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March 30, 2012

The “Hispanic” mirage

There are Peruvians of Japanese ancestry (and one of them became president of Peru). There are Chinese Cubans.
There are English Puerto Ricans (my mother’s high school teacher’s family, for instance) – and Puerto Rico has a significantillegal alien problem from people from adjacent islands. There are German Venezuelans. There are Irish Argentinians. The Africans that were brought to Latin America from the slave trade are not all from the same areas of Africa and did not follow the same traditions. Even among the native peoples, the Peruvian Quechua are not the Chilean Mapuche who are not the Mayans of Apocalypto. --Revisiting the "€œHispanic"€ mirage | Fausta's Blog

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 30, 2012 2:31 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.