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 6 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 manatita44 3 years ago
What do you feel we seek, by asking questions here on HP? Do you sometimes question our motives?
by simeonvisser 8 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 Rosie Rose 7 years ago
What is the question you dread the most?I hate it when someone asks me "How old do you think I am?" I am not good in guessing people's ages. What if I say 50 and the person is only 40.. OMG! that would hurt the person's feelings and I certainly don't want to do that.. so I try...
by MoltenHound 6 years ago
Computer asking me whether to force shut down? (HELP!)Why does my computer asks me whether to force shut down even it shows that there are no programs running?
by Steven Pearson 7 years ago
Why are there so many questions that directly violate the rules of asking questions?To be more specific, all of these "personal" questions and such that are suppose to be directed to the forums for polls and votes. Am I misunderstanding the rules, or are they just not being flagged?...
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