Ask a Mexican on SB 1070 and Cultural Identifications

You and your fellow law-breaking wetbacks don't like Arizona's SB 1070? Too damn bad. Trot back to Make-Sick-O and protest there — see where it gets you. If you'd work half as hard cleaning up your dump nation as you do sneak[ing] in here, your nation would be worth staying [in]. But . . . you lazy illegal mooches would rather live off the dole. Get the point, Jose? Go to hell.
Kerns Kan Kreat

"Make-Sick-O"? Clever! Gotta steal that one like we Mexis have stolen the Southwest . . .

It is just me, or has referring to oneself as Mexican no longer acceptable? Hispanic, Latino, Indian-Spanish mix — take your pick. We even have a Mexican actor (Edward James Olmos) referring himself as Jewish because some old fool told him that "Olmos" is an old Jewish name. Really? On that basis you are no longer our favorite pachuco in Zoot Suit? How can this be? Do you think sometime in the next couple of decades the term "Mexican" will no longer exist? In the future, will your column be referred to as Ask A Hispanic?
Digital Compadre

Primeramente, it's not some old fool who told Olmos he's of Jewish descent — it's the actor's own genealogical research that found he's descended from Jews who escaped Hungary, landed in Spain, and became conversos under penalty of death, then migrated to Mexico with their modified name, Olmos. And Olmos has never claimed full tribe membership: He always makes it a point that's he's a mix of everything — the classic raza cósmica argument that puritan pendejos such as yourself have abandoned in favor of some fantasy heritage in which we're all descended from Cuauhtémoc. On that note, you're also wrong in thinking the ethnic identifier "Mexican" will disappear in the United States — quite the opposite. Time was, to paraphrase the libro of legendary Chicano scholar Rudy Acuña, when brownies were anything but Mexican. We called ourselves Latin, Mexican-American, Hispanos, Californios, the hilariously stupid "Spanish," Chicano, and even plain ol' American, but "Mexican" was fighting words as recently as the 1960s, when Consuelas turned to Connies and Franciscos became Franks. Nowadays, my generation of Mexis is more than happy to call ourselves Mexicans — what's the shame in it? Why mitigate our mexicanidad with a hyphen or a euphemism? Just like the Irish in Southie, or guidos in Jersey, we revel in our heritage to distinguish ourselves from those boring gabachos who long ago forsook their ethnic identity out of shame. As for this column becoming Ask a Hispanic — I'd sooner turn migra than subject myself to that much self-loathing.

Good Mexican of the Week: Speaking of Acuña, the godfather of Chicano Studies definitely deserves a shout-out. Although the profe ain't teaching much anymore at his home base of California State University, Northridge, Acuña still pens pertinent essays, nowadays mostly on the pendejo purges of Chicano Studies being instituted by Know-Nothings across the United States. Find out why the discipline is so dangerous by reading his Holy Trinity of tracts: Occupied America: A History of Chicanos, Sometimes There Is No Other Side: Essays on Truth and Objectivity, and Anything but Mexican: Chicanos in Contemporary Los Angeles. Acuña dares write about Mexicans in history without resorting to greaser caricatures or painting them with the false glaze of gay caballeros and fan-possessing señoritas — and for daring to write the truth, he gets Know-Nothings' chonis all in a bunch. Fight the troglodytes and buy Acuña's books, preferably from your finer Chicano coffeeshops.

 
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Kitsugab
Kitsugab

I’m writing you today to inform you of both an employer who not only knowingly hires illegal aliens, he is currently married and having an affair with one of his employees who is here illegally from Mexico. His name is Dr. Larry Stark. His business is located at 3201 West Peoria. #A100. Phoenix, Arizona. 85029.

His receptionist, who’s birth name is Gabriela Sanchez, is the lady he is having an affair with. She goes under the assumed names of Patty Durazo, Patty Sanchez, Karla Durazo, and Julieta Durazo. She lives at 2220 West Mission Lane. #1095. Phoenix, Arizona. 85021. Her last address was 2520 West McLellan #40. Phoenix, Arizona. 85017.

