Category Archives: Racism

Latinos for Trump Want you to Feed Goya Adobo to your Dog

Remember the Goya Foods brouhaha and how the entire Trump family went bananas promoting Goya beans even in the White House? Well, the whole thing has become a golden opportunity for the Latinos for Trump crowd, who are sooooo excited … Continue reading

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No, Trader Joe’s; I Don’t think Trader José Is Racist 🙄

In the latest sign that fighting racism in America is not really going to the heart of the problem, Trader Joe’s this week said it will be removing names such as Trader José’s, Arabian Joe’s and Trader Ming’s that critics … Continue reading

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Are you a Hispanic in California? Do the Social Distance Thing Using your ‘Cajas de Verduras’

Ventura County explaining how much distance is needed to maintain social distancing. English = Skis; Spanish =3 crates of produce, because –as everyone knows– whites ski, while Hispanics do the “picking thing.” Hat tip: Ray Estrada

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Crayola Launches ‘Colors of the World Crayons,’ as if I Don’t Remember their First ‘Multicultural Crayons’

Remember Crayola’s multicultural crayons? Well I do, because I wrote about them, like, what seems like centuries ago: Specifically, on May 20, 2014. Except at that time they were called “Multicultural Crayons” and didn’t really catch on… Guess what? A … Continue reading

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It’s the Census 2020 – and I Still Don’t Know What Race I Am 🤷🏻‍♀️

  My U.S. Census 2020 questionnaire is here and while I’m all game and ready to fill out and submit this thing, I will forever be puzzled by the “race” question. See, when you reach the the “race question” while … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus Piñata Is Here –and I Can’t Even

Mexico’s Piñatería Ramirez has done it my friends. And yes, this is racist and so Mexican at the same time. Hat tip: @lechancle

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Netflix Preps Series about Rich, Scandinavian-Looking Mexican Moms

And just when you thought you had seen enough Scandinavian-looking people on Mexican television, Netflix has announced a long list of upcoming films and TV series that will be proudly made in Mexico. Among the new series there’s Madre solo … Continue reading

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Amy Klobuchar Says her Spanish Name Used to be Elena; Hilarity Ensues

During a meeting Tuesday night with Culinary Union members in Las Vegas, Sen. Amy Klobuchar tried to relate to a mostly Hispanic crowd by talking about her fourth-grade Spanish and other Spanish-related anecdotes. According to various reports, Klobuchar kicked off … Continue reading

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Got Milk? Too Bad. This Texas Shop Wants to Know if you Got Papers Instead

As if things were not already difficult for Hispanics living in America these days, local businesses are now trolling us with a supposedly funny t-shirt that takes a jab at Hispanics by questioning their legal status. The above t-shirt –that … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead Is the New Cinco de Mayo –and I Can’t Even

Come November, there’s one thing that really, really, gets on my nerves (besides pumpkin-spice stuff, of course) and that is America’s obsession with the Mexican tradition known as Día de Muertos (basically Day of the Dead) or as some gringos … Continue reading

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Did you Lose a Loved One? Worry Not; America Has you Covered

Lost your abuelita to old age? Did your tío just get deported? Worry not. There’s a greeting card for that! *Everything is cool, but would it hurt them to put that accent over the “o”

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Being Hispanic in America Used to Be Challenging; Now It’s Outright Dangerous 😱

I’m not going to lie: These days –after many, many years living on this side of the border– I’ve become increasingly uneasy about doing things that I normally would do in public: Speak Spanish, wear hoop earrings, say outloud I’m … Continue reading

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Trump, Still Strong Among Grammatically-Challenged Latinos

While president Donald Trump claims that his crusade for more border security and the construction of a southern border wall have made his popularity rise among Hispanics, pollsters consulted by Politico and other media outlets have put those numbers into … Continue reading

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Carolina Herrera Vows to Make Sarapes Great Again!

Move over Michael Kors’ jerga fashion, the next big thing in Mexican-inspired fashion comes courtesy of Carolina Herrera, who is launching her “unique” Mexico-inspired collection. According to Atlanta-born Wes Gordon, creative director of the Carolina Herrera brand, the 2020 Mexico … Continue reading

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Fox News Thinks Mexico Is so Great, there are Many of them!

Racism? Ignorance? Why not both? Here’s the full segment if you’re so inclined… btw, there’s no missing context. Here’s the video of the segment. pic.twitter.com/5BKnEvaadx — andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) 31 de marzo de 2019 Hat tip: Bad Fox Graphics

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