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Ask a Mexican!

Ask a Mexican!

DEAR MUJER: Was I ever confused about my ethnic identity? Absolutely.

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WOW . . . Art Laboe in ¡Ask a Mexican! This column has finally hit its zenith—and since it's all downhill from here, Art, I'd like to dedicate "The Agony and the Ecstasy" to my sad girl, journalism.

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I think all good people can take a lesson from my experience: when the haters go for you, don't ignore them—fight back with humor, stats, and DESMADRE, and they'll scatter away like the cucarachas they are.

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My, how quickly Oklahomans forget their own history-sad that a Mexican has to teach you about your own people, but that happens only in America.

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In 1990, some of my Mexican friends told me it cost $500 to come from Mexico with a coyote. Recently, a friend from Tamazunchale told me it now costs $2,500. How much of this money, paid to the coyotes, go to Border Patrol Employees?

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That's not to deny Chicanos that the culture of fixing up boats and bombs, and driving them low and slow, is now dominated by them—if anything, we appropriated gabacho culture, for once!

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Dear Pocho: Mexico just legalized medicinal marijuana nationwide, which will come as news to the abuelitas that have used marijuana-infused alcohol to treat sore joints and muscles for centuries.

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Dear Gabacho: You heard about how Donald Trump wants to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and equip it with solar panels? Your idea is stupider.

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When hipsters do something that's slightly outside the law yet an innovation over the old guard, they get a Series-C round of funding, Instagram influencers, and fawning media coverage. When Mexicans do it? We get code enforcement.

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Rural Mexicans treat their hens as they treat their women: as purveyors of breasts, eggs and little else.

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Since gabachos hate truth nowadays, the prospect of amnesty long ago went the way of the Paris climate accords.

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I don't endorse this kind of hit-and-run behavior, but I'm telling that little anecdote so that the dumbasses who leave their cars in the middle of the street aren't too shocked when they find their '83 Buick Skylark in pieces...

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The easy answer is to presume that the city is muy racist, but it's also home to the largest Bosnian Serb population in the world outside of the Balkans-and most are Muslim.

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Dear Gabacha: There's ambition, and then there's selfishness, and you, ingrata, are the definition of the latter.

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Dear Mexican: What do you think of the affirmative action in the education system?

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Dear Mexican: In Jared Diamond's DVD for Guns, Germs, and Steel he mentions the classical Spanish form of horsemanship, jimeta. I have not been able to find this word used anywhere else. Can you help?

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