The Spanish were by some measures genocidal maniacs, but they kept excellent records and we know exactly how few Spanish women came with the conquistadors. "Mexican" blood is about 80% indigenous, and just like in the US many of them maintain their own cultural communities. For some who make it to the US, English becomes their third language, Spanish being the second. They are often the sources for the crafts made in the interior that can no longer be sold in the borderlands. As to mascots, I do get weary of Indians who think the issue is trivial. Mascotting does real and objectively measurable harm to our children. Do you think we are the least successful ethnicity at all levels of education because our kids are stupid? NOT! Indian education is a struggle with a culture of inferiority imposed from the outside and too seldom challenged by our "leaders" because they don't care to get off in the weeds of the psychological literature.
Monday, May 23, 2011 - 17:01