Why do Mexicans Hate Mexicans?

[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Mexican girls ditch school so much?

DEAR MEXICAN: Please explain to me why so many mexicanas seem to think it more important to stay home and baby-sit than to attend school (so they may become more in life than producers of offspring). As an educator (lately of students identified as "at risk" for failure in high school), I have faced "absent on account of child care" as the leading excuse for non-attendance and truancy among my mexicana students. Please note that these are not the young women's children; often, they are not even the children of the nuclear family. Consider as well that this is a rare-to-nonexistent excuse among any other student group (in other words, this does not come up among diverse Latina or other populations).

Teach Her

DEAR GABACHO: I'm not really sure what the point is of your question. Are you trying to imply Mexican families don't want their daughters to go to school? I'm hearing in my education circles concern about how Mexican teenage boys are falling behind their hermanas in educational attainment. Do you know for a fact those girls are taking care of kids at home, or did you fall for their excuse by assuming Mexican girls are about as far away from babies to take care of as a Bedouin is from a camel? I'm not trying to deny or excuse the disturbing rates of truancy among Mexicans, among the highest of any ethnic group in the United States, but instead of harping on one particular, imagined cause, how about about attacking the whole enchilada? In "Preventing Truancy and Dropout Among Urban Middle School Youth," a paper in the January 2009 issue of Education and Urban Society by Louie F. Rodríguez of Florida International University and Gilberto Q. Conchas at UC Irvine, the profes identified high truancy rates as a leading indicator of an at-risk student (DUH!) and did what you seemingly don't: Ask the kids why they're truant. They also studied a Boston-area community group that succeeded in reducing truancy among Latinos and African-Americans. The trick? Giving a damn about kids, demanding they and their parents care, and making sure it takes a rancho to get the chamacos to succeed. "Educational research, policy and practice have much to learn from grassroots, community-based organizations that directly battle with the social struggles in urban communities," Rodríguez and Conchas concluded. "Educators must assess the factors and influences within community-based organizations that motivate truant young people as a means to build stronger bonds across institutions."

DEAR MEXICAN: Why do Chicanos criticize gabachos while they are in the USA, and when they come back to México, they despise their compatriotas mexicanos by showing of their dolares? Seems they don't belong in neither USA nor México.

Chale Con El Chilango Chafa

DEAR TO HELL WITH CHILANGO RIFFRAFF: The gabacho part is easy—Mexicans of all colores criticize gabachos because the Virgin of Guadalupe told us to. As for the criticizing Mexicans in Mexico: They're just learning from the natives, who never miss a moment to trash Mexicans who live in el Norte and their children as somehow lesser than Mexicans who live in Mexico. All we ever did? Save Mexico's ass from the Third World over the past 30 years with our billions of dollars in remittances.

 
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Jaborah
Jaborah

WARNING: Side-effects of listening to Obummer reading from a teleprompter may include drowsiness, blurred vision, neuropathy, ennui and a haunting sense of buyer's remorse.

larrydoby
larrydoby topcommenter

why do all hispanics seemingly 

park their cars on the lawn ?



dtakeda1
dtakeda1

Doesn't anyone remember Stand and Deliver?  "Yo soy el padre de la nina! No usted!"  

HarlumWorld
HarlumWorld

Kate Upton even dated an OC wab/GQ model/much maligned Jets QB Mark Sanchez, so you know she's down for the brown 

Bubblehead
Bubblehead

Unfortunately the first letter is true. I have worked in both truancy court and juvenile drug court here in Orange County and babysitting younger siblings is a major reason that Latino kids are truant from school in both programs. Most of the parents are immigrants who have a third to sixth grade education in Mexico. Perhaps this is the reason why the parents don't see the value in staying in school? At any rate, I wish that community organizations could help with this problem, but I haven't seen that happening.

Bubblehead
Bubblehead

Unfortunately the first letter is true. I have worked in both truancy court and juvenile drug court here in Orange County and babysitting younger siblings is a major reason that Latino kids are truant from school in both programs. Most of the parents are immigrants who have a third to sixth grade education in Mexico. Perhaps this is the reason why the parents don't see the value in staying in school? At any rate, I wish that community organizations could help with this problem, but I haven't seen that happening.

Bubblehead
Bubblehead

Unfortunately the first letter is true. I have worked in both truancy court and juvenile drug court here in Orange County and babysitting younger siblings is a major reason that Latino girls are truant from school in both programs. Most of the parents are immigrants who have a third to sixth grade education in Mexico. Perhaps this is the reason why the parents don't see the value in staying in school? At any rate, I wish that community organizations could help with this problem, but I haven't seen that happening.

Bubblehead
Bubblehead

Unfortunately the first letter is true. I have worked in both truancy court and juvenile drug court here in Orange County and babysitting younger siblings is a major reason that Latino kids are truant from school in both programs. Most of the parents are immigrants who have a third to sixth grade education in Mexico. Perhaps this is the reason why the parents don't see the value in staying in school? At any rate, I wish that community organizations could help with this problem, but I haven't seen that happening.

kellyanabelly
kellyanabelly

Dear Mexican, why does your language have to have five different Spanish words for one simple English word. You make it so confusing.

