McDarkseid wrote:Not one of your strongest blog offerings IMO, and doesn't even bother do ask the question as to whether most Latinos in America would want to be considered "white". Or if that is even truly a definition of "multi-culturalism" anyone would even want..
I agree. I will say that I think we define multiculturalism by the mix of races and it's fairly vague. Recently I was writing a case for my clients dealing with a fairly new inner-city University, who claimed to have a culturally diverse student body, even though it was 80-odd% black and 15-odd% "latin american". It's not really diverse, IMO, if there is one predominant culture that outnumbers all other cultures.
On the flip side, my high school was like 60% "South Asian" and 25% "East Asian", but in that ethnic grouping, there were a number of cultures because South and East Asia have a whole bunch of languages and countries and cultures vary. To call a Viet dude "Chinese" is insulting because they are very different even if they both eat rice (so to speak).
I think calling Latin Americans "white" kind of lumps them into a category where they don't belong. Yes, they speak Spanish (and Portuguese) but the Spanish culture is VERY different from the Latino culture. I saw it first-hand when I took beginners Spanish in university and had a Spanish professor fill in for my Dominican professor.
It would be akin to lumping Dragavon (a Pakistani guy) and nerdyman (a Japanese guy) together simply because they are both of "Asian" descent. Two completely different cultures.