posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 01:03 PM
originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
originally posted by: BerenstEiner
I'm from the 505. Born and raised.
I used to be in the 505, now in the 575.
Then you should know that some of the First Families (i belong to one of them) pride themselves for being of Spanish decent and get offended if you
call them Mexicans.
Yeah, I don't assume that brown people are from Mexico, either.
I think that since those families have been in New Mexico since the 1600s, they feel like they still have not been allowed to be assimilated. And
catigorized with brand new people from Mexico and now Cubans is just wrong.
I'm not crazy about assimilation, myself. I LOVE the cultures, colors, foods, art and the differences of the people here, regardless where they're
from or how long they've been here. I really try to avoid categorizing people.
Like I said, those families pride themselves of their specific culture. They are not the same as Mexicans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Colombians,
Dominicans...but yet, they are "classified" as the same thing.
Ok, maybe what I'm trying to get at is..
Why are some white people being grouped with brown people and brown people with black people and black people with white people?
edit on 31-8-2014 by BerenstEiner because: (no reason given)