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Encyclopedia > White Hispanic
White Hispanic
Hispano Blanco

Notable White U.S. Hispanics:
Rita Hayworth · Marisol Deluna · Raquel Welch
Robert Menendez · Andy García · Romualdo Pacheco
Total population

White Hispanic
16,907,852 Americans
(Census 2000)[1]

Latinos and Hispanics
in the United States
This article deals with the white population of Latin America. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 360 × 456 pixelsFull resolution (360 × 456 pixel, file size: 144 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Bob Menendez Metadata This file contains... Image File history File links Andy_Garcia_at_Incirlik. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 435 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2118 × 2915 pixel, file size: 469 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) José Antonio Romualdo Pacheco, Jr. ... Rita Hayworth (October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987), was an American actress who reached fame during the 1940s as the eras leading sex symbol. ... Marisol Deluna (born 1967, San Antonio, Texas) is an American fashion designer. ... Jo Raquel Tejada (born September 5, 1940), best known by her stage name Raquel Welch, is an American actress who reached fame during the 1960s. ... Robert Bob Menendez (born January 1, 1954) is a Democratic junior Senator from New Jersey. ... Andy García (born April 12, 1956) is an Academy Award-nominated Cuban-born American actor. ... Romualdo Pacheco (October 31, 1831–January 23, 1899) was a Hispanic-American politician who, so far, has been the only Hispanic governor of California following its admission to the United States. ... Image File history File links Hispanic_Flag. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Latino refers to people living in the US of Latin American nationality and their US-born descendants. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ...

Regions with significant populations
West Coast of the United States · Southwestern United States · Northeastern United States · Florida
Language(s)
American English · Spanish · Spanglish
Religion(s)
Predominantly Roman Catholic · Protestant, and Jewish minority
Related ethnic groups
White Latin Americans · Spaniards · French-Canadians · Italian · Portuguese · French · Middle Easterners · White people generally

In the United States, a White Hispanic is an American citizen or resident alien of Hispanic ethnicity who is officially classified by the United States Census Bureau, Office of Management and Budget and other U.S. government agencies as a White American, an official U.S. racial category which itself officially refers to people of European, Middle Eastern, and North African origin residing in the United States. For further discussion on the term White American, please see that article. Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Regional definitions vary The Northeastern United States is a region of the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... For other uses, see American English (disambiguation). ... For the James L. Brooks motion picture, see Spanglish (film). ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... This article deals with the white population of Latin America. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... For the ethnic group, see White people. ... The word citizen may refer to: A person with a citizenship Citizen Watch Co. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Hispanic flag, not widely used. ... The term Ethnicity redirects here. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is a body within the Executive Office of the President of the United States which is tasked with coordinating United States Federal agencies. ... The term white American (often used interchangeably and incorrectly with Caucasian American[2] and within the United States simply white[3]) is an umbrella term that refers to people of European descent residing in the United States. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... European American is a term for an American of European descent, who are usually referred as White or Caucasian. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...  Northern Africa (UN subregion)  geographic, including above North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent, separated by the Sahara from Sub-Saharan Africa. ... The term white American (often used interchangeably and incorrectly with Caucasian American[2] and within the United States simply white[3]) is an umbrella term that refers to people of European descent residing in the United States. ...


Hispanicity, which is independent of race, is the only ethnic category, as opposed to racial category, which is officially collated by the U.S. Census Bureau. The distinction made by government agencies for those within the population of any official race category, including "White American", is between those who report Hispanic ethnic backgrounds and all others who do not. In the case of White Americans, these two groups are respectively termed "White Hispanics" and "non-Hispanic Whites", the former being those who report ancestry from the people of Spain or Spanish-speaking Latin America, and the latter consisting of an ethnically diverse collection of all others who are classified as White Americans that do not report Hispanic ethnic backgrounds. Hispanic flag, not widely used. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Hispanic flag, not widely used. ... This article or section should be merged with ethnic group Ethnicity is the cultural characteristics that connect a particular group or groups of people to each other. ... Hispanic America (Hispanoamérica in Spanish) refers to those parts of the Americas inhabited by Spanish-speaking peoples. ...

