“Race” is usually associated with biology and linked with physical characteristics such as skin color or hair texture. “Ethnicity” is linked with cultural expression and identification. However, both are social constructs used to categorize and characterize seemingly distinct populations.




  1. relating to Spain or to Spanish-speaking countries, especially those of Latin America.


  1. a Spanish-speaking person living in the US, especially one of Latin American descent.

Federal policy defines “Hispanic” not as a race, but as an ethnicity. And it prescribes that Hispanics can in fact be of any race.

Definitions for Racial and Ethnic Categories

  • American Indian or Alaska Native. …
  • Asian. …
  • Black or African American. …
  • Hispanic or Latino. …
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. …
  • White.

(I really searched but could not find human as a race…. We are going to have to wait for those aliens to invade… ehhh foreign visitors…. wait….. races from another planet…. to be one race.)