Are More Mexicans Becoming Conservative?

[¡Ask a Mexican!] And do teachers discriminate against students with Hispanic first names?

DEAR MEXICAN: GOP Senator Mel Martinez authored a decent compromise bill to resolve the growing illegal-immigration problem in the United States. He broke up the group of 11 million illegals into three classes, depending on the amount of time they were in the country. Those in the United States for two or fewer years would be expelled. Those in the country for two to five years would get in line and pay a fine. Those who had been in the country for longer than five years would be granted full citizenship following payment of a fine.

I believe that rampant, illegal (and I'm not afraid to use the word "illegal" because it is apt and accurate) immigration is not good for the country, neither for the born and naturalized citizenry nor for the illegal immigrant, many of whom are looking for the rule of law. I believe that the rising number of conservative Hispanics in the country (New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, Brian Sandoval of Nevada and Florida Senator Marco Rubio) are making the growing case for Hispanics, whether born or naturalized in this country, who are tired of unchecked illegal immigration. Please share your thoughts on this trend.

Torrance Torcher

DEAR GABACHO: Mira, muy chingón in saying, "illegal"! And I bet you some of your best friends are "Hispanics" and you took four years of Spanish in high school, too! First off, Mel Martinez's proposal is tantamount to apartheid and is as laughable a ploy to get Mexis to vote Republican as a recent proposal by the Lincoln Club of Orange County, one of the most powerful fund-raising groups in the United States, to "solve" our nation's illegal-immigrant "problem" by letting them become permanent residents, but not allowing them to ever become citizens (that's how Germany treated its Turks, and look at how that turned out). There is no "rise" in conservative "Hispanics" in los Estados Unidos—vendidos have always existed, and as I've argued in this very columna many times, Mexicans are natural-born conservatives (libertarians, really) who don't go with Republicans because of their demonization of Mexican culture. And lastly, ain't it hilarious how Susana Martinez is spending thousands of dollars in campaign funds to try to prove her grandparents weren't illegals? Who cares how your abuelitos came into this country, chula—your frente still has a nopal on it! That you're wasting your time and money just to improve your standing with your Republican puppet masters at a time of duress for your state shows how selfish and deluded you truly are. Besides, haven't you heard of Ancestry.com?

 

DEAR MEXICAN: My wife is an elementary-school teacher. She claims that Mexican children with Anglo first names (such as Brad or Ashley) do better in school and on standardized exams than Mexican children with, well, Mexican first names (such as Fernando or Lupe). Your thoughts, please.

White Guy Who Is Married to a Mexican-American

DEAR GABACHO: "The Relationship Between First Names and Teacher Expectations for Achievement Motivation," co-authored by Tracy N. Anderson-Clark, Raymond J. Green and Tracy B. Henley for the March 2008 issue of Journal of Language and Social Psychology, found that teachers in a test case conducted in Dallas elementary schools consistently gave lower achievement scores to a sample student with a Latino first name (Xavier) than a gabacho one (Ethan) when all other factors were equal. But rather than put the blame squarely on teacher bigotry, the researchers targeted the names themselves. "Although names can represent family, culture, heritage, religion, and parents' hopes and dreams," the researchers concluded, "parents should understand that hopes and dreams can also be compromised by the power of a name." ¡Pinche pendejos! Parents: Proudly name your girls Xochitl and your boys Guadalupe. Also? The Mexican knows more than a few wab Brads and Ashleys who are as dumb as Susana Martinez.

 
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Ivory Lotus A
Ivory Lotus A

Your aswers are not only well tought and informative but also hilariuos, the only bad thing is how many haters desperate for attention leave you comments. Its so SAD to see some people go bananas when a "minority" person empowers themselves. Pure insecurity in their own ability.

Pablo Antonio Rangel
Pablo Antonio Rangel

Hey, man! What happened to the "Good Mexican of the Week" posting? I think that is a valuable asset to the weekly installment.

prairiewoman
prairiewoman

My mother, from Colombia, gave me a Eurocentric name because, as she reasoned back in 1951, tu sabes como son los gringos. My name only reflects my Welsh heritage & I have occasionally thought about changing it to reflect both cultures. However, I meet so many Latinos who seem hostile to the idea that I would even consider myself Latina (especially those who don't speak Spanish while I do), that I doubt a Latina name would make me more acceptable. I think it's a bad idea to move into the Ashley/Brittany/Kevin world - one step closer to deculturalization. Ask the Indians.

