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Race and Class in Mexico


White Mexicans are still at the top due to Spanish Colonialism.

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I learned about this from ROMERO. Mexicans are white Spaniards or brown Indians. No idea what Latino means in that context.

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Many mexicans aren't white or Indian. Most are mestizos (mixed).

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Many mestizos often identify as white(Spanish) which just confuses things all the more.

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That was several centuries ago. Isn't about time to look for new excuses?

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But it's true. Colonial institutions are still prevalent in Latin America. You can just see this when you look at the race of the elites and the race of the poorest people

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Mexico has been independent for more than 2 centuries, about 7 generations. Again, isn't about time to look for new excuses?

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First, thanks for this thread, all. I appreciate the learning opportunity.

You can just see this when you look at the race of the elites and the race of the poorest people


Would I be correct in thinking the elites are white, the poorest are Indian, and the...middle class?...is mestizo?

Still not sure where Latino/Latina fits in.

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I thought that was Cubans?

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