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View Poll Results: Is raced discussed in The Americas 24/7
Yes, Latin Americas think about race all the time 1 33.33%
No, this board has been invaded by race extremists. 2 66.67%
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:43 PM
 
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People be acting so brand new. USA is very mixed race. Latin American nations are very mixed race as well. There end of story. It's not rocket science. Get real people

 
Old 03-25-2014, 08:56 AM
 
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In Argentina,Chile and Uruguay they almost exterminated all the indigenous .The ones who survived,are living separately,far from most of their folks (Mapuche's situation).The Government even promoted European "colonization" back in the early Republican days.In chile, they gave the Europeans free will to do whatever they want in the south of their country.Plus they would give the English lots of lands for mining.However,and I found this particularly funny,even with all this 'effort' to "white" themselves, they still look pretty "mestizo".
 
Old 03-25-2014, 11:13 AM
 
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In Argentina,Chile and Uruguay they almost exterminated all the indigenous .The ones who survived,are living separately,far from most of their folks (Mapuche's situation).The Government even promoted European "colonization" back in the early Republican days.
No, it's full of indigenous descendants and mixed-race people who live fully integrated to society.

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they still look pretty "mestizo".
So, you are contradicting your previous statement...
 
Old 03-25-2014, 12:33 PM
 
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No, it's full of indigenous descendants and mixed-race people who live fully integrated to society.



So, you are contradicting your previous statement...
 
Old 07-17-2014, 07:18 PM
 
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Default The proof is evident to the naked eye

I don't care about 'racism' as it is a subjective term.

However the evidence is in front of everyone's eyes except for people who've never left the US.

For example select a picture of an average US citizen compare it to an average Mexican, or Dominican, or person from Central America.

What you will see is extreme mixture of races in people of Latin American origin and a bare minimum in the US or most other British ex-colonies.

People born in this country, my country... the USA, think of Spanish (Spain) people as Hollywood depicts them. All dark haired and with mixed features. The opposite is true... visit Spain and you will see that the vast majority are as white as any white US citizen. The begging question is ... what happened to all of those 'native' people in North America (north of Mexico)? Why are their features barely apparent in any portion of white and even black America? If you don't know the answer then you should revisit your history books on people like President Jackson.

The interesting thing happens in most of Latin America where it's like a box of chocolates. Sure there was (and is) racism. General policy, however, eventually became (and is) mixing within each country to create national identities. Let me know when that happens in the US.

And one more thing... someone in this thread mentioned that "Moor" meant "black."

No... Moor means brown. Spanish Moreno (derived from Moor) means tanned or brown. It is a term of endearment and also a sign of beauty in Latin countries.

You hear it in songs throughout the Caribbean Latin countries ("mi negrita" ... meaning my sweatheart and "mi morena" meaning the same) ... and the same happens in even Spain with "mi morena."

US citizens seem to assert these words have equal derogatory meanings or roots as they do in Latin languages. The opposite is true ... in Spanish at least these words are compliments while in the US they are insults.
 
Old 07-17-2014, 08:04 PM
 
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I don't care about 'racism' as it is a subjective term.

However the evidence is in front of everyone's eyes except for people who've never left the US.

For example select a picture of an average US citizen compare it to an average Mexican, or Dominican, or person from Central America.

What you will see is extreme mixture of races in people of Latin American origin and a bare minimum in the US or most other British ex-colonies.

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And what does mixing prove other than everybody in the ghetto is having sex with everybody else regardless of race? The higher up the social ladder one gets the lighter and more Euro they become.

And don't adopt a haughty tone with people here as many of us have been to Latin America so know perfectly well how it functions.
 
Old 07-17-2014, 08:18 PM
 
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And what does mixing prove other than everybody in the ghetto is having sex with everybody else regardless of race? The higher up the social ladder one gets the lighter and more Euro they become.

And don't adopt a haughty tone with people here as many of us have been to Latin America so know perfectly well how it functions.
Well yes ... I am haughty because so many of the opinions expressed in this thread come from obvious misinformation that sometimes blemishes a culture's view of the world.

Interesting ... the largest group of Americans in poverty are white and living in the "ghetto" as you call it.

Why aren't they mixing?
 
Old 07-17-2014, 08:43 PM
 
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... the largest group of Americans in poverty are white and living in the "ghetto" as you call it.

Why aren't they mixing?

And if they aren't mixing how does that change anything? They will still be poor.
 
Old 07-17-2014, 08:49 PM
 
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And if they aren't mixing how does that change anything? They will still be poor.
Your claim was that the only reasons Latin American people overcame racism to the point of mixing was poverty ("living in the ghetto").

What is the general cultural excuse in the US?

Most poor people in the US are white... and not mixing. Your premise has fallen apart.
 
Old 07-17-2014, 08:54 PM
 
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Well yes ... I am haughty because so many of the opinions expressed in this thread come from obvious misinformation that sometimes blemishes a culture's view of the world.

Interesting ... the largest group of Americans in poverty are white and living in the "ghetto" as you call it.

Why aren't they mixing?
They are, it is a new phenomenon. Biracial folks are becoming very numerous in the US.
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