No They're TRASH!
I'll ignore that comment, seeing as how Cubans are the most successful, least criminal Spanish-speaking minority in the United States.
That should be a hint-hint.
OK now that I got some votes in, I'll tell you the answer. When the Spaniards invaded Cuba, they killed every Native Cuban Indian to the LAST ONE! Therefore there are no Cuban mixes. The Indians were completely exterminated in Cuba and all white Cubans have always been of pure Spaniard blood ever since. (Except for the ones who bred with black slaves, but those are the mulatto Cubans, and they don't tend to intermix with the white ones; native Cubans tend to be quite separatist.) So your answer is:
Since Cubans are of pure spaniard descent, they are not hispanic.
THEY ARE CAUCASIAN!
Which is why Cubans are as likely as not to have light hair, skin and eyes. My own family is predominantly blonde, blue or green eyed, pale-skinned Cuban on my mother's side. The "Cubans" you see portrayed on TV and in the movies are usually played not by actual Cubans, but by Hispanics such as Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and South Americans. Hence the dark hair, skin and eyes stereotype. If you see an Indian-looking Cuban, you know he's not pure Cuban.
Gee Janine, you make it obvious you're Cuban. So you're biased in you're own favor.
actually there is no bias, I'm stating historical fact. If we were hispanic I would not be ashamed to admit it. It's not a political issue. There's nothing wrong with being Hispanic. I made this poll to dispel misconceptions.
besides, "bias" would imply that it's a matter of opinion. It's not. It's a matter of fact.
AND I was adopted at birth and have no Cuban blood; I'm Irish-Russian-Native American by blood. Red hair, freckles, brown eyes, 5'7" 128 lbs in case you wanted to know. Call me! :-)
CUBANS ARE NOT WHITE
OK do you consider Spaniards Hispanic?
I swear to you there is no Indian in there. Negroid, some. But not Indian.
cubans are not white and will never be white even if they are light in skin color!!!
Why would I kill all the Indians? I'm a quarter Indian myself. Check the facts.
Jannine. You have some 'splainin' to do.
It's hard to tell when they've got a knife at your throat.
The recent arrivals, post-Mariel (early 80's) are indeed a bunch of goons. They have been indoctrinated by Castro's communism even if they don't technically agree with it. That doesn't affect what race they are. I can think of other Caucasoid goons, but I'm not going to mention nationalities because that'll start another controversy.
I agree with jannine, purrrrrrrr mmmmmm! warm.
Movies are B.S. Hollywood has never cast an actual Cuban to play a Cuban in a film. Although Scarface did represent the reality of what was going on with the Marielite refugees. Damn Castro, sending all his criminal and insane scumbags over here. The Mariel wave was a disaster.
Gagoonies, most Cuban refugees nowadays come in airplanes. Their rich families in the US pay for their visas out of Cuba. So you'll have to get anti-aircraft missiles or something
All right! Gagoonies with anti-aircraft missles. Now it's time to party!
I do not agree with Jannine. I know plenty of cuban people and if I was to call them white they would beat my ass. Besides don't most white people consider themselves European? i.e. German, Irish, Dutch....ect ect ect? Never have I heard a white person say they are cuban. I consider cubans hispanic. Spain is not a white country. Never was.
They are a TOTAL mix. The Spanish part of them is an admixture of Iberian Celt, and Moor (arab). On top of that, they have for centuries mixed blood with Blacks and/or indigenous Carib Indian, and S.American indians, too. Seeing as the natives came from Asia across the Bering Strait, that would make most Cubans Celt/Arab/Negroid/Mongols. Huh.
Even though Cuba's indians were exterminated, they still came to Cuba from other nearby islands. And, IMHO, the Mariel boatlift was the greatest thing Castro ever did. Your country invaded his, so in response he emptied out the prisons and psych wards, and sent them to his enemy. You shouldn't have invaded in the first place. Castro did what was best for his little island nation, and kudos to him for doing it.
