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Desc:Pedantic and unoffensive analysis.
Category:News & Politics, Educational
Tags:Language, spanish, hispanic, latino
Submitted:jfcaron_ca
Date:02/10/16
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Comment count is 11
chumbucket - 2016-02-10
I fell asleep about 6 minutes in.
That guy - 2016-02-10
...yeah, he SAID pedantic and unoffensive.

infinite zest - 2016-02-11
Ya see now, Latinos like to drive like this..

EvilHomer - 2016-02-11
I like things that are pedantic and inoffensive. I had a blast watching this video.

SolRo - 2016-02-10
General tl;dr:

The euro Spanish speakers (and some of their island colony franchises) look down on the other Spanish(and variants there of) speaking peoples.
memedumpster - 2016-02-10
It all sounds like Italian to me, man.

EvilHomer - 2016-02-11
No, SolRo, the tl;dr is: anyone can claim to be any ethnicity they like.
(feel free to argue that amongst yourselves)

The slightly longer tl;dr is: "Hispanic" refers to people from Spain or a Spanish-speaking country (arguably Portugal as well, but this is controversial and not generally accepted). "Latino" refers to people from Latin American, which in turn refers to American countries whose languages are derived from Latin (arguably places like Quebec as well, but that is even MORE controversial). Ultimately, few can agree on what any of these words mean, and since ethnicity is a cultural construct (::debate here::), anyone can validly claim these labels for their own.

EvilHomer - 2016-02-11
Meme, that is because Italian, like Spanish and Portugese, was derived from Latin.

Given the narrator's arguments, a strong case can be made that Italian-Americans could be considered Latinos.

jfcaron_ca - 2016-02-11
My main criticism of this analysis is that is overemphasizes the nation-state as the relevant signifier here. Clearly culture and language does not strictly obey national boundaries.

In my mind you the only reasonable interpretation is self-identification (i.e. it's a cultural distinction). "Speakers of languages derived from Latin" is definitely a category of people you can refer to, but I doubt it's what people mean when they say either hispanic or latino. Trying to make a category based on language "oh but except Québec ofc" makes it clear that this is about labelling a culture or ethnicity.

That guy - 2016-02-11
Damnit. I don't want to be half Latino.

Define it away!! Define my Latinoness AWAY!!

Scrotum H. Vainglorious - 2016-02-11
One is good at washing cars and the other mowing lanws?
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