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@SaraChicaD: Why do Latinos shame each other over culture? (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker November 6, 2013 Cultura
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POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews, Sara Inés Calderón (@SaraChicaD on the Twitter), wants to know why Latinos shame each other over culture.

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I’m a smart, attractive Latina — so ‘Y Am I Single?’ (video)

by GARTH DATER October 7, 2013 Cultura
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When you ASSUME you make an ASS of U and ME. Also him and her. He and she tambien. Both of them. [Video by Elaine Del Valle.] PREVIOUSLY ON YOU DON’T LOOK/SOUND/ACT LATINO:

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White Hispanics: ‘Hey! We’re not ALL murderous douchebags’

by EDWARD RUEDA July 16, 2013 Cultura
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“White Hispanic” is one of mainstream media’s hottest new buzzwords, a term that has leaped off of old census forms and job applications to join the ranks of “twerking,” “3-D printing,” and “Death to Edward Snowden!” The mainstream media needs to distinguish between different colors of Latinos because it was too polite to ask  “Why […]

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Student stunned to learn blue contacts don’t make her look white

by María Purísima June 7, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from SAN ANTONIO) Marisa Rodriguez just wanted to look “fresh” for the summer. What she didn’t want was the public humiliation from finding out the blue contact lenses she bought at the Mothers’ Day car show and swap meet at Traders’ Village didn’t actually make her look fresh, or more white. “It happened at […]

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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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Student activist confesses: ‘I’m actually mestizo, not indígena’

by María Purísima December 5, 2012 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from SAN JOSE) Johnny Ramírez had a huge confession to make to his Pre-Columbian Latin American history class last week. The summer he spent in Barcelona really changed him, the San Jose State junior told his fellow students during section. “I always felt this pressure to be true to my indígena Aztec roots, […]

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Hello, world: ‘I’m Not Mexican!’ (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés August 2, 2012 Cultura
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In 2006, a bunch of people wanted you to know that they were not Mexican, so they made this video. They’re still not Mexican as far as we know and good for them! Who/what are you? How do you define yourself?

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Dear Abuelita: Sexting, white-washed Chicana, July 4 fireworks

by Dear Abuelita July 4, 2012 Cultura
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Dear Abuelita, What is the deal on “sexting”? Do guys really think a low-res cam-phone photo of their junk will make me swoon with desire? Take me to a gallery opening or a new artisan bakery or something dick-less, por plis. If I judged boys by dick pics, my dance card would be filled with […]

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Blonde Mexican dissident seeks asylum in Chinese restaurant

by JUAN POCHO DE LEON May 9, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from GUADALAJARA) Blonde Mexican dissident Pablo Rubio holed up in a Chinese restaurant here after eluding taunting neighbors who say he can’t be Mexican since he is fair-haired and light-skinned. Rubio was spirited away from his home in a car trunk at noon yesterday by friends who convinced suspicious local gang members the getaway […]

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Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but you’re a Latina? OMFG!

by Elise Roedenbeck April 26, 2012 Cartoons
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Step right up for ethnic stereotype theater!

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U.S. ♥ Mexico WWII propaganda film: ‘Mexican Moods’ (1942)

by JUNIOR WENCES April 21, 2012 Cultura
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Seventy years ago, when Mexico joined the Allies (AKA the United Nations) to fight against Nazi Germany, the U.S. Office of Inter-American Affairs produced and released Mexican Moods praising our new BFF. Sometimes shaky period color footage is matched by shaky period narration and musical production numbers as the film celebrates Mexico’s joining the United […]

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Ñewsweek: New Mexico wants tourists — light-skinned tourists

by Comic Saenz March 25, 2012 El Now
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This POCHO ñewsweek is brought to you in living — and dying — color. In the Southwest, New Mexico’s tourist board is casting a commercial to promote visits to the state. Who do they want to play the tourists in their commercial? “Caucasians and light-skinned Hispanics.” And in the Southeast, Florida cowers in the Spotlight […]

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What Mexicans really look like, not what *they* think (video)

by Andalé Mono March 8, 2012 Cultura
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Variations on this particular meme have been going around the Internets for a while in online poster format (and for every ethnic, geographic, political and affinity group you can imagine.) Here’s a cool Mexican version re-imagined as a video. However: A Yankees jersey? Everyone knows all cholas are fans of Los Doyers! From the good […]

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