|Mr Khan said:
I agree that the current system is overly broad in categorizing hispanics (defining them strictly through their region of origin in spite of actual racial background), but i'll disagree in that i still contend that Mestizo is a race all its own at this point (because yes, while people of mixed race exist, this is a whole race of mixed-race people that essentially sustains itself), though that would only apply to proper Mestizos and not (to use the old colonial parlance) Creoles or Central/South American Indians proper
Wrong wrong wrong! Take my extended family for example, we might be mixed but our White DNA is between 65-100%
In my own family, my mom is white, and so are 2 of my sisters. One is yellow and I am tanned. You can't say mestizo is a race because the whole concept is wrong. No one is 50/50 exactly to white and Indian. Mexico including the rest of LATIN AMERICA is also home to AFRICANS! So black blood runs in too. 2nd President of Mexico was black like Obama!
So how is mixed a race? Sometimes you will meet someone who is Mexican and you will mistaken them for being white! There is so much diversity in us. My dad has green eyes, and is tanned. My mom's side had blue eyes. Since I am tanned, people will automatically assume I am Latino. That diversity is why it would be so hard to be specific that's why the census calls white americans Non-Hispanic whites and that's why you won't see white/mixed/black in the Latino/Hispanic option.