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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 01:52 PM
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98. Latinos are conservative on abortion, but liberal on other social issue. Out of
35 in my family, here in the BA, only one votes republican. Reason is that she attends a fundy church. The rest of us are catholic. Thats the way it usually breaks down in the latino families.
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  -A cultural lesson for DU. The Backlash Cometh  Apr-26-11 10:16 AM   #0 
  - ...Hispanics from Spain......  cliffordu   Apr-26-11 10:18 AM   #1 
  - Here endeth the lesson.  pintobean   Apr-26-11 10:22 AM   #2 
  - Spaniards, are citizens of Spain, however.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 10:26 AM   #5 
     - They should be referred to as European Americans  Cleita   Apr-26-11 10:37 AM   #15 
     - So a person of Spaniard descent, for the sake of the U.S. Census, would not be tallied  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 10:41 AM   #20 
        - I don't think anyone should be tallied into the formula  Cleita   Apr-26-11 10:52 AM   #34 
        - I see. Well, that's certainly your opinion.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 10:55 AM   #37 
        - I know a fair skinned red headed man, last name, Garcia.  Quantess   Apr-26-11 11:35 AM   #66 
           - I went by the U.S. Census.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 11:48 AM   #74 
     - There is no separate category for Spaniard-Americans.  Gormy Cuss   Apr-26-11 10:49 AM   #30 
        - Very stupid of the census bureau. n/t  Cleita   Apr-26-11 10:53 AM   #35 
        - Thanks for the info, I think.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 10:54 AM   #36 
        - LOL!  Gormy Cuss   Apr-26-11 11:17 AM   #58 
           - Thank you. Very clear.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 11:49 AM   #76 
        - We do?  a la izquierda   Apr-27-11 11:28 AM   #132 
           - The Hispanic/Latino/other Spanish category came about to capture the separate identity from race.  Gormy Cuss   Apr-27-11 03:08 PM   #136 
  - LOL!  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 10:23 AM   #3 
  - As Paul Rodriguez, the comedian, once said shortly  Cleita   Apr-26-11 10:47 AM   #27 
     - You aren't referring to gringos. are you Cleita?  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 10:52 AM   #33 
        - I was too, but affectionately with a little 'ita at the end.  Cleita   Apr-26-11 11:00 AM   #39 
  - Not necessarily.  Cleita   Apr-26-11 10:36 AM   #13 
  - That's interesting Cleita.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 10:40 AM   #17 
  - Yeah. That's what my grandma called herself.  Wait Wut   Apr-26-11 01:20 PM   #91 
  - I don't see how focusing on subsections of race are a good thing.  dkf   Apr-26-11 10:24 AM   #4 
  - I wish it were that easy.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 10:28 AM   #7 
  - It is that easy...  JuniperLea   Apr-26-11 11:09 AM   #50 
     - JuniperLea, you all have had a chance to do it your way. It's not working.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 11:52 AM   #78 
  - Thank you...  JuniperLea   Apr-26-11 11:10 AM   #52 
     - When bigotry is gone, the need to categorize by race or ethnic origin will be gone.  Gormy Cuss   Apr-26-11 11:31 AM   #65 
        - Thanks Gormy.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 11:55 AM   #79 
  - Ditto for "Asians"  frazzled   Apr-26-11 10:27 AM   #6 
  - This is the new frontier of awareness, isn't it?  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 10:29 AM   #8 
     - Not really: it was a big discussion back in the 1990s  frazzled   Apr-26-11 10:33 AM   #10 
        - I don't know how it is for Asians, but since the Democrats want to court  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 10:37 AM   #14 
  - I think EVERYONE needs to be more honest about their own priorities, because doing so  patrice   Apr-26-11 10:30 AM   #9 
  - Very well reasoned.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 10:35 AM   #12 
     - Absolutely. People ARE more reasonable than they often appear. Situations get them  patrice   Apr-26-11 10:56 AM   #38 
  - The Census Bureau needs to do DNA testing  pintobean   Apr-26-11 10:35 AM   #11 
  - Damned humans... they keep marrying "others" & moving around too  SoCalDem   Apr-26-11 10:39 AM   #16 
     - Since it's left up to the person to decide for himself how he or she identifies herself,  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 10:45 AM   #22 
