4th Largest Tribe in US? #Mexicans Who Call Themselves #AmericanIndian | #indigenous #Xicanism #decolonize

A January 2012 report from the U.S. Census Bureau—“The American Indian and Alaska Native Population: 2010”—says that 175,494 Mexicans (Mexican, Mexican-American, Chicano) self-identified as American Indian, making them the fourth largest tribal group in the country, says Think Mexican.

The group also pointed out on its tumblr page that the 2010 United States Census form was “deliberately disorienting” and that some Census workers were encouraging Mexicans to identify as white.

They refer specifically to question No. 9 on the form, which asks…

via 4th Largest Tribe in US? Mexicans Who Call Themselves American Indian – ICTMN.com.

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