Interesting article about mixed identities. I will have to contemplate these words for a while.
No no no no.
Not everyone who lives in Latin America is indigenous. Some of us don’t have “indigenous blood,” we ARE indigenous and we have actual indigenous names and culture and languages. Some of us never stopped being indigenous so this article clearly overlooks those indigenous people who still live all throughout the Americas. Don’t call yourself indigenous if you aren’t and don’t encourage others to do the same. You are stepping over the actual indigenous people. Racial identity is complicated in central and South America so you can’t actually believe that by simply switching from Latino to indigenous all solve all problems. And just by simply calling yourself indigenous doesn’t make you indigenous.
This article doesnt even mention the genocide and discrimination that actual indigenous people continue to endure to this day.AND P.S. the Mexica movement is not an actual indigenous movement. The Mexica movement is a collection of pan-Indian concepts that they have taken from other indigenous people and it lumps them all together in the most gross and harmful way. Don’t take the indigenous label from the indigenous, it only belongs to those who are indigenous.
So emphatically reblogging in agreement with Tzoc. No.