Should Mexicans Use Affirmative Action?

[¡Ask a Mexican!] And do Mexican men wear necklaces with their mami's name on them?

DEAR MEXICAN: I'm a blanquita, and I've recently begun dating a CALIENTE mexicano. I adore this man. The first time we were intimate, I noticed his necklace (which I had always assumed to be a rosary) was a name necklace . . . a WOMAN'S name necklace. He says his mami gave it to him just before he left the country. I have quite a few Hispanic friends, but none from Mexico. Is this a likely scenario? I ask because a Mexican man burned me in the past; after two years of dating, he told me he had a wife back in Mexico. I don't want that again, and I really like this man, but he's wearing a necklace that says, "Rosa." What's your take?

Asustada al Amor

DEAR SCARED AT LOVE: What's that saying you gabachos have? Something like, "Fool me once, pendejo eres tú; fool me twice, el pendejo soy yo?" Something like that. Anyhoo, the only "mom" that hombres honor around their necks is represented by the scapular of the Virgin of Guadalupe, so "Rosa" is quite obviously the guy's chica back in the rancho. Academic literature on Mexican-migrant infidelity rates are too limited in scope to make a cobija statement on the frequency of such, but the paper "Effects of Husbands' Migration on Mental Health and Gender Role Ideology of Rural Mexican Women" published a couple of years ago in Health Care for Women International details the emotional devastation created by such pendejos. You might adore the wab, Asustada, but realize he's probably just using you and cheating on his chica—and you're probably not his first sancha, which means he'll cheat on you, también. It's as inevitable as Mexicans migrating to el Norte.

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DEAR MEXICAN: I recently graduated college and am thinking about doing grad school. Throughout my college career, I played the Hispanic race card for financial aid and a decent internship. ¿Que piensas? Should I apply and bet on my average GPA and hope they'll choose me on my education, or play the race card again and remind them of the low number of Mexicans in engineering graduate programs (computer science, in my particular case), along with all the trials and tribulations of la Raza? Espero tu aviso.

Usando lo Que Puedo

DEAR USING WHAT I CAN: I'm going to call bullshit on your question, and you know why? Too many red banderas. Only Know Nothings capitalize the term la raza when using the term to refer to Mexicans (as opposed to the shorthand used when referring to the National Council on la Raza), and they also make the mistake of conflating "Hispanic" with "race." I also refuse to believe anyone so openly cynical about affirmative action would exploit the very system they decry, since the people I know who are skeptical about the program avoid it altogether on the old-fashioned principle of integrity; you, on the other hand, come off as incredibly selfish at best, pathological at worst. ¿Finalmente? If you had really played a "Hispanic" hand during college, you would've joined the Mexican-American Engineering Society (MAES), the longstanding college organization created to help engineering students such as yourself get motivated to increase your ranks instead of mock how few of ustedes exist. But on the off chance you're legit, though, my advice is to play the affirmative-action card: Any college administrator will look at your middling grades and still reject you, Mexican or not, and give the slot to another Mexican who is deserving, affirmative action or not. Game that reality, pendejo.

 

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Xavierg66
Xavierg66

No se fijen en pequeneses. La realidad de las cosas es que necesitamos profesionales Latinos en todas las ramas laborales. Asi que si el objetivo se logra utilizando Affirmative Action o lo que sea, que asi sea. En la guerra como en el amor, todo se vale.Y como dicen los gringos, if the end justifies the means, then be it.

Canyoncruz
Canyoncruz

Man did you call this dude out. I was an engineering student at UCLA during the 80's. Affirmative action? Well back then if you were Asian, you got none, 49% of te student body. If you were Anglo and came from Sylmar, guess what? you got it!. Myself, since I was already working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, my affirmative action consisted of choosing my classes with the seniors. I am hiring right now...let me have him. We will ripped this punk a new one.

Canyoncruz
Canyoncruz

Man did you call this dude out. I was an engineering student at UCLA during the 80's. Affirmative action? Well back then if you were Asian, you got none, 49% of te student body. If you were Anglo and came from Sylmar, guess what? you got it!. Myself, since I was already working at the Jest Propulsion Laboratory, my affirmative action consisted of choosing my classes with the seniors. I am hiring right now...let me have him. We will ripped this punk a new one.

Chavez Latrine
Chavez Latrine

Tu sabes it's bogus. A mexican going to grad school for something other than Ethnic Studies or Sociology? Pura mierda!

Bill T.
Bill T.

Ah, amigo, tu entiendes, nosotros gabachos que no sabemos nada, no podemos "stand it when the shoe is on the other foot" je je je!

Pepe
Pepe

What a tard! Actually, a larger percentage of Hispanics who get masters degrees get them in Science and Engineering fields than gabachos.Here is the source, Gomer, courtesy of the National Science Foundation: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/....

urbanleftbehind
urbanleftbehind

Thats because a mexican bachelor's in engineering (or finance and accounting) recipient usually got picked off early in the on-campus interview circuit by an AA-scared major corporation or defense contractor who got sucked in to paying for their new hires masters or MBA, usually at night school. It is a rigged question like the one about Mexicans not valuing education. Why pile on all those loans when you can work the lawn crew or second shift at the fabrica and make money today? There's a lot of kids in Ohio and Pennsylvania colleges that would rather be doing the steel mill thing than being in countless classes. I really believe the whole delta smelt regulatory scheme in the Central Valley was dreamed up by a Know-Nothing as a way of drying up demand for migrant/illegal immigrant labor because an enforcement scheme would never survive a California legislature.The Thug-A-Thon at Dodger Stadium is embarrasing - the franchise should look to the White Sox / US Cellular field to see how numerous paisas and would be gang members can attend a team's games and not act a fool.

Bill T.
Bill T.

Hey! No fair using actual facts and posting your source so all can verify the quality of your allegations! The correct process is to make it up as you go along, based on your predjudices, and you and your friends shout down anyone that tries to disagree. Sheesh.

 
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