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All Points: A ‘Mexican’ judge

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at Saint Anselm College Monday, June 13, 2016, in Manchester, N.H.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at Saint Anselm College Monday, June 13, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. AP

Last week, Donald Trump said Mexican-American U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the presiding judge in a lawsuit against Trump University, is biased because of his heritage.

Trump’s comment referring to the Indiana-born judge as “Mexican” has renewed debate over race and culture.

Was it wrong to identify an American of Hispanic descent by his parents’ national origin?

Is our cultural heritage — in Texas, predominantly Hispanic, English, German, Scot-Irish, American Indian or African- or Asian-American — something to be put aside or celebrated?

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