Why are Hispanics identifying as white?
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Why are Hispanics identifying as white?
Why are Hispanics identifying as white?

By Eric Liu
May 30, 2014 -- Updated 1351 GMT (2151 HKT)

Editor's note: Eric Liu is the founder of Citizen University and the author of several books, including "The Gardens of Democracy" and "The Accidental Asian." He served as a White House speechwriter and policy adviser for President Bill Clinton. Follow him on Twitter @ericpliu. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

(CNN) -- For all the complexity of our national complexion, Americans still too often think that white makes right.

Consider a new study of census returns reported on by the Pew Research Center. It showed, apparently, that significant numbers of Hispanics are now identifying as white. The research was presented at the recent Population Association of America meeting.

Some news reports suggested that Hispanics, rather than solidifying a distinct ethnic identity and becoming the driving force of a "majority-minority" future, might instead try to be just the latest group of immigrants, such as Italians or Jews, to "become white." [...]

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/29/opinio...index.html

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2014 May 31 02:52
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RE: Why are Hispanics identifying as white?
Well the whiter-looking, educated ones probably don't want to associate with the lower culture the hispanics bring and probably go around saying their ancestors were all Spaniards. I can underdstand why.
2016 Jan 16 20:17
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RE: Why are Hispanics identifying as white?
I guess... some of them... are... white?

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RE: Why are Hispanics identifying as white?
Well, some people in Latin America are actually white.

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RE: Why are Hispanics identifying as white?
Gloria Estefan, Ted Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Emilio Estevez, etc. clearly aren't 'white'? Is there a rule someplace that says to be hispanic you have to look like Han Cholo? Hmm...

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