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Old 01-06-2012, 06:43 PM
 
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It sounds as if they have major psychological issues when it comes to accepting themselves as mixed people and instead want to hide under a label that doesn't fully represents what they fully are.

They're not the only ones in the US that suffer from the anti-mixed mindset, though. They can't be blamed either, since the whole US racial system simply doesn't care for reality and in some twisted way, is bent on denying the existence of mixed race people of any kind. The psychological repulsion and denial towards the existence of mixed people (and confusing them into believing they're something they are not 100%) is one of the ugliest aspects of American culture, IMO.

In most countries, mixed people are seen as mixed with no qualms.
The terminology regarding blacks is a bit annoying. Kind of like a 'one drop rule' almost. Like if you're half black and half white you're a black person. Even if you're 1/4. Obama is a MIXED person, not just a black or African American. He's as white as he is black, people.

 
Old 01-06-2012, 10:58 PM
 
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This whole "American" term has kinda been exclusive to USA. Nobody calls Mexicans or Canadians, American. So does this Native American thing. I think the media has been doing it to avoid complications. This question is indeed an interesting thought.
 
Old 01-06-2012, 11:12 PM
 
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About 40 percent of the so-called Anglo population has some amount of Indian blood,
A lot of Germans and Poles have Hunnic blood.

A lot of Scandinavians have Sami blood.

A lot of Spaniards have Moorish blood.

A lot of Tunisians have Vandal blood.

A lot of Polynesians have French blood.

A lot of Indians have Persian blood.

A lot of Chippewa have Welsh blood.

A lot of English have Irish blood and a lot of Irish have English blood.

A lot of Jews have German blood and a lot of Germans have Jewish blood.

Rumor has it I am 1/64th Spanish. Does that mean something? Am I faking it all this time and I am really just a Spaniard?
 
Old 01-07-2012, 01:59 AM
 
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This whole "American" term has kinda been exclusive to USA. Nobody calls Mexicans or Canadians, American. So does this Native American thing. I think the media has been doing it to avoid complications. This question is indeed an interesting thought.
Anyone from North/South America is an American. Most countries in America however, have created an official name that is distinct from their continent's name. There's no reason why Mexico couldn't be called the united states of America, since Mexico is also made of states in America that are united. However, they chose to call their country Mexico. But since the official name of the USA is simply United States of America, and I guess they didn't want to be called Unitedstatians, people just call them by their continental location which is America. That doesn't mean that Mexicans, Canadians, Argentinians, etc are not Americans, it's just that when someone says they're an American, it's a fair assumption that they come from the USA, since if they came from any other country, they would just use their country's demonym. So therefore, because people generally assume that when someone says they're an American, they come from the USA, the term Americans isn't used as often for other Americans, to avoid confusion.
 
Old 01-07-2012, 06:59 AM
 
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A lot of Germans and Poles have Hunnic blood.

A lot of Scandinavians have Sami blood.

A lot of Spaniards have Moorish blood.

A lot of Tunisians have Vandal blood.

A lot of Polynesians have French blood.

A lot of Indians have Persian blood.

A lot of Chippewa have Welsh blood.

A lot of English have Irish blood and a lot of Irish have English blood.

A lot of Jews have German blood and a lot of Germans have Jewish blood.

Rumor has it I am 1/64th Spanish. Does that mean something? Am I faking it all this time and I am really just a Spaniard?
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But they believe in the "one drop rule", so they are not white according to their own principles because they are partly Comanche or black.

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Old 01-07-2012, 07:06 AM
 
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Despite various "creation myths", most scientists believe that the ancestors of the indigenous peoples of Mexico and the continental United States migrated across the "Bering land bridge" from Asia during the last Ice Age approximately 20,000 years ago. Thus, while some of these "migrants" took divergent paths, their ancestors came from the same place. Some tribes, such as the Kickapoo, have communities in both the United States and Mexico. The only difference between these communities is that the folks that were born "north of the border" are considered to be "American Indians/Native Americans" while their brethren that were born "south of the border" are considered to be "Mexicans." Unfortunately, "American Indian/Native American" identity nowadays seems to boil down to access to money and resources. Culture, language, and history are often ignored as some tribes rush to "disenroll" members so that their leaders can take a larger portion of casino gambling profits...
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/13/us...pagewanted=all
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Aztecs were North American, they came from Arizona and New Mexico. Aztecs were in fact recent North American invaders, barbarians that mimmicked older cultures.

They were annihilated by a coalition of Mexican tribes (around 400.000) and 2.200 Spaniards.

North American invaders also invaded Tenochtitlan again some 150 years ago.

Mexicans should build a wall or something to avoid invasions from the North.
 
Old 01-07-2012, 08:41 AM
 
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But they believe in the "one drop rule", so they are not white according to their own principles because they are partly Comanche or black.
The one drop rule only affects blacks though. I've seen in places like Oklahoma or the South whites who by their looks obviously had Indian blood but they were considered white as snow (Think Elvis, for instance).
 
Old 01-08-2012, 11:12 AM
 
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Has nothing to do with that, has everything to do with politically correct America...they are all Indians, I don't see how that is offensive..
That last part of what you said is the problem.
 
Old 01-08-2012, 12:45 PM
 
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This whole "American" term has kinda been exclusive to USA. Nobody calls Mexicans or Canadians, American. So does this Native American thing. I think the media has been doing it to avoid complications. This question is indeed an interesting thought.
depends on the language. in english, america=usa and usa only and the americas refers to n and s america. but isn't necessarily the same in other languages.
 
Old 01-08-2012, 02:13 PM
 
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Anyone from North/South America is an American. Most countries in America however, have created an official name that is distinct from their continent's name. There's no reason why Mexico couldn't be called the united states of America, since Mexico is also made of states in America that are united. However, they chose to call their country Mexico.
They probably would've but their neighbors to the North beat them to it. Thus, they had to settle for officially calling their country "Estados Unidos Mexicanos" (in English that's the "United Mexican States") instead to avoid any confusion.
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