It has always bothered me when Mexican-Americans or people who identify as Chicana/o in the U.S use the term “Aztec” very loosely. I grew up in South Central (53rd and Central was my street), and I saw so many cholos talking about Aztec pride this and that, some with tattoos of the calendar etc.
1. Not everyone from Mexico is of Aztec decent.
2.People always say “well it was the most popular/important civilization” blah blah, NOT TRUE.
3. Many people think the Aztecs invented Nahuatl…again, NOT TRUE.
Every single “Chicano” organization always has Aztec dances and similar events, NOT EVERYONE FROM MEXICO IS OF AZTEC DESCENT!!