She doesn't look Mexican at all?
How can this person be Mexican?
|by Anonymous||reply 71||02/13/2013|
Mexico is a country -- if you lived there, you'd be Mexican. What do you look like?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/16/2012|
She looks like Emily Watson.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/16/2012|
It's funny how so many Americans think that everyone south of their borders should be dark or swarthy.
Mexico, Latin America, and South America were colonies just like the United States and Canada, with significant numbers of white European immigrants.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/16/2012|
OP's definition of Mexican:
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/16/2012|
She's Mexican because she was born in Mexico. Stop stereotyping.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/16/2012|
This man is Mexican also.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/16/2012|
Louis CK is also Mexican, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/16/2012|
I live in Miami and there are many people who are 100% hispanic who are extremely fair and have light hair.
A friend who grew up in Cuba tells me that when she goes to New York guys talk about her in Spanish all the time thinking she cannot understand.
Its weird. We cannot be the only place where Hispanic people from the Carribean, Central America, and South America live?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/16/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/16/2012|
[post by racist shit-stain # 2 removed.]
|by Anonymous||reply 10||06/16/2012|
Ugh, I hate stupid people like OP. Several months ago some idiot in another forum I frequent kept going on that Gisele Bündchen is not Brazilian 'cause she "doesn't look it" and 'cause both her parents are of German descent. I countered with, if you take the latter into account, then most white Americans aren't Americans 'cause they're of European descent. Using terms like "Brazilian," "Mexican," or "American" does not reveal what your race or ethnic background is, just that it's the country where you're a citizen from. Gisele was born and raised in Brazil and her native language is Portuguese.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/16/2012|
OP, this is 2012 and you are asking this question seriously? There are black Swedish people, Asian French people and Dog the Bounty hunter is a blonde Indian since his mother was Native American.
It's time to grow up and stop thinking in stereotypes.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/16/2012|
R9, Bledel is not Mexican 'cause she was born and raised in the US, specifically Texas. Her mother grew up in Mexico and thus she is Mexican, and her father is from Argentina of Danish descent but his nationality is still Argentinean, but Bledel is American, though she has Latin American roots.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/16/2012|
What R12 said. Ethnicity and nationality can't be gauged by the way someone looks anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/16/2012|
R13, you cannot possibly be Latino because of your total lack of understanding of how Latino identity and ethnicity works.
Bledel self-identifies as Hispanic and has repeatedly said she identifies with her Mexican side more than her Argentinian side. She is a Hispanic-American. "Hispanic," like "black," is a term that has ALWAYS included multiracial components and has no problem accepting that someone of partial Danish descent identifies as Hispanic. Racial purity is a myth to anyone who isn't white.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/16/2012|
I love R6 so very much.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/16/2012|
Wouldn't Alexis Bledel technically be half Mexican?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/16/2012|
I'm Mexican too.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||06/16/2012|
Ian Somerhalder is hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/16/2012|
I knew a blond haired fair skinned girl from Colombia. She said there were times when she was told "Yankee go home" because her country men did not realize she was Colombian.
It goes both ways.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/16/2012|
R15, I am in fact Latino, from Central America, but I was adopted as a pre-teen by white Americans of German and English descent, so you're probably right that I have a "total lack of understanding of how Latino identity and ethnicity works."
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/16/2012|
"Gisele was born and raised in Brazil and her native language is Portuguese."
I think you were a little too hard on the person who argued about her being German, which she is. Her nationality is Brazilian but her ethnicity is German. That is what basically confuses people, where they were born versus their parents heritage.
As an American, I know I am American born but most Americans identify themselves by their grandparents (or parents) ethnic background, I am American of Italian, Spanish (Spain), French and Scottish descent.
People usually assume I am German or of Nordic descent, I'm a natural blond with green eyes. Not one person has ever assumed I was Italian or Spanish. When I first met my partner he thought I was Swedish!
There are Cubans and Italians with blond hair and blue eyes. My maternal grandfather was a blond Sicilian!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/16/2012|
White Mexicans are of Spanish/European descent with little to no mixing with the locals.
