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QUESTION: Why are Mexican rapists and drug dealers streaming North to enter the US of A illegally?

ANSWER: They were invited by “The Great Communicator.”

Check out this video about the 1988 Cinco de Mayo ceremony at the White House when Republican President Ronald Reagan told Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado, “Mi casa es su casa.”

We all know how that worked out! #BUILDTHEWALL

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Sometimes you think your job is done — after all, having written a book that attempted to chronicle the history of “Mexicans” in American popular culture, you think you’d get a break.

But, of course, that’s naive.

If anything, in the age of our Dumpster Fire POTUS, Mexican stereotypes are the rage! This MAMMOTH WESTERN “Mexican” is Exhibit #1 — if you ever wonder why you can’t turn on the TV (or your streaming, throbbing thingie in your pocket, your phone!) without seeing a narco, well, meet his grandpappy, the inspiration for Trump’s BAD HOMBRE racist,xenophobic slur.

You can buy this 1949 comic for under $100!


Do you have a problem with flies? Don’t worry, because now you can kill them easily — the Mexican way. [No flies were forced to drink tequila during the making of this video.]

I remember the first time I thought I might not be White.

I was about 8 years old, in my elementary school’s cafeteria. We had been learning about heritage in class that day, and everyone in my Michigan hometown, it seemed, had ancestors who came from Denmark or Holland. They were all blonde-haired and blue-eyed. I remember a classmate turned around and looked at me and said, “What are you?” “I’m a kid,” I answered, confused. “Just like you.”

“No,” was the reply. “I mean, what are you? Are you Italian? Indian?”

I was confused. “I’m an American,” I said, proudly. I knew my mom’s family went back in this country a long time, and had fought in the Revolutionary War. Why would I be Italian?

As I grew older, I became hyper-aware of my dark hair and dark eyes. Everyone in town—and in my family, it seemed—was tall, blonde, and blue- or green-eyed. They all had little ski-jump noses. My nose was big, round, and wide.

But my dad was a tall blonde Dutchman, and my mom always checked “White” or “Caucasian” on my school forms, and—why would I question my parents?—so I grew up White.

Except for the many, many times, White people did not accept me.

It gnawed at me, the question I received more and more the older I got: “What are you?”

By high school, I knew I wanted to go someplace where I didn’t stand out because of my features. Someplace where people looked like me. I chose New York City, where I instinctively knew there were people who looked like me, and where, I thought, no one would ask, “What are you?” [Mas…]

La Cucaracha: Feliz Navidad! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz December 25, 2017 Cartoons
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You might be Mexican … if you know ‘Mi Burrito Sabanero’ (video)

by Soy Capitan December 21, 2017 Cultura
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It’s the Mexican children’s song everyone sings over Christmas. Do you know the words? Here they are! Question: WTH is “tuki tuki”?

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WATCH: This pussycat has a job: ‘Gato Carpintero’ is here to help, sorta

by Moctezuma Cortés December 12, 2017 Cartoons
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The Gato Carpintero, the carpenter cat, is here to help, in his own kitty-like way, of course. [Video by Mar Gmz based on the song by Cri-Cri.] Mira los lyrics:

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Where have all the brown folks gone? I’m In love with ‘Coco’ that is

by Jesenia Chávez November 28, 2017 Cartoons

Where have all the brown folks gone? I sit at a bar and I count how many are like me, I count two in a room of 30, one is a bar back Latinx and one is an African American bartender, I’ve done this since I realized that I am the other, and I need […]

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La Cucaracha: Border wall prototypes are big and beautiful (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 27, 2017 Cartoons
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This one family has been making piñatas for 50 years (video)

by Bronco del Camino November 27, 2017 Cultura
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On the outskirts of Mexico City, over 50 years ago, a family began making and selling piñatas to the local community. Nowadays, the whole town is involved. The Piñata King takes a look inside the life of this town, and the head of the family who started it all.

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POCHO’s @SaraChicaD says ‘Happy Mexican Sansgiven!’ (video)

by Sara Inés Calderón November 23, 2017 Cultura
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POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews, Sara Inés Calderón, shares everything you need to know about Sansgiven, the Mexican Thanksgiving. She’s @SaraChicaD on the Twitter.

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La Cucaracha: Modern ICE guarantees delivery (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 9, 2017 Cartoons
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The border is a river and there’s a ‘Ferryman at the Wall’ (video)

by Andalé Mono October 6, 2017 Cultura
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Originally proposed as an international peace park with Mexico, Big Bend, Texas has a unique relationship with its southern neighbor. For the past 40 years, Mike Davidson — the Ferryman at the Wall — has been ferrying tourists across the Rio Grande for a little taste of Mexican life. He’d like to keep it that […]

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#TBT ThrowBackThursday: When Yugo-Mex ruled (audio, video)

by Soy Capitan September 28, 2017 Audio
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In the mid-’60s, Mexican mariachi music ruled the airwaves in Yugoslavia. Singers sported charro suits and sombreros, typical mariachi garb, with typically Slavic names. Public Radio International has the story:   Here’s a video example:

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‘When Mexican Joe Met Jole Blon’ (1953 YouTube music, lyrics)

by Soy Capitan August 14, 2017 Audio
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A story of cross-border romance — a mojado and a Cajun queen — are the stars of country singer’s Hank Snow’s Mexican Joe and Joli Blon, released on 78 RPM disk in 1953. Here are the lyrics and guitar chords (via Genius Lyrics) so you can sing and play along!

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I guess white girls don’t like frijoles for breakfast (video)

by Bronco del Camino August 7, 2017 Cultura
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All the Mexican immigrant wanted was a hug and some conversation. His guera Texas girlfriend? Not so much. [Video by Luis Fernando Puente.]

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