Bill “Memo” Nericcio, author, professor at San Diego State University and proprietor of the Tex[t]-Mex Gallery Blog, collects representations of Mexican-Americans in pop culture.
He just posted a set of scanned 1936-37 covers from pulp fiction magazine Spicy Western Stories and its siblings that all exploit the same stereotype — the leering (ugly) (brown) bandido and the (scantily-clad) (white) chica/victim in distress. Hate much?
The image above is just one slice of the four covers Memo found; the big images of all four are below (click to enlarge):
Unless the pollution in the lakes and swamps of Mexico City isn’t drastically reversed, scientists say, there will be no more of the cute little axolotl salamanders living in the wild.
PREVIOUSLY ON AXOLOTLS: [Mas…]
It is important that one pronounce “Chicano” properly, is it not, Sir?
PREVIOUSLY ON PRONUNCIATION: [Mas…]
This white privilege comic is awesome.
Unfortunately, Internet trolls and racists ran off the poor girl who created it.
You can see the whole thing here, and we promise it’s worth the click!
You know those uber-cute salamander-like axolotls who are native to the lake system in and around Mexico City? They’re gone.
The Guardian reports:
Growing up to a foot long (30 cm) and known as the “water monster” or the “Mexican walking fish”, its only natural habitat is the Xochimilco network of lakes and canals, which are suffering from pollution and urban sprawl.
Biologist Armando Tovar Garza, of Mexico’s National Autonomous University, described an attempt last year by researchers to try to net axolotls in the shallow, muddy waters of Xochimilco as “four months of sampling zero axolotls”. [Mas…]