can a person from spain not identify as white?

Can a person from spain not identify themselves as white and classify as something else?

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Yes, in the US the Census and most other government forms allow you to identify how you please. 

    A Spaniard could easily mark your race as "White" and then designate their ethnicity as "Hispanic".  Race and ethnicity are two separate concepts. In the United States, however, the term White is usually synonymous with "White alone, not of Hispanic origin". So by marking their race as White and ethnicity as Hispanic, they will not be tallied with non-Hispanic Whites. I know this is confusing.  

    Or a Spaniard could just mark their race as "other" since in parts of Spain there is Northern African (technically Caucasian ) and small amounts of Sub Saharan  African ancestry in the Spanish gene pool, and you could argue Spaniards are mixed.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Yup !! !!

    Infact no1 should identify as such evn the 

    Palst Albino could not say their natural skin 

    is actully "White" we'r all shades of Ťån yô!

    ...................................................

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    A Spaniard need not be white. That is an outdated concept. Just as there are black and arab swedes there are black and arab spaniards. It's racist to think that every spaniard has white skin, catholic religion, or a name like juan or julio. 

  • 8 months ago

    Yes, they can. The reason is that Spanish is a nationality, and Spaniards have diverse origins (much like U.S. Americans).

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    What country are you from? Are there laws stopping them from doing so? 

    Iberia Hispania was conquered by African Arabs. A small part of modern Spain still even extends into Africa. Past that, Spain has some laws that grant citizenship based on blood lines which don’t factor in skin color.

    But in the long run, Roman Catholics don’t believe in skin color or blood lines anyway, so what difference does it make.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    if the skin is actually another colour...

    but like anonymous said, we don't pretend that humans come in races, nor identify as a skincolour here in Europe

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