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disgustmeTime and again I have tipped my sombrero to the remarkable treasures to be found at Pappy’s Golden Age Comics Blogzine, but now he has outdone himself with a post that gibes/gels/fuses with my #textmex and #mextasy researches/art/presentations and more.

One of his latest entries is a comic book from 1951 that fictionalizes the life and times of Lupe Velez — the “Mexican Spitfire” at the heart of my research in Myra Mendible’s From Bananas to Buttocks and in my own Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the “Mexican” in America {(Quality Comics’ Love Secrets #41 (1941), reprinted from Love Confessions #9 (1951)} [Mas…]

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New Saturday Night Live cast member Sasheer Zamata just wasn’t black enough at the audition. [Contains N-word, girl!]

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Fordham student Kiyun asked her school friends to “write down an instance of racial microaggression they have faced,” then she took their photos.

Here are (what may be/could be/possibly look like) four of the “Latino” photos [click to enlarge.] The rest are here and here.

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Latino Stereotypes 101: Arsenio Hall and Felipe Esparza (video)

by Bronco del Camino December 12, 2013 Cultura
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Arsenio Hall and (Last Comic Standing) Felipe Esparza head to Santee Alley in L.A.’s Garment Fashion District to see if they can pin down some Latino stereotypes. Hot sauce, Home Depot and “No hablo ingles” here we come! PREVIOUSLY ON ARSENIO:

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Mexican actor rants about stereotyping in GTA 5 (video)

by Comic Saenz November 11, 2013 Cultura
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A Mexican actor standing by an outdoor fountain in a San Angeles park is sick and tired of getting the same stereotyped “Mexican” roles over and over again. [Skip past the intro to 1:40 for the Mexican’s rant. To read the teeny closed captions, switch to full-screen playback.] PREVIOUSLY IN GRAND THEFT AUTO 5: Learn […]

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¿Se habla zombie? ¡Chale! More of the same on ‘The Walking Dead’

by Santino J. Rivera February 26, 2013 Cultura
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So, since the last time I wrote about the lack of racial diversity on The Walking Dead a lot of shit happened. For starters, I got a shout out in La Cucaracha from POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz. There was a lot of buzz online about my story and I received a few encouraging tweets from […]

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Women beware: You might be guilty of ‘walking with ovaries’

by Elise Roedenbeck April 23, 2012 Cultura
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Several years ago, I was driving through the backwoods of central Florida trying to find the home of a distant cousin. Desperately lost, I called my mother, but my abuela answered the phone. I asked her, “Hey, do you know Annita’s phone number? I’m trying to find her house.” My grandmother’s response: “Go home. A […]

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Ñewsweek: Karma 90210, Colombian high, Abuelita licks frog problem

by Comic Saenz April 22, 2012 El Now
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Karma or koincidence? POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz spoke to a digital media industry panel at the Taberna Mexicana in Beverly Hills in February After the panel, a lady outside the restaurant profiled Lalo as the valet parking guy and wanted him to retrieve her vehicle Taberna Mexicana suddenly closed last week We’ve got Lalo’s Big […]

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Beverly Hills Mexican restaurant where Lalo got profiled shuts down

by Comic Saenz April 18, 2012 Cultura
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One night in February, POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz was waiting for the valet to retrieve his car outside a Mexican restaurant in Beverly Hills when a white lady repeatedly thrust her parking valet ticket in his direction. Lalo was at the restaurant to speak on a panel for DigitalLA Latino Content professionals on the need […]

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Dear Gorton’s: Thanks for the apology but …

by Bernadette Rivero February 21, 2012 Cultura
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Dear Gorton’s Seafood and Rinck Advertising: I am thrilled to the gills that you took the time to respond. I am a fan of your products, and hope that they reach many more households than mine. However, your response reveals exactly why you floundered in the first place. You mention that you “used a Spanish […]

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New from Gorton’s: Deliciosos Tits and Fishsticks! (updated)

by Bernadette Rivero February 17, 2012 Cultura
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So, what if I could find tits and fish sticks all in one place? A one-stop shop for all my breast and seafood needs? This is what’s on my mind today after Gorton’s fun website snafu. They launched a web page for Spanish-speaking Latina moms this week, and left one teeny tiny accent off a […]

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