Why Doesn't Mexico Participate in the Olympics

[¡Ask a Mexican!!] And why do some Mexicans hate their dark skin?

DEAR MEXICAN: Why don't Mexicans perform in the Winter Olympics? What—no talent? Or are Mexicans afraid of snow? I'm thinking both. Also, Mexicans don't do too well in the Summer Olympics, either—they even suck at soccer. There is plenty of snow in Mexico, so don't use that excuse.

Dumber, Stupider, Pendejo-er

DEAR GABACHO FROM LONG BEACH: Lies, all lies. Mexico did participate in the 2010 Winter Olympics, in the form of some fresa Alpine skier named Hubertus von Hohenlohe, who got worldwide attention because—¡chingao!—he was a Mexican in the Winter Olympics. Sure, Mexico is no Norway and does have snow, but take a look at the map of the world, find the countries sharing Mexico's latitude, and you'll see few, if any, of them participate in the Winter Olympics, let alone medal. As for the summer Olympics, Mexico had as many medalists—three—as India and as many gold medals (two) as Argentina and Cuba, two Latin American countries that spend muchos pesos on their Olympic programs. Why the relative subpar showings? The answer is in this joke: Why doesn't Mexico have an Olympic team? Because all the people who could run, jump and swim are already in the United States.

 

DEAR MEXICAN: I'm a white, American woman. My ex-boyfriend (with whom I have a son) refuses to acknowledge his Mexican heritage. He was born in Los Angeles, his mother in Texas, his father in Ohio, and his grandparents in Mexico. His parents speak Spanish but mostly choose to use English; meanwhile, I know more Spanish (which isn't very much) than my ex! He acts as if Mexicans are stupid and not worthy of being any part of him. My son is blessed with a tan all year round, dark-brown eyes and dark, coarse hair, yet I'm the one who sees the beauty in this, not his father. He has said proudly that he wishes he had a child with light hair and blue eyes. How could he be so self-hating when he made such a beautiful child? I'm concerned my son will grow up denying this very important part of himself, all because his father has a distorted self-image. What can I do to make sure my son accepts himself and embraces what he partially came from?

REAL Mexican-Loving Gabacha

DEAR GABACHA: Self-hate has always played a role in the Mexican psyche (read the works of Nobel laureate Octavio Paz for classical insight)—but that doesn't mean your hijo needs to fall into that vicious cycle. Not sure of your arrangement with your pendejo of an ex (dual custody? Visitation rights? Itinerant?), but the important thing for you to do is inculcate your son with Mexican culture. Sing him the songs of Cri-Cri, the Mexican version of Doctor Seuss. Have him watch Dora the Explorer and that show with her sidekick Diego, whoever the hell he is. Indulge him with Sesame Street, which has been loving Mexican culture since Linda Ronstadt sang ranchera classics with a Muppet mariachi, as iconic a cultural-validation moment for my generation of Mexicans as the Supremes singing at the Copacabana. Graduate him into age-appropriate material (modern-day Mexican music, sexycomedias, Sabado Gigante) when applicable. And tell your ex to man up—just because he's a self-hating Mexican, just because he got shit from his generation of playground racists, that doesn't mean he has to ruin it for his morenito. It's the 21st Reconquista century, for chrissakes, not the era of the castas.

 
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Zumayaalberto
Zumayaalberto

TO GABBIGLEZ YOU MUST BE THE DUMBEST PERSON ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH AT LEAST YOU HAVE THAT OVER ALL PEOPLE ON THIS PLANET , AND TO WHAT IS BROWN AND STINKS ALL YOU SHOW BY YOUR COMMENTS IS YOUR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE AND LEVEL OF INBREEDING. HATERS YOU WISH YOU WERE MEXICAN

Serafin3020
Serafin3020

Gustavo I agree with you! Mexicans should be proud of their immense and beautiful culture, there should be nothing to hide. Mexicanos have been in California for over 300 years and have made significant contributions to the Southwest of the US and its history. I would recommend Walkout by Sal Garcia as a book to educate the child; its an easy read littered with factual information and an a stepping stone to other books. Walkout will provide a veneer into Mexican history in the US and in the southwest, both positive and negative. Then continue with North from Mexico, those two books will provide deep insight to spur the conscious further. Just because un malinche esta avergonzado de su sangre y raĆ­ces doesn't mean he has to ruin it for future generations. Hell Mexicans fought in the Civil War, but it is not publicly acknowledged or known, and Ford Company employed over 4,000 Mexican workers in their Detroit plant at the turn of the century. Viva La Raza!

Torg T. Robot
Torg T. Robot

I have a number of self-haters in my family. My dad says he's Portugese, and my brother and uncle say they're 'white'. I'm pleased to say I'm Mexican I'm proud to claim Aztecs as my ancestors, since they were great astronomers. They also performed a lot of human sacrifices, which seems appealingly bad-ass to me!

Tehuanaechada
Tehuanaechada

yes he was the Son of an top executive of Wolkswagen in Puebla Mexico,he happened to born by accident in Mexico and by the way he is part of an European Royal Family as matter of fact he is a Prince himself.......................and for the other story about the guy that runs away from the Mexican flag...........impossible Pancho,it follows you everywhere you go...........just like it follows todos los chicanos CHUNDOS,NACOS,PRIETOS that were born with "SPANIARD"LOL background.

cauc-asian
cauc-asian

Mex-loving gabacha, you're an idiot for having a son with such a self-loathing man. I hope you stop now, since your judgement is very poor.

Mikk911
Mikk911

gustavo on that father who wont except being mexicano, send him to Jose Luis sin Censura!!

Listen2
Listen2

Gustavo, I agree that this woman should inculcate her child with the programs you suggested, but Sabado Gigante? Please, give me a break!

I agree with everything you suggested to this woman about incl

whatisbrownandstinks?
whatisbrownandstinks?

you cant ski with a toilet plunger in one hand and a cerveza in the other.. when they have drunken fool games, i predict a gold medal sweep for the mexicans..

eglazier
eglazier

In La Paz, BCS, we have Paula(last name I have forgotten) who is a world class competitive diver with many medals to prove it, including from the Olympics

Gabbyglez
Gabbyglez

Of course, only fresas would participate in the Winter Olympics. Equipment for winter sports is not cheap people! Some people in Mexico barely have money for the frijoles, let alone equipment for winter sports. And your joke Gustavo: classic! LOL

Johnrose7588
Johnrose7588

Mexican contributions ? Hmmm.... like what? The long line at the welfare office? The taco? Drug cartels? Or cheap mexican pussy and syphilis. Not a whole lot of positive things Mexicans bring to society. When I drive through santa ana I see nothing but a bunch of graffiti on corners telling locals who's barrio it is! I see roach coaches and trash. I see 50roach year old women walking with stolen grocery carts and 7the kids. Its no wonder mexican boys gang bang and mexican girls bang boys by the age of 12. Their parents don't respect laws, morals, or this country.

Spartazuma
Spartazuma

to Mikk911:"father who won't accept", pendejo!!!

Bill T.
Bill T.

"accept" vs "except". Your English is probably much better than my Spanish so this isn't a criticism just friendly correction, I hope you will return the favor when I ball up Spanish.

Lupe
Lupe

I agree. Sabado Gigante promotes harmful stereotypes. Better to choose something more culturally enriching like Jose Luis Sin Censura.

Spartazuma
Spartazuma

whatsbrownandstinks? Your CULO, pendejo!!!

 
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