Tag Archives: Racism

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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