Why do Mexican Americans refer to Mexicans as "Spanish"? Has "Mexican" become a bad word?

Here in California I have noticed that most Mexican Americans refer to other Mexicans as "Spanish". Why? Just speaking Spanish doesn’t make one Spanish. Being from Spain makes one Spanish. I speak English, but I’m not from England so I’m not English. I almost get the feeling that Mexicans here …

When a bilingual from birth person learns a third language, which accent do they carry over?

Example: Someone is born in the United States of Mexican parents and speaks both English and Spanish fluently since birth. They then go abroad to France to study French. Will they speak French with an English accent or a Spanish accent, or will they speak it with an accent in …

Why should Mexicans learn English, if the European settlers never learned the dialects of Native Americans?

Some did, but not all, just like some Mexicans do learn English. Europeans came to what is now knowed as American, and they preferred to speak English, so it’s only fair for Mexican to only speak Spanish. I meant to say "now known." Oh, and "America" lion_sim_bob, so you say …