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Demographic information

In the most recent United States Census conducted in 2000, 16,907,852 Americans, or 47.9% of the then 35,305,818 U.S. Hispanics self-identified as white, and they constituted the plurality of Hispanics in the United States.[1] Hispanics who reported "Some other race" were the second largest group, at 42.2%. (Followed by "Two or more races" or multiracials, 6.3%; Black, 2%; American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.2%; Asian, 0.3%; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 0.1%[1]) Respondents in the "Some other race" category of the 2000 US Census are sometimes reclassified as white by some agencies, including the Census Bureau in its intercensal estimates, so that more than 90% of all Hispanics are considered white in those cases.[2][3] The United States Census is a decennial census mandated by the United States Constitution. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


Most White Hispanics are Mexican American. Proportional to their individual Hispanic group by national origin, however, White Mexican Americans compose around 49% of the total Mexican American population. The second largest number of White Hispanics are Cuban Americans. Composing around 88% of the total Cuban American population, White Cuban Americans are the overall majority of their individual Hispanic group. Together with white Puerto Rican Americans, these three U.S Hispanic groups by national origin compose almost the entire population of White U.S. Hispanics. Spanish Americans (i.e. from Spain), and the great majority of Argentine Americans and Uruguayan Americans, are also white. Spain, a European country, is composed of a white majority, as is Argentina, Uruguay, Cuba and Costa Rica The ethnonym Mexican-American describes United States citizens of Mexican ancestry (14 million in 2003) and Mexican citizens who reside in the US (10 million in 2003). ... A Cuban-American is an immigrant to the United States from Cuba. ... Language(s) Spanish Religion(s) Predominantly Roman Catholic with Jewish Protestant Atheist and Agnostic minorities Related ethnic groups Spaniards Italians Portuguese French Andalusians Canarians Galician European White Hispanic White Argentine White Brazilian Jewish Cubans White American . ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Puerto Rican. ... ... Argentine Americans are raised and educated citizens of the United States although not all U.S born, from the southeast South American nation of Argentina. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


According to the latest census data, Hispanics of other national origins, such as Chilean Americans and other South American U.S. Hispanics, are also predominantly white contrarily to the actual ethnographic profiles of their individual countries. To the exclusion of Guatemala, Bolivia, and Peru (which have Amerindian majorities or pluralities) and the aforementioned Argentina and Uruguay (both of white majorities), the countries of Hispanic America are of mestizo and/or mulatto majorities, where the white populations constitute minorities of different sizes, such as Venezuela and Chile where the minority is large, or Honduras and El Salvador where it is small. Chilean Americans are a group of 68,849 people who emigrated from Chile and their descendants. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Ethnography ( ethnos = people and graphein = writing) is the genre of writing that presents varying degrees of qualitative and quantitative descriptions of human social phenomena, based on fieldwork. ... Hispanic America (Hispanoamérica in Spanish) refers to those parts of the Americas inhabited by Spanish-speaking peoples. ... Language(s) Predominantly Spanish, (with a minority of other languages), while Mestiços speaks Portuguese Religion(s) Christianity (Predominantly Roman Catholic, with a minority of Protestant and other Religions) Related ethnic groups European (mostly Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian), Amerindian people, Austronesian people, Hispanics and Latinos Mestizo (Portuguese: Mestiço... Mulatto (Spanish mulato, small mule, person of mixed race, mulatto, from mulo, mule, from Old Spanish, from Latin mūlus. ...


Representation and debate

White U.S. Hispanics tend to be overlooked in the U.S. mass media and in general American social perceptions, where being "Hispanic" is often incorrectly given a racial value, usually mixed-race, such as mestizo, or mulatto.[4] Popular press redirects here; note that the University of Wisconsin Press publishes under the imprint The Popular Press. Mass media is a term used to denote a section of the media specifically envisioned and designed to reach a very large audience such as the population of a nation state. ... Language(s) Predominantly Spanish, (with a minority of other languages), while Mestiços speaks Portuguese Religion(s) Christianity (Predominantly Roman Catholic, with a minority of Protestant and other Religions) Related ethnic groups European (mostly Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian), Amerindian people, Austronesian people, Hispanics and Latinos Mestizo (Portuguese: Mestiço... Mulatto (Spanish mulato, small mule, person of mixed race, mulatto, from mulo, mule, from Old Spanish, from Latin mūlus. ...


