The Civil Writer Magazine

The Spanish language was brought to Mexico in the 16th century. As in all other Spanish-speaking countries (including Spain), different accents and varieties of the language exist in different parts of the country, for both historical and sociological reasons. For three centuries Mexico was part of the Spanish Empire, whose legacy is a country with a Spanish-speaking, Catholic and largely Western culture. ... After a protracted struggle (1810–21) for independence, New Spain became the sovereign nation of Mexico, with the signing of the Treaty of Córdoba. Latin America’s colonial history includes having a white and indigenous, or “mestizo,” background somewhere in their ancestry. When asked if they identify as “mestizo,” “mulatto” or some other mixed-race combination, one-third of U.S. Hispanics say they do, according to a 2014 Pew Research Center survey of Hispanic adults. Chicanos Mexican Americans do not consider themselves Latin or Hispanic.

Some of Mexico’s indigenous groups are as genetically different from one another as Europeans from Chinese. Hispanics living in the United States, are multidimensional and multifaceted. For some, it is defined most by their family’s country of origin, such as South America countries, Mexican, Cuban or Dominican. It is a diverse community where Mexicans are more than Spanish.

Mexicans have divergent ancestry, including Spanish, African, indigenous and German. And while skin color in Mexico ranges from white to black, most people – 53 percent – identify as mestizo, or mixed race but Mexican Americans Chicanos do not want to be called Latin or Hispanic because they are more. A Chicano is an individual (usually with a Spanish surname) of Mexican parentage or ancestry who lives in the United States. Chicanos presently make an ideological distinction between Mexican and Hispanic. There are those Mexicans with Spanish DNA just as there are Black Americans with white DNA but society won't identify our white ancestry unless there is an advantage socially or economically but there isn't any advantages.