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2014 Stories by Gustavo Arellano

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  • Illegals and Mexican Beer

    published September 11, 2014

    Dear Mexican, The Mexican-American community is the most adversely affected by the influx of illegals. Only the politicians... More >>

  • The Race Chain and Hair

    published September 4, 2014

    Dear Mexican, I'm from the southeastern U.S. and people think that all people from there are dumb (and, in many, cases correctly... More >>

  • Why Do Asian Students Do Better than Mexicans?

    published August 28, 2014

    Dear Mexican, I see lots of Mexican-Americans struggling in grade school and high school. Many Mexican-American activists claim it's... More >>

  • SPECIAL BEST OF EDICIÓN

    published August 21, 2014

    Dear Readers, The Mexican just got married to a chica caliente, so he's taken her on a honeymoon to the motherland so she can... More >>

  • La Migra

    published August 14, 2014

    Dear Mexican, I'm not Mexican, but my son-in-law is. He is intelligent, bright, enthusiastic and pleasant to spend time with. He... More >>

  • Montezuma's Revenge and Sexual Healing

    published August 7, 2014

    Dear Mexican, I'm a handsome exemplar of the bronce race living in the motherland. I'm dating a beautiful... More >>

  • Language and Food

    published July 31, 2014

    Dear Mexican, What is it about the many gringos/gabachos that constantly slaughter Spanish words?  Spanish is easy to... More >>

  • Conspiracy Theory?

    published July 24, 2014

    Dear Mexican, I am from an Arabic-speaking country. After my education is completed here, I'll be returning to my country or... More >>

  • Immigration and Language and Immigration

    published July 17, 2014

    Dear Mexican, I have some questions and observations. During George, W. Bush's administration, ther was a lot of talk for and... More >>

  • Smoking, Evolution and History

    published July 10, 2014

    Dear Mexican, I noticed that Mexican people don't generally smoke. Don't get me wrong — I'm not condoning smoking, but... More >>

  • Border Policy and Racial Identity

    published July 3, 2014

    Dear Mexican, The tragedy currently playing out on the U.S. southern border has reminded me to once again ask my... More >>

  • Mexican Identity and Style

    published June 26, 2014

    Dear Mexican, I think I might be Mexican — but there are some people who might disagree. Being that you are the source... More >>

  • Speaking English and Drag Queens

    published June 19, 2014

    Dear Mexican, Why do some Mexicans expect us to learn Spanish instead of them learning English? (NOTE: I... More >>

  • Tall, Handsome and Dark

    published June 12, 2014

    Dear Mexican, If dark-skinned people are so "undesirable," unwelcome and put down by you gringos, how come you bake in the... More >>

  • Business and Fashion

    published June 5, 2014

    Dear Mexican, I am a Mexican who owns a successful wholesale liquidation business, which happens to be an industry dominated... More >>

  • Greetings and Handshakes

    published May 29, 2014

    Dear Mexican, While vacationing in Mexico, a couple of times I have had vendors or waiters address me as... More >>

  • "No espeak English" plus the U.S. and the World Cup

    published May 22, 2014

    Dear Mexican, I'm a half-mexicana, half-gabacha working as an appointment scheduler... More >>

  • Stereotypes and Fear of Education

    published May 15, 2014

    Dear Mexican, So, I had our graphic artist walk out of the room pissed the other day because the publisher asked my opinion... More >>

  • What's in a Name, and Ethnic Pride

    published May 8, 2014

    Dear Mexican, I'm a pocha and my husband is a gabacho (by the way, we loved your... More >>

  • Day Labor and Personal Space

    published May 1, 2014

    Dear Mexican, Is there a pecking order at the places where you see day laborers awaiting to be hired? What's the hierarchy?... More >>

  • Lost Language and Vaccinations

    published April 24, 2014

    Dear Mexican, Our grandparents came from Mexico. The entire next generation spoke Spanish. However, in my generation, pretty... More >>

  • Linguistics and Mexican LoJack

    published April 10, 2014

    Dear Mexican, Even though throughout the years since I came to the U.S. 20 years ago I have seen it happening with less... More >>

  • Special César Chávez Edición

    published April 3, 2014

    Dear Mexican: I'm a second-generation Orange County-raised pocho. Both sides of my family have been civil rights activists since the 1940s. My... More >>

  • A Citrus Delima and Mexican Staying Power

    published March 27, 2014

    Dear Mexican, Can you help me unravel the citrus dilemma? When I am in Mexico or a Mexican restaurant or market I am unable... More >>

  • Mexican Sweets and a Civil Rights Pioneer

    published March 20, 2014

    Dear Mexican, What's the story with Mexican pastries? Like most cultures, Mexicans seem to be cribbing from the French,... More >>

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