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Vero Higareda made this video for a class she’s taking at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Like so many others, she has been told that she doesn’t look Mexican.

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Advertising agency ZUBI (in Florida, of course) steps up for the minority of “Latinos” and “Hispanics” who aren’t Mexican — and people who hate tacos. Because “Latino emotions,” tu sabes, are different and require special emoji. [Mas…]

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In a Black History Month Especial Report, Eddie Murphy goes undercover to experience life as it’s lived by white Americans.

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paplogoI love Pappy’s comics blog — one of the best in the biz! And I love the treasure trove of stuff he unearths and shares; with or without knowing it, he has curated one of the best short histories of Latina/o representation available on the net! A grand tip of the sombrero to Pappy!

Here’s his latest find! [Mas…]

argosythrillfWith all the press he is getting, you would think that Pendejo-of-the-Century Donald Trump had invented all the twisted tales of Mexicans floating on the interwebs.

But our pasty-faced, combover fatboy is not the first and not the last of the foolios who will get rich (and famous) for spouting hate-laced bon mots on the hygiene, sexual practices, and criminality of Mexicans or any other Latina/o for that matter.

Here, in some graphics from the 30s, we see some early 20th Century meditations on Latina/o/Hispanic subjectivities from the pages of Argosy Weekly.

As you can see, pulp magazine editors and illustrators were not ethnographers and whether the subjects depicted are Spanish, Argentine, or Mexican (or Italian — Sylvester Stallone?) is impossible to determine — though I am pretty sure the Buzzard Bait issue features some prehistoric Califas bandidos, and Señor Flatfoot’s “pampas” rogues look like they stepped out of the Mexico conjured in John Huston’s The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (which had not been made yet! Time travelers?) [Mas…]

kellyo“If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilets, Donald Trump?”

Uh. Yikes. Yikes yikes yikes.

By now you’re probably familiar with our latest racist media frenzy centered on remarks Kelly Osbourne made on The View, a response to the incredibly racist Donald Trump.

But she sounded just as racist. [Mas…]

La Cucaracha: And now our feature film ‘Nacho Hero’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 24, 2015 Cartoons
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Coming Soon: Attack of the 14-Year-Old Black Girl!

by Lalo Alcaraz June 10, 2015 Cartoons
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Coming soon from McKinney, Texas Police Productions, it’s the next summer horror science fiction cop flick, Attack of the 14-Year-Old Black Girl! A frightening teen girl in a bikini terrorizes the police force of a small Texas suburb, making them respond with excessive force and brutality reserved only for the worst of America’s swimming thugs! […]

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Cartman of ‘South Park’ and JLo, who eats tacos y burritos (video)

by Soy Capitan June 2, 2015 Cultura
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Bootleg video of a South Park scene (it looks to be cellphone video of a TV screen) shows Cartman’s presentation for the Latino Endowment Committee, featuring special guest star Jennifer Lopez, who eats tacos y burritos, even though she is Puerto Rican. The actual, official clip is here, but for some reason they don’t allow […]

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How to sell stuff to passionate, emotional Hispanics (1-minute video)

by Comic Saenz May 28, 2015 Cultura
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You’re passionate, Mr. and/or Ms. Hispanic, and emotional. You like stories, and web video stories under one minute long especially. Do we have some stories for you! Also tacos, which all Hispanics love, futbol ditto, and la musica, piñatas and burros tambien. HEY! WHAT ABOUT SPICY?

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My report and photos from the set of Adam Sandler’s ‘Ridiculous Six’

by RICARDO CATÉ April 29, 2015 Cultura

I had to post this after reading that the actors who walked off Adam Sandler’s Ridiculous Six set get tagged as heroes and those who stayed, like me, get belittled. My photograph (above) shows two of the men who walked off and the lady who stayed. They’re discussing the film’s infamous script, just after they […]

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Why I didn’t walk off the Adam Sandler ‘Ridiculous Six’ movie set

by RICARDO CATÉ April 27, 2015 Cartoons
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I am a Native who worked as an extra on the set of Adam Sandler’s Ridiculous Six movie. I didn’t walk off and here’s why.

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Dance along with The 1491s: ‘I’m an Indian, too!’ (music video)

by KIMO WASABI April 27, 2015 Cultura
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If you’ve got to dance to keep from cryin’ — well then, dance to I’m an Indian, too! by the 1491s.  All the kool kids are doing it! Careful listeners will note actual Native Americans cracking jokes with stereotypical Indian names like “Running Nose,” the same jokes that offended the sensitive extras on Adam Sandler’s Ridiculous […]

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The Beandocks: Hollywood’s ‘ethnic casting’ future? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 17, 2015 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Diversity, according to Hollywood (2005 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 6, 2015 Cartoons
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Diversity sells, but Hollywood is overwhelmingly white, male (audio)

by Lucida Grandé March 3, 2015 Audio
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“If you want an accurate picture of ethnic and gender diversity in the United States, don’t look to Hollywood,” says NPR. That’s the conclusion of the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report” conducted by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. The report quantifies the striking — if not surprising — racial and […]

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Mexicans sweep the OSCARs (toon)

by RAMIRO J. GOMEZ, JR. February 23, 2015 Cartoons
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Happy Black History Month: Eddie Murphy is ‘Mr. White’ (video)

by Verdana Bold February 4, 2015 Cultura
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What exactly is life like for white Americans in America? Eddie Murphy went undercover to find out. PREVIOUSLY ON WHITE LIFE:

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La Cucaracha: Ju got mail! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 15, 2015 Cartoons
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Al Madrigal is a coconut on a quest for identity: ‘Half Like Me’ (video)

by Comic Saenz January 14, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal’s epic quest for identity — Half Like Me — debuts on FUSION next Thursday. Coconut Madrigal (white inside, brown outside) knew turning an intensely personal journey into a docu-comedy wouldn’t be one easy trick, but he never anticipated what happened next. “I set out to dial down my pocho level from a […]

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White people: Stop the racist Halloween costumes! (NSFW video)

by Barney Asada October 30, 2014 Cultura
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Attention white viewers, especially sorority sisters getting ready for a Halloween party: Don’t get dressed up as a taco — or worse. [This NSFW public service announcement is from Frank Legend, who is not Mexican.]

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La Cucaracha: If Hollywood Latinos called the shots… (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 16, 2014 Cartoons
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