Do Mexicans Hate Cubans?

[¡Ask a Mexican!] And are all gabachos Mexican-haters?

DEAR MEXICAN: The pinche Republicans are making a gigante ruido about their "Hispanic" senators in Congress. ¡Wachale! Lets call a pendejo a pendejo. Please discuss with tu audienca what Mexicans really think about Cubans in these Estados Unidos.

El Güero Tejano (No Cubano)


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DEAR MEXICAN: As a recent transplant from Miami to Albuquerque, I was wondering, what is the Mexican's take on the privileged status of our preferred border-crossers, the Cubans. If a Cuban manages to get his little toe on dry land in the U.S,. he is immediately given a new Toyota, an American Express card and the keys to the city of Hialeah.

Aturdido Floridian


DEAR MEXICAN: Are Cubans Mexicans with connections?

Quiero Ron


DEAR READERS: Next to Puerto Ricans and negritos, no other ethnic group gets pegged as the eternal enemy of Mexicans more than Cubans. If you believe coños such as Rush Limbaugh, Mexicans despise Cubans because it's "a race thing. [Cubans are] just not quite dark—as dark [as Mexicans], and they're oriented toward work." (Rush obviously never met a beauty from Los Altos de Jalisco or a paisa from Sinaloa). But Mexicans for the most part, actually like Cubans, definitely more so than Puerto Ricans. We enjoy Cuban rum and cigars, they believe in curanderos as we do, their Spanish is as garbled as ours, we both love guayaberas, and Cuban music legends Beny Moré and Perez Prado spent so much time in Mexico their tunes are part of the Mexican songbook (multiple bandas have covered Moré's "La Culebra," while "Parece Que Va Llover" was memorably sung by Pedro Infante and Luis Aguilar in their 1951 film ¡A Toda Maquina!).

What does drive Mexicans crazy about Cubans, however, isn't so much what they do or who they are, but how gabachos treat them: as gods. One niggling fact: Cuban music inspires excessive mainstream-media coverage in relation to its actual popularity in the United States, especially when compared to the ubiquity of Mexican regional music en el Norte. Another one: gabachos' insistence mariachis play "Guantanamera." Even more infuriating for Mexicans is the immigration narrative gabachos have constructed of Cubans and Mexican. While Americans opened the gates to Cuban refugees as a Cold War ploy and continue to let said refugees come into the U.S. illegally as long as they land via sea, gabachos have never extended the same courtesy to Mexicans or our Central American brothers during our civil wars. You can't hate the Cubans for their special status, but you can hate gabachos for this preposterous double standard. As if Mexicans needed another reason to hate gabas. . . .

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DEAR MEXICAN: I'm so annoyed with you printing letters from idiots. The vast majority of white people don't hate Mexicans. We don't sit around bitching about Mexicans taking our jobs. Most of us don't hate anyone. A lot of us love the fact that America is a melting pot of cultures in which we share ideas, music, art—and we just plain love one another. When you print letters from idiots, it implies we all feel that way. We don't. There are idiots of all races, creeds and colors, and the idiots who write ignorant letters to you are not typical of us. They don't represent the majority. There are different colors and cultures because God is an artist, and she needed colors to decorate the world. Most of us celebrate our differences. Giving these idiots a forum is akin to putting a booger on a Picasso. It just don't belong.

No Hate


Dear Gabacho: Gracias for your heartfelt letter—now, can you please indoctrinate Congress and other idiot gabachos with your wisdom? Because, as you can see with the current amnesty battle, they need it.

 
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22 comments
gregrhame
gregrhame

most of the cubans that "flee" cuba are white, so thats one reason why they welcome cubans. cuba is also an "enemy" of the u.s regime, and anyone that goes against an enemy of the u.s regime will get visas easily. thats why there are so many russians in america. in response to "no hate", i think that more information needs to be shared on white haters. lord knows the main stream media does all it can to censor out white hate. i'm tired of seeing white people portrayed as civilised people, when in fact they have alot of contempt towards not only mexicans, but people all over the world. do white people not hate muslims, chinese, and blacks? the answer is absolutely. and it isnt all white people, but out of all the people ive met in this world, white people are, by far, the most hateful race. and whats even worse is how they try to get you into their hatred. once i saw a white woman just abusing a muslim for no reason, and this white woman tried to get me to help her. so it wasnt enough that she was abusing a muslim, but she had to get others involved too. it's really the same thing with syria today. the u.s regime just wants to destroy syria, and is trying to get everyone else to join in.

davie62
davie62

Cubans started being treated differently in the US after Lucille Ball married Desi Arnaz.  Desi became popular and that was the turning point.

