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Old 01-04-2009, 03:21 PM
 
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Tijuana is hardly a reflection of Mexican society
Tijuana is a reflection of Mexico because most people in Tijuana are Brown and most Mexicans in general are also Brown.

 
Old 01-04-2009, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Tijuana is a reflection of Mexico because most people in Tijuana are Brown and most Mexicans in general are also Brown.
It's the busiest port to the United States. There are a lot of people passing through. Tijuana is a bordertown.

I think it's more of a reflection of all that you know of Mexico, which probably ain't much(no offense).

I don't know why many of you guys can only use Tijuana as an example of Mexico. There's a little bit more to Mexico than the area a few miles within the U.S. borderline.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 05:35 PM
 
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Tijuana is a reflection of Mexico because most people in Tijuana are Brown and most Mexicans in general are also Brown.
So "brown" is what we're talking about here? OK, fair enough..then maybe Tijuana is a reflection of the Phillippines......or India......or Tunisia. There are a LOT of places where people "in general" are brown......MOST places, I'd say. Any other way, in your opinion, that Tijuana serves as 'typical' of Mexico? "Brown in general" seems just so......well......vague, somehow.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 05:54 PM
 
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I think it's more of a reflection of all that you know of Mexico, which probably ain't much(no offense).

I know that the overwhelming majority of Mexicans do not have blond hair and blue eyes, because if they did than American cities with a large population of Mexicans both illegal and legal like Los Angeles and El Paso for example would look like a Little Sweden. So I was not wrong when I said that the physical features/pigmentation of Tijuana locals is representative of the rest of the population in Mexico.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I know that the overwhelming majority of Mexicans do not have blond hair and blue eyes, because if they did than American cities with a large population of Mexicans both illegal and legal like Los Angeles and El Paso for example would look like a Little Sweden. So I was not wrong when I said that the physical features/pigmentation of Tijuana locals is representative of the rest of the population in Mexico.
So you're pretty much assuming at this point, right?
 
Old 01-04-2009, 06:04 PM
 
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So you're pretty much assuming at this point, right?
So are you saying I am wrong and that the majority of Mexicans do indeed look like this.
http://mwsalon.com/pictures/family1.jpg (broken link)
 
Old 01-04-2009, 06:08 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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It's the busiest port to the United States. There are a lot of people passing through. Tijuana is a bordertown.

I think it's more of a reflection of all that you know of Mexico, which probably ain't much(no offense).

I don't know why many of you guys can only use Tijuana as an example of Mexico. There's a little bit more to Mexico than the area a few miles within the U.S. borderline.
Most of Mexico is beautiful and prosperous. The problem is the border Cities where the impoverished pile up trying to live off of tourists and the possibility of sneaking across.

I recently saw the Mexican military in action(their marine counterparts) and you would be hard pressed to tell them apart from the US military except the insignia on their uniforms.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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So are you saying I am wrong and that the majority of Mexicans do indeed look like this.
http://mwsalon.com/pictures/family1.jpg (broken link)
Does a majority of anybody look like that?

Just in a perfect world, right?
 
Old 01-04-2009, 06:51 PM
 
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Bottom line:

With the notable exception of Spain itself: why in the hell are all Hispanic nations poor irrespective of their citizens' actual race then?
They're not.
Most Latin American countries are rich beyond belief in natural resources. The 'problem' is that the wealth is concentrated in very, very few hands.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 06:57 PM
 
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So are you saying I am wrong and that the majority of Mexicans do indeed look like this.
http://mwsalon.com/pictures/family1.jpg (broken link)
I guess they could if they dyed their hair like the mom and dad in the picture. Those are some dark roots they have goin' on!
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