Which do you prefer--Hispanic or Mexican?

19 Answers

  • Tiff
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    I don't know if this is pertinent, but when I lived in NM, I called a girl Hispanic (we were about 13) and she got VERY OFFENDED!

    I think she wanted to be called "Latino"

    Here are some definitions a la wikipedia:





    Mexican: (obviously)


    I added some offensive ones, too, because I never know the etymology of such things, so I thought this might be imformative for others. I don't condone these terms.



    Wet Back:




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  • 1 decade ago

    I prefer Hispanic or latina!! If you were to ever call me mexican i would probably slap you or just curse you out or w/e because I'm not mexican!!!! So be nice and say latino/a or hispanic! Not all hispanics are mexican!!

  • 1 decade ago

    Hispanic is talking about all people who are Spanish

    Mexican is talking about people from Mexico

    If you called a Cuban a Mexican they might be offended and vice verse

    So its just safer when refereeing to them call them Hispanic

    Source(s): Husband is a Chiropractor in The Hispanic languages
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  • 1 decade ago

    It doesn't matte to me. I don't know why someone would be offended my being called a Mexican. Just a couple years ago I heard that Hispanic is what some would rather be referred to, but why? I don't get it.

    Sorry, I answered with a question.

  • 1 decade ago

    If youre from mexico, then mexican

    If you have mexican ancestry, and you were born in america, you are american. you could call yourself mexican american or american with mexican ancestry.

    Hispanic encompasses all backgrounds with spanish as thier main language.

    What about anyone preferring --Latino? there are many who do.

    I prefer hispanic.

  • jimmiv
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I prefer Latino. Very masculine sounding. Sometimes I think Chicano has a nice ring to it too.

    Are you an Anglo or a honky??? Is there a need to label everyone? I find that a little bit racist our of your concern for political correctness.

    Please do not take offense. It is a New Year, a time for change.

  • 1 decade ago

    mexicans are from the country south of the border of the united states which is mexico and they are part of the hispanics race that are mostly comprise of the people who have been under the colony of spain and other iberian peninsula colonizer... just like a lots of people from different countries in US OF A AND THEY ARE ALL CALLED AMERICANS BUT COMES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.!! HOPE I GIVE YOU ENOUGH HELP IN YOUR QUESTION..HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    for sure... in truth, i stumble upon myself gravitating in the route of different nationalities; for sure, i have considered appropriate women from each race, yet i do not extremely "desire" one over the different ... If a lady takes position to be hispanic/mexican, what supplies? If i extremely cared about her, race does not count number

  • 1 decade ago

    I prefer Chicana (or even Texican since I'm from Texas), but not many people use that.

    Some people are scared to even say anything and I label my self as "mexican" It sounds kinda stupid, but whatever, I thinks it's stupid that we all have to have labels based on our skin. Either way I'm proud of who I am on the inside.

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