Opinion: One man’s take on his culture’s stereotypes
¡Ask a Mexican!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Dear Coño: You honestly think “anti-immigrant campaigns” arise to protect legal immigrants? How do you account for Chinese getting lynched out of California’s Gold Rush during the 1850s, Japanese internment during World War II, the constant railings by Know Nothings about foreign cultures invading our shores without care for legal status, the centuries-long obsession with who’s white and who’s not right? The Mexican can’t help but grin extra when he hears people profess to love legal immigrants and hate the illegal ones. History just doesn’t prove it.Dear Mexican: Why do Mexicans think they have to warm up their cars in the morning for almost half an hour before they go to work? My white mom says it’s something they used to do back in the ’50s. There’s no solid mechanical reason for it. -Yo Quiero Bailout
Dear Gabacho: You know how it is with Mexicans – we’re always at least 20 years behind the times. That’s why we like oldies music and classic cars. Same with warming up cars. But what do you care that Mexicans calientan sus cars for so long? Let them enjoy the 10 minutes of respite revving their cars; once that’s over, they get to deal with being Mexican again.