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When you’re serving up tacos al pastor in the meat packing district (Kødbye) of old town Copenhagen, Denmark, they’ve got to be delicioso, amiright? These look legit. Also that word “Kødbye” means brown, so it’s all good. [Video by Gabriel Miranda.]

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This is an acrylic on a wood cut-out in the New Mexico style of Santo paintings. It’s about 17 inches high and maybe 7 inches wide at its widest point, kind of a coffin shape. The bridge in the back is the Coronado Bridge and Santo Cholo is holding a low rider and the Kiosko from Chicano Park.

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Emilio is a childhood friend of mine who we appropriately call Malo (mean).

Usually, Malo and I converse about old times; friends we have lost and experiences we shared growing up. So it surprised me the other day when he asked me, “Poule, why does Donald Trump want to build a pinche (damn) wall?”.

I gave him a short shrift answer that it was his solution to end unlawful border crossing.

Malo replied indignantly, either to my casual and shallow observation, or to Trump’s callousness:

I don’t have any fancy letters after my last name, Poule, but chale (no), that’s not the real reason he is trying to separate us from Mexico. Trump knows this country is changing in color, culture, and influence and he wants to stop it.

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La Cucaracha: Hollywood discovers GMO casting (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 16, 2015 Cartoons
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Diversity sells, but Hollywood is overwhelmingly white, male (audio)

by Lucida Grandé March 3, 2015 Audio
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“If you want an accurate picture of ethnic and gender diversity in the United States, don’t look to Hollywood,” says NPR. That’s the conclusion of the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report” conducted by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. The report quantifies the striking — if not surprising — racial and […]

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What are America’s Pocho Ocho Top Brownest Jobs?

by Especial Correspondents January 27, 2015 Cultura
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The Atlantic analyzed the stats and guess what!? Some professions in the United Estates are positively teeming with white people — jobs like veterinarian, espeech sangwich pathologist and meelrye (chart excerpt, above). Hurm, we said, perhaps we can fabricate a similar list of America’s brownest jobs. “So let it be written, so let it be […]

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Maybe I grew up in a Latino and African-American neighborhood

by NAVARRO August 21, 2014 El Now
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Maybe I grew up in a mostly Latino and African American neighborhood because that was where my parents could pay rent. Maybe they could only pay rent there because my parents immigrated into this country with only a bag of clothes. Maybe they worked 16 hrs a day 7 days a week in ranches cutting […]

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La Cucaracha: Kid refugees spawn communicable diseases (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 13, 2014 Cartoons
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Study shows brown skin, tattoos will cost you money on Craigslist

by Verdana Bold May 29, 2014 Cultura
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A year-long study has shown that potential buyers were less likely to contact Craigslist sellers with brown skin and/or tattoos. And when contact was made, according to the research, the prices offered for identical items were less. Sociological Images has the story:

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Johnny Sanchez on George Lopez: Yup, I’m Mexican (video)

by Verdana Bold May 22, 2014 Cultura
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Being brown, growing old, living as a short person — Johnny Sanchez shares TMI about the intimate secrets of Mexican-American men.

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Aamer Rahman: What’s the deal with white people? (video)

by Lucida Grandé December 3, 2013 Cultura
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Australian comic Aamer Rahman — half of Fear of A Brown Planet — discusses the pitfalls of trying to joke about race, color and ethnicity. PREVIOUSLY ON MAKING FUN OF WHITE PEOPLE:

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Los Mocosos: ‘Brown and Proud (Soy Moreno, Soy Latino)’ [video]

by MOON GUAC October 17, 2013 Cultura
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We missed Brown and Proud when the San Francisco band Los Mocosos released this tune in 1998 — 15 pinche years ago! That’s why it’s on repeat today. Thanks to Texano78704 for the tip:

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Sheriff Joe is racist, says Federal judge, and Pocho Ocho other things

by Especial Correspondents May 28, 2013 El Now
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The news broke out of Phoenix late Friday, but to tell you the truth, we weren’t surprised. Judge G. Murray Snow of the United States District Court for Arizona officially declared the policing policies of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio unconstitutionally “racist.” The New York Times summed up the decision this way: … the sheriff […]

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Breaking: San Diego firm offers Thailand plastic surgery tours

by VIN DIDO May 15, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from SAN DIEGO) Horton District travel agency Mad Mad World Tours is now offering a new cosmetic surgery/tour package featuring makeovers in beautiful Thailand, the company announced today. The tours, organized in partnership with the Bod Thai Clinic of Bangkok, Thailand, promise an all-expenses-paid two-week luxury trip to the southeast Asian country and […]

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Your Mitt Romney Spanish TV bronzer makeup tutorial (video)

by Verdana Bold October 26, 2012 Cultura
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It’s not easy being brown, as Mitt Romney’s Univision appearance demonstrated. Here’s the right way to get brown with la gente. Attention white people: This is a super idea for that special hot date not to mention Halloween!

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Dear Abuelita: Oh so liberal, like brown on rice, a Lone Star lament

by Dear Abuelita June 27, 2012 Cultura
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Dear Abuelita, I know the pathetic preguntas that give you the opportunity to insult poor suffering souls are the ones you pick to answer, but I really need your ayuda! So put your hearing aids and reading anteojos on and eschuchame! Some members of mi familia are pinche plain racist, elitist, and sexist! As the […]

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