Jerry Vazquez
Jerry Vazquez

I'm changing my name to TIBURCIO after that great Hombre Tiburcio Vasquez! Gustavo you know who I'm talking about?

Graciano_i
Graciano_i

this article made me laugh the way i laugh when white people say charles whitman was such a nice guy

Xicano
Xicano

I know that this may not exactly be politically correct -- but there simply isn't a border. It is a fiction. I find it hilarious that newcomers and 2nd generation westerners feel that they somehow "own" Califas.

Alva
Alva

We find it hilarious that mexicants who "owned" california for a mere 36 years, 150 years ago feel they have the right to drop their crotch fruit here and call it Asstland.

Pepe
Pepe

It must suck to be you! The Mexican population in California is growing ever larger and you're stuck here with us. Poor baby.

Pepe
Pepe

Oh please. Even convicted child molesters who wallow in some else's feces don't envy you. The best litmus test for education is one's opinions, and as such I'm guessing you dropped out of third grade.

Alva
Alva

It must suck to know you will be the permanent underclass. Undereducated equals unemployed, eh lavaplato?

Johnrose7588
Johnrose7588

Its true. There are 3 classes of Mexicans. You have the short dirty guatamalen mexi's that don't work pop out kids left and right. And are always at mcdonnalds or the welfare line. You have the middle class mexi's. You know the gang bangen gardner that spends half his day with la otra miner. The other half of his day in front of the local liquor store sucking down 40s before he goes home to his lard ass wife and his 30 kids. Then you have the upper class beaners. Which is the best any beaner can hope to be. 1st off he's half white. Maybe a mechanic or a janitor. Love shitty teams like cowboys, raiders, or the dodgers. His wife likes to wear too much aquinetta. And has Crayola eyebrows. And white blouses with black bras. He hobbies are watching the worst sport ever, soccer. And trying to pile 50 people into his chevy mini vantage

Johnrose7588
Johnrose7588

Don't like monster trucks, coors light, nascar, and don't have a sister pepe. I bet you have 12 sisters and if your mom was still allowed at the brothel you would have more siblings. Go get deported mojado. California will be better off

Pepe
Pepe

That'll do pig, that'll do.

Pepe
Pepe

And then there's pricks like you who spend their days watching monster trucks, drinking coors light, bitching about immigrants and trying to hump their sister.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Monster trucks...Coors light and humping sisters? I'm in!

Pepe
Pepe

Hmm ... You might have a point there.

Listen2
Listen2

My housekeeper's family is from Chiapas, Mexico. Her grandchildren are named Brian and Jonathan, go figure. It is horrible that parents saddle their children with names that are going to cause them problems and ridicule all their school lives. The actress G. Paltrow is an example, it was stupid to call her daughter "apple." The stupidity will follow the kid the rest of her life.

knarf55
knarf55

I am a 2nd generation mexican, back in the 40ties my parents were Braceros! My step dad worked for a rancher as a field hand and my mom was a housekeeper...They became legal with visas in the 60ties...They worked hard to get my brother and sister into school and move to So cal in the mid 60ties... I agree with Mr Martinez, and that would help a lot of long time residence who have been here eligally..I haven't heard of a plan or anyhing that comes close...I'm a citizen of the US and have no ties to Republicans or Democrates..I dislike them both...They haven't done shit and don't think they ever will...In my opioion all politician are out for themsleves and whoever contributes to their cofers...

Listen2
Listen2

We are just finding out that Senator Marco Rubio's family are gusanos from Cuba and he has been trying to clean up his lies with his constituents. While not all Hispanics are conservative by any means, as individuals get older, they tend to become more conservative no matter their race or ethnicity. Fortunately not conservative enough to become republicans. The Republican Party is a laughing stock, look at the pitiful candidates they have presented for the presidency. Ignorant, ignorant, ignorant and proud to be ignorant of facts, history ours and other countries. Like George Wills said last Sunday, Gingrich, is for rent, I'm ashamed Bachmann is a woman, Cain is ignorant and probably a harasses women, Perry is stupid and proud to be stupid. I could go on and on, but get the point? As far as undocumented workers are concerned, we need to provide those who are here with amnesty with some exceptions. Criminals need to be deported and everyone who is given amnesty must learn English, even abuelitas have to try. It is unbelievable and arrogant that one would immigrate to another country and not try to learn the language, and I know all the historical reason why they don't, but that was yesterday and this is today. You want a decent job, you learn English or else you will always live in poverty. While I'm on this subject, Latino children need to finish school, despite the poor schools they attend. No diploma, no decent job.

