Ask a Mexican on Speaking the English Language

I see lots of Mexican-Americans struggling in grade school and high school. Many Mexican-American activists claim it's because they don't speak English at home or the schools don't teach them well. But I see lots of Asian-Americans in the same schools who do really well. Many of them also don't speak English at home. The last time I went to a hospital, it seemed 30 percent of the doctors were Asian. I didn't see a single Latino one. Why is it that one group consistently does better than the other? I don't understand.

Clueless

Because Mexican students are stupid, while Asian students are geniuses — that's what you and your ilk want to hear, right? This pregunta always busts me up because no matter how many studies activists can offer examining the myths of model minorities and Mexican apathy toward academics — variables, educational background of parents, socioeconomic conditions of neighborhoods, the quality of schools blah blah blah — Know Nothings dismiss the facts. That's not what they want to hear, and they don't even care about solutions to the education gap. So I'll just say it again to please ustedes: Mexican students are stupid, Asian students are geniuses. Happy? Of course you are! However, just because you wish something to be verdad doesn't make it so — and if you don't believe me, go see what happened to Mitt Romney's dream of Mexicans self-deporting.

Far too many Mexicans refuse going to the trouble of learning English. They often speak Spanish annoyingly loud in public. Sometimes, the kids speak better English than their parents! And, if they don't understand you, they just smile and say, "No, , no." What is that crap anyway? How about learning enough of our language to say, "I'm as proudly Mexican as you are American. Screw you, muchacho!" While this would be totally obnoxious, at least it'd be more honest than "No, , no."

Willy the White Writer

Of course the kids speak better English than their parents — the kids are Americans, while the parents are Mexicans. And those Mexicans are muy honest with you — or do you not hear them mutter "Chinga tu madre, pinche gabacho feo apestoso" under their breath?

My boyfriend is Mexican, and I am a gabacha. Whenever my boyfriend sees a Mexican girl with someone of a different race, he gets disgusted and mad (especially when he sees them with black guys.) I've pointed out to him that he seems a bit hypocritical, since he's with a white girl as well — but he says that he makes an exception for me. Do all Mexicans feel this way, or is my boyfriend pinche loco?

Lover of Verga

Of course your guy is pinche loco — but so are all men of color. Hombres complaining that their raza's women are dickmatized by gabachos while boasting about nailing gabachas is a trope as old as gabachos fearful that oversexed bucks and banditos were taking too many of their women. That said, I'm not going to dismiss the anti-negrito sentiment that still dominates the Mexican mind, especially when said negrito is dating a mexicana. Raza: We gotta drop anti-black thoughts from our community the same way we ditched Carlos Mencia.

 
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whyme1969
whyme1969

I don't get it. there are Mexicans who have been here for 10, 20 , even 30 years and they speak no English. I hear crap from some Mexicans talking about" ya know this land used to be mexico until the americans stole it......" well here is some info for yall

The Gadsden Purchase (known as Venta de La Mesilla, or Sale of La Mesilla, in Mexico[2]) is a 29,640-square-mile (76,800 km2) region of present-day southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico that was purchased by the United States in a treaty signed by James Gadsden, the American ambassador to Mexico at the time, on December 30, 1853. It was then ratified, with changes, by the US Senate on April 25, 1854, and signed by President Franklin Pierce, with final approval action taken by Mexico on June 8, 1854. The purchase was the last territorial acquisition in the contiguous United States to add a large area to the country.

The purchase included lands south of the Gila River and west of the Rio Grande; it was largely for the purpose that the US might construct a transcontinental railroad along a deep southern route. It also aimed to reconcile outstanding border issues between the US and Mexico following the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the Mexican–American War of 1846–48.

As the railroad age evolved, business-oriented Southerners saw that a railroad linking the South with the Pacific Coast would expand trade opportunities. They thought the topography of the southern portion of the Mexican Cession was too mountainous to allow a direct route. Projected southern routes tended to run to the north at their eastern ends, which would favor connections with northern railroads and ultimately favor northern seaports. Southerners saw that to avoid the mountains, a route with a southeastern terminus might need to swing south into what was then Mexican territory.

The administration of President Franklin Pierce, strongly influenced by Secretary of War Jefferson Davis, saw an opportunity to acquire land for the railroad, as well as to acquire significant other territory from northern Mexico.[3] In the end, territory for the railroad was purchased for $10 million ($260 million today), but Mexico balked at any large-scale sale of territory.[4] In the United States, the debate over the treaty became involved in the sectional dispute over slavery, ending progress before the American Civil War in the planning or construction of a transcontinental railroad..as per Wikipedia..we bought it so now we own it. the leading language is English so learn it.

 
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