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Old 03-26-2014, 10:33 PM
 
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It's not vague at all. Dominicans are called mulatto all the time because they look more African/European due to their larger white/african mix and they actually have a sizable amount of native which most discount because it's a small percentage. Mestizo just means a large European/Native mix with a small amount/no African mix. It depends on the person and how much contribution they get from every different race. It's just simply not enough to matter like when certain European/white Americans say they have 5% native american in them and they look nothing like them but how many would consider them bi racial? Most people are mutts but what you look like will determine what you are in the eyes of the world at face value and that is based on how much pull you have from whatever race that actually allows those traits to show. From your perspective, most of the world would be considered bi/tri racial if you wanted to count the smaller trace percentages of native/asian/arab/ whatever that shows up over generations and most should just be called mutts.
The term mestizo is vague as it just means mixed. It often is a term that just reflects identification with the mass cultural mainstream. The term mestizo is more of a term given credence by academia. In many countries, the term mestizo was not always used or used often. Many nations used other variety of terms. Also look at colonial and historical documents and records from parishes and parochial records, and research the true definitions and meanings.

Most mestizos have more than 3 races mixed in them. Mestizo just means mixed. Most people identify with nationality, region, town, city, village first before going into ancestral or racial pedigree or breakdowns etc.

 
Old 03-26-2014, 10:34 PM
 
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Of course Mulattos and Mestizos could be tecnically called tri racial but the third mix is so small it does not count.

There are many Americans of all races that are mix and yet they are classified as only belonging to one.
But mestizo in general means mixed period. Most mestizos are triracial mixes.
 
Old 03-26-2014, 10:41 PM
 
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[Racial mix of the panamanian population].


Arias TD, Castro E, Ruiz E, Barrantes R, Jorge-Nebert L.

Instituto del DNA y del Genoma Humano, Universidad de Panamá.

Abstract

In the general population of Panama, 38.72% of genes from the genetic pool have an African origin, 35.87%, an Amerindian origin and 25.40%, a Caucasian origin. In the province of Cocle we found a contribution of 16.47% of African genes, 55.25% of Amerindian genes and 28.28% of Caucasian genes.

PMID: 16737193 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

[Racial mix of the panamanian population]. [Rev Med Panama. 2002] - PubMed result
Here is the full comprehensive genetic studies report of Panama, and Latin America. Btw, at the time this genetics test was administered, there were only 9 provinces. Now there are 10. And they made a mistake in the geographical and territorial nomenclature of Colón province. "Costa Arriba" refers to all and any part of Colón province located EAST of Colon City and the Panama Canal. "Costa Abajo" refers to all and any part of Colón province located WEST of Colón City and the Panama Canal. The majority of Colón province's African roots and heritage overall comes from those of colonial black heritage and stock.

Here is the full genetic studies report for Panama:

http://www.revistasmedicas.org/artic...dfMDAxLTEucGRm
 
Old 03-28-2014, 04:46 PM
 
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Most black Panamanians are Spanish speaking colonial blacks. However colonial blacks have often been swept under the rugs. There are more colonial blacks in Panama than blacks of West Indian descent in Panama. Many people seem to equate blacks and African descent as English speaking foreign blacks, which is ignorant.

This is because Antillean blacks faced more intense racism as blacks, from both the US operators of the Canal, and the Panamanian elites. So they were forced to build an identity based on being black. The elites pretended to over look the blackness of the colonial blacks, as they attempted to marginalize the Antillean blacks.

So the Antillean black has been more strident about racism in Panama. In addition Panamanian elites could more easily cloak their anti black racism by pretending to despise Antillean blacks because they are culturally alien.
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