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“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…]

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[John Graham — from OZ — creates cartoons and caricatures. He is on Facebook, and sells his work online.]

trumpgrillrussianWar gets served first, then libraries, the arts, education, and healthcare get leftovers, if there are any.

[Vintage Communist Russia — Союз Советских Социалистических Республик — toon via Comrade Tweeter Soviet Visuals.]


Here’s one from the vaults! Is Star Spanglish Banner a lost track from INSANE IN THE BRAIN, the unreleased 2007 album that was the subject of speculation, lawsuits and at least two shootings? Those close to HORCHATA ICE (photo) won’t say. And those ties to Biggie and Tupac? Don’t go there.

 

WAR (the OG band): ‘Cinco de Mayo’ (1981 complete)

by Comic Saenz May 5, 2016 Audio
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This 1981 single from WAR was the first time many non-Latinos heard of Cinco de Mayo. This photo shows the original guys at the Sunset Grill (7439 Sunset, next to their offices (Far Out Productions) at 7417 Sunset. The Guitar Center swallowed up 7417 a while back. L-R: Charles Miller (sax, RIP), Lonnie Jordan (keyboards, […]

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‘We didn’t light the fire,’ they claimed later (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA April 28, 2016 Cartoons
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In Iran, all eyes are on Iowa (toon)

by DAN MCCLINTOCK February 1, 2016 Cartoons
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[Dan McClintock is an artist, animator and illustrator.]

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Relax! Uncle Sam has everything under control (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA November 19, 2015 Cartoons
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This week on ‘Ask A Slave’: What about the Indians? (video)

by KIM O. SABE November 12, 2015 Cultura
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As she prepares the household for Thanksgiving, Lizzie May, one of George and Martha Washington’s slaves, takes questions from YouTube viewers. Like, for example: “Was your Great Grandma a Cherokee Princess like mine?” [Azie Mira Dungey stars as Lizzie May.]

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Veterans Day Video: ‘Soldados: Chicanos in Vietnam’

by Moctezuma Cortés November 11, 2015 Cultura
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Soldados: Chicanos in Vietnam is a half-hour documentary based on the book of the same name by Charley Trujillo. POCHO salutes all our veterans for their valor and sacrifice.

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WAR (the original band): ‘Cinco de Mayo’ (1981 complete)

by Comic Saenz May 2, 2015 Audio
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This 1981 single from WAR was the first time many non-Latinos heard of Cinco de Mayo. This photo shows the original guys at the Sunset Grill (7439 Sunset, next to their offices (Far Out Productions) at 7417 Sunset. The Guitar Center swallowed up 7417 a while back. L-R: Charles Miller (sax, RIP), Lonnie Jordan (keyboards, […]

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The Origins of Islamophobia (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA April 10, 2015 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Here’s how to do your taxes (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 3, 2015 Cartoons
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For the Vets: Anti-war poetry from WWI: ‘Dulce et decorum est’

by Barney Asada November 11, 2014 Cultura
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Today we observe Veterans Day, AKA Armistice Day, which marks the end of the first World War. Dulce et Decorum est was written by poet Wilfred Owen in 1917, and published posthumously in 1920. Owen served as a lieutenant in the conflict. The poem is known for its horrific imagery and condemnation of war. They don’t use poison […]

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La Cucaracha: All we are saying is ‘Give tacos a chance’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 18, 2014 Cartoons
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Orbitas: In space, no one can hear you hug (video)

by Verdana Bold August 11, 2014 Cartoons
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Down on the planet, it’s war. But for two astronauts from “enemy countries,” Orbitas is a trajectory for love. [Short video from Spanish animation school PrimeFrame.]

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe: I ain’t gonna study war no more (music video)

by Soy Capitan July 23, 2014 Cultura
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The people who count things and make lists say there are over three dozen wars going on right now. Some “experts” insist this is inevitable, but others offer a different vision. One opposing point of view comes from a dead dude we know as Isaiah:

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U.S. sends kids to war, then ignores them when they return (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA June 26, 2014 Cartoons
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