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The Game We Play

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For much of my life I hid my identity somewhere comfortably between Mexican and Tejano. As a particularly brown girl with a funny sounding name, I could leave many confused if I started to explain that I am not an immigrant.  Explaining my identity  was so hard for people who assumed my brown skin meant I was not an American. It’s even harder to assuage brown people who think you are “ashamed” of being Mexican when you tell them you are not an immigrant .  My family has been in Texas over 9 generations. We lost our native ways somewhere along the path but not our knowing. We were just fine being called Tejano for the most part… but I am nosy. Questions of  race and identity have always intrigued me so after earning an anthropology  degree, and many life experiences later,  I  know  that there is no need for explanation for what simply is. I am an indigenous women.


For any Hispanic or Latina or even self identified Chicana reading this, I want to tell you this was not easy. You yourself may be struggling with understanding why this should even matter. I want to help you get there if I can.


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If you are Latino, how do you self identify when your child is born? If  you don't indicate Amerindian - is your child's identity partially lost? 



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Should Latino be a Race? Part 5 of 7 - What Is Race?

Multiracial Americans President Thomas Lopez delivers a talk on changing the Census categories to allow Latino to become a race. In this episode, the talk is...
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Should Latino be a Race? Part 2 of 7 - Offset Data

Multiracial Americans President Thomas Lopez delivers a talk on changing the Census categories to allow Latino to become a race. In this episode, the talk is...
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The New York Times and NPR Are Still Clueless About Latinos - Alisa Valdes

The New York Times and NPR Are Still Clueless About Latinos - Alisa Valdes | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The NY Times continues to pretend Afro Latinos don’t exist.
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'NEGRO': exploring identity and the color complex among Latinos

'NEGRO': exploring identity and the color complex among Latinos | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
'NEGRO' is a docu-series exploring identity, colonization, racism and the African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean and the color complex among Latin…
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Should Latino be a Race? Part 7 of 7 - The AQE

Multiracial Americans President Thomas Lopez delivers a talk on changing the Census categories to allow Latino to become a race. In this episode, the talk co...
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Should Latino be a Race? Part 4 of 7 - Manipulated Data

Multiracial Americans President Thomas Lopez delivers a talk on changing the Census categories to allow Latino to become a race. In this episode, the talk is...
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Should Latino be a Race? Part 1 of 7 - A Brief History of the Census

Multiracial Americans President Thomas Lopez delivers a talk on changing the Census categories to allow Latino to become a race. In this episode, the talk is...
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Latino Americans | Watch Online | PBS Video

Latino Americans | Watch Online | PBS Video | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Watch Latino Americans videos on demand. Stream full episodes online.
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Genomics in Patients with Hispanic ancestry

"Pharmacogenomics in the global landscape: Pharmacogenetics and Ethnicity

Speaker: Adrian Llerena, CHMP-Pharmacogenomics Working Party member

Workshop on Pharmacogenomics: from science to clinical care (8 October 2012)"

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This video covers some of the controversial topics within Critical Mixed Race Studies. 

The video is also interesting in what it leaves out. Toward the beginning of the video he shows a map of the world and supposedly does not include the U.S. as having Hispanic Latinos. That's just too funny, but in a sad ignorant way. 

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Community Village Sites's comment, January 21, 2013 3:41 AM
At the very end of the video: "We need to do more research on these people in order to help them." - Re: Amerindians | Has he asked them if they want to be researched?