Why, on surveys or demographic forms, is there always a question asking whether you are of...
Hispanic Origin or not? It seems very arbitrary. What is so special about being/not being of Hispanic Origin, specifically?
Good question that I do not have the answer to. It was not so "back in the day."
I get disturbed by that question, too, though I am not of hispanic origin (that I know of). It seems very discriminatory. I suppose one motive might be that employers or government agencies would then check the legality of that person living and/or working in the U.S. (identifying illegal immigrants)? While there may be illegal immigrants of various nationalities, stats say 90% or more are of hispanic origin. I really don't know...
Hey Scramble, you seem to be a little mixed up. What difference does it matter why they ask for your ethnicity? The word "demographics"? If you are not sure what it means, then I would suggest you look it up.
There are plenty of reason, that probably could be made into a hub, for asking someone what their ethnicity is while doing a survey or poll or for that fact anything. Especially, when writing is involved in the activity.
The United States of America prides itself on the "melting pot" of different ethnic/racial background of the citizenry. The information is used in more ways than one can count on both hands.
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