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And, yes, Toledo is the only city in Ohio that has a true Mexican barrio as one would find in Chicago or on the West Coast (though it is small relative to those areas)/
MyTwoSense , my appologies, I'm part mexican myself and I guess I am ignorant of the differences of the terms.I am just interested in demographics of different cities. Doesn't Toledo have a fairly large mexican population? Is this topic taboo on this forum? I am not trying to upset anyone.Have a nice day.
Quote from: Jeffrey on October 11, 2007, 06:50:48 AMAnd, yes, Toledo is the only city in Ohio that has a true Mexican barrio as one would find in Chicago or on the West Coast (though it is small relative to those areas)/totally incorrect. although often forgotten, lorain's is much older and larger. certainly per capita it is, lorain is by far ohio's most ethnically diverse city thanks in large part to it's pr/mex population. the key census stat for lorain is that you have a 1 in 4 chance of seeing someone who doesn't look like you, which is unmatched in the rest of ohio and much of the usa as well. the whole "latino/hispanic" term issue is best left to the hispanic/latinos to dicker over. hispanic was an early term used by the census (ie., the government) and latino is a newer term that came out of the communities. thats all i know or care, either are preferred by various groups, so imo its best just change over to "historic country of family origin" on the census someday if anything rather than try to define such a ridiculously silly concept as "race" so definitively.
Actually this is an open question as the census counts might be undercounting the undocumented Mexican or latino immigrants. And, yes, Toledo is the only city in Ohio that has a true Mexican barrio as one would find in Chicago or on the West Coast (though it is small relative to those areas).#######Whats the difference between Latino & Hispanic? Not much.Seriously, google "Latino vs Hispanic and you get a page of hits. We could discuss this for hours.Latino would mean a Spanish speaker from Latin America, meaning Mexico, Central America, South America and the Carribean (but where does that leave Brazil?)Hispanic might include people from Spain, too.
My other half is Spanish and Peruvian...she speaks "proper" Spanish (according to her) and identifies her heritage as Spanish....SUCH an elitist!!! lol
^^No, because Latin was only a language that was part of Roman culture. Latin is sometimes used as an umbrella term for cultures that may have origins in Portugal, Spain, Italy or Romania and of course languages evolved from The latin language. I believe.
Quote from: Mov2Ohio on October 12, 2007, 03:29:24 AM^^No, because Latin was only a language that was part of Roman culture. Latin is sometimes used as an umbrella term for cultures that may have origins in Portugal, Spain, Italy or Romania and of course languages evolved from The latin language. I believe.Actually, Latin was the people as well. Rome was a Latin city state. It is still an Italian province, Lazio.Even by the standard of saying that a Latin(o/a) is someone from a country with a Latin derived language, it is a problematic designation. Are the Quebecois Latin(o/a)? Italian Americans? Romanians?
I was always under the impression that Hispanic was disfavored by many people of Central and Southern American heritage because it emphasizes the role of Spain in their culture as an infiltrator, rather than that of the indigenous populations that existed there for millenia before.
And Latin(o/a) doesn't?
Cincy is seriously only 1.28%?I'm not surprised but I find Akron's 1.16% surprising.
^ any upscale (or descent) latin dance clubs in Akron? (restaurants as well?) I tried looking online the other day and could find nothig at all...
Cincy is seriously only 1.28%?
Quote from: LovesIt on October 12, 2007, 07:25:29 PMCincy is seriously only 1.28%?Believe or not, most of our noticeable hispanic population is in the Tri-County area which is north of the city and in NOKY areas, which would be outside city limits.I think it's a geographical thing ... Where I used to live in Mississippi, they used to have a large hispanic population.