Can We Get Rid of "Hispanic"?
The Steve Sailer: iSteve blog has done much to show how meaningless the category is, and links today to an article showing that the term is "jumping the shark" — Portuguese-Americans against being declared Hispanic. (Speaking of "jumping the shark," why not call Italian-Americans Hispanic, too?) How is it possible that "American March King" John Philip Sousa rise to fame a century ago without any special category to protect him, or at least the non-Bavarian half of him? One of the most amazing interviews I ever saw was with the Catholic, gay, Mexican-American Richard Rodriguez, describing how he became "Hispanic" the day Richard Nixon created the category.