I know it's not a racial classification but sometimes it makes things easier.

Technically I am hispanic (and that's the term I use other than dominican) because I'm from the island of Hispanola. However, I've always thought of everyone but Brazil & Belize being included in the hispanic classification and Latin being the umbrella term. I think latino is very much a west coast, mexican thing.
Originally Posted by marielle448
Yep, the library of Congress groups them together as Hispanic because I think it is easier for them to organize that way.

Being Brasilian we NEVER say Hispanic to describe ourselves and hardly say Latino (but that is for another reason as many of you know. <ducking from the apples being thrown at me>)
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