Baseball and Population History
Here are the 13 MLB players suspended for using steroids or other illegal “performance enhancing drugs.” The picture is interesting from an HBD and socio-political perspective. All of these players would check “Hispanic” on their census forms. They would all qualify for affirmative action and various other diversified goodies. However, the men in this photo clearly stand at the most recent ends of very different population histories.
Peralta is the classic “white Hispanic.” Exchange his last name with McClintock, and you wouldn’t bat an eye. Cervelli is Venezuelan, but like the Pope, he’s about one generation removed from his obvious homeland: Italy. Montero is also a white Hispanic, but unlike Peralta, he probably does have a wee bit of indio mixed in with his predominantly Ibizan genes. I have cousins who look like Montero.
Puello is the descendant of slaves, but I’m guessing Escalona, Martinez, and Valdespin also have a significant percentage of African SNPs. Cabrera is the most obvious indio of the group; however, I imagine Bastardo also has a significant Asian ancestry.
All “Hispanic” or, if you prefer, “Latino.” Because they all speak Latin.