JGlanton
JGlanton topcommenter

Gustavo either can't face the truth or he is completely out of touch with the lower classes while living his charmed life of 'journalism' and food tasting. In America's densest city in terms of people/dwelling, high school students from poor families are very likely to have to babysit their baby siblings while both parents are out working low wage jobs. If they even have both parents. Once the student hits working age, he/she will also sometimes support the growing family by working fast food or similar jobs. I have been involved in helping some of these kids with scholarships, mostly at SAHS and Saddleback, and this includes doing a lot of driving them back and forth from home for sports and extracurricular activities. You learn quickly that they are taking care of babies after school, at night, and even sometimes during school hours. You learn that they are living in half an apartment with 5 other kids, that it's one more thing that interferes with success at studying and sports and practice and clubs and tutoring. And you learn that some of their parents get really really mad, even making threats at people who help their daughters go to college when the parents want them to stay home to babysit and work at Pizza Hut to provide money for the family.  Those are the parent's priorities. More babies to take care of more babies. 

Lynn Maners
Lynn Maners

Quinceanera's parading at the mall seems kind of odd, to me...

Minerva Magdalena
Minerva Magdalena

@ Mr. Jerry Vazquez Your Simply an Idiot. Expand or should I say Obtain An Education that Allows the Ability to Think Outside La Estufa.

Jerry Vazquez
Jerry Vazquez

so if the gambeler makes monet there not a malonche but if they loose they are?

Jerry Vazquez
Jerry Vazquez

no one should call themselves american, america was named after a gay eyetalian.

Jerry Vazquez
Jerry Vazquez

are you going to fly planes against the rasa?

Francisco Reyes
Francisco Reyes

Chale it's easy to generalize, we just by numbers are gonna have more successes and failures. I can tell you though coming generations are outdoing the past generation simply because our skintone won't work against us like it does now.

Billy Bouskill
Billy Bouskill

It's like that and that is the way it is...won't change in our life time...yet we of Mexican heritage can kick it if their some green stinky stuff to smoke to chill...lol! Orale pues

Lu Rod
Lu Rod

<===== Hispano Terquedad e Obstinación Irracional Hispana..... Es La Verdad.....too damn much Macho Bullshit too {Male *&* Female B.S.}, I have noticed.......

John Costa
John Costa

Modern version "Malinche" Drug dealers Violent felons Gangsters Crooked officials Gambling degenerates Frauds taking people's money Thieves Pirates Bootleggers NOT USAF officer candidate!!

Tangaxhuan Wo'ilake
Tangaxhuan Wo'ilake

Oh, and how do you count generations in the USA? I am either 2nd or 3rd...my grandparents were born in Mexico but spent their teens onward here in the USA. No Mexican from Mexico ever doubted my inclusion except for the lighter looking Mestizos who based their inclusion on Nationality rather than blood.

Tangaxhuan Wo'ilake
Tangaxhuan Wo'ilake

Your point about "giving a damn" in regard to kids and truancy...I am finding many cases regarding health disparity for minorities. We ain't sicker....we just don't get treated right.

Laura Gonzalez
Laura Gonzalez

I admit to having gone to the pulga on a Saturday morning, and laughing at the mexicanas (mamás, abuelitas and kids) in their prom finest. *cough*

Dio Colindres
Dio Colindres

Minerva Magdalena, I don't know, but if you were part of my family or group of friends, we would be really proud of you.

Minerva Magdalena
Minerva Magdalena

Being hated right now for accepting a Communications position at Air Force Academy...supposedly Am a Modern Version of 'La Malinche." Unbelievable...

Tangaxhuan Wo'ilake
Tangaxhuan Wo'ilake

I never hate on Mexicans and if I ditched school I got hit and made to do the most disgusting household chores.

STOPTHERECONQUISTA
STOPTHERECONQUISTA

Ha. A teacher tells Gus female Mexican students seem to miss school more often than other because they have to babysit ("their sibling was probably sick and their parents had to work" is what I would have expected out of GA).......instead G drops a 'you didn't ask why they were truant' and a 'The trick? Giving a damn about kids'. Are you kidding me Gusto? blaming a teacher because your reconquista is led by high school drop outs? great. ohhhhh, they just come here to work, right? 

larrydoby
larrydoby topcommenter

@dtakeda1 


not since most hispanics still have VCRs 

handed down from the families they work for ~



elvagotrago
elvagotrago

@JGlanton is correct.  Family, not individual achievement is paramount.  And for many familias, just having a home in America is enough and why should la nina want to go to gabacho school?  It perpetuates the cycle of poverty but it's inconvenient for Gustavo to address.

Lajimmy
Lajimmy

Thank you J............your the only person with the right explanation...........

JGlanton
JGlanton topcommenter

Fortunately for some of these kids, we have been able to break the cycle and now they have professional careers with good salaries. Although, there is one poor young woman who's spiteful parents have never let her come back home after she left for UCxx, so we have been paying for her living expenses during the summers and breaks.

funky_monkey
funky_monkey

@Laura Gonzalez i wonder what thry were saying about you. *cough* "pinche vieja gorda, chismosa" *cough cough*

Lajimmy
Lajimmy

Being hated by whom?  This Chicano, says "Right On" sister make us proud!  As for La Malinche, she was not a traitor only a messenger.........  

 
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