- Nov 8, 2002
I DON'T CLAIM THE SPANIARD BULLSHIT. TOO ASHAMED OF IT. AND WHITE IS NOT IN MY VOCABULARY. DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT'S IN THE MESTIZO BLOOD?
A man with out knowledge of his past is like a tree without roots!
Mestizo? Come on, Have we not had this conversation many times and Mestizo was the word you would bring up? But OK here you go........
***Mestizo (Portuguese, Mestiço; French, Métis: from Late Latin mixticius, from Latin mixtus, past participle of miscere, "to mix") is a term of Spanish origin used to designate people of mixed European and indigenous non-European ancestry. The term has traditionally been applied mostly to those of mixed European and indigenous Amerindian ancestry who inhabit the region spanning the Americas; from the Canadian prairies in the north to Argentina and Chile's Patagonia in the south.
In other regions and countries previously under Spanish, Portuguese or French colonial rule, variants of the term may also be in usage for people of other colonial European and indigenous non-European (Asian, African, and Oceanianic, etc.) mixtures. In the Philippines, the term Mestizo is a broad reference to individuals of any non-specific foreign admixture to an ethnic Filipino base stock.