One of the highlights of my job is being able to connect people. Last night I was able to connect BFP USA #Spanish Outreach Representative to a Spanish Speaking Pastor who has an international #ministry throughout #LatinAmerica .
My view as I'm eating some #chilaquiles . I think the #flowers are #beautiful . 😉 But this picture got me to thinking about ethnicity versus race. I've always considered anyone not black on the outside to be white or asian. But that was way shortsighted. The census and job applications break people up into groups. Ive filled out so many forms that ask my race and whether I'm Hispanic our non Hispanic. It always confused me.
But researches at Pew say this about it.
When it comes to reporting their racial identity, Latinos stand out from other Americans. But among Latinos, just 63% selected at least one of these categories; 37% of Latinos, or 19 million, instead selected only “some other race,” with many offering written responses such as “#Mexican ,” #Hispanic ” or “#LatinAmerican .” Federal policy defines “Hispanic” not as a race, but as an ethnicity. And it prescribes that Hispanics can in fact be of any race.
That doesn't clear it up at all but I'm a little less confused. What do you think?