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Why do people especially Mexicans think Mexican is a race?

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  • Lili
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Most Mexicans know very well that "Mexican" is a nationality, not a "race".

    Anyone who thinks otherwise is simply ignorant, but ignorance knows no national boundaries.

    A "mestizo" is not mixed-race, because Amerindian isn't a racial category.

  • 2 months ago

    Because people have no idea what a Mexican is actually a person of mixed European and the indigenous people of Mexico. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Because people played games with the words Latin and Hispanic.

    Valle Latina and Iberia Hisapnia are different places in Europe. Those people used a different system for race but it never included Afros, Indios or even Anglos.

    Apparently some Mezoamericans know that part of history

    https://www.google.com/search?q=not+latino+shirt

  • 2 months ago

    Mexican is a hybrid-ethnicity.

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  • Magui
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    La Raza?.......

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The average Mexicans are mestizo mixed race so when people think of Mexican as race they usually think of people looking considerably mixed with both Amerindian and European races or primarily mixed with Amerindian race and possibly mixed with lesser amounts of white race. Those people are using Mexican as a racial term like European and African get used as racial terms. They used to people with mestizo appearances and Amerindian appearances having ethnic linkages to Mexico or some other Latin American ethnicities that comparable similar to Mexican. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It is a hybrid between native American Indians of central America and Spaniards.  I was surprised to find such a high percentage of Spanish DNA, since relatively few Spanish conquered, tortured, enslaved, and converted them to Christianity.  The Spanish soldiers and missionaries must have spent a great deal of time raping their women.

  • 2 months ago

    I don't think they do. Not any more than Americans think American is a race.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Mexicans are mostly mestizos

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