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View Poll Results: Is Mexican a race or culture?
Race 0 0%
Culture 14 42.42%
both 5 15.15%
neither 14 42.42%
Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-22-2010, 12:03 PM
 
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who the frick cares about this? why would on even wonder about such useless drivel?
How could a race be discriminated against, if it is not a race??

 
Old 05-22-2010, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Astoria, NY
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How could a race be discriminated against, if it is not a race??
A group doesn't have to be a 'race' to be discriminated against. For example, Hispanics aren't a race, they're an ethnicity (tend to be multi-racial). You can be bigoted against a certain nationality. I think this is a non-point.
 
Old 05-22-2010, 12:10 PM
 
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A group doesn't have to be a 'race' to be discriminated against. For example, Hispanics aren't a race, they're an ethnicity (tend to be multi-racial). You can be bigoted against a certain nationality. I think this is a non-point.
So, that discrimination could not be called "racist".
 
Old 05-22-2010, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Astoria, NY
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So, that discrimination could not be called "racist".
Yes, just bigoted. What would be the salient difference? It's just semantics.
 
Old 05-22-2010, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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IMHO Mexican = culture, society, and the mores of the group raised within that nation's borders.

It's no different than saying someone's Canadian or South African. You can be any race coming from any of these countries.
 
Old 05-22-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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How could a race be discriminated against, if it is not a race??

again who the freck give this stuff a second thought? that is more the trouble than anything, wondering who is who and what culture or race one might belongs to. we should be more concerned with what kind of man or woman they are.
 
Old 05-22-2010, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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You don't know. I own land in Honduras.

My friend Albert's passport from Mexico, where he was born states his race as negro.

"Mexican" is a nationality, as in a person that was born in Mexico and is a Mexican citizen.

"Mexican Culture" refers to a group of characteristics such as language, religion, gastronomy (as in cuisine), music, history, etc that a group of people share in common.

There is no such thing as a Mexican Race. The majority of the Mexican population has mixed blood (Indian + European). There is also a significant amount of Mexicans who "look" 100% European.

Soon after Spain started colonizing "the new world" (some historians argue for a different timeline), they imported African slaves into a variety of locations. There are a few areas in Mexico that are inhabited by the descendants of African slaves. The Portuguese, the Dutch, the French and the English did the same in their respective spheres of influence.

Honduras has some inhabitants (known as the "garifunas" and the "creoles" who also descend from African slaves, but their numbers are small.

Because of the longstanding miscegenation practices, it is very difficult to determine to what race an individual belongs. The mixtures are mind boggling.

I do not know why your friend was adjudicated the race "negro". Does he have straight hair? Does he have very dark skin? Heck, I don't know. Mexicans don't have as much finesse as let's say the Brazilians when it comes to identifying racial traits.

I'm sure a lot of people around there think "Who cares?"
 
Old 05-22-2010, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Then why do you ask a stupid question when you already know the answer?

This particular practice is a waste of fresh air.
 
Old 05-22-2010, 12:45 PM
 
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How could a race be discriminated against, if it is not a race??
I suggest you buy a dictionary and use it.
 
Old 05-22-2010, 12:54 PM
 
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Then why would the Mexican goverment document with the term "negro"???
In my opinion, the term Negro is much more inclusive than "Afro" or what we call black people here in the US African American.

I don't ever hear the term "European American to describe caucasian Americans.

Look up the translation if the word "Negro". Maybe that's why you are confused.
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