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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

A Response to Dan Savage from All the Mexicans

By Jennifer Patiño, Gozamos Below is a response to Dan Savage’s column today. Click link to read Savage’s portrayal of Mexicans. “A lot of immigrants from Mexico—documented and undocumented—work in restaurants in the United States…“ Dear Dan Savage, So glad you got to work with Mexicans in kitchens at some point. (Hope you got to work

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Treasure Trove Of Pulp Fiction “Africans” And “Mexicans”

From the textmex obsessed imagination of Memo Nericcio more here: http://www.magazineart.org/ This post first appeared in the textmex galleryblog. William Anthony Nericcio, aka “Memo,” is the Director of San Diego State University’s ever-evolving MALAS program (The Master of Arts in Liberal...

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

What Really Happened At The Alamo On March 6, 1836

By Richard G. Santos In movies and TV programs, the Mexican soldiers who participated in assaulting the Alamo on March 6, 1836, are always depicted in clean, almost new, beautiful uniforms. They are usually depicted wearing white trousers with...

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Banda Music, Or Tamborazo, Nurtures The Soul

By Eres Nerd To me and my family, banda is life. Banda is spiritual renewal. The sounds of the clarinet and sousaphones were part of the Pandora playlist of my childhood. When my parents felt sad or melancholy,...

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Latino Men Are Always The Most Critical Of Me

The people that get most upset about what I write are almost always Latino men. I’m not stereotyping or exaggerating — this is simply a fact. Nearly all of the hate mail that I’ve received after publishing...

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

How I Discovered Día De Los Muertos

In my own life, growing up between Los Angeles and South Texas, celebrating Día de los Muertos was always almost just a shadow on the wall that was pretty easy to miss. A few extra prayers in...

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Of Carne Asada, Crime And Family In East LA

The summer of 1988 was a memorable one in my neighborhood. We still lived in that yellow house on Bodie Street in East LA. The sun still managed to leave evidence of its permanent penetrations by making our...

Friday, August 12th, 2011

News Taco To Go: GOP, Luisa Moreno, Arizona Y Tall Mexicans

Latino GOP Conference: A Love-Sick Second Date Latino Civil Rights Figures: Luisa Moreno Arizona, Jan Brewer Take SB 1070 To Supreme Court You’re Tall–For A Mexican

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Fun, Family And T-Shirts At The Pulga, Or Swap Meet

Some people call them pulgas. Other people call it a tianguis. My family always called it swap meet. Whatever you choose to call it, it has always been an adventure. There was always something magical in the...

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Book Review: “Down & Delirious In Mexico City”

And today, an interesting discussion about Daniel Hernández’s “Down & Delirious in Mexico City: The Aztec Metropolis in the Twenty First Century,” which in Adolfo Guzmán-Lopez’s estimation is a “pull-you-by-the-hand-otherwise-you’ll-get-swallowed-by-the-mosh-pit account of the city’s youth cultures and Daniel’s...

Monday, July 4th, 2011

The Spanish, Tejano & Latino Contributions To Independence

By Dan Arellano In all of the wars that this great country has been involved in Americans of Mexican/Spanish descent have always been amongst the first to fight, the most to die, the last to leave but...

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

I’ll Never Understand Surprise At Stereotypes In The Movies

I remember when the groundbreaking film “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” first came out, there was outrage. Lots of it, insisting that it was somehow a discredit to Latinos everywhere. Personally, I think that we are missing the point...

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Cholos, Gangs Are Serious Business

So, gang members are really concerned about their economic prosperity, more so than beating up rivals — at least that’s what this Funny Or Die video shows us. And, in a way, it’s kind of true. Here’s...