Pepe
Pepe

That's alright tancredo. Your daddy keeps saying that I'm a fag when he sucks my dick. Your momma, on the other hand, can vouch for the fact that I'm all man.

Johnrose7588
Johnrose7588

Wow pepe! You let a guy suck your dick? I knew mexican women are cock lovin whores. I guess I should have assumed pepe is a joto too. P.s. tell your mom I will be by with the donkey tomarow. Times must be financially tough for you beaners right now with your mom out of work. Tell her to go easy on the donkey this time.

Pepe
Pepe

Yeah. But I derive no pleasure from it; I do it out of charity. Your daddy's face lights up like a Christmas tree and his eyes get all big like a puppy dog's when I blow my load down his throat. I ask you, what charitable human being wouldn't let his dick get sucked by your daddy when it means that much to him?

Johnrose7588
Johnrose7588

How could my dad turn down a blow job from you pepe? Common knowledge is you are internationally known for giving good head. Sucking cock is in your DNA. But you will never be as good as your momma. Both your mom and dad are experts. Your mom prefers the big black cock. So keep on living your dream you salad tossing bean. I look for you standing by the freeway selling bags of oranges .

Ihateusc
Ihateusc

with a name like gustavo,.....i bet you got straight F's in school ! lol

Pepe
Pepe

Hey, fuckhead, this headline is really going to piss you off.Price charities donate $50 million to USC.Ha!

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Summa cum lade all the way, pendejo!

Alva
Alva

In Ethnic Studies? That means you showed up sober for clase.

Pepe
Pepe

And to what exalted position have you been selected? Douchebag in chief?

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Easy: by ridiculing morons such as yourself where other publications let ustedes spew your bile.

Alva
Alva

Look at this peerless prose and wonder at how he was selected to be chief editor of the OCWeakest.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

You REEK of a bullied chinito--WAH WAH WAH all those Mexicans who were my classmates in high school were losers WAH WAH WAH. Baboso haha

Ihateusc
Ihateusc

lol... what is it with you and your fantasy of bulling asians? did the asian students at ucla laugh at your latin american study classes.? did you struggle to pass the class just to have some asian tell you he took latin american classes because it was an easy A? kind of sucks to know that you and your people will always be intellectually inferior to asians.... btw, how much does an editor at OC weekly make? wanna come work for me, i can pay more.. you can scrub the bed pans..

Pepe
Pepe

Is this true? Were you bullied by those nasty Mexicans? Did they make your pussy hurt? That explains everything. If I'd been bullied all my life I'd be a mouth-breathing bigot, too.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Of course you'd cry, bullied chinito--just continuing with your life story! "I'll show those dirty Mexicans who took my lunch money what a wimpy chinito can do!!!"

Ihateusc
Ihateusc

i cry bs there gus... unless you took the general chem classes for the ignorant non-medical students...

Pepe
Pepe

And what is your name, douchebag? Or are you too much of a pussy to reveal it?

Ihateusc
Ihateusc

why do you want my name? do you want to drop by for a quickie? sorry, pepe, i dont roll that way... thanks for the offer though.. remember, its not a sin if you're gay, only if you swallow... which i know you do. lol

Pepe
Pepe

You really are a pathetic turd, aren't you? As far as a quickie with you, no thanks ... I've got your momma for those. And she doesn't just swallow, she gargles.

Tancredo is your daddy
Tancredo is your daddy

How will they tell how long the illegals have been int he country? When an individual's first act on American soil is to break the law, how can you take anything they say at face value. Especially when they have a strong incentive to lie.

Over 10% unemployment in the state and still our elected "officials" can't summon the testicular fortitude to kick out those who are here illegally. Yes I will pay 8 bucks for a head of lettuce.

And Pepe, you're a fag.

prado4587
prado4587

Illegals are going to be here unless we stop demanding and consuming the goods and services produced by illegal aliens and/or increase the number of immigration visas for the workers that come/stay here illegally to produce the goods and services that we demand and consume.

jonathan
jonathan

"been int he country?"Wow, imbeciles like you are the ones that should be kicked out of this beautiful country. Xenophobic trash like you is what is ruining this state.

 
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