Tuesday, June 3, 2014

WTF (again) !.....Are Hispanics Joining the White Mainstream?

Assimilation, intermarriage, and upward mobility might lead some Hispanics to identify as “white,” even as they hold to their cultural heritage. And in the same way, society may reciprocate, treating light-skinned, European Hispanics as ethnic whites, akin to Italians and Eastern Europeans. Which would fit the American pattern.

In any case, it’s more than clear that some Hispanics are following the path of previous European immigrant groups, where success breeds assimilation, and assimilation brings whiteness.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2014/05/hispanics_opting_to_identify_as_white_how_are_hispanics_assimilating.html

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