        - I had to do that when I got married at the Social Security  Cleita   Apr-26-11 11:47 AM   #73 
        - LOL!  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 12:01 PM   #83 
        - That accords exactly with Census Bureau training  eridani   Apr-26-11 10:11 PM   #125 
  - Naturally common sense gets unrecced  notesdev   Apr-26-11 10:40 AM   #18 
  - Good points  jtown1123   Apr-26-11 10:45 AM   #23 
  - I use that term  notesdev   Apr-26-11 11:08 AM   #47 
  - As for me  AsahinaKimi   Apr-26-11 11:55 AM   #80 
     - Asian just isn't very descriptive  notesdev   Apr-26-11 12:37 PM   #88 
        - Okay let me put this another way ...  AsahinaKimi   Apr-26-11 01:01 PM   #89 
        - How's this for a compromise  notesdev   Apr-26-11 01:25 PM   #92 
           - except I am not a man...  AsahinaKimi   Apr-26-11 01:37 PM   #95 
              - I hereby pronounce you  notesdev   Apr-26-11 08:18 PM   #117 
                 - No  Vanje   Apr-26-11 09:37 PM   #123 
        - Latin American isn't either.  a la izquierda   Apr-27-11 11:34 AM   #133 
  - Thank you. I appreciate your comments.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 10:46 AM   #24 
  - I know lots of whites who, like Obama, consider themselves  pnwmom   Apr-26-11 10:50 AM   #31 
  - As a Mexican, what you say is true. Also, one thing that binds many latin  demosincebirth   Apr-26-11 11:08 AM   #48 
     - Yes. But it doesn't work in our favor, though it should.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 12:03 PM   #84 
     - Latinos are conservative on abortion, but liberal on other social issue. Out of  demosincebirth   Apr-26-11 01:52 PM   #98 
        - Some Latinos are conservative on abortion.  EFerrari   Apr-26-11 07:30 PM   #109 
           - Personnally, I'm pro-choice and so are many of my relatives. So, what do you want  demosincebirth   Apr-26-11 09:22 PM   #122 
              - It might have been true years ago that Latinos were in general  EFerrari   Apr-26-11 11:07 PM   #128 
     - Well, not really. That might have been true fifty, even 30 years ago.  EFerrari   Apr-26-11 07:28 PM   #108 
  - Most Cuban Americans have different political views than the rest of Latinos.  demosincebirth   Apr-26-11 10:41 AM   #19 
  - Enough said.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 10:46 AM   #26 
     - Isn't this a discussion forum?  demosincebirth   Apr-26-11 11:02 AM   #42 
        - I've discussed this before on DU...  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 11:05 AM   #44 
           - Perdoneme, what do you mean "PC issue?"  demosincebirth   Apr-26-11 11:20 AM   #60 
              - (One must never speak of subtle differences)  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 11:56 AM   #81 
  - I find myself pondering the old saying: Divide and conquer.  kestrel91316   Apr-26-11 10:42 AM   #21 
  - It wouldn't be an issue unless some group out there felt they weren't being  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 10:49 AM   #29 
  - Carribbeans vs Cuban vs Mexicans...  KharmaTrain   Apr-26-11 10:46 AM   #25 
  - Yes. Precisely my same opinion.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 11:00 AM   #40 
  - Sorry, folks, there's only two groups  izquierdista   Apr-26-11 10:48 AM   #28 
  - Yes, but Democrats need to build their platform. They won't do it that way.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 11:01 AM   #41 
  - They really all just need to learn how to speak American...  Dappleganger   Apr-26-11 10:51 AM   #32 
  - I'm just not going to talk to anyone anymore...  JuniperLea   Apr-26-11 11:04 AM   #43 
  - Love this post, JuniperLea  pintobean   Apr-26-11 11:07 AM   #46 
  - I'm happy to hear that, pintobean!  JuniperLea   Apr-26-11 11:14 AM   #56 
  - Sorry JuniperLea.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 11:09 AM   #49 
  - This thread further divides us all...  JuniperLea   Apr-26-11 11:13 AM   #54 
     - That may be the way you see it, but those of us who have lived in the  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 11:46 AM   #72 
        - I really couldn't disagree more... eom  JuniperLea   Apr-26-11 11:49 AM   #75 
           - Personally, I think it's condescending and possibly even racist to lump  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 12:16 PM   #86 
              - Utter nonsense...  JuniperLea   Apr-26-11 06:22 PM   #101 
              - I'm not human  TK421   Apr-26-11 06:31 PM   #102 
              - my CPU is a neural net processor, a learning computer  datasuspect   Apr-26-11 08:08 PM   #116 
              - I'll bet you can't be bargained with, can't be reasoned with, and feel no pity,or remorse,or fear  TK421   Apr-26-11 08:20 PM   #118 
