Are Asians Scholastically Superior to Mexicans?

[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do gabachos blame society for pregnant gabacho teens, but culture for Mexi ones?

DEAR MEXICAN: I'm not Mexican (or from a Spanish-speaking country, for that matter), but I get mad when the gabachos in my town say that all Mexican girls do is take drugs, get pregnant, drop out of school, and end up on welfare. I know a lot of Mexican women who haven't done any of these things, who have gone to college and gotten high-paying jobs. And the thing that bothers me most is when gabacho girls do drugs or get pregnant, no one gets on their case. Everyone is willing to help them, and they're referred to as victims of society. Why is it that if a Mexican girl gets pregnant, people scoff at her and blame her Latino heritage; but if a gabacha gets pregnant, people automatically sympathize with her?

Annoyed With Gabacho Hypocrites

DEAR GABACHO: The same reason mentally deranged gabachos who go on murderous sprees get classified as "disturbed," while mentally deranged brown folks, whether Mexican or Muslim, get their killings attributed to race or religion. Same reason why neo-Nazis get their idiocies dismissed as the mere ramblings of meth heads, while Chicano Studies majors get their discipline savaged as teachings on par with those of Goebbels. Same reason why class divisions in this country don't exist, while class divisions in Mexico get attributed to our inherent Darwinian tendencies. I know I sound a bit whiny right now—that is, rather more so than usual—but you're right to be annoyed. As I continually argue, culture isn't the sole determinant of all the pathologies of an ethnic group or even the most important one, which leads me to . . .

 

DEAR MEXICAN: I work in the education field and have a serious concern about the performance of Hispanic children in our school district. There seems to be a misguided approach to bring back bilingual education for Hispanic children. The poor performance of these children and other minority groups has been ongoing. The group of children that bucks this trend is Asian students. Now, there are exceptions to this general breakdown, but the numbers are undeniable. As I look at the ethnic breakdown at the major universities in California, these numbers are more shocking. As we hear more and more soundbites of how Hispanics/Latinos are the new force, where will they fall in the future? The educated will get better, and the future based on this point will go to the Asians. I want to get your opinion. Just want you to know that I am an American first, but of Hispanic ethnicity.

Not of the Asian Persuasion

DEAR POCHO: Two separate issues here—the virtues versus detriments of bilingual education and educational achievement of Mexicans vis-à-vis chinitos. I can cite stats that show bilingual education holds down Mexis, and then cite others that show it creates little Einsteins out of them, so I will simply note that most people who oppose bilingual education tend to lean right (like yourself. Another giveaway? Your insistence on labeling yourself an "American first"—DUH. You're writing to me in English, aren't you?). If parents want their chamacos in dual-immersion classes, why don't you let them have that option—you know, that whole parental choice thing? On the issue of chinito superiority—sure, a chingo more of them go on to higher education, but not all of them. The National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Island Research in Education published a 2010 report that found Cambodians, Hmongs, Laotians and most Pacific Islander groups had the same abysmal college-graduation rates as Latinos, rates that lagged far behind other Asian American groups. But rather than dwell on culture, the report noted that many factors contributed to the low numbers, the same factors that affect Mexican students. I'm not offering excuses—far from it, this Mexican tries to speak at least once a month to high-school students about the necessity of finishing la prepa and beyond—but I don't dwell on the achievement gap, and neither should you. If you care about Mexis and education, do something about it—don't whine that chinitos are better.

 

GOOD MEXICAN OF THE WEEK! The obvious choice—Daniel Hernandez Jr., the brave intern of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who stood by her side while so many others would've fled. No other politicizing on my part, other than to note this is a reminder that American heroes come in all forms—and I've already said enough.

 
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John
John

This is one of the lamest responses I've read from Mr. Arellano. I don't have the statistics, but I will bet that that Chinese immigrants come from an entirely different/higher socio-economic class than immigrants from Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, etc. (and why throw in the Pacific Islanders anyway - they already have their own category!) Ain't a lot of Hmong kids in La Canada or Arcadia schools.

Mitchell
Mitchell

Teen births in California, 2008

'Latinas' -- 66 per 1000 girls'Anglos' -- 15.4 per 1000 girls

Lest you think that is because the only whites left in California are rich folks who hire the army of servant/peons that now is the majority of the state, I'd point out that white girls in the hillybilliest state of the Bible Belt -- Kentucky, have a teen birth rate of 55 per 1000, still significantly less than all our lovely Latinas in California who have benefitted from our enlightened sex education, surrounding culture, etc.

doggoberto
doggoberto

Caro Mexicano....

