How come Latin Americans of all races describe themselves as a single ethnicity (Latino), but Americans of all races don’t describe themselves as a single ethnicity?

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ArthurM
ArthurM

An actual person with intention.

ArthurM
ArthurM

And then collectivism is like a religion where 'black; or 'socialist' or 'whatever' is an actual person that is more important than any single actual actual person, and they worship that. People be actin crazy.

ArthurM
ArthurM

Groups don't really exist, do they? Like, you can see and touch a person, but you can't see or touch Blacks or Americans or Amish or Gamers. This is probably Philosophy 101 or something. But whenever I hear people talk about pretty much anything now they talk as if they honestly think that a group or identity is an actual tangible thing. Like they really think 'white male' is an actual person that goes around stepping on an actual person named 'minority'. It's personification and anthropomorphism gone mad!

Segev
Segev

Jimmy_Nelly, you're describing only some Americans' attitudes, there. In fact, you're describing leftist attitudes, where "white" and "black" and "hispanic" is more important than "Amish" or "Sports Fan" or "Gamer." Most of us do view things culturally, when we view them as subgroups at all. We're just called "racists" for not paying close enough attention to the skin color of the person practicing a given (sub)culture. And yes, a great many of us prefer to simply call ourselves "American."

Jimmy_Nelly
Jimmy_Nelly

I have always felt how it’s strange how Americans will see say an Amish person as “one of them”, just because they’re a non-Hispanic white American, but an American of let’s say Chinese descent, who is proudly American and doesn’t identify as Chinese, they will be othered with the term “Asian American”, even if the person feels that culturally they belong in the non-Hispanic white group.

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