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.
by greencha 5 years ago
How would YOU respond to a stranger politely asking you for a date ,out of the blue?If a stranger approached you in the street/shop and politely asked you for a date would you ,get angry,,ignore ,call the police,or say ok then,if you fancied him/her?
by DougBerry 4 years ago
So, are you just answering/asking questions to get an accolade? I am.
by breathe2travel 6 years ago
What motivates you to answer questions on HubPages?
by simeonvisser 7 years ago
Why do some people add a photo of themself when asking a question at HubPages?I have seen three people include a photo of themself when asking a question here at HubPages - in the last 24 hours alone.What part of human behaviour triggers this? Why would they do this?
by cindybarrymore 7 years ago
Why are people asking whether or not Sarah Palin will run for president in 2012?She couldn't even debate Biden (Obama would have eaten her alive), and there were several questions she COULD NOT answer. Plus, she didn't even finish out her term as "governor." Her popularity may have...
by Wayne Barrett 4 years ago
I recently saw a question posted with a side note: for believers only. I know there are a variety of religious people on the hub, and I do not have a problem with it. It is your right to believe how you want. But isn't hubpages a forum that is open to all members? Personally, I find it very...
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