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Puerta Rican Sonia Sotomayor & Street Spanish

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Jul 22,2009 - Dear Mexican: The mainstream media are making big noise of Sonia Sotomayor likely being the first Latina Supreme Court justice, and that all Latinos should be proud. But, Puerto Rican ain't Mexican!

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Tardy Mexicans and Pochos

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Jul 15,2009 - an Americanized Mexican. To me, it suggests some sort of essential Mexican-ness that I find to be disturbing. There is a similar ethic in the black community. The term "Uncle Tom" comes to mind.

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Good-for-nothing Mexicans and their silly names

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Jul 8,2009 - Dear Mexican: Why is it that ever since the U.S./California let you people immigrate, tunnel, weasel or whatever into this country that nothing good has happened and/or come from it?

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Ex-Novias and The Mexican Youth

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Jul 1,2009 - Dear Mexican: Looking back recently on my distant youth in northwest Ohio, I came to the realization that the sweetest, most beautiful girl this gabacho ever went out with ...

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Mexican Mousketeers & Mexican-less California

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Jun 24,2009 - Dear Mexican: You once asked why Mexican bands don’t hit it big in the good old US of A. I think the simple answer is that there are no Mexican Mouseketeers ...

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Professionals in Gringolandia

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Jun 17,2009 - Dear Mexican: I live in Tijuana, and of the gabachos that put roots here, you can’t find a single professional ...

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Beating Mexican Wives & Gabacho Gringos

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Jun 10,2009 - Dear Mexican: I was riding the local light rail when two female Mexicans sat down and started talking rapid-fire Spanish nonstop for 45 minutes! It seemed as if neither one stopped to take a breath of air.

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Muy Caliente Summer Edition

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Jun 3,2009 - It took awhile for me to find a Mexican restaurant close to me. It's very comparable to that cardboard tortilla outlet known as Taco Bell. When I first went there, I was served chips and salsa.

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Mexican Professionals, Stuffed Napkin Dispensers & ...Lazy?

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // May 27,2009 - Can you please confirm the fact that there are doctors, lawyers and other professionals living in Mexico? I’m a Mexican-American woman living in Chicago who had a heated discussion about that topic.

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Pirates & Stereotyping Racists

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // May 20,2009 - Dear Mexican: My wife and I have an argument going on about pirates. And since you are the source for all things Mexican. I’d thought I’d ask: While I know there were Spanish and Portuguese pirates back in the early 1600s...
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