All the Mexicans had was Mel Blanc saying "Si" to Jack Benny, tho I suspect he was an imposter Mexican.

I think these could be the only reasons.  Well, I like them anyway.  :-)

itchy
itchy

the cubans are treated differently because of the cold war

beekka12
beekka12

whatever happened to latinos respecting the constitution? Hmmmmm....btw   there''s a ot lot of 'em......just not a lot of 'em on your stalinist/collectivist/kill list. but let me know this to you....if you come for us...we outnumber you and we dont care.....good luck to you ATF/DHS fuckfaces......we have lead waiing

Lawlers_Law
Lawlers_Law

When exactly did Mexico have a civil war the likes of El Salvador and Nicaragua?

lechon
lechon

Check out how many Mexicanos are eating at Porto's or Versaille's and listening to Celia Cruz. We love Cubans, but maybe not people from Florida.


DonAlbertoDoyle
DonAlbertoDoyle

Clearly No Hate doesn't bother to read the Comments section.

As for Cubanos, they are quite popular here in Queretaro, not to mention along the Gulf coast.  The hottest spot in town is Barra Habana.  Danzon is essentially mambo slowed down, while the ubiquitous salsa is obviously a Cuban derivative.  Cuba libres are more popular than palomas.  They are not, however, universally renowned for hard work.  No,not even after their escape to this neoliberal capitalist paradise.  Somehow all that putative industry and effort an bootstrapping don't instantly yield the un-Mexican un-Socialist results that should be expected of The Only Good Latinos (at least this side of the Pampas, ahem).  I'm guessing it's the Mexican Lazy Germ that must be infecting them, otherwise they'd be running the show here by now.  They also don't dress nearly as sharply as Mexicans.  But better than Guatemalans, so they're tolerated.

Gigante01
Gigante01

I can't freely go to England, Australia, Indonesia, Mexico, Canada or any other country you care to mention and plop myself down, get a job and start a family. They must be racist against me because I'm white.

BiggusDikkus
BiggusDikkus

mexicans booed the US national anthem. go away. we can find immigrants that will show this country respect.

omarhenry1000
omarhenry1000

@gregrhame  what a load of bullshit. trying to paint a race with your limited experiences and stereotypes. And Syria?? the US is not responsible in Syria, pendejo.

Qbanperseus
Qbanperseus

@lechon "We love Cubans, but maybe not people from Florida" is like "We love mexicans, but maybe not people from California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas" :)

esoj1211
esoj1211

@DonAlbertoDoyle 

Chileans are more deserving of the only good Latinos tag.  Plus their women are always zaftig.  Argentina is what New York City would have been if there had been no reduction in  entry quotas in the 1920s.

gregrhame
gregrhame

you're forgetting that the white man went to the usa, canada, australia, new zealand, wiped out the indigenous population, took the land, pimped out its natural resources by force, to plop down, get a job, and start a family, all at the expense of the indigenous population.

Cottonwood
Cottonwood

@Gigante01  

You could go to any of those countries and find a labor job.  It might be scary though, if you stay past the time allowed on your visa, because then you would be living in fear of being deported. 

grvz5247
grvz5247

@BiggusDikkus So if someone rips you off your supose to afterwards sing there national anthem? Hey bigus do you know the second verse of the national anthem? I dare you to sing it.

lechon
lechon

@Qbanperseus @lechon

An interesting interpretation. I think the Arrellano article and the first sentence of my comment might give the gist of what I said a different meaning. Personally, I have difficulties with almost everyone from Miami, whether they Cuban, Afro-American, Jewish, Chinese, tall, skinny, black, Democrat, Republican, brown, white, etc. It's a cultural thing.

Likewise, I know a lot of people who hate all people from California. Personally, I also have problems with half the State of California myself, especially those who voted for Schwarznegger (the epitome of the undocumented alien) which included Mexicans

The bottom line is that we should be free to like or dislike anyone, as long as it doesn't fall under the category of "isms".

p.s. I don't like Cuba Libres . Prefer añejo. ;-)



BiggusDikkus
BiggusDikkus

@grvz5247 eat it grvz. mexico had control of this land for less than 25yrs. the king of spain prior to that. immigrants come here for hope. we give them hope. MEXICAN immigrants stab us in the back. scum


STOPTHERECONQUISTA
STOPTHERECONQUISTA

@gregrhame then they should go back home. that way everyone wins. if they stay, show the country and its citizens respect.

gregrhame
gregrhame

they come here for hope, and end up in despair. the american dream is a hoax. thats why they need shills like you to promote the hoax

 
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