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Mexican Mutts & Mexican Dancing

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Nov 23,2010 - I am a mutt. My father’s father was an illegal immigrant from Mexico. My mother’s father was an illegal immigrant from Ireland. My surname is Mexican ...

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Mexican Roots & Superior Argentinians

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Nov 16,2010 - I’m thinking of moving to Mexico. I’m a first-generation Mexicano. Speaking with my parents about moving, they’re absolutely against it ...

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Nursing Home Thieves, Crying Mexicans & The Longoria Affair

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Nov 9,2010 - I’ve been hired to find out why some clothes are not being returned to patients at a nursing home. I went down to the lavadero and watched some señoras jóvenes selecting clothes ...

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Swarthy Caucasians, Embarrassed Pregnant Women

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Nov 2,2010 - Dear Mexican: I’m totally serious about my e-mail, so please forgive me if my question sounds ridiculous ...

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Gadsden Purchase Citizenship Status & Gold Jewelry

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Oct 26,2010 - I was a history major at the University of Arizona in Tucson, which I believe was part of the Gadsden Purchase, the last piece of old Mexico the United States “acquired.”

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Happy Valley Racists & Houston Capitalism

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Oct 19,2010 - When my friend’s mom posted jokes on Facebook about Mexicans, and her friends popped up with comments I felt were racist, I just had to step in and say something ...

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Body Parts & Gueros

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Oct 12,2010 - Dear Mexican: What is it with the Mexican hang-up on body parts? When General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna was struck by a cannonball in the knee in one of his 8,000 wars ...

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Special Gracias Edition

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Oct 5,2010 - Mexico is truly an amazing, beautiful country! Huge oil reserves, mineral deposits second to none, tourist potential unparalleled ...

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Special DREAM Act Edition

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Sep 28,2010 - Why is it so hard to find an educated Mexican—or, hell, even a Latino man who isn’t a pretentious hijo de papi ...

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Border Punishments & Zack de la Rocha

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Sep 21,2010 - What punishment could America give that would finally make crossing America’s borders—repeatedly—unpalatable to Mexicans ...
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