me getting my temper from him and his reallyy seeing it he apoligized big time and never said negative crap again, also he was only one with us when dh and i got married, he was snapping as many pics as he could all teary eyed happy for us. they actually really like dh, they see hes a good person. recently at a family get together while the men where processing a wild hog they got, they offered dh to go hunting with them for it as yoyu dont need a hunting license for them and its year round season.
by AnonymousJanuary 8 at 11:28 AMI don't call anyone "brown people". I do tend to assume the Hispanic people I meet come from Mexico, but I think that's because where I live (CA/NV) that is usually the case. I don't see why it matters what I think, though.
by AnonymousJanuary 8 at 11:28 AM
No. But I will admit, my kids aren't all old enough to understand all the different races and where everyone comes from, so they do kind of blanket it into "light skin" and "brown skin" - and honestly, until they understand and are able to distinguish the different races and where they come from, it's fine with me. I should add that we live in a predominantly white area - we have quite a few Mexicans (yes, people from Mexico), and very few other non-white, non-mexican people, which does make it harder to teach kids the difference in races.
by skymama10January 8 at 11:29 AMNo I don't, but my step dad is Puerto Rican, we call him the brown guy. *shrugs* he is brown after all.
January 8 at 11:29 AM
by weirdkidsJanuary 8 at 11:30 AM
this made me laugh. we just had to explain to my 11yo that not all darker people that speak spanish are mexican lol its our fault though. we have a friend that comes over alot and hes pr and we call him our mexican so my son thought it was the same thing lol
by Luna091306January 8 at 11:30 AM
So Mexicans would be Hispanic then? Lol I'm so confused. I never know which is right which is why I put Hispanic in quotations in my last reply. My dh is half Mexican and he has used the term Hispanic to describe himself before.
Actually Hispanic is the wrong term for ricans. Ricans, and people of south america are considered Latinos. Hispanic is for spanish speaking people of the americas whose first language was Spanish and colonized by spain. Hispanic is a term that I believe Nixon adopted, in 1980 to pretty much sum us all up.
by AnonymousJanuary 8 at 11:30 AM
I don't think all hispanics come from the same country. Do you think all white people come from the same country?
by AnonymousJanuary 8 at 11:30 AM
Look what group you are in. LOL
Please tell me you are not really this stupid.