According to the U.S. Census, people who come from or decended from a Spanish-speaking people or country. The term "Hispanic" is completely incorrect as it lumps together two different races to be one: (for example) Spanish Europeans with Mexicans. Mexicans are in fact biracial, since they are mixed of Spanish and Native American ancestry. Caucasians are considered people who have European ancestry. Since Spain is in Europe, Spaniards are white/caucasian, which is obvious by their physical appearence.
Hispanic = Spaniard = European = White (does not make any sense)

by man in the universe April 12, 2007
The craziest race of people you will ever meet no lie
Im dominican so that means Im hispanic
by Adept March 31, 2005
(from Latin: 'Hispanicus', from 'Hispania' -that means Spain-)
noun: As you can see, this word was not made up by the US government, but it has Latin -as in the language romans used- roots.
Hispanic reffers to everything that's related with the culture, language and people of the former roman province of Hispania: what is Spain & Portugal right now, and Spanish & Portuguese as it's languages.
It doesn't specify any race, it relates to the descent. In most part, any person born in South-America in the last 400 years carry genes of the SouthWestern-Europe colonizers (Spain & Portugal in most part, with some small colonies from the Netherlands & France), but yet Spain & Portugal born people are mostly a mix of Mediterranean ethnicity, and Latin-American born are a mix of that with original Amerindian descent.

Hispanic culture is very rich because it's diversity, and one of the most clear characteristics of it is patriotism, Hispanics are proud of what they are. There are more common characteristics that can be identified in Hispanics.
"Carlos is born in Argentina, but he doesn't look hispanic."
(Argentina was a common migration point from Spanish population during the civil war and later on)
"Hispanics are very charming"
(Normal Hispanic families puts a big effort in educating kids to be like this, for one reason or another)
"Hispanics make good lovers"
(Amerindian culture had a strong belief that women were divine, in opposition to Anglo-Saxon culture that was rather discriminating agains women in the most part. This may have "touched" things as time has passed.)

"Paula is from Madrid, so she's Hispanic"
"Ricardo is from Mexico, so he's Hispanic"
"Because Paula is from Spain, it doesn't mean she's a latina, but Ricardo IS a latin."
by AJ tha Papi October 26, 2005
1. People of Spanish descent.

2. A synonym for angry.

3. A soon-to-be Crayola color.
1. Are Mexicans Hispanic?

2. I would be Hispanic too after my ex took back my PS2.

3. Light-skinned Black people turn Hispanic in the wintertime.
by Darkness May 05, 2005
A Hispanic is a person who chooses to define the label "Hispanic" as their race, even though they understand that technically, and politically, no such race is currently acknowledged.

Most Hispanics, who choose to do this anyway, do so because it is the only label generally accepted by the various peoples and nations of Central and South America.

The label Latino is considered inappropriate to Hispanics because it more closely identifies with Mexicans specifically.

Other labels like "Mestizo" (bastard child) are derogatory in nature and generally unacceptable.

Hispanics understand that each sub-region in Central and South America is unique in culture and mixture of race - even though they each share many similarities. Hispanics are considered human hybrids and take pride in having mixed blood. They are racially open in sexuality and highly accepting of diversity.

The label serves to describe both a culture and a race and not a language. As such, it is also possible for a person to speak none of the language and know none of the culture, but still be racially "Hispanic".

Because it can be hard to identify them, being "Hispanic" can be a matter of opinion. The only truth is that Hispanic people are racially and culturally diverse.

As a general rule, if you are of mixed ancestry and you think you fit into the general description above, you are most likely a member of the Hispanic race.
I was filling out the 2010 U.S. Census, and even though the instructions explicitly stated that "Hispanic" was not a valid choice for race - I chose the "Other" option and entered in "Hispanic" anyway.
by HispanicPerson April 05, 2010
(N) A non-white.
(N) A Spanish speaking Indian who is the miscegenated offspring of Portugese and Spanish conquistadors.
(N) A Spanish speaking person that isn't from Europe.
Cheech Marin is a Hispanic.
by C-A June 07, 2005
A migritory group that will work for tacos or a fourth the price of anyone else. The work will be a fourtht the quality too.
Why is Mexico such a shitty place? Because it's full of Hispanics.
by philuup June 29, 2010

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