From what I've read most recently, Hispanics - who are not actually a separate race, but rather an ethnicity - make up about 15 percent of the U.S. population. Blacks make up at least 12 percent, and whites about 66 percent. About 7 percent are Asian, Hawaiian, American Indian, and so forth.
there is often this assumption some ignoarnt people make in the U.S that if you speak spanish , you must be Mexican. that is incorrect but i guess the sentiment grew because the majority of hispanics in the untied states, (up to 60%) are mexican . hispanics make up to 16.3% of the population of the united states - (site :http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1940/hispani... "The 2010 Census counted 50.5 million Hispanics in the United States. Hispanics now account for 16.3% of the total U.S. population. The nation's Latino population, which was 35.3 million in 2000, grew 43% over the decade. The Hispanic population also accounted for most of the nation's growth (56%) from 2000 to 2010. ...Hispanics, who can be of any race, are the nation's largest minority