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The late Chicano musical pioneer Lalo Guerrero called out Hollywood on its racist casting practices on last century’s Culture Clash TV show. Culture Clash, however, is still around :-) but so is racist casting. :-(

Our favorite Lalo Guerrero song is Chucos Suaves: [Mas…]

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In case you missed it, here is Tony Montana’s acceptance speech from last night’s Emmy Awards.

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Everybody was kung foo fighting, and it was a little bit frightening. But just a little bit.

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Come with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear (1980), when Republican candidate George H.W. Bush backed the rights of kids brought into the country without documents and GOP rival Ronald W. Reagan just said no to a fence on the Mexican border.

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Conservatives explain how gays, Muslims, Mexicans and President Obama are all working together to destroy the moral fabric of America. Video’d at an anti-immigration protest in Houston, pro-immigration supporters also chime in while dancing.

rickperrytruckAs Texas Gov. Rick Perry mobilizes the National Guard to patrol the border and protect America from helpless fleeing single mothers and child refugees, his fellow Texans aren’t shy about sharing their love.

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kidsellisislandIn 1892, the first immigrant to enter the U.S. at the new Ellis Island immigration facility was an unaccompanied 15-year-old minor.

Not only was she not greeted by howling racists, their faces distorted with unfathomable rage, but she got a certificate and a gold coin.

Bill Moyers reports:

An unaccompanied child migrant was the first person in line on opening day of the new immigration station at Ellis Island Her name was Annie Moore, and that day, January 1, 1892, happened to be her 15th birthday. She had traveled with her two little brothers from Cork County, Ireland, and when they walked off the gangplank, she was awarded a certificate and a $10 gold coin for being the first to register. [Mas…]

Happy Father’s Day: Comics dis dad, score cheap laughs (NSFW video)

by Andalé Mono June 13, 2014 Cultura
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Have a laugh on Dad with stand-ups Alfred Robles, Nathan Timmel, Theo Von, Willis Turner, Beny Mena, and Mary Mack. (NSFW language.)

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Mexclusive Video from Apple: Introducing the iWatch

by Andalé Mono June 2, 2014 Cultura
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It’s new, it’s cool and it’s been designed and crafted with the attention to detail that has made Apple one of the world’s most admired brands. Introducing…the iWatch.

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Ritchie Valens birthday tribute: Cutty Flam does ‘Donna’ (video)

by Andalé Mono May 13, 2014 Cultura
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Ritchie Valens, 1950s Pacoima pocho teenage idol, would have been 73 years old today, except for that day the music died. Cutty Flam, the alt.rock.band from your black-and-white-retro future, made this video tribute, performing Ritchie’s hit Donna. It’s one of a series of Valens tribute videos, as EddieG explains:

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It’s time for ‘Yoga with Pancho the Chihuahua’ (video)

by YOGI EL OSO May 7, 2014 Cultura
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In Italy, Pancho Bello, a chihuahua, and his human, a man named Nic Bello, perform their yoga routine together. PREVIOUSLY ON CHIHUAHUAS:

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Women’s History Month: The Shrine of the Boob (video, photos)

by Andalé Mono March 20, 2014 Cultura
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They’re not Salma Hayek’s breasts, but slight, elegant Japanese tetas. They deserve a shrine of their own — a boob shrine. Located in Soja City, in Japan’s Okayama Prefecture, Karube Shrine is dedicated to Chichigamisama, the Goddess of Breasts.

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Ugly Mexicans and sexy gringas — pulp fiction history of hate (toons)

by HABLO PICASSO March 18, 2014 Cartoons
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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 […]

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Scientists say wild axolotls may be doomed to extinction (video)

by Andalé Mono March 14, 2014 Doomsday Countdown
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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:

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12-second educational video: How to say ‘Chicano’ in English

by Andalé Mono March 7, 2014 Cultura
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It is important that one pronounce “Chicano” properly, is it not, Sir? PREVIOUSLY ON PRONUNCIATION:

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White privilege explained in a great comic

by Andalé Mono February 19, 2014 Cartoons
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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!

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Mexican biologists wonder: Where have all the axolotls gone?

by Andalé Mono January 31, 2014 Doomsday Countdown
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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 […]

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George Lopez cartoon comedy ‘Órale ‪#‎Chingón La Vida’ (NSFW video)

by Andalé Mono January 29, 2014 Cartoons
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Is George Lopez just as funny when he’s a cartoon? POCHO blogs, you decide! [NSFW adult language.] PREVIOUSLY ON GEORGE LOPEZ:

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Luchadores on vacation: The phony masks come off! (photos)

by EL BONGO October 16, 2013 Cultura
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When luchadores go on vacation, their phony masks come off — revealing the real masks underneath.

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WTF is up with this Peruvian cane toad? Dinner time? (photo)

by Andalé Mono September 25, 2013 Cultura
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OK, people break it up. Nothing to see here. Move along now, return to your homes. Just your average Peruvian cane toad eating a bat. Like you’ve never seen this before. ¡Chale! RELATED: Peruvian bulldog has mad skateboard skills (video)

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@SaraChicaD and @omgitseddieg: Latino Stereotypes (video)

by Andalé Mono September 10, 2013 Cultura
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Our very own Sara Ines Calderon — (@SaraChicaD on the Twitter) — is Eddie Garcia’s guest star for a discussion of Latino Stereotypes and How to Address Them.

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POCHO History 101: Actual European ‘discoveries’ in one handy map

by Andalé Mono August 28, 2013 Cartoons
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All that stuff they teach in history about Europe’s so-called Age of Discovery turns out to be Eurocentric racist mythmaking, once you subtract places that couldn’t be “discovered” because there were already humans living there. Slate reports:

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This shocking scene was deleted from ‘Stand and Deliver II’ (video)

by Andalé Mono August 23, 2013 Cultura
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Somehow this scene from the sequel Stand and Deliver II never made it to the big screen. Gracias a elbatmanuel for the link!

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