View Poll Results: Why doesn't America ever acknowledge Mestizos, continue to push WhiteBlack dichotomy?

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  • It's nationally advantageous for the dominant US socioracial factions.

    1 8.33%
  • The US is obsessed with the idea of a "white" and "black" national mindset.

    6 50.00%
  • Mestizos haven't the sociopolitical clout of black America is all.

    1 8.33%
  • Mestizos prefer to be labeled white rather than Mestizo.

    3 25.00%
  • Mestizos are culturally, politically "co-opted" by powerful socioracial factions into silence.

    2 16.67%
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Thread: Will America ever acknowledge Mestizos or continue to push the White/Black dichotomy?

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    Will America ever acknowledge Mestizos or continue to push the White/Black dichotomy?



    America has more Mestizos than African Americans now yet one would never know this through American media. You will never hear the word Mestizo in the US. Ever. This is even more odd when you start to realize that A 2012 study published by the Journal of Human Genetics found that the majority of the current Mexican population (~93%) is mixed race to some degree, counting the Mexican population of the US.

    Why is this? Why do we constantly read about black and white America in our media but never mestizo America?

    Is this intentional? Is this cultural? Is this sociocultural conspiracy? The media? Is this lack of care about said Mestizo population compared to the black, white populations? Is this simply that Mestizos are thrown into a black, white categorization based on their skin color and that's why? Do Americans just not focus on Mestizos enough to care to even acknowledge their existence? Is it simply that Mestizos haven't built up the clout yet of black America?

    I find this "erasing" of Mestizos from all facets of American conscious fascinating either way. I mean really, you never hear "A Mestizo man, a black man and a white man were arrested today." Why not?





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    Re: Will America ever acknowledge Mestizos or continue to push the White/Black dichot

    I think it's cause we normally call them Mexicans.... or whatever nationality they belong to really....
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    Re: Will America ever acknowledge Mestizos or continue to push the White/Black dichot

    Why should anyone waste their time on an issue that doesn't exist?

    Fill us in.

    BTW: You need about a hundred more choices in your poll.

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    Re: Will America ever acknowledge Mestizos or continue to push the White/Black dichot

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Why should anyone waste their time on an issue that doesn't exist?

    Fill us in.

    Well, if your question actually made sense, I would begin to fill you in..


    What are you asking? Are you claiming mestizos don't represent well over 40 million people in the US currently?

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    Re: Will America ever acknowledge Mestizos or continue to push the White/Black dichot

    How about when white people (Like Rep. Boehner.) think that they're brown, when they're actually orange?

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    Re: Will America ever acknowledge Mestizos or continue to push the White/Black dichot

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I think it's cause we normally call them Mexicans.... or whatever nationality they belong to really....

    Yes but "Mexicans" are not a racial group. They are a nationality. You can be African and be Mexican.. You can be 100% racially European and be Mexican.. It's a nationality..

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    Re: Will America ever acknowledge Mestizos or continue to push the White/Black dichot

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    How about when white people (Like Rep. Boehner.) think that they're brown, when they're actually orange?
    What about when black people pretend to be related to illegal aliens like this crazy bitch?

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    Re: Will America ever acknowledge Mestizos or continue to push the White/Black dichot

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Yes but "Mexicans" are not a racial group.
    Neither is mestizo. Your own sources make it distinctly important to point out that mestizo is a caste amalgamated from the mixture of European and Native American.

    They are a nationality. You can be African and be Mexican..
    That's the gist of it though isn't it? Mexicans/Nicaraguans/Salvadoreans etc. in the US aren't arguing for their rights based on them being white, NA or black. They argue for their rights based on the claim that their mistreatment stems from them being Mexicans/Nicaraguans/Salvadoreans etc.

    Checkmate?
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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    Re: Will America ever acknowledge Mestizos or continue to push the White/Black dichot

    I wish we would admit that Whites are Blacks with a epidermal or/dermal deficiency.

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    Re: Will America ever acknowledge Mestizos or continue to push the White/Black dichot

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    What about when black people pretend to be related to illegal aliens like this crazy bitch?





    If that's her thang, let her do what she wants to do.

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