Most Mexicans, indeed Latinos, can have subtle ethnic races in them from European Spanish (Caucasian) to indigenous native (Aztec) Indian, plus in some cases other ethnicities. It can be safe to say half Mexican, or half American, or Mexican-American, or some identify themselves as Latino or Latin American…Or..just American….It is up to the person to choose how they wish to be identified when they check those little boxes.The people below are a sampling of half Mexican, half American. (from WIKI) Some have used one or many of the descriptions I mentioned above .Tom Flores – one of two individuals in NFL history to win a Super Bowl as a player, assistant coach and head coachTony Romo – NFL quarterbackTed Williams – MLB left fielder and Hall of Fame legendJessica Alba – Golden Globe nominated actress (father of Mexican descent)Catherine Bach – Dukes of Hazard actress (mother of Mexican descent)Lynda Carter – actress and singer best known as the title character in popular 1970s television series Wonder Woman (mother of Mexican descent)Louis C.K. – actor, comedian, Emmy Award-winning screenwriter, producer, and director (Mexican father)Julia Louis-Dreyfus – multiple Emmy award-winning actress (grandmother of Mexican and German-Brazilian ancestry)Edward Furlong – Saturn Award-winning actor (mother of Mexican descent)Michele Greene – Emmy nominated actress, best known for the role of Abigail Perkins on the series L.A. LawNatalia Livingston – Emmy Award-winning actress (Mother is Mexican)Yvette Mimieux – actress (Mother is Mexican)Lindsey Morgan – Emmy nominated actress (half Mexican and half Irish)Sara Paxton – actress and singer, mother is Mexican, of Mexican-Jewish descentKarla Souza – film and television actressHilary Swank – two-time Oscar winning actress (grandmother of Mexican descent)Selena Gomez – singer, actress (father of Mexican decent)Demi Lovato – singer, actress (Mother of Mexican Decent)The Lennon Sisters – vocal group, popular during the '50s and '60s (Mother of Mexican decent)Dave Navarro – guitarist: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction (Father Mexican decent)
Yes, absolutely. The question being asked describes who I am as well. My mom is from Puerto Rico. She was born and raised there, but moved stateside in the mid 80’s. My family has been in Puerto Rico since at least 1800. Me and first cousins are the first generation to be born on the mainland on that side of my family.My dad’s family has been in this country since at least the 1750’s. They lived in states like Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland. They were of German, Irish, Swedish, and English descent. Then sometime around the War of 1812, they moved west to the Illinois Territory. They were there before Illinois became a state. That’s pretty cool. My family had been in that area for more than 200 years or there about. You might wonder where I’m going with this. But it’s coming.You don’t have to be born in a Latin American country to be Latino. Being Latino isn’t being another race. It’s a culture. If you descend from people from a Latin American country, you are Latino (Latina if you are female.) I speak Spanish, I make arroz con habichuelas, I have been to Puerto Rico, I like tostones, I can dance salsa and bachata, and I understand the history of my people.On job and college applications, I can circle Latino. I also circle white because that’s the color of my skin. I’m not lying about my heritage. I have direct lineage to Puerto Rico. Latinos don’t have a specific look about them. I get really snarky and sarcastic whenever someone says something stupid like, “You don’t look Puerto Rican.” From now on, I’ll ask them if I’m supposed to look like a bowl of rice and beans.
You are both Mexican and American, and none of that stupid “half and half” business either. All Mexican, all American.At least, that’s the way I’ve always seen it for me. I was born in the US, grew up in Mexico, and legally possess both nationalities as one of my parents was Mexican and the other American. I’ve spoken both English and Spanish as far back as I can remember and have always been deeply immersed in both cultures and heritages.I’ve had people tell me I’m not really Mexican or not really American before, for one reason or another (I mostly read in English, I grew up outside the United States, I don’t look Mexican, I don’t look American, take your pick), but in general while I’m never very rude about it anyone who denies my cultural identity as a Mexican or as an American is free to go soak his or her head. If you ask me, anyone who denies yours can go do that too.
If my dad's dad was mexican and my dads mom is native american and spanish...?
