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I get this question asked mucho, and yours is as good a respuesta as I could ever scrawl. Can I pick you up at Home Depot if I ever need a cheap replacement?
If a Mexican were working at a coffee shop, would it be racist to call him a "beaner"?
No, but no es funny — about as clever as Minutemen chanting, "No se puede!" Try "burrito-ista."
Being in law enforcement, I've had to handle many radio runs. I think Mexicans are some of the hardest-working people in Mexi-America, but why is it when Mexicans drink, they often stab or hit a brother or cousin? Why not a stranger to shake off some of that tension?
Hateful Hermanos Harmful
Mexican family and drinking is as volatile a mix as an Irishman and Jameson, but stats don't support your anecdotal evidence. The 2005 study, Family Violence Statistics: Including Statistics on Strangers and Acquaintances by the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics found "Whites and blacks were more likely than Hispanics or persons of other races to be victimized by family violence" between 1998 and 2002, the most recent period investigated by the DOJ. As I've written before in this column, "alcohol" and "logic" repel each other like "border" and "enforcement" — apologies for the reiteration, gentle readers, but sometimes the most obvious answers are those that are pirated.
BOYCOTT ABSOLUT VODKA! For their cowardly capitulation to the Know-Nothing nation over the company's recent advertising campaign, which imagined that the Mexican-American War never occurred and that what's now the Southwest United States always remained on the Mexican side of la frontera. Hey, Absolut: here in Americaztlán, we value people who stand by their actions, who don't back down in the face of petty protestations from whiners. May the Mohammedans who keep invading Sweden's shores teach your countrymen the beauty of a vodka-free life.
The Mexican on YouTube!
The Mexican now offers ustedes an online-only question every week through the powers of a pirated Camcorder. Submit your video preguntas and responses at youtube.com/askamexicano, and view the latest edition every week. Preference given to spicy señoritas! And, as always, continue sending your questions to »e-mail link.