Ethnic, Not Racial
Another distinction that needs to be made is that both phrases refer to the ethnicity of a person, not the race. Neither term should be used to describe the outward appearance of a person. This is a common mistake. The skin color of a person of Latino or Hispanic descent could be brown, black or white. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that the majority of Hispanics and Latinos are Caucasian; the second largest race is Native American.