stereotypes

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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Standup comic John Vargas looks Mexican (whatever that means) but he talks funny. [NSFW language.]

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What exactly is life like for white Americans in America? Eddie Murphy went undercover to find out.

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Regent Street with NFL bannersWhere are you from?

That is a simple question, isn’t? Well, for some of us, the answer is not so straight forward.

My experience in London in the past four months has included fascinating dialogue with people I have come across. It is one thing I have come to expect from such a global city where you are bound to meet people from so many places around the world.

Such interactions have sparked in me the need to explore my conception of identity as part of my own self-discovery process. Primarily because most of us conflate place of origin and ethnicity with identity.

If I claim to be from a certain part of the world, what does that mean about the way others expect me to look, speak, act and be? In engaging in this inquiry, the first realization I have made is that the answer to the question of “Where are you from?” is very telling not only about one’s own perception of identity but also of the one imposed by others. [Mas…]

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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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Your skin, your hair — what ARE you, anyhow? (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés January 27, 2014 Cultura
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A spoken word meditation on skin, hair, race, ethnicity, categories and stereotypes from Amani Hayes-Messinger. Since you were asking, she’s from Boston. PREVIOUSLY ON STEREOTYPES:

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Welcome to the Indian Store – Dream Catchers are on sale today (video)

by Barney Asada January 20, 2014 Cultura
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The Indian Store has everything the White Man needs — dream catchers, spirit animals, books on coyotes and WiFi signal boosters. [F-bombs.] Video by the 1491s. PREVIOUSLY ON NATIVE AMERICANS:

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Everyday racist bullsh*t (AKA ‘racial microaggressions’) [photos]

by Verdana Bold December 12, 2013 Cultura
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Fordham student Kiyun asked her school friends to “write down an instance of racial microaggression they have faced,” then she took their photos. Here are (what may be/could be/possibly look like) four of the “Latino” photos [click to enlarge.] The rest are here and here.

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Latino Stereotypes 101: Arsenio Hall and Felipe Esparza (video)

by Bronco del Camino December 12, 2013 Cultura
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Arsenio Hall and (Last Comic Standing) Felipe Esparza head to Santee Alley in L.A.’s Garment Fashion District to see if they can pin down some Latino stereotypes. Hot sauce, Home Depot and “No hablo ingles” here we come! PREVIOUSLY ON ARSENIO:

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Aamer Rahman: What’s the deal with white people? (video)

by Lucida Grandé December 3, 2013 Cultura
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Australian comic Aamer Rahman — half of Fear of A Brown Planet — discusses the pitfalls of trying to joke about race, color and ethnicity. PREVIOUSLY ON MAKING FUN OF WHITE PEOPLE:

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@Omgitseddieg is thankful: ‘Soy pocho, y que?’ (video)

by CHUY TABASCO November 28, 2013 Cultura
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Eddie Gee (@omgitseddieg on the Twitter) is all about the pochismo and explains why. Don’t miss the quick graphic shoutout to POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz. PREVIOUSLY ON SOY POCHO:

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La Cucaracha: Fight, fight, fight for the home team (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 25, 2013 Cartoons
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Mexclusive: Hollywood has called my bluff with ‘Bordertown’ at Fox!

by LALO ALCARAZ, JEFE=IN-CHIEF November 13, 2013 Cartoons
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Fox has just announced the pickup of a new animated TV show called Bordertown, debuting in 2014. It was created by the showrunner of Family Guy, Mark Hentemann. I was offered a gig writing and consulting on the show, and I happily accepted. This will be the first animated prime time network TV show with […]

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@SaraChicaD: Does this Halloween costume make me look racist? (video)

by Lucida Grandé October 31, 2013 Cultura
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POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews, Sara Inés Calderón (@SaraChicaD on the Twitter), has some Halloween costume do’s and dont’s for tonight’s festivities. PREVIOUSLY ON RACIST COSTUME VIDEOS:

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White people! No more racist Halloween costumes (NSFW video)

by Barney Asada October 23, 2013 Cultura
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The is a public service announcement from Frank Legend, who is not Mexican: Attention white viewers, especially sorority chicas getting ready for a Halloween party: Don’t get dressed up as a taco — or worse. [NSFW language.]

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JLo wins Espiritu Award for playing Mexicans

by María Purísima October 16, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from BEVERLY HILLS) Actress Jennifer Lopez was honored at the Espiritu Awards last night, netting the coveted Best Non-Mexican Actress Who Plays A Mexican In Every Role Award. “I’m just so grateful to all of you who see in me what every casting agent in Hollywood sees: a Mexican. Which is actually better […]

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Feminists: The struggles of immigrants are our struggles, too

by FRANCES E. VALDEZ October 14, 2013 Cultura
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I’m often asked, “Where were you born?” My answer? Houston, Texas. “Where were your parents born?” El Paso, Texas. “Where were your grandparents born?” El Paso, Texas, Balmorhea, Texas and Ft. Davis, Texas. That is when people usually start to get frustrated and ask, “Well, where is your family from originally?” The actual meaning behind […]

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