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Am I Hispanic?
« on: August 02, 2019, 10:48:54 am »
I have been on here over a decade and took thousands of surveys, but a question came up when I got the report back from taking a DNA test. I have always answered I was not Hispanic, but I discovered my great-great-grandmother was from Sonora, Mexico and her daughter (my great grandmother) married a Mexican.

So should I keep answering surveys the same, or switch to saying I am Hispanic origin and risk them thinking I am lying?

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Re: Am I Hispanic?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2019, 10:58:06 am »
If Elizabeth Warren can identify as a Native American and put that race/heritage on her academic and employment applications; I don't see a problem with you identifying as Hispanic on a $1.25 survey - given that your percentage of heritage completely dwarfs hers! 


Look at it this way. Before finding out this new information, you answered with what you honestly believed to be true at the time. Now in this new light, you would be knowingly lying if you chose to NOT check the hispanic box.

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Re: Am I Hispanic?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2019, 11:32:28 am »
It's whatever makes you comfortable. If you switch it to Hispanic, that would be the truth. The truth can only set you free and not cause friction.

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Re: Am I Hispanic?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2019, 07:21:14 pm »
I have been on here over a decade and took thousands of surveys, but a question came up when I got the report back from taking a DNA test. I have always answered I was not Hispanic, but I discovered my great-great-grandmother was from Sonora, Mexico and her daughter (my great grandmother) married a Mexican.

So should I keep answering surveys the same, or switch to saying I am Hispanic origin and risk them thinking I am lying?
Maybe now for getting it right you will get paid in pesos.

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Re: Am I Hispanic?
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2019, 07:31:29 pm »
I have been on here over a decade and took thousands of surveys, but a question came up when I got the report back from taking a DNA test. I have always answered I was not Hispanic, but I discovered my great-great-grandmother was from Sonora, Mexico and her daughter (my great grandmother) married a Mexican.

So should I keep answering surveys the same, or switch to saying I am Hispanic origin and risk them thinking I am lying?
Maybe now for getting it right you will get paid in pesos.
I think Mexico runs on BitCoin now.

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Re: Am I Hispanic?
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2019, 06:17:01 am »
Am i correct in saying that FC doesnt operate in Mexico?

Plus theres the "wall"issue down the road.I would remain neutral with it.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2019, 03:51:10 pm by Legslangevan »

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Re: Am I Hispanic?
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2019, 09:20:37 am »
I would say go with how you yourself legitimately identify. However, if you identified as non-Hispanic all this time, I would probably stick with that.

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Re: Am I Hispanic?
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2019, 09:57:53 am »
I have been on here over a decade and took thousands of surveys, but a question came up when I got the report back from taking a DNA test. I have always answered I was not Hispanic, but I discovered my great-great-grandmother was from Sonora, Mexico and her daughter (my great grandmother) married a Mexican.

So should I keep answering surveys the same, or switch to saying I am Hispanic origin and risk them thinking I am lying?

IMO, keep with your original answer. I would not consider you Hispanic and you certainly don't look Hispanic.  :-\

Here's one definition I found online:

The term Hispanic refers to the people that originate from or reside on a Ex-Spanish Empire colony. It commonly applies to countries once under colonial possession by the Spanish Empire following Spanish colonization of the Americas, parts of the Asia-Pacific region and Africa.

Whatever you decide, I don't think the Hispanic police will be coming after you.  :silly:

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Re: Am I Hispanic?
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2019, 11:24:31 am »
I would have never thought of that kind of dilemma.  My husband and I have seriously considered doing the DNA/ancestry thing, but have not yet taken the leap.  I did send in a DNA test to one of the lesser known companies, and I couldn't make heads or tails from the results they sent back.  I think they just wanted me to sign up for further study. I would feel the same conflict as oldbuddy if I had similar results.  My first inclination would be to stick with what I'd been doing all along, but then I'd probably feel guilty knowing there were Hispanics in my background.

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Re: Am I Hispanic?
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2019, 02:32:05 pm »
It didn't take me long to drop the whole idea as far as Fusioncash surveys go. It opened a whole new can of worms with a flood of advertising directed toward Spanish speaking  members.

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Re: Am I Hispanic?
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2019, 01:15:10 pm »
youre a flesh creature thats all that matters

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Re: Am I Hispanic?
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2019, 01:14:06 pm »
    Good question oldbuddy, especially about the lying part.   The way I see it is that our profile info changes with time and I assume that is why we get all of the same profile questions with every survet we attempt, even though they claim to save the info, LOL.    For some reason survey companys seem to prefer Hispanics to other cultures or races.

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Re: Am I Hispanic?
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2019, 10:53:19 am »
That's totally up to you OldBuddy.  My parents immigrated from Mexico legally and I have said all my life that I am Hispanic.  Sometimes I take the surveys in Spanish even though I'm not fluent in Spanish.  It actually helps me raise my score on here because the hispanic surveys often pay more.

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Re: Am I Hispanic?
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2019, 11:30:03 am »
I have been on here over a decade and took thousands of surveys, but a question came up when I got the report back from taking a DNA test. I have always answered I was not Hispanic, but I discovered my great-great-grandmother was from Sonora, Mexico and her daughter (my great grandmother) married a Mexican.

So should I keep answering surveys the same, or switch to saying I am Hispanic origin and risk them thinking I am lying?

If your great great grandmother is hispanic then no I would not think that makes YOU hispanic.  I am also curious how a DNA test can tell you where your great great grandmother came from?  That doesn't make sense.  Looks like YOU would know that more than any other person.

YOU are not hispanic.  So I would not say I am just to do the survey.

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Re: Am I Hispanic?
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2019, 11:32:42 am »
I have been on here over a decade and took thousands of surveys, but a question came up when I got the report back from taking a DNA test. I have always answered I was not Hispanic, but I discovered my great-great-grandmother was from Sonora, Mexico and her daughter (my great grandmother) married a Mexican.

So should I keep answering surveys the same, or switch to saying I am Hispanic origin and risk them thinking I am lying?

IMO, keep with your original answer. I would not consider you Hispanic and you certainly don't look Hispanic.  :-\

Here's one definition I found online:

If Elizabeth Warren can identify as a Native American and put that race/heritage on her academic and employment applications; I don't see a problem with you identifying as Hispanic on a $1.25 survey - given that your percentage of heritage completely dwarfs hers! 


Look at it this way. Before finding out this new information, you answered with what you honestly believed to be true at the time. Now in this new light, you would be knowingly lying if you chose to NOT check the hispanic box.

lol
Yeah but she LIED!

The term Hispanic refers to the people that originate from or reside on a Ex-Spanish Empire colony. It commonly applies to countries once under colonial possession by the Spanish Empire following Spanish colonization of the Americas, parts of the Asia-Pacific region and Africa.

Whatever you decide, I don't think the Hispanic police will be coming after you.  :silly:[/size][/color][/font]

There are MILLIONS of hispanics that were not born in mexico or hispanic countries.  They are born here and they do not identify as American.

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