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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentImmigration · 1 month ago

What would you say this persons dominant ethnicity is based on her familys ancestry?

Her father is caucasian, he has an anglo saxon last name and his family immigrated to the U.S from England and then to Florida.

Her mother refers to herself as "mexican" and also "native american" her family comes from Oaxaca Mexico, which I believe is an area where indigenous people live in Southern Mexico.

Their daughter refers to herself as "Native American" she refuses to use her fathers last name and goes only by her first and middle name. Her middle name is a common spanish name. She uses her middle name as a last name essentially.

On every social media site, linkedin, even on her school assignments.

She says she does not like white people and denies that she is caucasian....

2 Answers

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Ethnicity means cultures, customs, affiliations and associations in the country they were born/brought up in and in their family home, so the food they eat, the language they speak, the holidays they celebrate...if that is America, then they are Americans.......... it has nothing to do with who their ancestors were and where they came from, that is their ancestry

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Colloquially anyone from any part of The Americas is "American". But in Mexico the indigenous population is called "Indio". In the US it's "Native American". In Canada it's "First Nations". So this half Indio person is not Native American unless they're a member of a native nation acknowledged by the US Bureau of Indian Affairs...and there were and are none of those in Oaxaca. The one thing that CAN be said for this person is that she's clearly a product of the US public education system because confusion about this is instilled in students by design for reasons that have nothing to do with them learning how to read, write and do math.

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