racism

bidibom“What ARE you?” the Indian woman behind the counter asked.

I was at a Dunkin’ Donuts in New York City grabbing coffee. After handing me my change, the Indian woman wanted to know where I was from.

This happens often — whether I’m at a restaurant, an adult video store or a funeral. Inevitably someone will ask, “What are you?”

They ask in a way as if I look like the Elephant Man.

And then I realize that their question is one about my cultural identity. [Mas…]

{ 1 comment }


Too much caffeine? A “Christian” lady in an Oklahoma coffee shop has hella angry feels. “In the name of Jesus!” she exclaims. “This Mexican kid is harassing me!” We’re confused. Do you think his name might be Jesús? The video is from 2011, but crazy H8RZ are forever.

{ 0 comments }

FB Screencap

*UPDATED 1PM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3: LANDSCAPE OF HATE

Well, well, well — whoever is behind the Sachi Landscape account on Facebook responded to a query I sent through FB Thursday. I wrote:

Hi, I’m a writer for Pocho.com, and I’d like to confirm that you are the company that returned a message to a Latina UC Berkeley architecture student named Vanessa Hernandez. Please get back to me, and let me know if it was you.
Thank you,
Lalo Alcaraz

[Mas…]

{ 7 comments }


What’s the deal with this Hispanic Heritage Month? What we need is a White History Month, and our own soft drink!

PREVIOUSLY ON RACISM TECH: [Mas…]

{ 0 comments }

cucakennedycenter

{ 0 comments }

cucakennedy

{ 0 comments }


Dan Snyder, the owner of the hatefully-named Washington Redskins football team, is offended that South Park is using their (no-longer-trademarked) name, even though Cartman is only trying to honor the team’s awesome heritage.

PREVIOUSLY ON WASHINGTON REDSKINS: [Mas…]

cucacastingcouches

The Beandocks: White moms smoking pot? Adorable! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 10, 2014 Cartoons
Thumbnail image for The Beandocks: White moms smoking pot? Adorable! (toon)

[Mas…]

The Idiot’s Guide to Smart People: ‘Sports’ (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker September 10, 2014 Cultura
Thumbnail image for The Idiot’s Guide to Smart People: ‘Sports’ (video)

Do you have a TV? Do you like to drink beer? Good for you, idiot — you have met the minimum requirements for sports fandom. But how do smart people drink and yell at the screen (often at the same time)? Watch and learn. PREVIOUSLY ON IDIOT’S GUIDE:

[Mas…]

When ‘Joe’ became ‘José’ his life changed forever (NSFW video)

by Barney Asada September 8, 2014 Cultura
Thumbnail image for When ‘Joe’ became ‘José’ his life changed forever (NSFW video)

Out-of-work Joe Sullivan was having a hard time finding a job until he decided to change his name to José. You won’t believe what happened next! [NSFW adult language.] PREVIOUSLY ON JOBS:

[Mas…]

How the Minutemen will stop the ‘Latino-ization’ of America (video)

by Lucida Grandé September 8, 2014 El Now
Thumbnail image for How the Minutemen will stop the ‘Latino-ization’ of America (video)

Thank God for patriots like the Minutemen, who are mobilizing a militia to stop the hordes of refugee children invading our country. These volunteer vigilantes are fighting the fiendish conspiracy which wants to Latino-ize America! The Daily Show’s Michael Che is on the case.

[Mas…]

What does it mean when it says ‘Love your neighbor’? (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA September 4, 2014 Cartoons
Thumbnail image for What does it mean when it says ‘Love your neighbor’? (toon)

[Mas…]

‘Maybe (I Grew Up…)’ (@SchemeNavarro audio)

by MOON GUAC September 2, 2014 Audio
Thumbnail image for ‘Maybe (I Grew Up…)’ (@SchemeNavarro audio)

Last month we published the powerful essay Maybe I grew up in a Latino and African-American neighborhood by Navarro, the Chicago-based hiphop artist formerly known as Scheme. Now it’s back, with music:

[Mas…]

Why do Republicans hate it when Obama plays golf? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 28, 2014 Cartoons
Thumbnail image for Why do Republicans hate it when Obama plays golf? (toon)

[Mas…]

Jon Stewart: The colorblind death of an unarmed black teen (video)

by Lucida Grandé August 28, 2014 El Now
Thumbnail image for Jon Stewart: The colorblind death of an unarmed black teen (video)

Now that Obama has been elected and re-elected, we’re in a post-racial society, right? And the death of an [another] unarmed black teenager at the hand of a white cop isn’t about race at all. Anti-American liberals, you see, are playing the race card again. Jon Stewart explains.

[Mas…]

Tweet of the Day via Roberta Valderrama (@RoValderrama)

by Especial Correspondents August 28, 2014 Cultura
Thumbnail image for Tweet of the Day via Roberta Valderrama (@RoValderrama)

Apparently more white people believe in ghosts than in racial discrimination. Boo, mothafuckas! http://t.co/lpgODpUzHh — Roberta Valderrama (@RoValderrama) August 28, 2014 Click here for more Roberta Valderrama.

[Mas…]

Lalo Guerrero via Culture Clash: ‘There’s No Chicanos on TV’ (video)

by QUESO QUESEM August 27, 2014 Cultura
Thumbnail image for Lalo Guerrero via Culture Clash: ‘There’s No Chicanos on TV’ (video)

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…]

I’m Señor Chang, your Spanish teacher this semester (video)

by Bronco del Camino August 27, 2014 El Now
Thumbnail image for I’m Señor Chang, your Spanish teacher this semester (video)

Me llamo el Señor Chang y seré su profesor de español en este semestre.

[Mas…]

Hands up! Don’t shoot!

by Lalo Alcaraz August 26, 2014 Cartoons
Thumbnail image for Hands up! Don’t shoot!

[Mas…]

Hari Kondabolu: 2042 — the Year of the White Minority (video)

by Verdana Bold August 26, 2014 Cultura
Thumbnail image for Hari Kondabolu: 2042 — the Year of the White Minority (video)

Indian-American comic Hari Kondabolu is looking forward to 2042, when white Americans will only be 49% of the population.

[Mas…]

Tony Montana accepts the Emmy on behalf of all Latinos (video)

by CISCO YBERRA August 26, 2014 Cultura
Thumbnail image for Tony Montana accepts the Emmy on behalf of all Latinos (video)

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

[Mas…]