That's not correct: they don't define themselves as a separate race. However, like many African Americans and Asian Americans, a great many Hispanics are mixed race. It's really time for America, and indeed the world, to stop defining people by race and for people to stop self-identifying by race. Race is a man-made, subjective concept that has nothing to do with fact. It's all emotional. My point about minorities was a political one. Minorities is a social-political definition, not a racial one.