I deliberately did not title this “Hispanics” because most mentions of “Hispanic” mean Mexicans, as they make up the majority (~66 percent) of all Hispanics. It would be even more correct to say Mestizo, as the majority of immigrants and existing Mexicans are of mixed Euro/Native American. As part of my sans-unicorn skipping through the rainbow of diversity, it is time to consider this group.
¡Ay, caramba!, more work for this blogger.
Actually I have been saved a lot of work because, as chance would have it, Unamusement Park and Steve Sailer have covered this already. Instead of an essay, I will just make a few points.
[On checking Unamused’s page, I see he even used “Ay Caramba” (before I posted this, I should add)]
I suspect that much of the confusion over (and bifurcation of Hispanic) performance is because it is not a true (or at least clearly defined) ethnicity. For example, in the United States, Cubans are mostly White, Columbians and Dominicans may have more African heritage, and Mexicans are mostly White/Native American. There may also be regional difference to the exact admixture of Hispanics in the US
Because most Mexicans have some White admixture, this means that children of White/Mexican parings will be very White (e.g., Bill Richardson).
Affirmative Action and corporate diversity programs may well cause many essentially White persons (of Spanish heritage) to identify as Hispanic (e.g., Bill Richardson).
When the elite mix with Mexicans or Hispanics it looks like this:
When the average person thinks of Mexican or Hispanic it looks more like this:
That this post is somewhat (somewhat???) boring, might prove Sailer’s point that Hispanics are just not that interesting. Well that is my excuse.
Original images were from Wikipedia.