Not only is she in the United States illegally, but she is using a stolen social security number. 611-32-7757. She has also helped other illegal aliens obtain false identification after coming into the United States illegally. She is also using the Family Assistance Administration under the name Gabriela Sanchez. Her case number is 00564738.

Her phone number is in Dr. Larry Starks name: 602-628-3116

Her SRP bill is also listed in Dr. Larry Starks name. Account # 919-863-000

I hope that you will address this matter immediately. When employers and employees work together to intentionally break our laws and take advantage of our justice system they need to be held accountable.

Thank you.

mrgrnjn
mrgrnjn

The only thing I want to ask a mexican is are they legal and if not when are they leaving? This clown author with his "Good mexican of the week" Saying how he tells the truth? That's a joke! All the illegal aliens who are mexican lie constantly about everything to the point of not even accepting being called what they are -- illegal aliens. They lie about stealing jobs. They lie about who they are. They lie about stealing government services. Illegal aliens lie about everything. OH, and by the way, MOST illegal alien ARE of latino descent but then they lie about that too. The column "ask a mexican" is about the stupidest column I have ever seen. WHO in their right mind would want to ask a mexican about anything important? I would like to ask a mexican a question I have asked before but never gotten a response on: Please give one VALID reason WHY America should reward illegal alien criminals who broke the law by coming here illegally with amnesty for breaking our laws? Just one VALID reason? I have never gotten a reply because this author and ALL of the illegal aliens DO NOT HAVE A VALID REASON. One more lie illegals push is the "You are a racist". They play that card like it is the winning poker hand. I would like to see this author provide "One VALID reason WHY America should reward illegal alien criminals with amnesty for breaking our laws? If America is going to do that then it should give ALL criminals amnesty and a fresh start. NO records, ALL of them can now legally buy guns. How do you like that America?

Global
Global

Sorry to burst your bubble, Miki Miki, but "Latin" is a language, not an ethnic or cultural group. It is the basis of whatever language that Italians, French, Spanish and quite a few other nationalities use around the globe. It does not define their ethnicity, nor does it make them 'white" or "non-white." Same with the term "Italian". "Italian" is a nationality, and again, not an ethnicity. As an Italian myself (born and raised in the Old Country), I'm a bit confused by your statement that Italians are not "white Europeans," as I'm certain quite a few of my fellow countrymen might take exception with your assertion, particularly those who are fair-haired, light-eyed and fair-complected due to their heritage resulting from the many nordic raids in the previous millenium. Fact is, many are. So please don't attempt to pigeon-hole the Italian people into one stereotype that sounds like it was gleaned from Jersey Shore, a true embarrassment to those of us from the motherland. We Italians can boast a wide variety of ethnicities and nationalities in our rich and ancient history. Some of us are "white," some of us are non- "white", but we're all Italians.

Ronseymour101
Ronseymour101

after reading the openining byline i thought this rag was really starting to change and reporting news then after reading the article i realized that they are only reporting their editors opinons like always ask them where their web site is to send money to help illeagels and criminals stay here dont forget send money now

Miki Miki
Miki Miki

@Kerns Kan Kreat,exactly off of which "dole" are illegals living?Do you know anything at all about this issue?You are just more proof that white racists are nothing but uneducated,whiny little girls.And what is your heritage?Do you even know?Are you Irish or Italian?If so,you have no place being a white supremacist.The Nazis,as well as the Klan,hated the Irish,calling them the n*****s of Europe,and Italians are not "white Europeans",we are Latin,as are the French.And if you knew anything about history,especially in Europe,you would know about the conquests of the Moors,who made it all the way up to Germany and Denmark,hence the dark hair and brown eyes.But just keep being a whiny little uneducated little bitch and keep complaining about a "dole" problem that doesn't exist,you inbred know-nothing...VIVAN LOS SAN PATRICIOS!

mrgrnjn
mrgrnjn

WOW! YOU really are one of the stupid ones aren't you? What part of illegal do you NOT understand? Illegal aliens break laws to come here, use stolen identification to get jobs and benefits and YOU are too stupid to know that? YOU should not be commenting here. It is people like YOU that are destroying this country.