In Mexico, the browner you are (more indian blood), the lower your social status.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/16/2012|
Oh yes, R23, we thought racism was started by the Americans. After all, the Americans have lived longer than many other cultures who have started fought wars over differences in race. The Americans are responsible for everything good and bad. That's why there's no need to learn about other countries in American geography class.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/16/2012|
I wish OP knew how to use question marks.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/16/2012|
[quote]Her nationality is Brazilian but her ethnicity is German
There's no such thing as German ethnicity. Germany is a country.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/16/2012|
Sorry, I meant "ancestry."
|by Anonymous||reply 27||06/16/2012|
Oh yea? r26
|by Anonymous||reply 28||06/17/2012|
And so what R27. Ancestry - and nationality - is just an accident of location and politics. Germany wasn't a country until the 1870's, Italy wasn't a country until the 1860's, Bosnia has gone in and out of being an independent country, the border between England and Scotland changed fairly regularly. Ancestry is as meaningless a concept as nationality or ethnicity.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||06/17/2012|
I knew a guy who's parents moved from Japan to Mexico and he was born there. He said he was Hispanic, because he was born in Mexico.
No he wasn't. His ethnic background is all Asian.
Hispanic like Latino implies Spanish (or some other Romance language) ethnic group.
Lots of Mexicans are full blooded Indians and HiSPANic implies some European or Spanish blood.
You can call yourself whatever you want, doesn't mean you are that.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||06/17/2012|
Who gets to decide how other people self-identify their ethnicities, then, R30? You?
Cuba had a lot of Chinese migrant workers at the turn of the last century. As a result, there are many Chinese and partially Chinese Cubans. Other Cubans have no trouble accepting them as Hispanic Chinese-descendant people and most of them are Spanish-fluent, so they DO have some cultural ties to Spain. Language is a cultural component. It's like I said, just as "black" implies you may have a variety of heritages in your ancestry, so does "Hispanic." It's not a race - it's not even a homogeneous ethnic identity, any more than "Asian" is.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||06/17/2012|
So how do your silly little categories deal with someone like me?
I was born in Germany, as were both my parents, but we all hold UK passports, my sister and brother were born in Cyprus. Two of my grandparents are Irish, one is Scots the other is Jamaican. I've always lived in a traditional British household and in British surroundings yet have never lived there for more than a few years at a time.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||06/17/2012|
[quote]No he wasn't. His ethnic background is all Asian.
And, as we all know, the term "Asian" refers to a specific ethnic group only.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||06/17/2012|
R32, you're a multi-ethnic European, like many Europeans (Black Swedes, Asian French people, etc). It sounds like you identify with your British upbringing more than anything else, though. What do YOU call yourself?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||06/17/2012|
R30, Hispanic actually only refers to language, as in, it means that somebody is Spanish-speaking. The U.S. government has mucked that up in the minds of many. Latino and Hispanic are virtually interchangeable, except that Hispanic specifically excludes people from non-Spanish speaking places in Latin America, such as Brazil.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||06/17/2012|
[post by racist shit-stain # 2 removed.]
|by Anonymous||reply 36||06/17/2012|
[quote]Ancestry is as meaningless a concept as nationality or ethnicity.
What people really mean when they say nationality or ethnicity, most of the time, is "cultural identity," i.e., the cultural ties they most identify with. Culture is made up partly of geography and nationality in some cases, and a culture can be relatively new. MOST Latino/Hispanic cultures in the Western Hemisphere would have no problem with a Mexican-born Japanese guy calling himself Hispanic if he speaks Spanish, is immersed in the culture/food/music/etc. of Mexico and so on, just like I have no trouble calling my Korean-born, moved-to-NYC-when-he-was-1 friend an American New Yorker.
The Spaniards I've talked to generally find the term "Hispanic" really weird and confusing, since they feel zero cultural ties to people in Puerto Rico and Chile.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||06/17/2012|
There are Caucasian Mexicans and Brown Mexicans and there are Black and Asian Mexicans. We see mostly Brown/Indian Mexicans in the US because the White Mexicans are usually pretty prosperous but selfish with wealth distribution.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||06/17/2012|
Because Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro is worth a second look.
