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Comment Archives: stories: Columns: Ask a Mexican®

Re: “Why doesn't the Mexican translate all his Spanish words?

Do you get paid to write this stuff?

Posted by Sarge on 02/09/2011 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Roadside memorials and Moorish pasts

So are these "memorials" actually put where the loved one's were killed/died or are they just placed by the side of the road and in the medians as a rememberance?

Posted by Doowop4_1999 on 01/31/2011 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Culture isn't the culprit

It would be nice if these columns were written in English. After all, we aren't all illegal latino immigrants.

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Posted by Freddy on 01/21/2011 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Culture isn't the culprit

It is true that Latina females, when compared to other female groups, have the highest drop-out rate in the USA and are the least likely of all to be found on college campuses. Find out for yourself and check the studies and growing statistics on this particular issue. It is sad but true.

Posted by JC on 01/20/2011 at 11:18 AM

Re: “The Mexican translates for you

Do you really not get the point, amigos? I've been reading Gustavo Arellano's shtick since the days when "Ask a Mexican" was a feature that launched in my beloved OC Weekly, back when I, too, was a proud, too-much-rent-paying Southern Californian. The point is that the column is a satire of the typical Anglo attitudes toward Hispanics in general—that they're all "Mexicans," they all want to sponge off the system, they're only good for picking crops, they all live nineteen to a room—what have you. Like any good satire, sometimes it's offensive. But if you see the purpose underneath, it's smart and great. Viva la Mexican, 'Tavo!

Posted by Tim on 01/19/2011 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Here’s why Mexican men are so sexy, and what not to say when you wake up wanting to … you know

Girl!!!! Leave the damn man alone and go look for a better one, it sounds like he wants to use you. find someone else who would love to consider you as a friend and also his lover, don't stick around no man who would live with you for two years, dates you and have other women on the side and no wine dine you. How dare he dates you, live with you for two danky years and don't don't see your good worth, leave the blasted joker alone. I now see your message from 9 nine months ago, is January 2011 now. Have you left that man yet ?

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Posted by Lareina on 01/18/2011 at 1:33 PM

Re: “The Mexican translates for you

If the mexicans were a proud and hard working people they would go back home and unite to get there country back and make it like this country. Ah but their not they just want to stay here and suck up all the freebies work for cash (pay no taxes) and then when this country is as screwed up as theirs they will find somewhere else to suck up on. I am not against mexicans just want them to pull their weight.

Posted by guest on 01/14/2011 at 4:14 PM

Re: “The Mexican translates for you

this isn't racist at all. It says ask a Mexican, not a hispanic person. Why would someone believe that ask a Mexican could be turned into ask an Asian...that's a continent, not a country or ask a black person...black people are of all different nationalities. Mexico is a corrupt country to our great nations south. The people there are hard working people but they can't get ahead with the corrupt society they live in. Coming to America, working and not paying taxes to then leave and never return any of that revenue from the country you got it in is kind of messed up. You are breaking Federal law from the second you walk across that border without getting a visa or a green card. America is a melting pot and if you have too much national pride then find themselves in another country because in reality the nation they come from is garbage.....drop the mexican flag and pick up an American flag. You can't be a mexican in America, we don't offer duel citizenship.

Posted by Ed1kanobe on 01/14/2011 at 12:05 PM

Re: “The Mexican translates for you

Oh Wow - How about "Ask a Black Person" or "Ask an Asian" - Personally I don't see anything wrong with this - But with America's lack of humor - to some this would seem racist. Hell, I wouldn't care if someone would ask me questions - We could call it "Ask the White Chick" But, I'm part Indian also - so how would that go? Lighten up people - Stop being so uptight and just enjoy life. Tomorrow is no guarantee - and this issue is way too petty to be discussed. Let's discuss something more important - THE LOSS OF JOBS IN AMERICA AND OUR CONTINUED POVERTY LEVELS KEEP DROPPING, OR LACK OF QUALITY EDUCATION - No that's too real! So, let's just pick on the BEANER for now...

Posted by Tribalbj on 01/13/2011 at 11:30 AM

Re: “The Mexican translates for you

This is fu**ing racist. I'll make something called "Ask a White Person" you ignorant bastards. Society has not advanced at all I see.

