mexican american

Discuss this oxymoron in the comments below.

  • Rocketsurgeon

    I don’t really see how this is an oxymoron. Well, the term might be used rather strangely, but analyzing it, it is not contradicting itself. All Mexicans are “Americans”, as much as all Colombians are. And North-Americans and Canadians for that matter. Oxymoron fail.

  • Denis Ariel Bello Urizarri

    Yeah… I don’t see it either… mexican and american are not opposites, if anything they are different thing, but not even exclusive. It would be like saying that african american or french canadian are oxymorons…

  • Sydnicorn

    It’s an oxymoron because Mexican and American are NATIONALITIES. Which is a legal tie to the country. If you’re a registered citizen in the United States you’re American, and if your ancestors are from Mexico and you’re an American citizen, you’re Hispanic. Now yes, Mexico is part of North America, but it’s not cited as such within nationality terms for whatever reason…

  • B

    African American is also an oxymoron and I really wish idiots who use this terminology to describe their ethnicity as opposed to their nationality would just stop it. Black is black (Negroid), white is white (Caucasian), Latino, Asian, whatever. Don’t mix and match two countries to come up with a new way of saying your race. Jeez. Native Americans who we called Indians for centuries are the only ones to bend to. The rest of us are not purebreds and shouldn’t act like something we’re not…