He's a fanboy's dream!
|by Anonymous||reply 39||06/17/2012|
Lots of dumb dorks on this thread
|by Anonymous||reply 40||06/17/2012|
Lynda 'Wonder Woman' Carter is of Mexican ancestry.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||06/17/2012|
Whenever I see somebody on the subway who looks stereotypically Mexican or Latin American to me - especially if they're short men wearing cheap-looking clothing - and then I hear them speak, it is ALWAYS, and I mean ALWAYS, in Spanish. Every single time.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/17/2012|
And OP Freddie Mercury is an INDIAN ! OP You are Racist ..
|by Anonymous||reply 43||06/17/2012|
Louis CK looks Mexican.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||06/17/2012|
This girl is Mexican too:
|by Anonymous||reply 45||06/17/2012|
The color of the skin has NOTHING to do with being Mexican. What really defines a Mexican is the ability to take naps sitting on the sidewalk while wearing a big hat and a poncho
|by Anonymous||reply 46||06/17/2012|
R43 Freddie was born in Zanzibar which is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania. This would make Freddie Tanzanian not Indian (though his parents were of East Indian descent).
|by Anonymous||reply 47||06/17/2012|
This photo is going to blow your mind, OP.
All three players are German. Ozil, Khedira, Gomez.
Born and raised in Germany.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||06/17/2012|
[post by racist shit-stain # 2 removed.]
|by Anonymous||reply 49||06/17/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 50||06/17/2012|
She might not look Mexican, but throw a bottle of Windex toward her and see what happens!
|by Anonymous||reply 51||06/17/2012|
Freddie Mercury was Persian. Duh.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||06/17/2012|
Miss Mexico (she actually has red hair, but dyes it dark brown/black):
|by Anonymous||reply 53||06/17/2012|
Pan and Pfeil (2004) count 87 distinct "peoples of Europe", of which 33 form the majority population in at least one sovereign state, while the remaining 54 constitute ethnic minorities. The total number of national minority populations in Europe is estimated at 105 million people, or 14% of 770 million Europeans.
1. Russians (ca. 95 million residing in Europe)
2. Germans (ca. 82 million)
3. French (ca. 65 million)
4. Italians (ca. 56 - 61 million)
5. British (55 - 61 million)
6. Spanish (ca. 47 million)
7. Ukrainians (ca. 41 million)
8. Polish (ca. 38 million)
These eight groups between themselves account for some 465 million or about 65% of European population.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||02/13/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 55||02/13/2013|
Are white people from Africa who relocate the US considered African-American?
|by Anonymous||reply 56||02/13/2013|
If OP wants one that'll really blow his mind, take a look at actress Sara Paxton. She's blonde haired, blue eyed, and her mom is a Mexican Jew.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||02/13/2013|
[quote]Freddie Mercury was Persian. Duh.
No, he wasn't, dumbass.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||02/13/2013|
I'm Hispanic! Everyone love me!
|by Anonymous||reply 59||02/13/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 60||02/13/2013|
R55- I'll take it!
|by Anonymous||reply 61||02/13/2013|
Brazilian male model
R30 is an idiot.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||02/13/2013|
I know several guys born and raised in Africa who speak in an African language (Afrikaan), and they are all white.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||02/13/2013|
The bandying of that word... idiot... isn't civilized, r62, however all is forgiven with that picture you linked.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||02/13/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 65||02/13/2013|
This is all so silly. We all know that if someone is lighter skinned than oneself, he is white and one is black. If someone is darker skinned than ourself, he is black and one is white. Same thing with asians, the one with the slantiest eyes is asian and all the rest are wannabes. With spanich types, who ever drives an old Honda is the real hispanick and the rest are just plain old indians.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||02/13/2013|
r65 Looks kinda white to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||02/13/2013|
Right r4, we pulled that one out of our ass because we just had to come up with something!
|by Anonymous||reply 68||02/13/2013|
Oh I love how this wiki. According to it people are running around being multiracial but have no clue. People of the Americas are all related but aren't aware. See what it says about Brazil triracials.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||02/13/2013|
Freddie Mercury was Iranian / Zoroastrian 0 and I do not understand the debate here on that .
|by Anonymous||reply 70||02/13/2013|
R56, African American is an ethnic term that refers to a very specific grouping of people and it is not necessarily synonymous with the racial term Black or Black American. African Americans are the descendants of the chattel slavery system in the Americas, they are also of mixed-race lineage. So the answer to your question is no. The answer would also be no if the person was a Black African. They would be South African American or Nigerian American. The ethnic term African American doesn't apply to every Black person in the United States. It applies to approximately 88 percent of the Black population.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||02/13/2013|