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2014 Stories by Gustavo Arellano

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  • 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 >>


    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 >>

  • Special Best Of Edición

    published March 13, 2014

    Dear Mexican, The current clothing trend is for ladies to wear low-cut jeans and belly shirts that expose their midriffs.... More >>

  • Vintage and Latino Racism

    published March 6, 2014

    Dear Mexican, My Dad says when he was a kid growing up in Downey, California, they used to open the local plunge (pool)... More >>

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