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QUESTION: What do you call it when white hipsters “discover” new things that aren’t new?
ANSWER: Columbus-ing.

Wait.

What do you call it when College Humor dot com, who just released this ^^^^ video, discovers a June 6 La Cucaracha toon by POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz?

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bigfifalogoWhen American Latinos watch Spanish-langugage FIFA broadcasts from Brazil, some are shocked by the casual use of words like “greña” and “moreno” that would be considered offensive in the U.S. This report from Public Radio International explores the controversy:

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common-asian-chino(PNS reporting from NORMAL, ILL) Demographers at Pocho Asian American Policy Institute (PAAPI) here have just released a new map detailing the most common Asian languages spoken in the U.S., broken out on a state by state basis, in English and Spanish. [Click on image to enlarge.] [Mas…]

The Daily Show’s Wyatt Cenac reveals a dark (skinned) secret about the casting of background extras for the Hobbit movies.

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craigslistadsA year-long study has shown that potential buyers were less likely to contact Craigslist sellers with brown skin and/or tattoos.

And when contact was made, according to the research, the prices offered for identical items were less.

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Peru Cam: Sure, we’re mestizo, but we still hate blacks (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés May 16, 2014 Cultura
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Who will be the new owner of the L.A. Clippers basketball team when disgraced racist owner Donald Sterling is finally forced out? We sent a camera crew to ask passersby on the streets in Peru. PREVIOUSLY ON RACISM:

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OK to use the N-word? Be damn sure with the Negraph app (video)

by Barney Asada May 1, 2014 Cultura
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When is it OK for you to drop the N-bomb? Is it OK now? How about now? Don’t live with suspense and paranoia a moment more. With the new smartphone app NEGRAPH, you’ll know in a second if you are in the right place and with the right people to say N****r! In the App […]

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NBA to Donald Sterling: Stuff it! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 30, 2014 Cartoons
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Breaking: Old school papers reveal racist kid Donald Sterling

by SHANDAFODA GOYIM April 30, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS) Disgraced L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, born Donald Tokowitz in Boyle Heights, started off his career in racism early, according to a note uncovered late Tuesday night by the Historical East Latino Los Angeles (HELLA) research project.

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The Daily Show: A great week for racism in America! (video)

by Lucida Grandé April 30, 2014 Cultura
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Racism is back in the news, thanks to racist cowboy militias and a racist rich old white guy. The Daily Show’s Senior Black Correspondent Larry Wilmore is happy to explain it all to Jon Stewart. Because, after all, racism is so UNUSUAL these days! RECENTLY ON RACISM:

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La Cucaracha: Attack of the right wing cattle militias (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 29, 2014 Cartoons
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Jay Smooth: The multi-layered racism of Donald Sterling (video)

by Lucida Grandé April 29, 2014 El Now
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WBAI (NYC) DJ Jay Smooth analyzes the Donald Sterling tape chingadera and wonders why adjudicated racist Sterling needed to get caught saying something before people got pissed. East Los homeboy Sterling has been an evil guy for years. And what about the the girlfriend? PREVIOUSLY ON DONALD STERLING:

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Excuse me, stewardess, the seating is unacceptable (video)

by Lucida Grandé April 25, 2014 Cultura
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The human rights marketeers are dead set against *&^%$#@ snakes on a plane. You’d think that with all the groping and X-rays, the TSA could easily detect assholes, but not so much.

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I got racially profiled for being an Asian (NSFW video)

by Moctezuma Cortés April 25, 2014 Cultura
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It’s hard being an Asian in America, Tony Vinh explains to the crowd at Cap City Comedy Club in Austin, TX. For example, you can get racially profiled and people think you have a small penis. [NSFW adult language.] PREVIOUSLY ON ASIANS:

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National Poetry Month: ‘Obama Shoulda Seen This’ (NSFW video, photos)

by Especial Correspondents April 22, 2014 Cultura
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National Poetry Month means — to us — poems by and for the people, like Jesús Iñiguez with his poem about immigration. Spoiler alert — Iñiguez is not exactly happy with Administration policies and questions President Obama’s legacy. [NSFW "F-bomb."] Post by Jesús Iñiguez.   More from the Obama Legacy blog:

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Heidi Klum to Natives: ‘You’re offended? Boy, is my face red!’ (photos)

by Verdana Bold April 16, 2014 Cultura
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We don’t publish the deets of people who visit POCHO.COM or subscribe to our newsletter but we can assure you that Heidi Klum is neither a visitor nor a subscriber, although she’d be smart to remedy that personal failing ASAP. If she were a regular POCHO-naut, she’d never have consented to the red-face photo shoot […]

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Am I a prophet? A time-traveling cartoonist? (toon, photo)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 7, 2014 Cartoons
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One of my preferred topics for editorial cartoons has always been American mistreatment of indigenous people. Nothing makes me feel better than dreaming up a solid cartoon that reminds us all about the sordid history of our country’s crimes against Indians. The only thing more satisfying is seeing my ideas validated. This weekend POCHO Florida […]

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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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Pocho Ocho items on Jan Brewer’s bucket list

by Especial Correspondents March 13, 2014 El Now
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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer won’t run again, she announced Wednesday, but said her retirement as governor won’t put an end to her dreams. “A mule is an animal with long funny ears,” she told an audience at a school in Glendale, AZ,  “she kicks up at anything she hears. Her back is brawny and her […]

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