Monday, September 26, 2011

What Race Are Hispanics?

Key words:  Are Hispanics White?  Racial Stratification, Racial Castes of Latin America, Mestizo, Mestizos, Mestiço, Métis, Marabou, Chicano, Latino, Indios, Castizos, Cholos, Mulattos, Zambos, Negros



What Race Are Hispanics?

By Thomas Carter
July 15, 2011

Regarding the recent census in the United States, there was much debate about the racial classification of 'Hispanics'. Is 'Hispanic' a race?  Are Hispanics white?

Although the traditional meaning of 'Hispanic' related to those from Spain and  white Hispanics do exist in Latin America (esp. in Argentina), many of the Hispanics in the New World have little, or no, Spanish ancestry, especially those immigrating to the United States.

Since the unspoken purpose of the American census was to find out how many non-Westerners (i.e. non-whites) were living in the US, perhaps a better classification (as others have pointed out) would be:

MAMBs: mestizos, Amerindians, mulattos & blacks from Latin America.

Other than Argentina (and possibly Chile) much of Latin America and the Caribbean seems to be populated by MAMBs.

Most Latin American countries seem to have large percentages of non-Europeans.  For instance, Brazil is  almost 50% black / mulatto;  Columbia is 58% mestizo and 14% mulatto; and Guatemala is more than 90% Amerindian and mestizo.

According to the CIA World Fact Book, Mexico is:
60% mestizo
30% Amerindian
Less than 10% European (mostly Spaniard)

And what is the ancestry of mestizos? Examining genetic ancestral markers, Rubén Lisker found the average admixture of a lower-income mestizos in Mexico City to be:

59% Amerindian
34% European [mostly Spaniard]
and 6% black

As Richard Lynn points out in "Pigmentocracy: Racial Hierarchies in the Caribbean and Latin America," most Latin American countries seem to have an extremely small upper-class of Europeans, and below it very large masses of Amerindians, mestizos, mulattos and blacks.

And most of the people immigrating to the United States from Latin America are from the lower, non-European classes, especially from Mexico.

Furthermore, if you figure the average European or Diaspora European IQ to be around 102 - 103, it becomes apparent that MAMBs fall below.

Average black IQ: 75
Average mestizo IQ: 82

Average IQs of some Latin American countries:

Equador: 80
Guatemala: 79
Mexico: 87
Puerto Rico: 84

Because of this lower IQ immigration from Mexico, Latin America and elsewhere, Byron M. Roth, in The Perils of Diversity: Immigration and Human Nature, estimates that

[The] average American IQ will decline from 98 to 95 by mid-century. This may seem a small drop, but it will have dire effects for elites, because the percentage of Americans with an IQ of at least 120 will fall from 7.1 to 4.8. [Summary by Lynn.]

It seems, in conclusion, that most New World Hispanics arriving in the United States vary by race (are MAMBs) but clearly are non-Western (i.e. are non-white, i.e. are non-Diaspora European) and probably fall below Westerners in intellectual ability.

[Data taken from Lynn's IQ and the Wealth of Nations, "Pigmentocracy: Racial Hierarchies in the Caribbean and Latin America," & "Whimper and a Bang"; Rushton's Race, Evolution & Behavior; Collin's "Immigration Externalities"; Lisker's "Racial admixture in a Mestizo population from Mexico City."]

Further Reading:

Hispanics:  A Statistical Portrait

Gregory Cochran:  "Zones of Thought"

Jason Collins:   "Immigration Externalities"

CIS: 74.7% of Mexican immigrants use some form of welfare in the USA

Faces of the World's Races 

Steve Sailer: "White v. Hispanic cognitive gap across 39 studies with 5,696,529 sample size," "Ortiz & Telles: Mexican-Americans lag for 4 generations (at least)," "How do Hispanics score on grad school admissions tests?," "64% of Hispanic high school graduates don't score high enough to enlist," and "PISA and Mexico."



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  6. Good piece. I think a lot of people can tell Hispanics are not white by looking at them although most people probably don't know about the Amerindian / black admixture of them.

    The neighborhood in California my Mom grew up in used to be lilly white, safe, good schools, etc. Now it's about 80% Hispanic, schools are plagued by gangs and drugs, mestizo gang-bangers roam the streets.

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  7. You can just tell by looking at 99% of Hispanics that they are not white... and that 1% that is white you won't even recognize as Hispanic.

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  8. Im a white hispanic with an IQ of 160. Descendant of elite Czech socialites of El Slvador and prestigious Basque descent. My dad is half german a quarter israeli and my mom is a pure white El Salvadoran woman. LOL, I just identify as white, which means I am from more prestigious pedigree am taller, smarter, richer etc....just ignore the blue collar MAMBs....americans tend to pay too much attention to them especially middle to upper class white americans that may see them as a bit exotic and intrigued by them etc....whites are better in every way. although I would allow distinguished castizos in this category which are less than 25% amerindian...they are the "exotic whites" like demi moore, megan fox, jennifer lopez, angelina jolie...

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  9. Carter, Hispanics are a CULTURE not a race. Hispanic is an ethnonym that denotes a relationship to Spain. This little known fact explains my supremely white skin, blue eyes, and higher IQ; all of this and I was born in Puerto Rico as were my parents, uncles, aunts, cousins, etc. Our blood is pure. Hispanics may be Caucasian (descended from Europeans. My first descendant arrived in Puerto Rico from Spain in the mid-1600. So, please don't place me (an hispanic caucasian) in the same category as people of color. Blacks procreate enough during their lifetime to start their own country; you don't need anymore.

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  10. Anonymous,

    Perhaps you are of the very small percentage of New World Hispanics that are white. As the article above notes, most Hispanics in the New World aren't white (but are mestizos, Amerindians, mulattoes or blacks).

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  11. @Christine,

    That is exactly why I started identifying as White American, as opposed to White Hispanic. Truth is, people will always identify "Hispanic" with "MAMBs" so I just say white now. After all I am not even a mediterannen type of white I am central european phenotype (large football player type build etc..) people looked at me like I was crazy when I said hispanic. Some hispanics even said that I couldnt say hispanic "cuz I dont look like it". I am of the very VERY few (like below one percent) of people with origins in central america that is--wait for it....: a person with celtic and germanic roots. I fit perfectly in the USA. Its so rare that people have a hard time believing until I dare elaborate further and actually say that my grandfather was part of the german immigration to guatemala all of whom practiced Nazi-ism and even followed the Third Reich and fought against the US in WW2. So I am not even a mediterannean type of look. I used to say White Hispanic, now I just say White.

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  12. The white race is a disease. All whites must be purged.

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  13. I am from Argentina, and this is truth, Argentina is the only country in Southamerica who have majority white (60% of white people)

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