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Livie was lost. She thought she was “Hispanic,” a meaningless category created by the U.S. government for the census, but after she tested her DNA with Ancestry, she found out she was — wait for it — all mixed up. Mestizo, so to speak.

Well, I got bad news for you, Livie. Olivia, possibly? You look Mexican to me. In fact, you kinda look like my Tia Chayo from Tijuana. [Mas…]

Native American population almost back to pre-Columbian levels

by Especial Correspondents May 20, 2016 Cultura
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Samuel W. Bennett’s GET DATA website features charts/graphs and infographics about current events, sports, news, culture, and history. We thought this log-scale graph of the native (in red, of course) and white population in the U.S. was fascinating, sad, and maybe, just maybe, encouraging. His description: After disease and war decimated the Native American population […]

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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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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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From Venuezuela: Труп чупакабры в Венесуэле (chupacabra video)

by Comic Saenz October 8, 2013 Doomsday Countdown
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Hey! I took Russki in college. Труп чупакабры в Венесуэле means “corpse of a chupacabra [found] in Venezuela.” Poor Venezuela. Ever since Commandante Hugo Chavez died, his chosen successor Nicolas Maduro has had to cope with a series of Yanqui plots that are screwing up the economy in his socialist paradise. First came the toilet […]

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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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Conquista Dora conquers the Americas for New Spain (video)

by Comic Saenz April 4, 2012 Cultura
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Try our disease-infested blankets!

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