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Autor:  Miguel Vieira
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Data:  08/FEV/2003 6:59 PM
Assunto:  Answer to Ana Maria
 
Mensagem:  Dear Ana Maria, You raised an interesting point. The fact is that in the U.S. the policts of identity are totally different than in Brazil. HISPANIC-is pretty much a term that was formed in the early 1970's to describe anyone from a Spanish speaking country regardless of race. It is not a racial term; it's a cultural/linguistic term. In fact, in the last census, "hispanics" were required to point out their racial background. The racial choices that one had to choose from were the following: Native AMERICAN(Indio), BLACK, WHITE, ASIAN and Natives of the Pacific Islands. In your case and the vast majority of Brazilians, you would be classified as BLACK. This is based on the "one drop rule". The one drop rule is a rule that says that anyone with at least one AFRICAN ancestor is to be considered as a BLACK/Negro person. However, this rule is interpretered differently in different parts of the United States; it's most popular in the Southestern states. All in all, In Brazil, as I suspect, one's racial indentity is determined by appearcance(Nose, Mouth/Lips shape and hair texture). Well, in the U.S., it's your ancestry that determines your indentity. For example, you, you said that your ancestors were Portuguese, Spaniard, African and Indian, yet you said that you are "White",however, had you been born in America, you would have been labeled-AFRICAN-AMERICAN Brazilians are considered sort of a "funny" hispanics by European-Americans,i.e. "White Americans". However, most members of ethinic minorities can easily make the distinction.


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 Answer to Ana Maria  –  Miguel Vieira  08/FEV/2003, 6:59 PM
Re: Answer to Ana Maria  –  pat  08/FEV/2003, 7:50 PM
Re: Answer to Ana Maria  –  Miguel Vieira  08/FEV/2003, 8:13 PM
Re: Answer to Ana Maria  –  pat  08/FEV/2003, 9:12 PM
Re: Answer to Ana Maria  –  Miguel Vieira  09/FEV/2003, 1:17 AM
Re: Answer to Ana Maria  –  Ana Maria  09/FEV/2003, 1:29 AM
Re: Answer to Ana Maria  –  pat  09/FEV/2003, 9:40 AM
Re: Answer to Ana Maria  –  José Roberto  09/FEV/2003, 2:51 PM
Re: Answer to Ana Maria  –  Miguel Vieira  09/FEV/2003, 5:01 PM
Re: Answer to Ana Maria  –  pat  09/FEV/2003, 6:06 PM
Re: Answer to Ana Maria  –  Miguel Vieira  09/FEV/2003, 6:57 PM
Re: Answer to Ana Maria  –  Luk  09/FEV/2003, 8:15 PM
Re: Answer to Ana Maria  –  José Roberto  09/FEV/2003, 6:25 PM
Re: Answer to Ana Maria  –  pat  09/FEV/2003, 9:33 PM
Re: Answer to Ana Maria  –  Miguel Vieira  10/FEV/2003, 2:58 PM
Re: Answer to Ana Maria  –  Adriana  09/FEV/2003, 4:28 PM
Re: Answer to Ana Maria  –  Michele Lunguinho  05/SET/2003, 4:18 PM

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