Because: I suppose I am one of such offspring mentioned, the biological daughter of my mom from the U.S. and father from Mexico. But, I really cannot pretend to have faced any prejudice, and if I have I haven’t recognized it. I can blend in, or at least not stand out, in any part of the US, really, as well as in much of Europe and Latin America, or at least I like to tell myself that. The whole part about reducing intolerance reminds me of how when growing up, at times when I felt like stirring the pot and someone would make a comment about “Mexicans” in town, a term many used to describe anyone who looked Hispanic, I would say, “You know, I’m Mexican.” I always had to bring that up when someone would let a “dirty Mexicans” slip because, uh, how offensive, and if only you knew how obsessed many Latin Americans are with preening. Often times my revelation would get a defensive, quick counter like, “But, you’re not like them.” If I really wanted to take it all the way, I would ask them what they meant by that.
Anyway, this sizable article is mostly about statistics and details related to cross-border marriages, and it’s quite interesting.