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Why don’t more Mexicans self-identify as Native?
Gustavo Arellano, also known as the Mexican behind the syndicated column ¡Ask a Mexican!, explains why Mexicans are reluctant to identify themselves as indigenous even though they boast large numbers in the United States: 

To be honest we’re so racist we can’t even begin to fathom ourselves as Native
We identify as our own Latino culture, however we tend to look at the Indio roots with great distance and even disgust.

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Why don’t more Mexicans self-identify as Native?

Gustavo Arellano, also known as the Mexican behind the syndicated column ¡Ask a Mexican!, explains why Mexicans are reluctant to identify themselves as indigenous even though they boast large numbers in the United States:

To be honest we’re so racist we can’t even begin to fathom ourselves as Native

We identify as our own Latino culture, however we tend to look at the Indio roots with great distance and even disgust.

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    Because many Latin American identify shun the Native roots we all share….
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    To be honest we’re so racist we can’t even begin to fathom ourselves as Native We identify as our own Latino culture,...
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