Four Commonly Misused Words – Hispanic, Caucasian, White & Female

Hispanic for Latino – NOPE


The word Hispanic was derived from Hispaniola (Spanish speaking island) and the word Hispanic is meant to indicate all Spanish speaking people (including Spain), but leaves out Portuguese speaking people (Brazil).

And more troublesome, onomatopoeically Hispanic sounds really bad. 


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Finding Your American Indian Tribe Using DNA

Native Heritage Project

If I had a dollar for every time I get asked a flavor of this question, I’d be on a cruise someplace warm instead of writing this in the still-blustery cold winter weather of the northlands!

So, I’m going to write the recipe of how to do this.  The process is basically the same whether you’re utilizing Y or mitochondrial DNA, but the details differ just a bit.

So, to answer the first question.  Can you find your Indian tribe utilizing DNA?  Yes, it can sometimes be done – but not for everyone, not all the time and not even for most people.  And it takes work on your part.  Furthermore, you may wind up disproving the Indian heritage in a particular line, not proving it.  If you’re still in, keep reading.

I want you to think of this as a scavenger hunt.  No one is going to give you the prize.  You…

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Beyond the Gender Binary: Yee Won Chong at TEDxRainier – YouTube

“Yee Won Chong shares a story about the challenges of navigating the world while transgender, and provides suggestions on being a good ally.”

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Monica Villareal

By xicana artist Monica Villareal. pic.twitter.com/GeaRVVXg0w

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#identity

 

For my kids they could add a third column to this poster.

 

Favorite words on left:

  1. Chicana
  2. Latina

 

Favorite word on right:

  1. Mexica

 

Word I would add to the right:

  1. Amerindian – to corelate with the other non-poetic word ‘Hispanic’

Race @ the movies

 

The belief in the social construct of race is not up for debate.  Clearly, we have believed in it for hundreds of years, sacrificed the identity of our children to it.  Race is a god that takes our will, our ability to self- determine.  We are who race says that we are and we will do what race says that we will do.  Consequently, it is my task here and through my life’s witness to inspire unbelief.  I want to make persons race atheists, race eliminativists.

 

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The Game We Play

 

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?

 

 

Who We Be: The Colorization of America – Kindle edition by Jeff Chang.

From Greg Bennett (@gabennett89) on Twitter: @zentronix’s book, #WhoWeBe, is about the way artists and visionaries change the way we see race. @IDAStanford

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