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Old 06-28-2010, 09:54 PM
 
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Most Mexicans today are actually the descendants of Europeans (mainly Spanish but also some French, German, and others) colonists who had children with some of the native women. The "true" Mexicans would be the full blooded descendants of the Aztecs. I don't know how many there are around but they should be allowed to govern Mexico and benefit more form its wealth.
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:03 PM
 
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Most mexicans are NOT the descendants of Europeans. The strongest Amerindian armies were located in Mexico and Peru. They annihilated and destroyed the European conquistadores and that's why Peru and Mexico are the most Amerindian countries of the whole American continent. There was basically no mix between races.

The vast majority of mexicans are full blooded native Americans.

From costa rica down to Argentina, the rest of the American continent is as diverse as the U.S. And canada. The southern and northern regions are mostly the most populated by Europeans descendants. The cold regions. Europeans looked for regions similar to europe. The weather in Argentina, Uruguay, southern brazil, canada and north of the U.S. Is similar to Europe.

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Old 06-28-2010, 10:08 PM
 
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Most Mexicans today are actually the descendants of Europeans (mainly Spanish but also some French, German, and others) colonists who had children with some of the native women. The "true" Mexicans would be the full blooded descendants of the Aztecs. I don't know how many there are around but they should be allowed to govern Mexico and benefit more form its wealth.
Yea, I agree with the other poster. Most Mexicans, from my experience aren't Mexicans that are mixed with European. They are Native Americans (of Mexico and other surrounding countries).
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:21 PM
 
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Most mexicans are NOT the descendants of Europeans. The strongest Amerindian armies were located in Mexico and Peru. They annihilated and destroyed the European conquistadores and that's why Peru and Mexico are the most Amerindian countries of the whole American continent. There was basically no mix between races.

The vast majority of mexicans are full blooded native Americans.

From costa rica down to Argentina, the rest of the American continent is as diverse as the U.S. And canada. The southern and northern regions are mostly the most populated by Europeans descendants. The cold regions. Europeans looked for regions similar to europe. The weather in Argentina, Uruguay, southern brazil, canada and north of the U.S. Is similar to Europe.
So the 'strong Amerindian army' of Mexico destroyed the European invaders...and then proceeded to adopt their language (Spanish), and religion (Catholicism) over their own? I see....

As a matter of fact, the LARGE majority of Mexicans are Mestizo...a smaller group is pure Amerindian...and about 10% are pure European.....along with a small number of 'others', as with any modern society of immigrants.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:48 AM
 
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Most mexicans are NOT the descendants of Europeans. The strongest Amerindian armies were located in Mexico and Peru. They annihilated and destroyed the European conquistadores and that's why Peru and Mexico are the most Amerindian countries of the whole American continent. There was basically no mix between races.

The vast majority of mexicans are full blooded native Americans.

From costa rica down to Argentina, the rest of the American continent is as diverse as the U.S. And canada. The southern and northern regions are mostly the most populated by Europeans descendants. The cold regions. Europeans looked for regions similar to europe. The weather in Argentina, Uruguay, southern brazil, canada and north of the U.S. Is similar to Europe.
You are incorrect! 60% of Mexicans are of mixed blood. They are a mix of Spanish and native indian blood. Why do you think that most Mexican's primary language is Spanish rather than some native indian tongue?

https://www.cia.gov/library/publicat...k/geos/mx.html

Ethnic groups:
mestizo (Amerindian-Spanish) 60%, Amerindian or predominantly Amerindian 30%, white 9%, other 1%
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:52 AM
 
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Most Mexicans are racially mixed, not just with Europeans but also Africans - Mexico had as many slaves as Indians after the small pox epidemic and the survivors survived by resistant DNA. There are only about 10% "pure" Indians in Mexico. As for the European, it's not just Spanish blood - a lot is French, Italian, German, and other.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:56 AM
 
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The majority of Mexicans are mestizo, something that they are taught to be proud of.

The only places you will find anything close to pure native is Chiapas and Oaxaca. Even then, there is quite a bit of European blood in most communities- even the ones where they don't speak Spanish (because if you think that all Mexicans speak Spanish, you're wrong).

The only reason it would seem like most Mexicans are indigenous is because class is often cut on racial lines. If you have never been to Mexico, you would only judge based on the immigrants here who are typically more phenotypically native. I'm a fairly typical Jewish-American girl and I blended right in while living in Mexico City.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:57 AM
 
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Most mexicans are NOT the descendants of Europeans. The strongest Amerindian armies were located in Mexico and Peru. They annihilated and destroyed the European conquistadores and that's why Peru and Mexico are the most Amerindian countries of the whole American continent. There was basically no mix between races.

The vast majority of mexicans are full blooded native Americans.

From costa rica down to Argentina, the rest of the American continent is as diverse as the U.S. And canada. The southern and northern regions are mostly the most populated by Europeans descendants. The cold regions. Europeans looked for regions similar to europe. The weather in Argentina, Uruguay, southern brazil, canada and north of the U.S. Is similar to Europe.
Impossible. Races mix. Mexico has had all the races and all the ethnic groups for far too long for no mixing to take place. Look around Acapulco, Veracruz and other coastal regions, you see the clear African features, you look in northern Mexico and you see the German features.

Mexico is as racially and ethnically mixed as is the USA. Many Americans have Indian ancestors too but if most ancestors were black, they'll look black to you, or if most were white, you'll see them as white.

The idea of "pure" races is silly.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:59 AM
 
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So the 'strong Amerindian army' of Mexico destroyed the European invaders...and then proceeded to adopt their language (Spanish), and religion (Catholicism) over their own? I see....

As a matter of fact, the LARGE majority of Mexicans are Mestizo...a smaller group is pure Amerindian...and about 10% are pure European.....along with a small number of 'others', as with any modern society of immigrants.
Maybe they just liked the way it sounded or were "persuaded" by the minoriities (Spanish invaders) they should be also speaking Spanish?
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:01 AM
 
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Most Mexicans today are actually the descendants of Europeans (mainly Spanish but also some French, German, and others) colonists who had children with some of the native women. The "true" Mexicans would be the full blooded descendants of the Aztecs. I don't know how many there are around but they should be allowed to govern Mexico and benefit more form its wealth.
In fact, the country of Mexico did not exist until the Spaniards showed up and claimed it, set the borders. The Aztecs never ruled over a nation called Mexico. They never ruled past a 35 mile radius near current Mexico City. The Aztecs never ruled over the Mayans or the other Indian groups. You might compare some of pre-European Mexico as "city states" but most were not that.
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