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Old July 16th, 2013, 05:27 PM
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I was reading the USA Today, and read a column by DeWayne Wickham. He says that Zimmerman was a White-Hispanic.

Did I miss something? Have Hispanics changed the way they identify themselves?

Does this mean that President Obama is a White-African?

Someone please fill me in?

Or, is it better that everyone drop the titles, once and for all, and all of us become Americans?
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Old July 16th, 2013, 05:36 PM
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Or, is it better that everyone drop the titles, once and for all, and all of us become Americans?
That would be the best. I like to think of myself as an American. Since I lived here for 55 years, I don't think that my ethnic background should matter.
But to some people it does.

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I was reading the USA Today, and read a column by DeWayne Wickham. He says that Zimmerman was a White-Hispanic.

Did I miss something? Have Hispanics changed the way they identify themselves?

Does this mean that President Obama is a White-African?

Someone please fill me in?

Or, is it better that everyone drop the titles, once and for all, and all of us become Americans?
Zimmerman's mother is hispanic
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Old July 16th, 2013, 11:07 PM
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She's from Chile....funny how the media likes to place labels when it fits their needs...as the immigration reform political battle heats up watch the confusion of how the opponents of immigration try to classify Hispanics
I am an American and have always felt that I should be entitled to all the rights and privileges that comes with that title......hmmmmm
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Old July 17th, 2013, 06:25 AM
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Things are super tense right now regarding race issues and name calling. Having the word white first, is likely said to be the fuel, opposite of black. I don't know how labeling helps. GZ, for instance, is a mix of Spanish, white, and has black in his background.
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Excellent point!!!! in combat there is no such concern about race, creed, color, religion or orientation...all that matters is that you are American and you have each other's back

The military service is an excellent example of how our Country has advanced in race relations...yes, there are still problems in the service but there are many success stories
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Racism will never be eradicated .That unfortunately is a reality .
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