Why do job applications in the U.S. always separate “Hispanic or Latino” from everyone else in the ethnic background section?

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Why do job applications in the U.S. always separate “Hispanic or Latino” from everyone else in the ethnic background section?

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Hispanic/Latino heritage overlaps skin color, as there are White, Mestizo, and Black Hispanics. They are a separate ethnic group that the US measures in the census, and they have unique issues with racism and discrimination, so Hispanic/Latino is separated out from the other questions to help with measurements and statistics.

So my SO (who has been to Spain) told me that Spaniards were as white as me and her are (we’re both of English ancestry) and when I saw pictures I was blown away. I leaned the difference between Spanish and Latin that day.

So why would a company need to ask this?

Why can’t Mexicans who are 99% Native American click Native American? Always had that issue.

Because for some race bater made a stink about it and said they were offended and discriminated against because it wasn’t stated according to their liking.

We’d be better off hiring based on skill or experience or knowledge but race bating is a national sport. We have a culture that needs to make everything about race.