Hispanic/Latin is NOT a race

Sometimes I wonder how would Americans react if the U.S decided to remove “Black:, “White”, “Asian”, “Native American” etc..and instead have a box that says “Anglo” simply because Americans speak English, I am pretty sure many would consider this unacceptable, yet you do this all the time when you use the Hispanic/Latin term.
I am not surprised Americans in general are ignorant, but for the U.S government to do this, is kind of shocking, they might as well have a “European” box to have any European-born immigrant that comes to the U,S classify themselves lol

As you can see from the demographics in Latin American countries, they are aware people can be Black, White, Black, Mulatto, Asian, Native American (Amerindian) , Zambo, etc…some even include the names of the tribes from which they are descendants from. Since the vast majority of Mexicans that live in the U,S and border the country are MESTIZO, yes MESTIZO, like the man at 0:50, then they assume ANYBODY below is the same. Just like a Jamaican who speaks english is very different from an American from Minnesota of scandinavian descent even though they speak english, an Asian Peruvian is very different from a white Uruguayan, or a black dominican is very different from the Mexicans you see in California, are people blind, stupid or just plain ignorant?

The worst part is that the media does it all the time. On the news, say a mestizo looking Mexican does something and runs away, the police will refer and describe him as “Hispanic male…but if they see Diego Forlan at 1:18, who is a famous white Uruguayan footballer, they will describe him as just white…so when this kind of thing takes place, they turn “hispanic” into a race and change the real meaning of the term. I really wished they would just remove that term and instead add the word mestizo which is the real race of those Americans see as “hispanic race”. In Latin America people will identify themselves first by their nationality, then their race and the word “hispanic or latin” is NEVER EVER included in any census because we know it is not a race. We know we are hispanic meaning we speak Spanish and that is where it ends, they is no racial connotation in the term.

The funny thing is that I never really cared about my race or anything but after constantly being “reminded” I look white and not hispanic or surprising people because my skin is white, my eyes are green and my hair red , I got tired of it honestly…I guess the average American will be shocked if they ever visit Uruguay to say the least… why are people so lame?? I mean if they don’t know why do they have to assume, when almost half of United States cannot even find their own country in a map??? Food for thought…

Categories: South America


  1. Alejandro Alfaro
    Alejandro Alfaro 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    If we talk about race color in my opinion should be: black white brown.

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  2. relaxing cat
    relaxing cat 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    I hate it when mexicans tell white people to go back to europe because the mexicans are speaking a european language, have a european name, and are also related by blood to the europeans that came to the americas hundreds of years ago. I mean if everyone with european blood were to suddenly disappear from the americas then even the mexicans that tell us to leave would have to disappear also, or at least a very large amount.

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  3. Jasiel Reyes
    Jasiel Reyes 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    Iam hispanic

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  4. Jasiel Reyes
    Jasiel Reyes 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    Iam hospanic

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  5. LoL ReplayBaby
    LoL ReplayBaby 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    why do people think hispanic is a race? wtf America???

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  6. Prince Anity
    Prince Anity 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    Part of the continuation of racism is in its very definition. Black, White, Asian, etc are NOT different RACES either, but the perpetuation of the this idea leads many to believe in their ignorant notions that we are somehow so very different from one another. Which then leads to feelings of superiority or at least "us" versus "them". The mainstream usage of "Latino" is just another derivation of obsessive distancing by those who feel they should be superior. EVERYONE should "boycott" reporting any "race" on any form, unless , of course, you want to write-in "Homo Sapien"!

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  7. Aj H
    Aj H 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    I understand your video, because you're right; Hispanic/Latino is not a race. They're an origin of people. However, the statistics are not entirely correct, especially when it comes to AfroLatinos in each country in South America. For example, Brazil has a total population of more than 50% of Black Brazilians than white Brazilians. The problem is that they're aren't showed in the media due to the control of white/mixed (fair skin) Brazilians who don't acknowledge them. This is the same for every country in Latin American, especially Mexico. I can't believe they're just now "allowing" Black Mexicans to be a part of the population census. Ridiculous! This shows that Black people are discriminated against everywhere. However, you're right. Mestizos are actually Indian people and they are far from "Hispanic."

