"You cant be all Mexican. It’s like being all mongrel."
A representation of a Mestizo, in a Pintura de Castas from Mexico during the Spanish colonial period. The painting's caption states
Public DomainA representation of a Mestizo, in a Pintura de Castas from Mexico during the Spanish colonial period. The painting's caption states "Spanish and Indian produce Mestizo". - Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The Judge, in less than politically-correct terms, has just described the racial type of mestizo, a term traditionally used in Latin America for people of mixed European and indiginous American heritage.

During the Spanish colonial period, mestizos held less status and rights than the ‘Peninsular’ (those born in Europe) or ‘Criollos’ (those born in the New World of two European parents), but quickly became the dominant group after the colonies started achieving independence from Spain. In time the concept of the mestizo would become central to Mexico’s formation of a new independent identity that was neither wholly Spanish nor wholly indigenous.