Posted by Jnajera11094 on 01/13/2011 at 6:42 AM

Re: “The Mexican explains Mexican cuisine and roots for traditional cacao

If you are in the Somerville/Cambridge MA area Maya Sol on Broadway in Somerville has so excellent food. It is marketed as Mexican but like many Mexican restaurants in the area are owned by El Salvadorians. The food is excellent.

Posted by antronig on 01/06/2011 at 11:48 AM

Re: “The Mexican explains Mexican cuisine and roots for traditional cacao

www.acibademboscservisim.com

Posted by taylan on 01/05/2011 at 11:36 AM

Re: “The Mexican's special year-end, Mexicans-do-assimilate edition

This is a well written artical...I admire the fact that people of all nationalities want to come to this country to live the "American Dream" but my problem is that Immigration is always a "Mexican Issue" lets start looking at all the other people that come here illegally also, Chinese, Iranian, English, French, and so on and so on...just because Mexico is the Closest of countries to the south of us people need to start paying attention to those in the North that allow people to cross into our country illegally with no second thought to our country. Now as for learning our language, Yes at some point there needs to be a total understanding that they can all keep their own language, speak it to each other and teach the younger generations to come, but when out in public please learn some type of english...I am bi-lingual, I only speak Spanish when I have to (I was born here in the US, just as my parents & grand parents were) but I was always taught, Your in American, Speak English, when I go to Mexico to visit some family that are still there Speak Spanish

Posted by private on 01/03/2011 at 4:16 PM

Re: “The Mexican's special year-end, Mexicans-do-assimilate edition

hey hey now this is 4 drc you do remember the louisiana territory well the spanish owned it and when the french stoled it from spain then sold it to the americans the united states bought all the land and peolple on it so we did not cross over any border the border cross over us and there is a lot that do cross over but then look on how many americans cross over there

Posted by Chris1134 on 01/01/2011 at 2:54 PM

Re: “The Mexican's special year-end, Mexicans-do-assimilate edition

I like what u have to say good come back on all the answers keep up the good work put these poeple on the right track.

Posted by Chris1134 on 01/01/2011 at 2:37 PM

Re: “The Mexican's special year-end, Mexicans-do-assimilate edition

You paint a rosey picture but lets get real here. The feeling of entitlement, a lack of assimilation and over all respect for OUR country is the reason for so much anger at illegal Mexican immigration. ( Lets not even get into how Mexico treats others). The racist groups like La Raza who feel that because someone is a native Spanish speaker they can do as they please. Oh and as to your comment on speaking English, please explain why when there is a case mentioned in the news of a person being deported, who as been here for years, they can still not speak English? Because the people who come from south of the border could care less about America, it laws or customs.

Posted by Drc on 12/30/2010 at 1:26 PM

Re: “The Mexican's special Navidad edition

I love this page, I skim it everyday while I am work. Im "mexican american" and all the things I been telling people mexicans do and dont do alwys pop up on here. Keep up the good work

Posted by Mel on 12/22/2010 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Spanish elision is OK, but cultural derision is misinformed

My late Peruvian husband always said that Mexicans do not speak spanish. I agree that the country should be much better. I have been there and feel that the problems in perception may be the border area. Southern mexico is beautiful and more sophisticated. Our negative view of Mexico comes from the illegals that are invading our country. If that flow could (and should be stopped) our opinion would improve. Plus, it is a major route for drugs coming into this country.

Posted by Linda L. on 12/15/2010 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Spanish elision is OK, but cultural derision is misinformed

My late Peruvian husband always said that Mexicans do not speak spanish. I agree that the country should be much better. I have been there and feel that the problems in perception may be the border area. Southern mexico is beautiful and more sophisticated. Our negative view of Mexico comes from the illegals that are invading our country. If that flow could (and should be stopped) our opinion would improve. Plus, it is a major route for drugs coming into this country.

Posted by Linda L. on 12/15/2010 at 7:56 AM

Re: “Pinata smashing is the best metaphor ever

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Posted by georg on 12/05/2010 at 9:23 PM

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