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Drew Sheneman

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  1. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Like the fountain of youth was a sane idea.

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago



  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Danged “HIspanics” sneaking into the country has a long history.

  4. Gresch

    Gresch said, over 2 years ago

    I do not think that people from European Spain think as themselves as being “Hispanic” … there are others more qualified who can comment.

  5. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I would rather go to that Swiss spa where they cure cancer and all other disease with cures that were banned in America by our medical association.

  6. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago


    "I do not think that people from European Spain think as themselves as being “Hispanic”

    Yes, they do. However, I’m curious to know what you think it is to be Hispanic?

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago


    The term Hispanic is derived from Hispanicus (which derived from Hispania), Hispania may in turn derive from Latin Hispanicus

    In English the word is attested from the 16th century (and in late 19th century in American English).

    Hispanus was the Latin name given to a person from Hispania during Roman rule. In English, the term Hispano-Roman is sometimes used

    Today, organizations in the United States use the term as a broad catch all to refer to persons with a historical and cultural relationship either with Spain and Portugal or only with Spain, regardless of race

  8. Gresch

    Gresch said, over 2 years ago

    @omQ R

    What you think…

    What I think it is to be “Hispanic” is based on my Friends and co-workers conversations on their ethinic and cultural backgrounds that sometimes included differentiating between New World and Old World terminologies.

    I listened to peoples stories who were from Spain, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, the Bronx…. each story unique.

    There was a particular interesting conversation when we decided to go to lunch at a place in West New York that the locals referred to a being “Cuban Chinese” … for another time.

    The conversations were always causal, but there was an underlining theme with most… Do not presume to call them any particular ethnic background, if you wish to know about background they will tell you about their history….

    Old World cultural links were almost always referred to as “Spanish” and that there are people of complex backgrounds that do not like a broad term such as “Hispanic”….

    The British census does not seem to have a group called “Hispanic”. How are people from Gilbratar listed? As I said " there are other more qualified" …

  9. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago


    Since I was born I’ve been in one race classification or another. I’m a product of apartheid SA afterall. :-|
    But anyway…

    The Spanish I know have used “Spanish” rather than “Hispanic” but I’ve gathered either term is correct. It doesn’t have any race connotations which I suspect does within the USA (…?)
    The Portuguese won’t identify themselves as being Hispanic – I don’t – in order to differentiate themselves from their other Iberian cousins. Independence reasons I imagine;since mid-1200s. I’m not so sure and highly doubt Brazilians will use Hispanic either but I could stand to be corrected on that point. Certainly Portugal & Brazil, as does Spain, accept Latin – I do.
    And Bruce is correct insofar the term should be race indifferent. The Portuguese are Luso/Lusitanian; Portuguese speaking countries are Lusophones. While I cannot provide a 100% answer as regards Spanish/Hispanic identification, I can vouch-safe Portuguese/Luso is interchangeable
    I have heard that some Portuguese descendants in the USA have chosen to be labelled Hispanic but in order to game your affirmative action programmes. Not sure how widespread, it’s hear-say.

    Regarding your query about Gibraltar specifically, here’s a .pdf form . It lists Gibraltarian, UK British, Spanish, Moroccan, Other EU, Other. Nothing about race. On the other hand, there’s a a long list for English&Wales/ Scottish/Northern Irish forms From my url-link, you can check out the slight differences in the extensive lists between English&Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish forms, and Gibraltar’s indifference as regards race. Because of my history I wasn’t entirely happy with race classifications so I left it blank.

    “Cuban Chinese”
    I brought up my work colleague Ricky today/yesterday in another post and here he is again: his grandmother is Chinese and his grandfather Jamaican. He says he’s English (then British). I imagine your restaurant’s Cuban-Chinese history is not unlike my friend’s Jamaican-Chinese ancestry.

  10. Gresch

    Gresch said, over 2 years ago

    @omQ R

    " Cuban Chinese"
    These were ethnic Chinese that left Cuba (around the time of Castro) and settled in Hudson County, New Jersey. Chinese food with a definite Cuban flair.

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