Texas legislators want to outlaw ‘looking too Mexican in public’

by María Purísima on June 25, 2013 in El Now, Pocho Ñews Service

(PNS reporting from AUSTIN) The Texas Senate is currently considering a bill that would outlaw “looking too Mexican in public.”

Senate Bill 32 was introduced by senators from East and North Texas who say the law will celebrate American and Texas culture.

“Texas has a proud and long history of being American, or Texan, and that should be celebrated,” said Fort Worth area Republican Sen. Alice Boswell.

“It’s not like Texas was never Mexico, so why should Mexicans here be allowed to celebrate that culture?”

SB32 includes language outlawing the use of “guayaberas, socks with sandals, Mexican surname stickers in old English fonts on truck windows, and Aztec tattoos on visible parts of the body.”

Opponents of the bill claim that it’s racist, encourages racial profiling and ignores the fact that Texas was originally a part of Mexico.

“I keep wanting to laugh at stuff like this, but then it actually gets through the legislature and then I want to cry. When will enough be enough?” asked Austin activist Manuel Ruiz.

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“Do I look too Mexican in my hipster shorts, black-rimmed glasses and brown skin, for example? This time they’ve done too far,” he said.

Republicans in the legislature have been surprised that the bill hasn’t amassed more Hispanic support from voters in the state. Boswell told PNS the bill was part of the Texas Republican party’s Hispanic outreach efforts, to make Latinos in the state feel like lawmakers are considering them in legislation.

“I don’t understand why we are getting this pushback,” she told PNS. “If they are proud to be American, then what’s the problem? What are they hiding?”

ElEresNerd contributed to this report.

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{ 15 comments }

Xicotenga June 25, 2013 at 10:12 AM

They should just ban Gustavo Arellano (pictured above). He is a fucking hack writer and a compulsive puñeta, tambien.

Comic Saenz June 25, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Let us know when you publish your next book, baboso.

Rusty Fileros June 26, 2013 at 4:17 AM

Orale Guey.

You remind me of that pendejo who’s intensely jealous of Gustavo. I assume your that wannabe “intellectual’ aka just some community college adjunct who’s always posting on La Red.

I don’t know Gustavo — pero just get over the fact that Gustavo has actually been published, has a column and you’re just stuck with posting to listserves and to pocho.com.

Peace —

Rusty

conchitadelaconchata June 26, 2013 at 11:27 PM

ooooohhhhh. i like it, Rusty. you have a “guey” with words. especially when someone has writer’s/publishing envy, and is feeling a little on the “underequipped” side. is there not enough room in this already weary world for all creative people? those who may be more successful? those who may be on their way? or those who be just, simply, gueys? pobrecito el zeloso.

MarcoFromHouston July 1, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Gustavo is a legit writer and editor. Of course not everyone is going to like him and some of his writings/actions, but you can’t discredit someone who is consistently defending Latino rights and exposing those who seek out to oppress and take advantage of the weak. Plus he knows his food and music como un jéfe!

Rafael Ventura July 1, 2013 at 9:34 AM

I generally like to verify information like this especially when I am appalled by it. I am no fan of racist legislation so before I endorse I looked into this on the Texas Legislation Info web site so that I might read the text and get a better understanding of it. The problem is that SB32 is tax legislation. If there is something I am missing please let me know…otherwise, get the facts straight before publishing nonsense. After reading the posts here I was hopeful and pulling for the author…but now I have no choice but to discredit this blog until otherwise challenged. Even if there is some validity to this story I am missing, I would highly encourage the author to try and kill this stream until he can publish credible sourced information. Please see source on SB32 http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/831/billtext/pdf/SB00032I.pdf#navpanes=0

María Purísima July 1, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Hi Rafael, FYI at the top of the page it says “Ñews Y Satire” so, you know. Thanks for reading!

Scott July 2, 2013 at 6:31 AM

Hey Raphael, you might want to pull your post since with all your research you FAILED to read the fine print at the bottom of the article stating “PNS is a fictitious news source” Check your references before you rant!

soozy July 1, 2013 at 11:17 AM

So when is the Guayavera-Aztec tattoo riot. So Philippines can’t wear them either. Ass backward state

chris July 1, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Where can I get “hipster shorts”?

QuezSo July 1, 2013 at 5:47 PM

“POCHO ÑEWS SERVICE PNS IS A WHOLLY-FICTITIOUS SUBSIDIARY OF POCHISMO, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, WHO IS A PERSON ACCORDING TO THE SUPREME COURT. DON’T ASK US, WE JUST WORK HERE.” — that means it’s fake, people. Don’t get your chones in a bunch.

Jay July 1, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Will the govt provide free tattoo removal? I have my last 6 ex girlfriends and last4 wives names tattooed on my neck. I running out of room and my current chick is getting jealous….

Olivia July 2, 2013 at 7:15 AM

Not hiding anything Boswell. People should be able to dress however they want. If socks with sandals offend you…I say, “Get over it!”.

Michael Vega July 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Cool satire. But speaking from someone who works in city of Fort Worth, you got the wrong city name. It’s Fort Worth not Forth. Like saying Longe Beach or Santana Ana – he he

Keep up the work
Michael Vega
City of Fort Worth

Comic Saenz July 2, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Thanks for pointing out the error, Michael. We fixed the typo. OTOH, Santana Ana sounds pretty cool, except for the O.C. aspects.

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