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  8. Don Nickolia Maples
    Don Nickolia Maples 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    my grandfather was white and my grandmother was ameridian my dad was a Mezito married a white women an boom I was born im tanker then my other two siblings who are pale

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  9. Don Nickolia Maples
    Don Nickolia Maples 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    im sure as hell 100% Mezito

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  10. Joe Velas
    Joe Velas 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    Con cariño, hermanos y hermanas todos somos "Nican Tlaca" desde Alaska hasta Tierra de Fuego; somos una sola familia en todo el continente. En general somos descendientes de la mezcla con indígenas, no de indios; la India se encuentra al otro lado del mundo. "Nican Tlaca" en Nahuatl " nosotros los de aquí" es nuestro continente…

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  11. gilberto guedes
    gilberto guedes 12 June, 2016, 05:45


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  12. Manolo Fugaro
    Manolo Fugaro 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    it would be great if you all could become literate people, knowledge is liberation from the chains of ignorance and obscurantism, Latham does not need to be white to be respected, mainly it needs to be proud of herself no matter how many colors of skin it has. white doesn't mean better and Indian doesn't mean worse think it over, India is a superpower (is other kind of Indian but still could work for Amerindians. OK amigoes, salute you from the south pacific.

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  13. Rick Grimes
    Rick Grimes 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    A lot of Latin Americans (except in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, and Costa Rica) are pure Native Indians. They just speak Spanish. Also, Native Indians are not descended from East Asians (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Mongolian). These two racial groups separated long ago in Siberia and went their own way (one to the Americas and the other to the East Asian regions). Native Americans (except the Inuit/Eskimo/Yupiks) were originally from Central Asia near modern Kazakshtan. Most Native American males have Y-Haplotype Q. This haplotype is found in highest concentration among the Ket people (who are related to Navajo and Apache tribes in the USA) in central Siberia today. Many Turkic people in Central Asia also have Y-Haplotype Q. Also, many Turkic people like the Uzbeks and Turkmen look very similar to Andean Indians of Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru. Finally, Native Americans have both Mongoloid and Caucasoid features. Thus, it is false to classify Native Americans as either Mongoloid or Caucasoid. They are their own race. The only Native Indian tribes that look very "Asian" are some Indians living in the Brazilian Amazon or the Ache Indians of Paraguay.

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  14. Juan Gonzalez
    Juan Gonzalez 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    I was used to checking off "Hispanic" as a race in the 90's, but now understanding it more it makes sense why it isn't considered a race. Glad that this video is made!

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  15. wendyluvyax3
    wendyluvyax3 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    everyone percent is different

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  16. tristanauspride
    tristanauspride 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    its only usually yanks who think latino is a race

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  17. black man snowfla Soapman
    black man snowfla Soapman 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    Go home u flithy spics this is a ANGELO SAXON country Go back to Mexico or spain or Brazil where ever you are from I hope donald trump deports u

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  18. Richard Quinones
    Richard Quinones 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    you people are so f**** retarded Mexicans Central America and South America they're all Apocalypto Indians the not Hispanic or Latin they do not come from Spain

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  19. black man snowfla Soapman
    black man snowfla Soapman 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    Go home u spics this is a WHITE country

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  20. Philip Robertson
    Philip Robertson 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    those percentages are dead wrong! Peru is 15% white? are you sure is not 1%? And Mexico? really? The only white people in Mexico are the ones on TV……I'm just saying.

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  21. Miguel De La O
    Miguel De La O 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    The effort was to inform but the bottom line is this is just a white supremacy message.

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  22. Mr Death906
    Mr Death906 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    In Cuba the only races are white (meztizo included), black (mix included) and Asian. 65 percent of the population is white 34 percent black and 1 percent Asian.