Soy guero...gabacho....a veces guey y puto, pero la problema que tengo parece ser directamente en oposicion con la pluparte de problemas gabachenas. No tengo muchos frijoleros en mi emplejo, pero los que tengo refujen y no ponen las frutas que ellos quidan!!!! Anyways...en ingles,; is it possible that my gardening services have been suborned by extratesticulosos? (sp) (tengo agaves, pero no tequilensas.)...

No espero leer la verdad, pero quando todos son mentirando, se puede oir la pura verdad !!!

gracias

doggoberto

Michelle Quinn
Michelle Quinn

"DEAR GABACHO: The same reason mentally deranged gabachos who go on murderous sprees get classified as "disturbed," while mentally deranged brown folks, whether Mexican or Muslim, get their killings attributed to race or religion. Same reason why neo-Nazis get their idiocies dismissed as the mere ramblings of meth heads, while Chicano Studies majors get their discipline savaged as teachings on par with those of Goebbels. Same reason why class divisions in this country don't exist, while class divisions in Mexico get attributed to our inherent Darwinian tendencies. I know I sound a bit whiny right now—that is, rather more so than usual—but you're right to be annoyed. As I continually argue, culture isn't the sole determinant of all the pathologies of an ethnic group or even the most important one, our comment here."

MQ says: OMG.... You are completely and utterly full of crap!

First: 72 immigrants from Central America where gunned down for not helping a cartel bring drugs into this country. 9/11 3,000 people died in the name of ISLAM and YOU want to state these murders were just mentally ill?

People ignore Neo-Nazis because most of them are white trash and clueless, while Chicano studies is an actual class based on ethnocentric racist ideology that is paid for by American taxpayers. In a nut shell we are paying brown people to continue higher education on hating whites!

Class division in this country is basically self inflicted, while class division in Mexico is based on corruption, lack of education, and people who are incapable or unwilling to fight for change. They just want to come here with their hands out!

Annoyed learn some facts: Santa Ana has the largest underage pregnancy rate, the largest drop out rate and ALL of the resources (Orange County Grand Jury) 2008 stated that most of the programs for underaged parents go directly to hispanic females, while white females are mostly ignored and are not given the same resources! And it is not the Latino culture it is a Mexican cultural thing. In Mexico it is legal for a child to be married off to a man with the parents consent if she is pregnant.... And it happens all the time. In Santa Ana its almost a badge of honor to be pregnant... Hey, Calworks is not bad money!

can mexicans count to two?
can mexicans count to two?

lol@gustavo... face it spicnito... asians are just intellectually superior... this explains not just the achievement gap in american schools but just the fact that no one gives a shit about mexico and the toilet countries south of it except for the fact they keep flushing their brown turds into the states.. its gonna be an asian century and you wetbacks are not on our list of friends.. so y'all screwed beaners... lol...

btw "chinitors" is a racial slur but since mexicans are the most racist group of morons there are in this country i expect nothing less from them..

hope y'all enjoy being the bottom class for generations to come!!

ac20850
ac20850

You mean we're gonna get MORE GOOKS in this country!? Oh fuck, now EVERYTHING's going look and smell like Monterey Park and CHINA TOWN. Time to move to Europe and mix in with the Rag Heads..

Ihateusc
Ihateusc

hey ac- u better start practicing.. "you want fries with that?" and remember to clean that one tooth of yours. lol

Favian Orozco
Favian Orozco

You're another tiny dicked gook trying to be tough on the internet. Look here ching chong, you don't control China, China controls you, so whether you like tacos or not, it doesn't matter, all China sees are dollar bills.If it wouldn't cost them so much to put serial numbers on all kazillion of you cheap disposable excuses for humans then they would do it.Don't go on here feeling like you chongers are gonna take over anything, if anything, you'll run yourselves into isolation and the whole world will turn on cheap jerry ass untrustworthy asia.Go eatta DOG or CAT.You no rike it my engrish?! Go back to Changolia

Pepe
Pepe

I know it's not very politically correct to say this, but after reading this guy's post all I can say is banjo-plucking, sister-humping retards are freaking hilarious!

frank
frank

I disagree with the bilingual education arguement! I was born in texas and sent away to Mexico til i was 6 yrs old. when i returned to the US I was enrolled into school at the 1st grade level NO ENGLISH speaking teachers nor programs available but within a few months i learn to speak english not very good but it wasn't difficult since my parent encrouaged me to do so. I never had any trouble lerning to speak english (just spelling) at a early age. My parents continued to speak spainsh at home so i learn both spainsh at home and english at school...I think since we struggled to move here (US) why don't we learn the language!