Warr3060
Warr3060

I relly just want to say you are one stuped ass . you must be a wet back your self. if you don't like it get out of the US...

Warr3060
Warr3060

ops that was for MikiMiki sorry

Ronseymour101
Ronseymour101

i was at frys and my neighbor who lives here illeagally which i know for a fact were buing grocieries and beer they were aruging with the clerk over .2 cents price difference on a wic purchase then paid with food stamps when her other half had to pay for the beer he dropped his wallet and spent the next minute picking hundred dollar bills off the floor does this answer your question

Miki Miki
Miki Miki

First of all,learn how to spell and use proper grammar."My neighbor were"?And how do you know for a "fact" that your neighbor is here illegally?If they have W.I.C. and food stamps,in case you don't actually listen to what's going on in Az.,one must be a resident to receive such benefits.It's the law in Arizona,as well as most,if not all,states in the country.So no,that did not answer my question.You seem jealous that someone has more money than you as well.It's called work.

mrgrnjn
mrgrnjn

Is that the best you can do moron is correct grammer? YOU must be one of the anal people who focus on trivia and completely miss the point. PLEASE DO NOT BREED. Have you ever heard of identity fraud? I can't believe you are so dumb. It just blows me away. I have a question for YOU: Please provide ONE VALID REASON WHY America should reward illegal alien criminals with amnesty for coming here illegally and breaking our laws? It would be nice if you would answer this question but I know for sure you won't. You may try to pass off the lie that" They do the work Americans won't do" Or the lie "They are looking for a better life" But neither of those is a VALID reason. So there you have it. YOU want to cry and moan then answer my question:Please provide one VALID reason Why America should reward illegal alien criminals with amnesty for coming here illegally and breaking our laws? If America gives amnesty to illegal alien criminals then it should give amnesty to ALL criminals in America.

Miki Miki
Miki Miki

And further more,you are neither "Aryan",nor "Caucasian".Aryans are from the middle east,and Caucasians are from the Caucasus mountain region of Europe,which includes * Chechnya, Ingushetia, Dagestan, Adyghea, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachai-Cherkessia, North Ossetia, Krasnodar Krai, Stavropol Krai,Armenia,Azerbaijan and Georgia.So what can you call yourself now?Other thab a waste of good oxygen?

Pancho Foolio
Pancho Foolio

And what the hell is a Miki Miki ? Sounds like some kind of gay drink.

Miki Miki
Miki Miki

Wow!Did you think of that all by yourself?And how does one know if a drink is gay?Does it tell you?You're so smart!

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Where did he say he was white? Do you assume that everyone who is white thinks that way? Or maybe you think that everyone who says this kind of stuff must be white?

Check yourself before you start slinging rascial epitaphs like him, whatever he is. It doesn't really matter what he is, does it?

But you're just like him.

Miki Miki
Miki Miki

Did you even read my comment?Or did you just skim it looking for the word "white"?I posed a question about his heritage based upon his "user name",whose anagram is KKK,or did you not notice that.That was followed by a hypothetical,beginning with "If so,".So no,I made no assumption,and I am not like him,far from it.I am neither a xenophobe nor a racist in any way shape or form.I was merely seeking clarification on his hateful statement in which there were a couple of "facts" that he stated that are simply not true per laws enforced in the state pertaining to eligibility for government help with W.I.C. and S.N.A.P.And the words are "racial epithets"......

Mistalee
Mistalee

"It is just me, or has referring to oneself as Mexican no longer acceptable? Hispanic, Latino, Indian-Spanish mix — take your pick."

Wow. Couldn't even bring himself to say the word "Mestizo." Sad.

"We even have a Mexican actor (Edward James Olmos) referring himself as Jewish because some old fool told him that "Olmos" is an old Jewish name."

The "compadre" needs to educate himself about the history of Crypto-Jews in this country. Some of the earliest "Spanish" settlers in the southwest were Crypto-Jews looking to get away from persecution by the church, and the Sephardic heritage, particularly in New Mexico, is really just beginning to be documented.

 
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