colonialism

“Where have you been, my darling young one.”
A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall by Bob Dylan

U.S. anti-Mexicanism is a race premised set of historical and contemporary ascriptions, convictions and discriminatory practices inflicted on persons of Mexican descent, longstanding and pervasive in the United States.

This essay conceptualizes, historicizes, and analyzes anti-Mexicanism, past and present, concurrent with some references to sources. Here, the emphasis is conceptual, not historiographical. Anti-Mexicanism is a form of nativism practiced by colonialists and their inheritors. Mexicans, being natives, became targets of aggressive practices inclusive of the violence directed at Indigenous and African peoples. The words “Mexican” and “Mexico” speak to Indigenous heritages. The origins of the thought and meaning of “Mexican and “Mexico” speak to historical native roots. White supremacist ideologues have understood this. [Mas…]

Pocho Ocho other things that Christopher Columbus got wrong

by Especial Correspondents October 12, 2015 Cultura
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Aside from not sailing to “India,” Christopher Columbus got many other things wrong: 8. He forgot the extra pair of chonies his abuela packed for him. 7. He named all of his ships after cholas, but forgot La Sad Girl. 6. He didn’t stop to ask for directions.

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Columbus-ing: Gringos discovering ‘new’ things that aren’t new (video)

by Comic Saenz June 26, 2014 Cartoons
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QUESTION: What do you call it when white hipsters “discover” new things that aren’t new? ANSWER: Columbus-ing. Wait. What do you call it when College Humor dot com, who just released this ^^^^ video, discovers a June 6 La Cucaracha toon by POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz? PREVIOUSLY ON DISCOVERIES:

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Pocho Ocho other things Christopher Columbus totally got wrong

by Especial Correspondents October 13, 2013 Cultura
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Aside from not sailing to “India,” Christopher Columbus got many other things wrong: 8. He forgot the extra pair of chonies his abuela packed for him. 7. He named all of his ships after cholas, but forgot La Sad Girl. 6. He didn’t stop to ask for directions.

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Arizona schools remove ‘illegal Spaniards’ from high school curriculum

by María Purísima August 28, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from TUCSON) The Tucson Independent School District’s high school history classes will drop all references to Spanish conquistadores when discussing the history of North America before English pilgrims came to the U.S. Instead, the district’s teachers will focus on more “American” historical figures, such as Englishman John Smith, School Board Chair Kyle Brown […]

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Art (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA April 18, 2013 Cartoons
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Sofia not Latina? Disney preps real Latina princess: Meet Malinche

by Especial Correspondents October 22, 2012 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from BURBANK) Now that an embarrassed Disney has explained that the animated character Princess Sofia the First is NOT a Latina princess, the studio was quick to announce that a real Latina princess is in the works, this time for a feature-length film. Princess Malinche will be the heroine of Disney’s next animated film, due […]

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Pocho Ocho other things Christopher Columbus got wrong

by María Purísima October 7, 2012 Cartoons
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Aside from not sailing to “India,” Christopher Columbus got many other things wrong. Since Dia de La Raza/Columbus Day is Monday, we can’t forget the Pocho Ocho top boners he pulled: 8. He forgot the extra pair of chonies his abuela packed for him. 7. He named all of his ships after cholas, but forgot […]

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Conquista Dora conquers the Americas for New Spain (video)

by Comic Saenz April 4, 2012 Cultura
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