Is it right for people to assume all people who have brown skin are hispanics?

Asked by: hanna0012
  • People have the right to have prejudice.

    People have the right to be an idiot, as much as I hate that, it is true. Humanity has been built on freedom, and complaining that anyone's doings aren't "ethical" or "right" is messing with their personal views. This is humanity, don't try to make people be nice, humanity isn't moral, ethical, or right, and we can't argue by gods hand.

  • NO! It is discriminating.

    The majority of people assume all hispanics have brown skin. I think this is unfair. It is racist and I hope it stops. When I watch tv and they are looking for a fugitive they say hes ''hispanic'' but what does that mean. You can not say if someone is hispanic by the way they look unless you ask them and they say otherwise.

  • When you assume you make an ASS of U and ME

    Making sweeping generalisations is always a slippery slide. Saying that it is right for people to assume all people who have brown skin are hispanics is about as intellect numbing as saying that it is safe to assume that all white people are English. Or French. Or German. Or Swedish. Of course this is not only scientifically untrue but also logistically and statistically untrue - well, at this point in time anyway.

  • No. They could be............

    No its not right. They could be black, Indian, Arab or any other ethnicity. Not all hispanics have brown skin. Some of them look as white as regular white people with pale skin, light hair and light eyes. You shouldnt assume anything. Not everyone is supposed to fit into a stereotype.

  • NO it is not.

    I am truly surprised at how many people voted yes on this topic. A person with brown skin is not necessary Hispanic.

    A dark tertiary color with a yellowish or reddish hue.
    A person whose skin has a dusky or light-brown pigmentation.


    Latin American: the United States and its Hispanic neighbors.

    World English Dictionary
    Latin America

    — n
    those areas of America whose official languages are Spanish and Portuguese, derived from Latin: South America, Central America, Mexico, and certain islands in the Caribbean


    The U.S. Office of Management and Budget currently defines "Hispanic or Latino" as "a person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race"

    So from these sources we can say that the if you have the following origins, you can be considered Hispanic:
    Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, South/Central American, Spanish, Spanish Caribbean (Cuban, Dominican , Puerto Rican)

    The following are other countries/ regions that produce people of brown skin:

    All countries of Africa (excluding South Africa)
    A majority of the Middle East

    In conclusion, people can be brown but not Hispanic. They can be African, Arab, Afghan, Indian, Egyptian, Portuguese, or even White! Yes! Even a white person who tans can become brown!

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GWL-CPA says2013-07-07T23:41:33.300
Actually, I don't know anyone who thinks that all brown skinned people are Hispanics. There are Asian, Hispanic, and African people that have various shades of brown skin. There are mixed races that have brown skin.