…is an unfortunate word, because it starts with “mis,” which in other vocabulary denotes something negative.  The actual Latin root is miscere, to mix, pronounced “MEE-sheh-reh” (unless it’s a Latin long-E, in which case it’s “mee-SHAY-reh,” I can’t tell for sure).  It’s not “mis”-anything, although it’s been treated that way in U.S. racialism – including some States’ laws (until a 1967 Supreme Court ruling) – for centuries.  The “sc” version of to mix is preserved in the Irish Gaelic word for Metis, meascach.  (Irish and Latin are both Indo-European languages.)