Thread: Hispanic/Latino
View Single Post
Old 04-29-2005, 11:38 AM   #11
alguma pessoa
alguma pessoa's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 3,717

Originally Posted by Who Me?
According to the US government there are 5 main races:

American Indian or Alaskan Indian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

and 2 main ethnicities:

Non Hispanic/Latino

The ethnicity question should always be asked first, then the race question.

(I work in public health, and have to deal with this stuff ALL the time.)
Exactly. I used to work for the BOC so although I did not do enumerations this stuff was common knowledge for the people who worked there. Sadly, so many people actually think it is a "race."
We're all born mad. Some remain so.

alguma pessoa is offline   Reply With Quote