Monthly Archives: November 2015

Speaking of ‘Ethnic Mexicans’ and their Love for Coca-Cola…

The above is a tweet by The Economist regarding my people’s* penchant for sugary drinks. *By ‘my people’ I mean tiny clowns clad in sarapes and big hats.

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White Mexican Kids Bring Coke, a Smile, and a Pat on the Shoulder to Indigenous Community

This is wrong in so many levels, that I’m just going to leave it here. I am speechless. I am without speech. WATCH. CRINGE. DON’T REPEAT

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Here’s What I’ll be Doing this Thanksgiving

For the many readers of this blog who have not asked: I’m going to spend the long weekend helping this nice lady teach her turkey behave like a civilized creature -once and for all. If unsuccessful, we’re just going to roast … Continue reading

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Disneyland: Now Peddling Elotes, Because Hispanic Marketing

I might be Mexican, but when I think of the magical kingdom of Disneyland, the last thing that comes to mind is a “street style” elote con chile *and* a colorful piñata/sarape background. How’s that for cultural appropriation?

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The Clinton Campaign Finds Inspiration in Speedy González

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America Seems Determined to Have me Self-Deport

Really, Whole Foods? Kaleamole? You have got to be kidding me. Where’s the Mexican-jumping-out-window emoji when you need it?

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Tired of ‘Regular Thanksgiving?’ Make it a Latino Thanksgiving

Let’s be honest: Just as any other holiday, Thanksgiving has become mostly another good reason to eat and drink in excess (at least in my case.) But if a 3 pm “dinner” of turkey, pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce seems a little boring … Continue reading

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