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mestizo

me stee zoh

  • n  a person of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry)

  • In broadcasts, sermons and books, this Mexican-American theologian finds a parallel in Jesus' life to the mixed-race mestizo experience.
  • Early mestizo art became a collector's item, disappeared into wealthy homes, or was guarded by churches and convents.
  • Sly old (67) President Osmea, the Chinese mestizo, just sat by and waited.
News & Articles

  • ‘Mestizo’ opens at Su Teatro in Denver
    In Denver, we were well aware of the Chicano civil rights movement, so the concert/play inspired by singer/songwriter Daniel Valdez’s album “Mestizo” should be of interest to many local theater lovers
    Oct. 17, 2013 - Highlands Ranch Herald
Quotes

  • Octavio Paz in Broward New Times
    The Mexican, whether young or old, criollo or mestizo, general or laborer or lawyer,Paz wrote in "Mexican Masks, seems to me to be a person who shuts himself away to protect himself: his face is a mask and so is his smile."
  • Isabel Allende in Florida Times-Union
    I tried not to be partial to anyone and not to idealize anyone,Allende said. "I come from a Mestizo culture. We may not like it, but we would not be who we are without the Spanish conquest."
  • Roger Cohen in The Nation Newspaper
    What one didn't know then was that this groundswell movement would find what Roger Cohen called in the New York Times on Thursday "a providential mestizo whose name - O-Ba-Ma - has the three-syllable universality of some child's lullaby".

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