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Hispanic-an ancient adjective and noun-was mainstreamed as a political label in the United States in the early 1970's. The purpose for the introduction of such an ancient adjective by the Nixon administration was ostensibly to create a political label solely for the purpose of applying the constitutional anti-discrimination standard of “strict scrutiny” to anyone who was labeled Hispanic. The label had the immediate effect of linking the entire population of the 19 nations that comprise Latin America, as well as, distinguishing the "Hispanic" colonial heritage of Latin American Countries from the "Anglo Saxon" colonial heritage of the United States.

Before the colonization of the Americas, a person had to be solely from Hispania-Spain and Portugal together- in order to be called Hispanic. Today, Hispania has 21 progenies: two in Europe (Spain and Portugal), and nineteen in the Americas (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, The Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela).

But there is more to think about: America is a country where one would not consider mislabeling a Scotsman an Irishman, for such would be an insult to the Scotsman, and visa versa; where one would not describe Canadian culture as being the same as Australian culture because such would be an insult to Canadians and visa versa. Yet, sadly, America is also a country where schools are educating the masses into believing that all people who immigrate or descend from the twenty-one distinctly different progenies of Hispania are: culturally alike, vote as a group, dance salsa, speak Spanish or Portuguese, can't cut it in the schools, work in menial jobs, join gangs, get aids, look alike, think alike, prefer to be separated from “Anglo” America, and have no heritage other than what is being accomplished in the USA by anyone politically labeled Hispanic.

America is a country where Hispanic heritage month no longer honors Hispania's progenies as unique, various and sundry cultures. America is a country where Hispanic heritage month is politically misused for the purpose of pressuring everyone labeled Hispanic into accepting that an attribute applied to anyone labeled Hispanic is an attribute applied to everyone labeled Hispanic, regardless of their different national heritage, and their different cultural backgrounds.

America is a country where the political label Hispanic is being used to camouflage one key fact, and that is that 66.9 percent (as of the 2002) of those labeled Hispanic in the United States do not represent the twenty-one progenies of Hispania, but rather only one progeny-Mexico.
The political label Hispanic is not a physical description of any kind.
by knowledge January 17, 2005
pl. hispanics

01. descendant of the honkies/white people of spain - all of spain.

02. white person/honky pretending to be a "horse of a different color" so they can be given special government privileges & protections that are reserved for groups with protected status.

03. honky/white person with olive complexion due to genetic origins from spain.

04. spanish colonial and his/her descendants who are trying to maintain their special spanish 'casta' status by socio-political deception.
A: What's the difference between a hispanic and a honky?

B: I don't know. Don't they both have ancestors from the same continent, Europe?

A: Yeah. That's were most of the caucasians/whites/honkies come from.
by It's not mean if it's true. August 04, 2008
Someone who is from any spanish speaking country. Not to be confused with latino, which is actually different. A latino is someone from latin america, a hispanic is someone from any spanish speaking country (Like the spanish speaking countries in europe.) The definition varies in different places though.
Guy1: I come from Mexico, so I am hispanic and latino.
Guy2: I'm from Spain so i'm hispanic.
by Maarbarian May 04, 2005
Hispanic: Literally meaning Spanish. The Latin word for Spain is HISPANIA like the Spanish word for Spain is ESPANA. So scientifically speaking a douche bag white person from Spain like Cortez would be classified as Hispanicus. Since people don't speak Latin all too often it easy to ignorantly use the word to describe and or classify native Americans from places like Mexico, Guatemala etc. just because they speak the puke language of Spain.
There is a Hispanic male driving a stolen car on the 101. haha
by Blue Laughter October 02, 2008
Anyone who descends from a Spanish or formerly Spanish colony (with the exception of the Southwest US) or Spain. "Hispanic" is simply an ethnicity, NOT a race. Hispanics are mostly mestizo (of white and Amerindian descent) in most Spanish-speaking countries, with the exception of Spain and Argentina (whose populations are mostly white.) Spain's people are mixed Mediterranean and Nordic/Aryan.
Hispanics in the SW US are mostly bilingual, but futher north, they just speak English.
by llama November 25, 2003
A made up word to describe the people of the non-existent land of Hispania
Are you Hispanic?

Do I look like I come from Hispania?
by KSf3izzle December 08, 2007
A person who has a conquistador as an ancestor. It is a liberal word used to qualify the descendent of a conquistador for liberal entitlements.
Pablo says he's hispanic, but I know he's nothing but a mexican.
by Delicious Tuna Wanda September 25, 2007
A person having origins in one of the following countries:

• Argentina
• Bolivia
• Chile
• Colombia
• Costa Rica
• Cuba
• Dominican Republic
• Ecuador
• El Salvador
• Equatorial Guinea
• Congo
• Guatemala
• Honduras
• Mexico
• Nicaragua
• Panama
• Paraguay
• Peru
• Spain
• Uruguay
• Venezuela

A person from Puerto Rico is also Hispanic. This term is not to be confused with "Latino", which refers specifically to someone from Latin America, excluding Spain and African countries.
I am from Spain, so I am "Hispanic" but not "Latino".
by Robert Koehler February 10, 2006
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