I think you can do the math in your own head. But you have to realize that mexican isn't a race, the original inhabitants of mexico were the indigenous mexicans who were the natives of mexico, they resembled the native americans in the U.S. But the spanish came to mexico defeated the natives and soon started mixing with the natives to create mestizos (which is what most mexicans are a mix of white and native mexican). Famous mexican indian http://www.latinworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/benito_juarez_2.bmp famous white mexican http://fightfranchise.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/alvarez.jpg
My dad's mother's mother was full mexican how much does that make me?
Assuming your mom is neither Filipino nor Mexican, you're 25% Filipino, and 25% Mexican. Dad's father: one hundred% Filipino Dad's mom: one hundred% Mexican which potential Dad is 50% Filipino, 50% Mexican. That makes you 25% Filipino and 25% Mexican, or, a million/4 Filipino, and a million/4 Mexican. once you've youngsters, they'll be a million/8 Filipino and a million/8 Mexican. again, it is assuming your mom is neither Filipino nor Mexican.
Okay here goes, my dad is Mexican, born in Mexcio. My Mom is white born in the United States.?
Actually, where you are born determines your citizenship. And since you mother (a citizen of the U.S.) married your father, it only strengthens your citizenship in the United States. If you have never lived in Mexico and have never applied for citizenship there, then you are a full fledged citizen of the United States. Since the United States does not allow 'Dual' citizenship, then you would have to give up your citizenship here (in the United States) and become a citizen of Mexico. Is that something that you would want to do? Do you want to go and live in Mexico and become a Mexican citizen?
Your race is not reliant upon where you were born. Do not confuse nationality, ethnicity, and race. I suspect you are actually wondering about your ethnicity, but as to address the question as thoroughly as possible, I will address all three.-By definition, nationality is:the status of belonging to a particular nation.an ethnic group forming part of one or more political nationsIf if you were born in the United States, then you are an American citizen. Assuming you were raised and still live there, then your nationality (based on the first definition) is American. That being said, nationality is not quite as clearly defined as other classifications, and if you were born in the USA but later moved to Mexico and lived most of your life there, you might identify as Mexican.-Ethnicity deals more with what you are likely meaning to ask- cultural identity and heritage. By definition, it is:the fact or state of belonging to a social group that has a common national or cultural tradition.You can identify with multiple ethnicities though you only have one race. If your parents are Mexican-Americans, then you would likely be classified as “Hispanic or Latino origin” but might also be something else, if for instance your parents are from Mexico but descended from another region.-Finally, as to directly answer your question, race is:any one of the groups that human beings can be divided into based on shared distinctive physical traitsa group of individuals who share a common culture or historya major group of living things the human raceRace is typically considered to be either black or white. Though some censuses further subdivide these categories (into American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and White), many argue that these actually address ethnicity, not race. I cannot determine your race from the details provided in your question.-tl;dr: You are most likely a Hispanic/Latino American but I do not know your race.
If my dad is full mexican, but my mom is only half...?
Your blood is half whatever your parents blood is. Therefore: Your Dad is 100% Mexican= you get 50% (1/2) from him Your Mom is 50% Mexican= you get 25% (1/4) from her Your Mom is 50% Caucasian= you get 25% (1/4) from her So you're 75% Mexican (1/2 + 1/4= 3/4 or 75%) and 25% Caucasian (1/4 is 25%)
I’m going to guess here that you are an American? I think the question does not make much sense otherwise. Ok, assuming that:You’re certainly Hispanic, at least according to the US definition, on the 3 accounts (Spaniard, Mexican, and Puerto Rican ascent).You’re technically a Spaniard (as, citizen from Spain) if your father is an actual Spanish citizen, and not “Spanish” as in “American-Spanish”. Or at least you have the right to ask for Spanish citizenship, if you haven’t done so.Not sure about the Mexican citizenship part.Given that Puerto Ricans are American citizens anyway…Now… Are you Mexican/Spanish? From the point of view of an American, I guess you’re 1/2 Spanish, 1/4 Mexican, 1/4 Puerto Rican, so yeah, you’re Spanish. But then again, for a nation that is already a few centuries old, Americans sure have insecurities with their ancestry. Looks like being American is not good enough, you also are whatever your ancestors were. Which is cute, and something that Americans do, and it make sense for them, but…… From the point of view of the actual people living where your ancestors came from? I can’t tell for Mexicans/Puerto Ricans, but as a Spaniard, I can say that if you haven’t grown up with the culture and the language, nope, I wouldn’t consider you a Spaniard.