Hispanic originally meant someone from Spain, but in the New World it has taken on a new meaning, where many Hispanics have little, if any, Spanish ancestry. In the New World, 'Hispanic' often refers to Amerindians and Mestizos.
For instance, the CIA World Fact Book figures Mexico to be: 60% Mestizo, 30% Amerindian, and less than 10% European (Spaniard). Regarding the make up of mestizos, Rubén Lisker analyzed DNA markers of lower-class mestizos from Mexico City and found them to be: 59% Amerindian, 34% European (Spaniard), and 6% Black (African).
"Most Hispanics in the USA are not white."
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