Why doesn't the US Census consider Hispanic a race?
Since the 1970 Census the US Census has tracked Hispanic population under a separate question titled "Hispanic origin", saying "Hispanics may be of any race".
This doesn't make much sense to me given that polls say that the majority say it is also a "race", and this is reflected in many people declaring themselves "other race". I understand why the census says that Hispanic isn't a race -- Hispanic people have different appearances and genetic origin but usually claim some common language and culture.
If they consider "Asian" a race which has a similar but even broader geographic meaning to it, then why not?