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Gustavo Arellano (the ¡Ask A Mexican! guy and editor of the OC Weekly) says Mexi food is multicultural by definition.

“Beer, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, teriyaki bowls are just a few of the foods that have bounced back and forth across Mexico’s borders, ” he explained to American Public Media’s Splendid Table radio program. [Mas…]

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Good news for gueros! One easy trick can prove you’re Mexicano, not a culero. [For audio, click on the icon in the top left of the image.]

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Cairo, Egypt’s Impact BBDO advertising agency has ‘Mexican’ chips for you! Our question: If this is Mexico, why is the WANTED sign on the sheriff’s office (and the sheriff’s sign) in English?

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2010censusraceproposednewcensusraceThe tricky choose-your-own race/ethnic questions in the 2010 United States Census didn’t work out as planned.

“As many as 6.2% of census respondents selected only “some other race” in the 2010 census (photo, top), the vast majority of whom were Hispanic,” the Pew Research Center reports.

The 2010 Census form asked two questions about race and ethnicity. First, people were asked whether they are of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin.

Then they were asked to choose one or more of 15 options that make up five race categories — white, black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander.

A separate question about Hispanic origin has been asked of all households since 1980, and the census form specifically instructs respondents that Hispanic origins are not races.

To address concerns about a rising share of “some other race” selections, a combined race and ethnicity question is under consideration for 2020 (photo, bottom), in which people would be offered all the race and Hispanic options in one place.

They could check a box to identify as white, black, Hispanic/Latino/Spanish origin, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander or some other race or origin. [Mas…]

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HispanosAgaintsLatinoTermIt’s a phenomenon older than the United Estates of America. We’ve named it Looking Down On More Recent Immigrants Syndrome:

Last week three latter-day Looking Down Syndrome sightings lit up our screen, INSISTENT MESSAGES from people who want you to know THEY ARE DEFINITELY NOT THOSE OTHER PEOPLE OVER THERE — those Mexicans and/or Latinos. [Mas…]

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cactuscupcakes640Alana Jones-Mann’s DIY: House Plant Cupcakes (photo) were the first to prick our interest when we saw them last week, so we went on a quest for more cactus cupcake photos. (Alana, by the way, is unsurpassed in capturing the true desaturated green-blue color nuances of actual cacti.)

This succulent-looking delectable is on Craftsy.com via Lola T.: [Mas…]

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Can you dance like a Mexican? Here’s how! (video)

by MOON GUAC March 10, 2014 Cultura
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California cultural ambassador Joseph Alvarado wants you to learn How To Dance Like A Mexican. PREVIOUSLY ON DANCE:

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John Vargas looks like a Mexican who could disembowel you (video)

by Soy Capitan March 6, 2014 Cultura
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Standup comic John Vargas looks Mexican (whatever that means) but he talks funny. [NSFW language.]

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No joke! Kid gets la chancla after pranking his mom (NSFW video)

by Soy Capitan February 20, 2014 Cultura
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Rico thinks it would be funny to turn on his web cam and tell his mother he got his girlfriend pregnant. Mom thinks Rico needs la chancla. [NSFW adult language.] PREVIOUSLY ON LA CHANCLA:

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Dorito Danger: Mexican-style chips threaten our borders

by MOSCA MEXICAN February 19, 2014 Cultura
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Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. Like a Biblical prophet of doom, a God-fearing Christian Conservative who tracks “Degenerate Culture” is trumpeting the news of a clear and present danger: Hot and spicy tortilla chips are destroying the AMERICA WE LOVE WHICH USED TO EAT LOTS OF PATRIOTIC POTATO CHIPS NOT THESE ADDICTIVE ALIEN […]

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Did I ever tell you that I’m half Mexican? (Vine video)

by EDUARDO BURRO February 6, 2014 Cultura
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Brandon Calvillo tells his friend David Lopez that he, Brandon, is half Mexican. Lopez, it seems, is not all that pumped. [Remember, with these Vine videos, you need to hover and click on the top left corner of the graphic to hear the audio.] PREVIOUSLY ON VINE VIDEOS:

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Locally-grown Mexican chocolate is an ‘act of resistance’ (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN February 4, 2014 Cultura
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The Aztecs and Mayans released the magic of chocolate (originally, xocolatl) to the world, only to lose the industry to Europe. Now, growing and processing chocolate in Mexico is virtually an An Act of Resistance. Video by The Perennial Plate. To find out about food tours like this, check out Intrepid Travel.

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Diana Yanez: Mexicans, my big butt and other stories (NSFW video)

by Verdana Bold January 30, 2014 Cultura
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Cuban-American Diana Yanez says Mexican-Americans seem startled when she points out she has a big Cuban culo. Miami Spanglish, as it turns out, is different from Los Angeles Spanglish, but mothers are the same everywhere you go. [Adult language.] PREVIOUSLY ON BIG BUTTS AND/OR CULOS:

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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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20 signs you may be Mexican American [@omgitseddieg video]

by Lucida Grandé January 27, 2014 Cultura
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Oh Em Gee, It’s Eddie G came up with 20 indicators of Mexican-Americanism. Sound familiar? Someone you know? You can follow Eddie on the Twitter.

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¡Lucha! Wrestlers never rest (video)

by MEL SANTO January 16, 2014 Cartoons
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The match doesn’t always end at the bell, because in Lucha Libre, wrestlers never rest. PREVIOUSLY ON LUCHADORES:

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Exploring the sound of the mariachi grito in ‘El Rey’ — solo (video)

by MOON GUAC January 15, 2014 Cultura
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Chicago artist Diana Delgado Pinada writes: Listening to the quintessential charro song El Rey accompanied with occasional “gritos Mexicanos” or “mariachi howls” would not be an unusual event. However, when the gritos are performed by a Latina in a Midwest suburban kitchen, in full charro attire, the isolated, elongated cries or howls resonate a little […]

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Mexicans: 7-Up is good for whatever TF that thing is you have (video)

by Especial Correspondents January 3, 2014 Cultura
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Alonzo Alcaraz (no relation to POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz) is the spokesman in this new commercial for 7-Up. PREVIOUSLY ON 7-UP:

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