Friday, April 05, 2013

Azucar Chaser for the Weekend Ahead


If you find yourself getting upset over reading repetitive Latino stereotypical tropes in the news this weekend, then wash your mind with this animated gif of Doña Celia Cruz.
Image: Via tumblr

Real Life, Unexpected Lucha Libre Moments: Like When a Community College Gringo Professor Body Slams a Chicano/a Studies Undergraduate!

body slam the image for the story via jezebel...


Jay Leno to the Associated Press: "Undocumented Democrat"

 




We dare you to read the comments after the video. Apparently Leno is finished because he's a truth-teller and we'll all be worshiping the nation of Islam soon enough.

Jon Stewart Reports on Republican's Philosophy of Inclusion

Here's a hint: Not so well. Not so well.



Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Too Light to Be Called African-American

Another chapter from the Stereotype novela. How does one guess African American looks African American? Let Tim Graham, a conservative ‘Media Watchdog and erudite tweeter’, posit this question for you. He tweenks that newly appointed MSNBC, Karen Finney's skin is too light to be recognized as African-American.

Via Jezebel




  Original Story

Progress! Associated Press Drops 'Illegal Immigrant'

The largest news-gathering outlet in the world will no longer use the term "illegal immigrant." Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll informed readers of the decision via the  Associated Press blog.
 
"The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term
 'illegal immigrant' or the use of 'illegal' to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that 'illegal' should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally," Carroll wrote.


Read ABC/Univison's coverage on the story:




 

¡Muy Chistosa La Jan Brewer!

Oh goodness. We're still cracking ourselves from the comedic genius of Arizona Republican, show-us-your-papers-if-you-are-brown, Jan Brewer.





Ms. Brewer thinks Mr. Obama doesn't get the issue of  frontera danger and furthermore, refuses to come down for a reality tour. If Potus came by he might get a sighting of a woman successfully climbing an 18ft high fence, just like John McCain, witnessed and tweeted about. Maybe that was McCain's early April Fool's joke? Some conspiracy theorists have been hard at work to disprove the events as they were tweeted by McCain.

Monday, April 01, 2013

For Next Easter but Not for Your Head

Another Tex(t)Mex cultural deposit into Easter celebratory traditions of America: Chocolate Cascarones!
Ever heard of cascarones? It’s a tradition where folks fill empty eggs with confetti and then crack them over other peoples’ heads for Easter...

 

Here's the DIY:
Image: Brit+Ryan+Co