Diablo Blanco
Diablo Blanco

"all Mexican girls do is take drugs, get pregnant, drop out of school, and end up on welfare."

Whoa whoa whoa! You forgot becoming overweight, dressing like putas baratas, and wearing outrageous lip and eyeliner and trowelled on rouge!

Mando
Mando

exactly dummy why does everyone have to bow down to you??? we live in a global economy how about learning and adjusting so we can continue being the greatest in the world... we can teach our kid 4 or 5 languages and keep kicking butt!!!! nothing is without movement except elites and dumb rednecks!!!!

Jhfernandex1
Jhfernandex1

Until Mexican parents take education seriously and demand that their children perform well like the Asians do, they will continue to fail. Unfortunately, it is a cultural thing. Poor, undereducated immigrants have in general not respected the value of an education.

Moreover, until these immigrants see the value of learning and excelling in English rather than holding onto Spanish (which from an economic standpoint is rather pointless), they will continue to struggle. (btw I was on a conference call today with high tech staff from Brazil and Columbia and they all spoke English).

CHIEF
CHIEF

Stop playing the "culturally deprived" crap. Don't blame the parents or their culture for their lack of education. It is our policies that affect the way kids achieve an education. These immigrants break their backs 24/7 in an effort to provide a future for their families and try to make time for their kids education. Do you think they want to see their children live the same lives they do? NO! Our education system has failed to meet the needs of our children.

Mando
Mando

arrogant americans china buys all our debt and owns our country speaks our language first rule of sales!!!! super moron!!! act like you care and get close!!!

Mando
Mando

forgot Spanish useless only about a fourth of the human population as we are trying to erase import/export deficits..... MORON!!!! and bring jobs to Americans!!!!

Mando
Mando

funny euro's learn 3 or 4 languages and they are white and bright!!! Secondly most mexican's, salvadoreans, guatemalans, central americans in general are a mix of mongoloids (indians) and caucasians (europeans) so get your IQ B.S. right and teach these damn kids they are smart and can be the future of this country!!!!

PublicDataFerret
PublicDataFerret

On bilingual education, I thought it might be useful to share a snapshot of a major new report from Washington State, via the state superintendent's office. Here's a synopsis - http://bit.ly/egiN11 - from our non-partisan knowledge base site Public Data Ferret (including a link to the original source document). Highlights: In the 2009-2010 school year in WA, 12 percent of K-12 English Language Learner students transitioned to mainstream English-only classrooms. Though the K-12 bilingual student population in the state rose compared to the prior year, and state bilingual spending reached a new high, the number of students scoring out on the transition test dropped 24 percent from the year before. Most were not new to bilingual ed. High schoolers had especially low rates of transition test success. The report says only 11 percent of ELLs received instruction in their primary language due to a shortage of certificated teachers, and that this is a big problem. Another tidbit: the report says it takes 1.7 to 4 years for ELLs to transition to English only, depending on level of English skills at the outset.

HernanCortes
HernanCortes

gustavo, you are a career-mexican.

how would you make your living if you weren't a beaner?

mrtinez666
mrtinez666

What would you post if you weren't intellectually stunted?

Pepe
Pepe

Huh? My brain hurts. Someone please explain to me what tardathor above was trying to say.

Diablo Blanco
Diablo Blanco

@Pepe Cortes was pointing out with without his mexicanidad, Gustavito would have no column. See his white editor suggested he answer questions about mexicans. Never mind that gustavito is as pocho as George Lopez and has spent more time in Disneylandia than Mexico profundo.

Cortes then posed the question, how would Gustavito earn his pesetas if he had to work a real job.

Entiendes?

Pepe
Pepe

Ya que me lo explicas de esa manera por fin le puedo entender.¡Qué padre ha de ser tener a alguien que pueda traducir las incoherencias que a uno se le ocurran!Claro, el comentario del buen Cortes no tuvo nada que ver con lo que escribió Arellano, pero me imagino que eso no importa...Saludos,

Pepe

HC
HC

same POS as an "ethnic-studies" "professor". haha.

lots of "raza teachers" at the TUSD are going to be working at McDonald's in about a month.

Pepe
Pepe

Please make sense!

 
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