                 - i'll be back  datasuspect   Apr-26-11 08:23 PM   #120 
              - Awesome!  JuniperLea   Apr-27-11 11:13 AM   #129 
              - The world is upside down  pintobean   Apr-26-11 07:45 PM   #111 
              - Well played, IMHO...  JuniperLea   Apr-27-11 11:17 AM   #130 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-26-11 07:56 PM   #113 
              - I live with them....  JuniperLea   Apr-27-11 11:43 AM   #134 
  - Bravo!  patrice   Apr-26-11 11:13 AM   #53 
  - Identity! Yes!  JuniperLea   Apr-26-11 11:22 AM   #61 
     - Perhaps it IS, as is conventionally said, the instinctual awareness of that weakness that makes  patrice   Apr-26-11 11:40 AM   #69 
  - I grew up in the same city, however, we were unique.  Cleita   Apr-26-11 11:14 AM   #55 
  - It's a beautiful thing to keep traditions and languages and such...  JuniperLea   Apr-26-11 11:18 AM   #59 
     - I agree with you.  Cleita   Apr-26-11 11:26 AM   #64 
  - It's too bad that considering other people is so exhausting.  EFerrari   Apr-26-11 07:22 PM   #107 
     - well said n/t  fishwax   Apr-26-11 08:39 PM   #121 
  - Spaniards  Celeborn Skywalker   Apr-26-11 11:07 AM   #45 
  - Good observations. Thanks for sharing them.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 11:10 AM   #51 
  - Don't forget Brazil, which even most Latinos consider  Cleita   Apr-26-11 11:16 AM   #57 
     - And wasn't Argentina ruled by Italians at one point in history?  JuniperLea   Apr-26-11 11:24 AM   #62 
     - All the countries are culturally varied down there because  Cleita   Apr-26-11 11:39 AM   #67 
     - No kidding.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 12:06 PM   #85 
     - Brazil is "Portuguesic"  Vanje   Apr-26-11 12:35 PM   #87 
        - I don't think even that will resonate with them.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 01:36 PM   #94 
        - I found it funny. I laughed.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Apr-26-11 06:56 PM   #105 
        - Doesn't "hispanic" mean from the Iberian penninsula  EFerrari   Apr-26-11 07:32 PM   #110 
        - Could be  Vanje   Apr-26-11 09:44 PM   #124 
        - yes , true enough  mitchtv   Apr-26-11 10:35 PM   #126 
  - But what about the Argentinian-Germans?!  WinkyDink   Apr-26-11 11:26 AM   #63 
  - Or German Chileans, or Brazilian Pomeranians.  Cleita   Apr-26-11 11:41 AM   #70 
     - viva Bernardo O'Higgins  mitchtv   Apr-26-11 10:36 PM   #127 
  - How about this,  MadHound   Apr-26-11 11:39 AM   #68 
  - Yes, however, they still do and what are we  Cleita   Apr-26-11 11:43 AM   #71 
     - So we stoop to the level of birthers,  MadHound   Apr-26-11 11:52 AM   #77 
        - Well, I'm glad to see you have figure it all out.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 11:59 AM   #82 
           - So you would rather continue to divide people, citizens of this country by race and ethnicity?  MadHound   Apr-26-11 01:14 PM   #90 
              - Keep the PC going. Just don't be surprised when you lose their votes in the next election.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 01:34 PM   #93 
                 - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-26-11 01:40 PM   #96 
                    - We will disagree, vehemently on this point.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 01:48 PM   #97 
                    - oh bullshit to you. i grew up and was friends with a diverse community and most self identified very  bettyellen   Apr-26-11 06:47 PM   #103 
                    - This post is insulting and divisive bullshit.  bettyellen   Apr-27-11 11:20 AM   #131 
  - When we were in San Jose, Costa Rica,  Blue_In_AK   Apr-26-11 01:53 PM   #99 
  - Madhound doesn't want to believe that such opinions exist.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 02:03 PM   #100 
  - i was the boss of a dozen women from central and south america, as well as DR and omigod they all  bettyellen   Apr-26-11 06:56 PM   #104 
     - Latinos are racist? Say it isn't so!  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 08:04 PM   #115 
        - or nationalistic? well no, the skin color is an issue for many.  bettyellen   Apr-26-11 08:22 PM   #119 
           - Skip Gates is doing a new series, Black in Latin America,  EFerrari   Apr-27-11 11:51 AM   #135 
  - Ay joder! Me duele la cabeza.  Throd   Apr-26-11 07:16 PM   #106 
  - Interesting article. Sadly, the majority of Americans can't tell the difference between  Exilednight   Apr-26-11 07:48 PM   #112 
     - Just roll with the punches.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-26-11 08:00 PM   #114 

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