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pantalonesheaderOzzie Monge unearthed this little tidbit of San Diego State University history — a bizarre attack on Mexican attire that ran in the student newspaper in 1922.

Foreshadowing Donald Trump, the students are quite sure about Mexico. “There,” they explain, “poverty is a profession.”

In Monge’s words:

Racism and Anti-Mexicanism at San Diego State College in the 20’s? Say it isn’t so….Anglos hating on Mexicans, hating on Indians, yet they proudly declare that their school is Del Sudoeste (a product of the imagined, romanticized Spanish past – and Eurocentrism) and will later take on the moniker Aztec from the imagined, romanticized version of the conquest they developed.

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Energetic and expressive Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra — they call her “la jeune chef mexicaine” — rehearses the Orchestre de Paris in Danzon n°2 by Arturo Márquez, a contemporary Mexican composer.

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San Diego homie David Tomas Martinez read his poem The Only Mexican at the Brooklyn Poets Reading Series on April 25.


Compton native Rhyan Lowery grew up with Mexican friends and Mexican music, and now he sings cumbia as El Compa Negro. Maybe it helps that he can ride a horse. [Video by LAWeekly.]

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cortezmalincheMalinche: You love her, you hate her.

LatinoUSA calls her Mexico’s Eve. Antonia Cereijido reports:

La Malinche, often referred to as “the mother of all mestizos” is one of the most controversial figures in Mexican history. She’s been called a traitor and a victim. She was a Nahua woman who acted as interpreter for the conquistadors in the early sixteenth century. She had a child with Hernan Cortes named Martín and he is often called the “first mestizo.” Mestizos are the mixed race people of Mexico that make up 60% of the country. Her legend led to the creation of the term “Malinchista.” A Malinchista is a traitor, or someone who denies their Mexican culture in favor of another.

But since the 1950s, female writers have been trying to reclaim and vindicate the story of La Malinche – not just in Mexico but also here in the U.S. Chicana writers relate to La Malinche. They too are stuck between two cultures: their Mexican heritage and the U.S. culture they live their daily lives in.

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When The Donald comes along, you must whip it (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 30, 2015 Cartoons
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Two drivers stop, get out, and confront anti-immigration H8RZ (video)

by Comic Saenz June 30, 2015 Cultura

Hooray! We found a new video upload from the same white winger who gleefully shared the dancing Raza 1 Racists 0 video. This new upload features the irony-impaired videographer and his know-nothing posse out on the streets waving American flags and ranting about “illegals.” Then two different guys drive by and stop their trucks, get […]

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Family laments Bubba’s lame attempt to burn Mexican flag (video)

by José Canusí June 29, 2015 Cultura
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How hard is it to burn a Mexican flag for the camera? Too hard for this Bubba. PREVIOUSLY ON MEXICAN FLAG:

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If Yanet Garcia does the weather it’s HOT HOT HOT! (video)

by Verdana Bold June 26, 2015 Cultura
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Televisa Monterrey Meteorologist Yanet Garcia has become an online sensation. Her June 20 weather forecast is all over the Internets — over half a million views on YouTube. The video, with the catchy title of Yanet Garcia y El Pronostico Del Tiempo 20-Jun-2015 Full HD, has even attracted the attention of high brow publications like […]

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The Texas Tornados: ‘Adios Mexico’ (music video for Ann Coulter)

by Soy Capitan June 3, 2015 Cultura
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Doug Sahm, Augie Meyers, Freddy Fender and Flaco Jimenez (The Texas Tornados) sing a loving goodbye to a sweet senorita with Adios Mexico. Bonus track: She Never Spoke Spanish to Me. (Huh? What’s up with the dedication, Mr. DeeJay? Right wing talking pedo head Ann Coulter, who told George Ramos that Mexican immigrants are a […]

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Pocho Ocho changes to expect after Indios + Chinos > Mexicanos

by Especial Correspondents May 12, 2015 El Now
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China and India now top Mexico as leading sources of new immigrants to the United Estates, new data reveals. What are the Pocho Ocho top changes we can expect from these evolving patterns in immigration? 8. Indian actors will replace Puerto Ricans playing Mexicans on TV 7. San Jose, California will be known as Sanjay, California 6. […]

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Taco Tuesday Video: The Taco Trucks of Los Angeles

by MOSCA MEXICAN May 12, 2015 Cultura
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In Los Angeles, everyone eats at taco trucks. [Video by Ran Zhang.]

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Close Up Magic: The ‘Mexican’ Paper Tear (video)

by HABLA K. DABRA May 8, 2015 Cultura
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The Leipzig Torn And Restored Paper Effect is a classic routine for sleight-of-hand parlor magicians. In this new video, Scott Alexander presents the prestidigitation trick “Mexican” estyle, which involves a bad bigote, a sombrero, and is that a zerape? K tricky, no? These magic papeles are for sale — only with a magician’s recommendation, of […]

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Mexican sculptor and his sculpture go to Harvard (video)

by HABLO PICASSO May 8, 2015 Cultura
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How does Mexican artist Carlos Amorales hang a massive mobile sculpture called Triangle Constellation from the glass roof of the courtyard of an art museum at Harvard? Very very carefully. Harvard explains:

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Unseen for half a century: Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe (photos, video)

by LOU NASOL May 7, 2015 Cultura
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Selected photos of Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe – locked away for half a century – will go on exhibit in London next week. Dangerous Minds reports: After Kahlo’s death in 1954, her husband Diego Rivera shut her belongings in a bathroom at their Mexico City home, the Blue House, the marvelous house they shared—and then insisted that […]

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Los Mariachi: A song for ‘Señorita’ (#TBT music video)

by Soy Capitan May 7, 2015 Cultura
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This relatively unknown 2011 (or 2013?) video from Mexican rockers Los Mariachi just re-appeared on Vimeo with much better video and audio than the YouTube original and we’re glad it did. Señorita features the band’s awesome sweet Mexican metal – they got the action, they got the motion, yeah, the boys can play! That’s Ian […]

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All-woman mariachis Flor de Toloache represent in NYC (video)

by Verdana Bold May 6, 2015 Cultura
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They’re white, they’re black, they’re brown, they’re women, they’re mariachis. In New York. Flor de Toloache represent!

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Area man doesn’t care what Cinco de Mayo is all about, yo!

by María Purísima May 4, 2015 El Now
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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS) Ruben Covarrubias astounded family and friends here Sunday night when he admitted that the history of Cinco de Mayo didn’t concern him and he’d always thought “May 5 was Mexican Independence Day, so like so what?!” “I don’t care what it’s about, yo!” he told everyone within earshot of the backyard […]

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Enjoy these 6-month-old axolotl because TGIF (video)

by Barney Asada May 1, 2015 Cultura
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They’re native to the Mexico City lake/lagoon ecosystem, but they’re endangered in the wild and people in Japan raise them for food. But the cute axolotl in this aquarium (six months old in this video) don’t care about that, because TGIF. ¡Orale!

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