Anonymous asked: okay i hope this doesnt sound bad but whats the difference between Latino Hispanic & Spanish?
I’ll answer you question the best I can, but, honestly, I think you’d get a better (and way more accurate) answer by asking this question to a Latin@. I’m black so I really don’t think that I have any authority over this subject.
From what I’ve seen on tumblr:
- Latino (Latin@ is gender neutral) - is based on race, like someone is biologically from Latin America.
- Hispanic - is based on ethnicity; a person from spain (???), like you can be asian hispanic, white hispanic, black hispanic, etc (this is the one I’m the most unsure about)
- Spanish - a person from spain
Rebloging in case someone can help explain.
These terms are only used in the US, if you go up to a person in Mexico, Argentina, Peru or whatever and ask if they are Hispanic or Latino they will have no idea what you are talking about. None of the three terms refer to race, they all refer to region or place of origin.
Spanish is a person born in Spain (equivalent of Canadian, American, etc.)
The definitions of Latino/a and Hispanic vary according to source, and which of the two a person uses to refer to him or herself is dependent on personal choice. The most common definition for Hispanic is a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. Latino encompasses the same regions except Spain, because it is not in Latin America.