Hispanic U.S.A.

American Voicespatriotism ISSUE 37•11 Mar 28, 2001

In a historic demographic shift, Census officials reported last week that Hispanics have passed African-Americans as the nation's largest minority. What do you think?

  • “I don't care what you say, Hispanics are not a bigger minority than blacks. Have you seen those guys? They're barely five feet tall.”

    Jeff Maggio –
    Roofer

  • “Luckily, I am prepared for this, thanks to bilingual educational programming on PBS. Abierto!... cerrado! Abierto!... cerrado!

    Chuck Kinnard –
    Salesman

  • “I had no idea there were so many Hispanics in this country. They must all be in the back.”

    Fred Willets –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Boy, if it's not the blacks, it's the Hispanics. That's it. That's the summation of my feelings on the matter.”

    Denise Rowe –
    Waitress

  • “I guess those good-luck candles with the bloody dude on them are actually good for something.”

    J.P. Burlock –
    Delivery Driver

  • “There are still tons more whites than any of these minorities, right? Whew.”

    Linda Cort –
    Interior Decorator