Was reading over the 2010 census and I noticed that questions 5 and 6 read like this: #5 Are you of Hispanic Origin? a) No, not of hispanic origin b) Yes, mexican origin c) Yes, Puerto Rican origin d) Yes, Cuban origin e) Yes, other origin (spain, argentina, honduras etc.) #6 What race are you? a) White b) Black c) Native american d) "Other race" Fil in the blank I'm usually not very militant about things, but I don't understand the important or relevance of question #5. What does hispanic origin even mean? I was born in the US, but my mother is cuban and my father is Puerto Rican, so how would I answer that? Hispanic is not considered a "race", so how would I answer question #6? My skin is closer to white than black, so am I white? And why are hispanics asked to categorize themselves based on what country they "originate" from, however, no other group is asked to do so. Looks like there is a lot of ambiguity to these questions and I just question the motivation behind them....your input is welcomed.