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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
A term commonly used by people of Latin American descent living in the United States Of America.This term was created not only by the U.S goverment,but,by Mexicans and Puerto Ricans,since in those times they we're the majority.It was a term created to not only separate themselves has being racially "white",but,to pursue justice.In the late 60's hispanics would be segregated by the anglos,they would be allowed to buy food in restaurants,but we'rent allow to stay and eat in the restaurant.Since Hispanics we're seeing has white,legally,they could'nt claim they we're racially discriminated against;the term Hispanic created many legal opportunities for spanish speaking americans.Hispanics now in days are considered a new "race",wether or not they're a race is up for debate;seeing has the term "race" has so many loose ends,varies from society to society,and has lost it's original scientific context.
A dark skinned man commits a crime,he is booked and taken to the precint.In his paperwork his race is defined has "Hispanic",for the simple fact that he comes from Colombia,and that he is a spanish speaker.
by Latino_Pride April 26, 2005
People with the worst Language.
The worst cars.


They are hard workers.
They make a party a blast.
Most of their countries are very nice.
And they make really good food.
I'm Hispanic because my mother has ancestors from Spain. My cousine is also Hispanic because he is Puerto Rican.
by . . . Jose. . . August 02, 2007
The ethnicity of anyone south of the border. (United States of America's Border)
Sam-"hey man, are you mexican?"

Steve-"i'm hispanic."

Sam-"oh, so your like everything south of the border?"

Steve- "yeah, you could put it that way."
by Sr.42 March 22, 2009
people who think they are not beaners but they actually are, they think they are ghetto and are normally name carlos
your mexican
no im hispanic
thats the fucking same thing
by f-ball June 11, 2009
Bodega Owner.

Throat cutting machine.
That Esse will cut your throat, he is mad Hispanic
by Pimpin Delicious December 09, 2004
Chicano perjorative for any mainstream Mexican (or other Latin American) in North America. Someone who is pretentious or arrogant.

Often pronounced as if one was clearing one's throat on the first syllable and then spitting on the second. Always written in quotes.

Also: Sell-out, pocho, narc, spy, gusano, gabacho, guero, Norte Americano, lightweight, poser, fool, geek.
¿Cuál está para arriba con Ruy? Él está dando vuelta en un hispanico verdadero. (What's with Ruy? He's turing into a real "Hispanic.")
by Roddio X September 28, 2005
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