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Roundup: A look south of the border

A roundup of news coverage from the Mexican side of the border: Gringos causing trouble, holiday observances, Mexicans in Canada, and Anonymous vs. Los Zetas.... Read more»

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Nov 3, 2011, 2:35 pm
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Hey Curtis, in case you dont realize it the word GRINGO is a derogatory term for foreigners in spanish.  Most anglos dont know this or dont care. I never did until I saw the militant hispanics in L.A. go nuts for someone using the words illegal alien. I think the term is reserved for Anglos.

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Nov 3, 2011, 10:04 pm
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Buddha boy uses several terms for several groups. If Anglo is capitalized, so too should Hispanic be similarly capitalized:

Dictionary.com defines Anglo as “a white American of non-Hispanic descent, as distinguished especially from an American of Mexican or Spanish descent.”

The United States Census defines Hispanics or Latinos as those people who classified themselves in one of the specific Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino categories listed on the Census 2000 questionnaire -“Mexican, Mexican Am., Chicano,” “Puerto Rican,” or “Cuban”-as well as those who indicate that they are “other Spanish/Hispanic/Latino.” Persons who indicated that they are “other Spanish/Hispanic/Latino” include those whose origins are from Spain, the Spanish-speaking countries of Central or South America, the Dominican Republic or people identifying themselves generally as Spanish, Spanish-American, Hispanic, Hispano, Latino, and so on.

Origin can be viewed as the heritage, nationality group, lineage, or country of birth of the person or the person’s parents or ancestors before their arrival in the United States.

People who identify their origin as Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino may be of any race. Thus, the percent Hispanic should not be added to percentages for racial categories. NonHispanic White persons are those who responded “No, not Spanish/Hispanic/Latino” and who reported “White” as their only entry in the race question.
Interestingly, there is no category called illegal alien in the US Census, which notes the following:
People born outside the U.S. and it’s outlying areas, and whose parents were born outside the U.S. and it’s outlying areas, were asked, “Are you a citizen of the United States.” 'Yes’ answers were assigned to the naturalized citizen category (4) and 'No’ answers were assigned to the “Not a citizen” category (5) during the editing process.

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Nov 4, 2011, 4:49 am
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hey qw2 in case you didnt realize it Gringo is a derogatory term just about racist term in spanish reserved for anglo foreigners, In case you dont realize it I can capitalize or uncapitalize any guldurn word i want to. your pc bleeding heart anal ramblings bashing conservative with your favorite new word xenophobe is tiring.

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