Friday, November 15, 2013

I thought "Latino" only included people from the Americas

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The "typical" ethnic ancestry for a Mexican is very different from that of someone who is Dominican — or, say, a Filipino person whose DNA comes mostly from East Asia — but all might be lumped under the same racial umbrella and deemed to look "Latino."

Are there people who really think that Filipinos are "look Latino"? Sure, the Philippines were once ruled by Spain. But so was Equatorial Guinea. Hell, so was the Southern Netherlands. I don't think anyone would call a Subsaharan African or Dutch person a "Latino."