"The Mexicans come from Indians.
The Brasilians come from the forest.
But the Argentines came on boats from Europe."
Sipi, che!! And we're proud of it!

The memes in the responses are absolutely glorious. I miss the days when we could all laugh at this sort of thing.

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9 Jun
@WendyOsefo Just caught your interview on FoxNews where you reference slavery in the US.
Surely you're aware that slavery was more pervasive across the population over a longer period of time in your parents home country of Nigeria than in the US.
Should you be held responsible?
Do you feel any sort of moral or financial debt for the actions of your ancestors, or the profit they made from selling people into slavery?
If not, why should white Americans have any sort of collective discussion? Most didn't have a single ancestor here prior to Emancipation.
Further, your assertion about standards vis a vis selection are demonstrably false.
The data on school admissions are easily accessible and conclusively demonstrate that Black and Native applicants are consistently selected with even lower qualifications than whites and Asians.
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Well this is a vomit inducing take.

Mexico is itself a settler state.
The “Mexicans” who were living in the Southwest when it was “stolen” are still here, and we never fought under the Mexican flag.
A Mexican from Oaxaca has no more right to our homeland than a Canadian.
The Southwest was only ever marginally part of Mexico, and when the US invaded there was almost no resistance on the part of the Mexican government or military.
The local population was abandoned by Mexico, and when given the option to repatriate almost none elected to do so.
Even the resistance that was put forth was not initiated under the Mexican flag, but rather in the spirit of local autonomy and self determination.

“Returning” the land to Mexico would be even more imperialist than keeping it in the US as is the will of the people.
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Whether we call it Columbus Day, Día de la Raza, or Indigenous Peoples’ Day, I value it all the same.

It’s not a day of rage. It’s a day to remember our ancestors and remind ourselves to look toward the future. They persevered, they adapted, they birthed a new world.
The photo is one of my great great grandmothers on her wedding day. I know very little about her but when u was young I told my mom I hoped I would grow up to look like her because she was so pretty.
She was “full blood” but married a mestizo from a village over the mountain.
Women like her were in a way the most pivotal piece of the history of New Spain.
Very few Spanish women came to the new world, unlike the British colonies. These women - whether by force, by choice, or some combination of the two - are the mothers of our cultures and nations.
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