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  23. Abraham Roel
    Abraham Roel 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    This video is extremely wrong on their statistics. Wikipedia is not a good source for information.

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  24. W Gaston
    W Gaston 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    Johnny Depp, Elvis Presley, Billy Bob Thornton, Cher, etc., etc., etc., are all Mestizo Americans, but are considered White, and for common sense reasons! THEY LOOK PREDOMINANTLY WHITE! So, if Johnny Depp is White, then obviously a Mestizo Latin American with similar looks would also be White! One can be Mixed but appear mainly White or Black. One drop of black paint in a gallon of white paint doesn't cease to make the paint white!

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  25. Rodolfo Lobo
    Rodolfo Lobo 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    It is that Latino is not a race is a language. In Spain, as elsewhere in Europe there are many races. in Spain there Iberians, Celts, Germanic, Mediterranean. There are brown, blond, red hair, brown eyes, eyes blue..etc ..

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  26. Al Anonimo
    Al Anonimo 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    As far as Latinos go you encounter a situation similar to that of the Jews. Let's start by throwing out the term Latino which is derived from Latin since somehow Italians credited with discovering the Americas. Hispanics, however, are also a people who share a language, foods, traditions and are related to each other GENETICALLY. They constitute an ethic group of people,. Admixture is no more relevant than in the Jewish example.

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  27. Al Anonimo
    Al Anonimo 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    I can hear the idiots now, that you have red hair and green eyes. So what? The CONSERVATIVE estimate is that some 20% of WASPS (not swarthy "whites") have at least one RECENT SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN ancestor. What most allude to as races are actually cultures. Jews are a perfect example of a people who throughout the course of the years may look different but ultimate share a language, foods, traditions and are also GENETICALLY related to each other. That's the case with the case with the Russian Ashkenazi and the swarthy Moroccan Jew. They are a group of people more closely related to each other than to others but they do not constitute a separate RACE.

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  28. Al Anonimo
    Al Anonimo 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    First of all, greetings to all the idiots here. Listen idiots. There is but ONE RACE. THE HUMAN RACE. Sure there are cultures, languages and regions of the planet where certain features or others may be more prevalent (BUT NOT EXCLUSIVE IDIOTS ) but superficial differences or similarities are no indication of there being different races.

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  29. Funky Alien
    Funky Alien 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    I said Mexican wasn't a race and I was told by like 20 people that I was being racist.

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  30. Enmanuel Peña
    Enmanuel Peña 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    OMG. How strange that this most fascinating video. I'm from the Dominican Republic, I am white Spanish, you see my pictures of my profile. How many more dark and so many of tight videos. but I do not see the white on the pictures. So, here in DR know there are many descendants of European populations Spaniards are more populous White Hispanics. In the races is 36% of Europeans of being white and Black 15%, Mulatos is 60%. So what it is a true hacens that I said. Thank you bye!

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  31. Marshall McFarlin
    Marshall McFarlin 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    No not is not a race it 8s a false Nationality given to them by the Edomites. they are Israelites According GOD'S mark of 54 Generational CURSES Deuteronomy 28:15-68 the Father's Bloodline and World History.

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  32. Marshall McFarlin
    Marshall McFarlin 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    Get Ready Our Redemption is Coming Israelites are Awakening Deuteronomy 28:15-68 , Deuteronomy 30:1-7, Revelation 1:13-20 , Revelation 2:9&3:9 &
    REVELATION 13:9-10!

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  33. wyndhl eodumegwu
    wyndhl eodumegwu 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    Black is but a color, a sobriquet given to disfigure. White is yet another, a stimulus meant only to devour.

    African, not unlike European, is an Ethnicity . Thus, a 'Puerto Rican African or a Mexican African; or a Native African we must be reeducated to assert with reassured correctness and ethnic pride.

    In Mexico and in Brazil, Native Africans were said to have inhabited these countries more than 40 thousand years before the intrusion of Christopher Columbus, Conquistador and pirate, whose perpetration of the Aborigines' Holocaust resulted in temporary land-grab by him for King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain.

