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To: hushpad
Uh, Yes they can - especially to those unfamiliar with the characteristics of either Arab or Mexican. There is a Mexican Restaurant in my town (one of many) where the two brothers running it look very Arab.

well, if America is overrun by Mexican immigrants, as seems to be the concensus, what excuse is there for being unfamiliar with their characteristics (apart from the taboo of profiling)?

Maybe it's me -- but I don't think so -- but it seems one would have to blind and mute to confuse a Mexican with an Arab. And you can tell me all the reasons I'm wrong, but I assure I couldn't mix the two up if I wanted to.

39 posted on 02/17/2005 7:09:43 AM PST by the invisib1e hand ("remember, from ashes you came, to ashes you will return.")
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To: the invisib1e hand
. . .but I assure I couldn't mix the two up if I wanted to.<<


I can tell the difference myself. The Mexican brothers I spoke of who are Arab looking . . it's mainly due to "sharper" features of the Spaniard rather than Mexican.


Iguess my point would be that not everyone can tell the difference. Anyone who has met or been around a Purebred Spaniard, Arab and Mexican may learn the sometimes subtle differences between them, if they are interested in that sort of thing.

It is my belief that the majority of the population has no idea of racial differences, and in fact, run from them or deny them for fear of seeming "racists".
45 posted on 02/17/2005 7:34:35 AM PST by hushpad (If you're going to carry brass balls, at least have the sense keep them polished.)
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