Hispanic isn’t a race. It refers to being Spanish-speaking. White, blond Spaniards and very dark black Cubanos are both Hispanic. Neither is Latino a race – la gente estÃ¡ de muchos colores. Africans were abducted by the millions and brought to central and south America (and the Caribbean), just as they were in the United States. The only difference is that the Latin countries were predominantly Catholic and didn’t have the same mythological anti-black racism that existed (exists) in the Protestant United States (e.g., all of that “one drop of African blood” madness). Therefore, over the centuries they have mixed to a further degree. Further, black (meaning African American) is innately multiracial. White Americans seem reticent to admit that. We are all mixed with African, Native American and European blood to varying degrees. People who refer to black people as if we were monoracial know, or are pretending to know, nothing of our history.