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  34. Brittany Skittles brit
    Brittany Skittles brit 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    You need to show this to Americans because alot of them think its just brown skin people. Some Americans say I don't speak Mexican.

    I'm white and I'm american:P

    I just notice this

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  35. Nan Tolby
    Nan Tolby 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    Latino is not a Race and not an Ethnicity. Most of you just don't get it. Latin America is only a location and not a Race or Ethnicity. Latino/Latin is the language spoken by the Romans and their culture which they imposed on all the people that they colonized including the Spaniards in what they called "Hispania" in Latin. Latino/Latin doesn't have anything to do with speaking Spanish ,being Mestizo/a looking or coming from Latin America. A person from Latin America is a Latin American who speak languages derived from the colonialist-imposed Roman Latin Language. Everything Latino/Latin,the people,the language,the culture all comes from Italy and not from Spain and not from Latin America, Latin America being an invention of the French who named it Amerique Latine when they had possessions in that part of the world. Hispanics being ignorant have twisted the meaning of this great terminology to make it a Race or Ethnicity for themselves when in fact they come from mixed races. Hispanics cannot identify themselves with a Roman language.They have to do like everybody else, identify with their race or mix of races. These are the Races: White,Black,Asian and Red-Skin Indian.

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  36. Cory Stajduhar
    Cory Stajduhar 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    Excellent! I am so tired of the ignorance. I always say the same thing. Hispanic is NOT a race. There is no one "Hispanic" culture either.  The most frustrating thing is that so many Spanish-speakers think their race is something called "Hispanic." I try to educate, but it's very, very hard. Thanks for helping to bring a little bit of reality to the world. Great statistics. I know white "Hispanics" who cry racism every though they are almost entirely of European descent.

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  37. Samson
    Samson 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    There are only three true races which are asian, black and white 

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  38. Marshall McFarlin
    Marshall McFarlin 12 June, 2016, 05:45


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  39. thrillamf
    thrillamf 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    Argentinians are not 85% white. Maybe 50 – 60%. Their mestizos might be light skinned but they still don't look white. Guys like Hernan Crespo, Saviola are not white but I bet most argentinians think of them as white.

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  40. Christopher Brooks
    Christopher Brooks 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    You're going to make a lot of Latinos angry, saying they're basically white.
    Many of them have been raised to hate whites.
    The funny thing is I've had people from every Spanish seeking country in the world(except Mexico) assume I'm one of them…….until I open my Scotch/Irish mouth ;)

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  41. Sitting Bull
    Sitting Bull 12 June, 2016, 05:45


    Europeans are trying to erase indigenous people there is no such thing as half breeds like mulato or mestizos. Why dont europeans call themselves half breeds with their moorish blood?

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  42. larroyo 1973
    larroyo 1973 12 June, 2016, 05:45


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  43. 进军龙猛龙过江
    进军龙猛龙过江 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    garbage video !

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  44. Teyla
    Teyla 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    Who gives a shit.

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  45. Hérik Impérial
    Hérik Impérial 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    esses cara são zueiro kkkkkkkk

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  46. Julian Rodriguez
    Julian Rodriguez 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    The only country in which you did an actual factual job was in Colombia and Argentina.

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  47. Julian Rodriguez
    Julian Rodriguez 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    For the record the person that made this video should use its own statistics to show images of people, some simple math would allow you to depict people of all races accurately accordingly to national statistics. For example the Ecuador statistic clearly states 72% mestizo and 6% white yet for 8 out of the 10 images you chose to depict purely white individuals. Do you even math?

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  48. György Imre
    György Imre 12 June, 2016, 05:45

    I know many white blonde Mexicans. Americans are very ignorant and think their nation is the only immigrant nation in the Americas for some reason. They don't understand that saying someone looks mexican or Cuban etc is just as stupid as saying somene looks american.

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