E(race)ing Mexican Americans: Why Denying Racial Indigeneity Constitutes White Supremacy in Family Science
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The indigeneity of Mexican Americans has been erased by double colonization and the construction of the Mexican Other by Anglo settler colonists. Reducing Mexicanness to an ethnicity is a practice that reproduces racism and White supremacy by rendering invisible the complexities of mestizaje and mestiza/o identity in Family Science. Critical mestizaje can deepen Mexican Americans’ awareness of Indigenous ancestry, which is a repudiation of the deficit narrative of Mexican as perpetual invader.