Tag Archives: Racism

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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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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The ‘New York Times’ Trolls Trump by Praising Mexican Oscar Winners

The 91st Academy Awards are tonight, my friends, and just in time for the big night, The New York Times decided to troll Mr. Trump in a not so subtle way, by highlighting the multiple wins and box office dollars … Continue reading

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SHOCKING: Light-skinned, Blond Mexicans are more Successful, Get Better Jobs: Study

The Mexican government has –finally– confirmed what this blogger has been hammering for, like, ages: The darker a person’s skin, the more difficult it is to get ahead in Mexico. A study commissioned  by Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) … Continue reading

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Latinos Threw a Party for Racist Lawyer Aaron Schlossberg in Manhattan. It Was Amazing! 💃🏻

Being Hispanic in the U.S. has become a sort of act of resistance for many of us. Not only because we have to deal with a president who launched his candidacy by calling Mexicans a bunch of rapists and criminals, … Continue reading

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Starbucks, Now Serving Coffee with a Dash of Racism

Paisanos BEWARE! Next time you go to a Starbucks and order a venti, tall, mocha, latte, foamy frapuccino (or whatever the hell it is they call a coffee over there) make sure to leave some room for … racism. In … Continue reading

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Aspiring Congresswoman in Mexico Campaigns as ‘The Helpful Blond,’ Because Mexico

I couldn’t make this stuff up if I wanted. Corintia Cruz (above) thought it was an awesome idea to campaign under the slogan of: Corintia, la güerita que te ayuda, which loosely translates as Corintia, the little blond woman who … Continue reading

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Edinburgh University Bans Costumes of ‘Mexicans, Gangsters and Mental Patients’

Pity the students at Edinburgh University. For reasons that escape this non-Scottish, freedom-of-speech-advocate Mexican blogger, students at this fine institution have been banned from wearing “offensive fancy dress costumes,” which according to said institution, include “Mexicans, gangsters, mental patients and camp men.” Per the University … Continue reading

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Indigenous Community in Oaxaca Responds to Coca-Cola: ‘We Didn’t Use to Have Diabetes’

This happened. On the heels of Coca-Cola pulling its controversial ad featuring a group of white Mexican kids bringing hope — and sugary drinks — to an indigenous community in Oaxaca, a group of mixe indians from the town of Totontepec came … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month is Finally Over; Now Back to your Regular Programming

I don’t know you, but I was frankly getting tired of all this “Hispanics are great,” “Hispanics are awesome,” “We are all Mexicans” rhetoric. Luckily, the month-long marketing fiesta known as Hispanic Heritage Month is finally over, so media can get their … Continue reading

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Black Man. White Man. Mexican Sombreros. ‘Mad Men’ Finally Shows Commitment to Diversity

From the Sunday April 12, 2015 episode of Mad Men. Photo: Laura Martínez

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Internet User in L.A. Poses Excellent Question about Mexicans

The Internet is an oasis of information, entertainment, endless time-wasting and — more importantly — thought-provoking inquiries. Take Username_2000, a ‘Daily Mail Online’ reader in Los Angeles, California, who took to that empowering tool known as the “comments box” to ponder … Continue reading

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Macy’s Spring Collection: You, Too, Can Look like a Short, Dark-Skinned Mariachi

It’s always good to see marketers learn from their past mistakes. Remember the Brown is the New White t-shirt from Macy’s? Well, no more of that. Instead of launching ethnically-relevant products to please Latino shoppers, Macy’s seems to have changed course and it’s … Continue reading

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Just Say ‘Gracias’ and Have a Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!

This blogger will be taking some time off to embark on a food and drink rampage spiritual retreat to plan for the year ahead and thank my paisanos for all the hard work and for enduring stuff like this and this on a daily basis. As for this blogger, she’s … Continue reading

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Come to Mexico: We’ll Put you in a Nice Hotel, and have Indians Dance Around you

The latest campaign promoting Oaxaca’s famed Guelaguetza Dance Festival trumps over any other cringeworthy images depicting my country’s relationship with its Indians. Watch as a light-skinned Mexican young lady strolls around Oaxaca (smartphone in tow) snapping pictures of affable, festive Indians dancing around her, even while … Continue reading

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