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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Are you Latino or Hispanic? | America Magazine

So, which is it: Hispanic or Latino?

I believe my mother's ancestors came north to Ireland from the Iberian peninsula some thousands of years ago, but I'm guessing that doesn't count. I refer to myself as an Atlantic Islander by heritage.

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"I believe my mother's ancestors came north to Ireland from the Iberian peninsula": it's perfectly possible that that's the route that some of the neolitihic colonisers of Ireland took. In northern Europe, however, including Ireland, those people were almost entirely replaced in the Bronze Age by colonisers who had originated in the Steppes. Or so the ancient DNA strongly suggests. You, sir, like me, sir, are probably overwhelmingly an ancient Ukrainian by origin.

Posted by: dearieme | Oct 13, 2017 4:06:49 AM

When I first came to San Diego I dated a girl whose parents were born in Mexico. I was fresh out of law school, where La Raza had enforced the use of "Chicano." I told her this, and asked her how she liked her background described. Her response, "Chicano, Chicana? - I'm Mexican. You have a problem with that?" I found her response very attractive.

Posted by: Greg | Oct 13, 2017 10:50:04 AM

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