I see your point but when you have a afro-dominican standing in from of me saying "im not black im brown" or "im not black Im Dominican" im thinking Dominican is a NATIONALITY not a race. People nowadays are so confused about the two. Like me Im Latina and white, if I was asked my Nationality I'd say British. If I was asked my race I'd say white because I have olive white skin and if I was asked my ETHNICITY I'd say Latina and white. Because its the truth. But when I have an fellow Boricua like my cousin who has black skin saying "I aint black" its like I'm trying to explain being black doesn't equate to being African which a lot of Latinos some how think. Feel me? Because Latino is a culture not a race, and a lot of Latinos claim their nationality as if it equates their race.
Race defined by who? in Latin America race doesn't go by British or American standards over there they define people by Mestizos(Majority of Latinos are that) Mulattos(Carribean people) etc.. Like I said people will claim whatever they want, the way Whites & Blacks distance themselves from our culture, ethnicity whatever you want to call it then at least here in America it seems as Latinos are a race of themselves. I don't see many Anglos, Italians, Irish Whites trying to define themselves the same as a White Dominican, Brazilian, Colombian, etc. There are alot of Latin Americans in Europe especially in Spain and Italia and their experiences don't differ from here neither regardless of skin color so White Latinos out there don't really view themselves as one of their race not even Argentinians.