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Can anyone explain to me why Spaniards are not considered white according to the US census?

I saw a map showing all the nations that are considered Caucasian and according to that map all the countries of Mediterranean Europe are white, but Spain is not, why?

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  • Dr. D
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago
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    I think you're confused, that map does NOT come from any official census, but just a random poll. 

    If you ask some Americans if Hispanics are White, they may say "no" because they imagine Mestizo Mexicans when they hear Hispanics. However if you ask the same people if Iberians are White they may say, "if they are European, then yes". If you ask the same people if Spaniards are White, they may say "if they are from Europe, then yes". 

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Because the USA stupidly keeps pretending that humans come in "races" and that "hispanic" is one of those "races"

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Because it was made by some dumb racist, probably American, who thinks language is 'race' and also doesn't realise Spanish is an indo-European language. And being geographically and historically challenged, doesn't realise that Spain is only, as example, a few hundred miles from countries such as Britain and has never at any time had its population replaced by 'Moors' or anyone non-European.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Iberia Hispania and Iberia Caucasia are two different places. They're not Caucasians by real history.

    The US founding fathers picked a Roman Latin motto to represent their nation. So, I'm going to assume some of them actually do know what they're talking about ... Even if the reason has been lost.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Iberia_(a...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hispania

    • brother_in_magic
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      Complete American uneducated rot. Pick up a damned history book. If they aren't Caucasian, neither are the British and Irish who share the same DNA groups.

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Ťhėy ârė,

    Anyone who is not Africanoid or East Asian

    is seen as "white" or Caucasian as the exprts

    call it bu the idea of "race" was provėn bogus.

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Spaniards are only called white when the topics of the Native American genocide and colonialism of America come up.

  • 3 weeks ago

    The US census https://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/pdf/race-e... classifies all Europeans, north Africans and western Asians as "white". Under that classification  Spaniards are "white". 

    The only Caucasian nations are those in the Caucasus, the area between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. The Caucasian nations are part of southern Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, northeast Turkey and northwest Iran. If you are not from there, you are not Caucasian. The 19th century racial descriptors of Caucasoid, Mongoloid, Australoid etc were debunked decades ago by DNA.

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