Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012 from the Tex[t]-Mex Galleryblog!

A big tip of the sombrero to all our regular visitors! To celebrate, the lauded opening minutes from Orson Welles's remarkable TOUCH OF EVIL:

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A select Walmart demographic, true to form, bringin' some good ol' holiday cheer and bigotry against Mexicans...

A story on a few 12th-hour Walmart Christmas Eve shoppers venting their frustrations and anger at an impatient store management...and then going on to blame (surprise, surprise) Mexicans for their last-minute lot in life. I suppose the year 2011 will close as it began, with more zany and sad racial bigotry, antipathy, misunderstanding, frustration, and blame, etc., in store for 2012! Check it out with this link below:

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Arizona Hates Mexicans (and Black Bears!)....

The Bluest Eye, Mexico-style... | Racism in the Americas


Este video fue realizado por 11.11 Cambio Social como parte de la campaña "Racismo en México". Se hizo un trabajo de investigación con niños y niñas mexicanos/as, replicando el experimento con niños/as y muñecos diseñado por Kenneth y Mammie Clark en los años treinta en EUA, que se ha llevado a cabo en varios países del mundo.

Aquí se muestra parte de los resultados y los niños y las niñas que aparecen en este video reflejan las respuestas de la mayoría de niños/as que fueron entrevistados/as.

Dada la complejidad de la temática, se realizó un Taller de Racismo con los/as niños/as y que participaron y sus familias, para generar un espacio de reflexión y contención de las emociones generadas en este intercambio.

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Thanks to MALAS superstar graduate student, Mali Hinesly, for bringing this to my eyes!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Be a Bandit Hoodie!

Thanks to the grand Poobah of Chicana/o Studies at CSU Fullerton, Alexandro Gradilla, for sending me this stereotype-laden hoodie from!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Found!!!! MEXTASY and TEXTMEX, Whole Again...

UPS lost a third of the traveling Tex[t]-Mex show called MEXTASY last year!  This year, today, guess what turned up back at the Laredo Center for the Arts?  The lost show!  Wow!

Hit the picture below for more images...

Monday, December 12, 2011

CRUZANDO FRONTERAS/Crossing the Border: Films and Videos by Women

Over 21 years ago the border arts renaissance was alive and well in San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Baja California; here's a poster from my personal collection from the CRUZANDO FRONTERAS film festival...  As with most images on the galleryblog, click to enlarge...

DEBT: The First 5000 Years

Lupe Velez Sighting | Via HERITAGE Auctions

click to make huge!

and, as a bonus! Rita Hayworth

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pedro Infante is in the [white] House! (...sort of): A quick post on Aural-Sonic Miscegenations!

Came upon this LP record quite by accident on Google images. You'll appreciate it for its decidedly odd Leave it to Beaver meets La Bamba undertones. Needless to say, there must be a copy still out there...I'll check Amoeba Music in San Francisco and get back to you. Until then, soak in all the cross-cultural, racial harmony, and curiously caucasoidal vibes this anomalous little artifact seems to emit!

Re-imagining the Way We Image "Brazil" | Mark Dery Inteviews Gunter Axt

click the image below for the rest of the story...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

More Artifacts from the Caucasian Bestiary: San Diego Lawn Jockey Edition

They are infamous and documented--common throughout the United States, especially the South: the Lawn Jockey.

However, there is one in San Diego--in Kensington to be exact--that catches the eye and, as such, merits entry into the Tex[t]-Mex Galleryblog Caucasian Bestiary.  I had my camera with me the other day and snagged some suggestive shots!

Yet Another Frightening Entry in the Caucasian Bestiary of the Ersatz Human

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

John McCain Laughs at the Tex[t]-Mex Galleryblog! Undocumented Immigrants are, apparently, PYROMANIACS...

We have had a good time skewering John "Mexicans Love Fires" McCain for his outrageous speech acts--when it comes to "Mexicans," McCain, while not in the Lou Dobbs Hall of Fame category, has, at the very least, been curious when it comes to the folks just south of his home state.  But now the LA Times chimes with the story below!  NewsTaco, what do we do!? Hit the picture for the link!