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Uptight Gringo Ladies

Also: Why the bedsheet dresses?

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Nov 7,2011 - What I want to know is how come Mexican women are so comfortable with their bodies? What makes white women so uptight?

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B to the W to the S-Words

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Nov 1,2011 - The three anti-Mexi slurs you used are so 1950s—the only people who use those words nowadays are old gabachos and Alabamans.

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Conquests & 9/11

Also: Is 'Mexican' Offensive?

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Oct 24,2011 - Dear Mexican: There’s something I’m concerned about, or bothered by. I was born and raised in Mexico, but I’ve been here for eight years. All the talk about 9/11 is too much

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Gardeners With Benefits

Also: Soccer goats?

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Oct 17,2011 - I’ve seen Hot Gardener once since I first wrote you, and HG made it clear he still wants to bang me

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Mexis & Metallurgy

Also: "Illegal" is an English word

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Oct 10,2011 - What's up with all the elaborate wrought-iron fences in the Mexican parts of town?

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Tu or Usted?

Also: Not all Gringos alike

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Oct 3,2011 - Dear Mexican: I learned Spanish in school as a teen. Then, it seems, because I was young, everybody was an usted.

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Latinos of Los Angeles

Also:Chicano movement

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Sep 26,2011 - Dear Mexican: I hear that at the last Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors hearing about redistricting, some lady accused Supervisor Gloria Molina of Reconquista. What is that...

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Smokin' Local

Also: Who covers Latino issues?

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Sep 19,2011 - Dear Mexican: I am a half-breed, as they say (Mexican father, Anglo mother), and recently I’ve been reading a lot about the drug violence in Mexico. I’ve become...

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Lazy Puerto Rican or Mexican?

Also: Pigs for winter

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Sep 14,2011 - Dear Mexican: I live in upstate New York, and while we have a relatively small Mexican population, we have a large number of Puerto Ricans

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Men Waiting For Work

Also: What's authentic Mexican music?

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Sep 5,2011 - Every single day between the hours of 5 a.m. and 12 p.m., there are at least one hundred Mexican men out there waiting to be picked up for work of any kind.
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