Castro is a totalitarian dictator who deserved to get invaded because he pulled a bait-and-switch on all the Cuban voters anyway. But he IS a fucking genius, and I must say his fucking Mariel wave was a crafty little move to fuck us over.
castro has never done "what was best" for his little island nation. Cuba was beautiful before he came in and ruined it. Now it is a shithole.
In the Batista years, Cuba was America's Whorehouse. It's people were subjugated worse than they are under Castro's regime(which itself has many faults). Organised crime and political corruption were the order of the day. Thousands of women and young girls were kidnapped, raped and sold to slavery by the mob. At least Castro instituted the rule of law.If it were not for the ridiculous, anachronistic Helms-Burton Law, and the resulting embargo, Cuba would be doing just fine. As in most countries, the major problems are due to US interference, motivated by capitalist greed and avirace
I say we form another anti-Castro mafia
they are both caucasian and hispanic!!! just like people here can be anglo and caucasian....
Let's she how much you know. First, Cuba is a country and therefore has nothing to do with race. Second, Caucasian is generally defined as a light skinned race, while hispanic is an ethnicity or culture. Cuba consist of people of all races--cacasian, negroid and mongoloid (overwhelming majority are negroid and caucasian with blending going on all the time) Nearly everyone in Cuba participates in the hispanic culture.
It doesn't matter, they are human beings.
Everybody on earth is a mixed breed.
Bob, you said it beautifully.
The directory defines Hispanic as people of Spanish speaking background. Even though, Spanish, French and Italian are made up of Romance languages, but Italians and French are not Hispanic.
Accept it that Cubans are mulatto because the websites show that Cubans are 50% mulatto. This means of every 100 people, 50 people are of negroid.
Whether you believe it or not, I don't care, but my grandma has this fragil "scrape book" that have been passed throughout the generations. It is a family tree which shows that my ancestors arrived to Mexico in 1581 and moved up north in 1598 settling in present day Texas and New Mexico.
Spain is a Spanish speaking country and therefore, they are Hispanic regardless of skin color.
All my whole family and relatives are light-skinned with obvious European features-we're all light skinned. My sister is the only "anglo" in my family. She has blonde hair, thin nose/lips, much lighter skin and blue eyes. My nieces have auburn hair and my brother has light brown hair and very little blonde. I've been mistaken few times as an Italian. We're still Hispanic because we do speak Spanish, but we also speak English fluently.
So if Cubans speak Spanish, you're part of the Hispanic group. There is no "Check box if you're of Cuban nationality". I don't care. Cubans are denying that they're part Europeans and blacks.
There're enough records to show that the Spainards enslaved both the Native American (of the islands) and also brought the Africans to the islands. I suggest you really read more before you disagree. It's written record so it's a facts!!
In case you didn't know, Christopher Columbus didn't really discover North America, he arrived to what is present day Dominician/Haiti and including Cuba. Afterwards, the next few Spanish conquistadores brought the Africans and that's why there're higher numbers of blacks on these islands I mentioned. So Cubans are mulattos meaning "European of black descedents".
Puerto Ricans are of same backgrounds as Cubans. Europeans of black descedents.
Cuba is 'multicultural'.
Most Cubans you meet here are white but some are black and most in Cuba are mixed.
All you people are a bunch of fucking assholes and I'll bet if I was standing right in front of you, you wouldn't say shit about Cubans because I'd kick your teeth in.
At this point, the poll is showing a tie for Caucasian and Hispanic; this is a manipulated poll. Tomorrow, it might show Caucasian leading, but I know that this is a bullshit. Accept it, Cubans are mulattos. If your last name is Spanish, you're a Hispanic. If Cuba's first language is Spanish and you're born there, you're a Hispanic even if the person has light skin complexion. Accept it! If Cuba was truly a white, then Communism would've been overthrown like it was done in the former USSR. Obviously, they can't get rid of Castro. NHBman, you may go ahead kick my teeth now and then you may kiss my white and flat American ass. Cry.