Others accuse the U.S Hispanic media (and Latin American media also) of hiding its black and indigenous population, amid claims that telenovelas or soap operas do not reflect the color spectrum of Hispanics, as they contain a disproportionate ratio of white, often blonde and blue-eyed, actors. (Although White brunet[te] actors far exceed the blond[e] actors). However, others point out that it is the English-language media that perpetuates a stereotypical view of Hispanics that is not in agreement with reality. Since the early days of the movie industry in the U.S., when white Hispanic actors are given roles, they are usually cast as non-Hispanics. These include such actors as Puerto Rican Americans Jose Ferrer, Benicio Del Toro and Frankie Muniz, and Cuban Americans Andy Garcia and Cameron Diaz. For example, most Americans may not be aware that American movie legend Rita Hayworth was Hispanic — her birth name was Margarita Carmen Cansino — or that all-American Gilmore Girl Lorelai Leigh "Rory" Gilmore is played by Hispanic Alexis Bledel. Those who claim that Hispanic Whites are not allowed to play Hispanic roles in the U.S. say that this unfairly leads the masses of viewers to the false assumption that there are few, if any, White Hispanics. Further, many White Hispanics are categorized as non-White and misunderstood by the media as having some innate knowledge of indigenous culture, e.g., in terms of customs, food and music, which is an individual inclination and not necessarily confined to Hispanics in general.[5][6][7] Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintron, known as José Ferrer (January 8, 1912-January 26, 1992), was an actor and director, born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. ... Benicio Monserrat Rafael Del Toro Sanchez (born February 19, 1967, in San Germán, Puerto Rico) is an Academy Award winning Puerto Rican actor. ... Frankie Muniz (born Francisco James Muniz IV on December 5, 1997, in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey) is an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award nominated American actor, who is now a full time Formula Atlantic driver. ... Andy Garcia at the Incirlik hospital, Incirlik Air Base, December 7, 2001 Andy García (born April 12, 1956) is a Cuban-American actor. ... Cameron Michelle Diaz (born August 30, 1972) is an American actress and former fashion model. ... Rita Hayworth (October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987), was an American actress who reached fame during the 1940s as the eras leading sex symbol. ... Gilmore Girls was long-running, Emmy Award winning, and Golden Globe nominated American television drama/comedy created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. ... Kimberly Alexis Bledel (born September 16, 1981) is an American actress and former fashion model. ... Native Americans redirects here. ...


Opposition to categorizing Hispanics and their respective national ancestries separately from other ancestries in the U.S. has been increasing, as it is seen by some as forced ethnic isolation.[8][9]


Notable White Hispanics

See also

The term white American (often used interchangeably and incorrectly with Caucasian American[2] and within the United States simply white[3]) is an umbrella term that refers to people of European descent residing in the United States. ... Language(s) Spanish Religion(s) Predominantly Roman Catholic with Jewish Protestant Atheist and Agnostic minorities Related ethnic groups Spaniards Italians Portuguese French Andalusians Canarians Galician European White Hispanic White Argentine White Brazilian Jewish Cubans White American . ... This article deals with the white population of Latin America. ... This article is about the color. ... Famous Hispanic Americans // Silvana Arias, actress Adrian Bellani, actor Jessica Alba, actress Nadine Velazquez, actress Desi Arnaz, actor Alexis Bledel, actress Benjamin Bratt, actor Julissa Bermudez, actress and VJ Lynda Carter, actress Ricardo Chavira, actor from Desperate Housewives Sammy Davis, Jr. ... Hispanic flag, not widely used. ... For the Brazilian pop singer, see Latino (singer). ... Hispanics in the United States, or Hispanic Americans, are American citizens or residents of Hispanic ethnicity who identify themselves as having Hispanic Cultural heritage. ... US Hispanic or Latino population The Office of Management and Budget is required to use a minimum of two ethnicities: Hispanic or Latino or not Hispanic or Latino The O.M.B. defines Hispanic or Latino as a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American or other... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Criollo, in the Spanish colonial Casta system (caste system) of Latin America, was a person born in the Spanish colonies deemed to have purity of blood in respect to the individuals European ancestry. ... A Tejano (Spanish for Texan; archaic spelling texano) is a person of Hispanic descent born and living in the U.S. state of Texas. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c http://www.census.gov/prod/2001pubs/cenbr01-1.pdf Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin: 2000
  2. ^ [1] Surveilance Epidemology and End Results. Race and Nationality Descriptions from the 2000 US Census and Bureau of Vital Statistics. 2007. May 21, 2007.
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ A CULTURAL IDENTITY
  5. ^ Y Tu Black Mama Tambien
  6. ^ Washington Post
  7. ^ Boston Globe
  8. ^ A CULTURAL IDENTITY
  9. ^ Separated by a common language: The case of the white Hispanic

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