I've noticed many people on this board referring to Hispanic people in racial terms. That simply isn't accurate. Hispanic people can be of any race. That's why the U.S. Census form asks race and Hispanic ethnicity separately. I'm going to list all of the races Hispanic people can be. White- People from Spain are white, just like people from England, Albania, Latvia, or France. Spanish people came to America and there are a substantial number of white people in Hispanic areas. Black- Some Cubans, Dominicans, and Puerto Ricans are black. American Indian- These people were already here when the Spanish came. Some Other Race- Many Hispanic people fit here. What most people think of when they think of Hispanic people are Mestizos. Those are people that are of mixed European and Indian ancestry. However, there are Hispanic people that have just a negligible bit of one or the other, to the extent that they would be considered white or Indian. There are a myriad of implications arising from this. For example, saying someone is "Hispanic looking" is meaningless. You can't be racist against Hispanic people. You can be racist against Mestizos because that's a racial category. I'm going to talk more about white Hispanics. Marco Rubio, Florida Senate candidate and a light-skinned Cuban American, is a perfect example. He's white, or close enough. Just about everyone in Argentina and Spain are white. My Hispanic grandmother's family is composed of light-skinned Salvadorans. That's because they are overwhelmingly of European ancestry. I'm sure there's also a negligible amount of Indian ancestry, but it's so minuscule it doesn't count. The rest of my background is non-Hispanic white.