So what if Cubanos are not hispanic?Are you saying that the fact that they are not hispanic makes them superior to Mexicans,Puerto Ricans, etc?
"In 2002 Onaway continued its support for the Caridad de los Indios community in Cuba by providing a grant for $6000 to support improvements in medical and traditional medicine and provide housing for the indigenous Taino peoples."
I was reading an article about how there are still Tainos in Cuba, and decided to write a little of it. It sounds like there are indians in Cuba after all.
^ Another Cuban trying to deny their ethnic background. I'm starting to think that the reason of Fidel Castro's longevity is because you wanna-be-gringo Cubans want him there after all. It's really sad that I'm not Cuban and yet I know more about Cuba than you do.
DIOS MIO QUE COSA TAN ESTUPIDA JANNINE, WHO CARES?? HISPANICS (MEXICANS, PUERTO RICANS, CUBANS, COSTA RICANS, ETC ETC ETC) ARE JUST HUMANS BEINGS LIKE YOU, OPRAH, PRESIDENT BUSHM WHOEVER! I'm Cuban, I'm light skin, blue eyes, and i've seen mexicans, venezolans, etc etc just just look like, so are we white?? and what's my puerto rican grandma who is not as white as me? 1/4 black. 1/3 irish, etc etc....bullshit!! how can u measure that? get something else to do!
Being a white Miami born 1/2 Cuban/Irish I just consider myself Latino. That is the great thing about the Caribbean, the mix of culture and race.
WOW!!!! you guys are soooo dumb! Many Taino's and Ciboney amerindians in Cuba mixed with sapniards to create mestizo children. In eastern Cuba in Baracoa there is a significant remnance of Taino blood. There have been DNA tests in Cuba and Puerto Rico proving that there are still remnants of Taino in most Cubans and Puerto Ricans, not to mention mixes with Africans. I am Cuban-Chinese being that my great grandfather was Cuban but originated from China. So Cubans are therefore considered Hipanic not caucasion!
Voted : hispanic
Hispanic does not mean Indian. It means from Spain. Pure Spaniards are intrinsically linked with the Moorish people who are of Asian heritage. Where do you think Spaniards get their dark coloring?
Well i guess your right i was born in cuba and came to this country a few years ago. My mother's dad's parents are were native Spaniards that migrated to cuba and so were my father's mom's parents. I actually have skin that is white as milk, amber/brown/hazel eyes, and brown hair with parts of blonde and auburn. I agree with the person that created this ballot not one single person in my family is black or mixed or anything near it. I have blue eyed, green eyed, amber eyed, light brown eyed people in my family. Also blondes, red hairs, brunettes, and black haired with hazel eyes in my family. :)
lmfaoo. There's probably so much indian/black hater's here. or that's what i see.
remember Desi from 'I Love Lucy'
Voted : caucasian
They are both, as Hispanics are just defined as people who speak Spanish. But they majority are White, despite most of them claiming minority status.
And they are the most disgusting group of human beings I've ever had the distinct displeasure of dealing with in my life. If the island of Cuba sank while nearly ever Cuban in Miami was there visiting on holiday, the world would be a much better place. Or if a hurricane came and somehow magically wiped out the majority of them (and just saved the ones who defy the standard), the world would be a much more pleasant place and Miami would be a city that wasn't sinking into sh!t anymore.
Both, hispanic is not a race it is a enthicity. It simply denotes that one is spanish speaking or from a country which was colonized or has asimilated to some degree to spanish culture. It is sort of like using the world Anglo to describe someone from the USA,Canada,Jamaica, Belize, Austrailia regardless of their lineage
This is like asking whether all American citizen are white! An American can be white, black, asian, indian etc. Same shit could be said for Cubans some are white some are black some are indian some are chinese and some are mixed however all are HISPANIC/LATINO. People immigrated to Cuba heavily until the 1930s. I know a lebanese-Cuban, afro-cuban and chinese cuban with the last name chang. So this poll is based on complete ignorance and so is the majority of the comments on here