Why Do College-Educated Mexicans Marry White?

[¡Ask a Mexican!] And is a Mexican-dominated American future a good one?

DEAR MEXICAN: Longtime reader, first-time writer about this noble Aztlán. I watched the brown-pride marches of the early 1970s and heard the shouts of La Raza and how it was going to be different now that the "Chicano" had arrived. The Mexicans were going to change things for the greater good. I remember when President Ronald Wilson Reagan gave amnesty to some 5 million illegal Mexican immigrants and how this was going to change things once and for all, bringing the Mexicans into American society with welcome arms and citizenship. Nothing was going to hold the Mexicans down now. And here we are: Mexico might not be falling, as you say, but neither the police, the Army nor the citizens seem able to stop the killing. Predominantly Latino school districts in Santa Ana and Los Angeles are failing, Latinas are having babies out of wedlock at the rate of Guatemalans, and young Latinos are still tagging and banging. I believe Mexicans re-colonizing not only the Southwest, but also most of America, is only a matter of time, with brown pride and illegitimate children filling this great country. So what are you going to do with it, Mexican? History does not paint a very bright future for a Latino-controlled America.

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DEAR GABACHO: Sure it does! Rather than me offering you my usual pendejadas, I'll direct you to the research of my ¡Ask a Mexican! pal and USC professor Jody Agius Vallejo, whose book Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican-American Middle Class was just released in paperback (with a rambling intro by your favorite Mexican). Her pioneering research shows how, contrary to Know Nothing assertions, Mexicans are following the same assimilation and financial-achievement patterns as previous immigrant groups. Can't argue with facts, yet I'm sure you will, which only shows why your kind deserves your half-brown grandkid destiny.

Mark Dancey

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DEAR MEXICAN: Since I was an undergraduate, I have wondered why high-achieving Mexican-American men tend to date/marry white women. Now working in academia, most of the Chicano professors are married to white women (WHAT AN OXYMORON). Also, it seems that the more power a Mexican-American man has (whether it's in academia or politics), the more likely he is to marry a white woman. What is this phenomenon about? Are educated Latinas threatening to high-achieving Chicanos? Are we too complex? What gives? I know this is a rather sensitive matter and no one seems to want to talk. What is your take on the issue?

A Xicana Scholar In San Antonio

DEAR WABETTE: Your assumption is correct. A 2012 Pew Research Center study on intermarriage in los Estados Unidos put it thusly: "For newly married Hispanic men and women, marrying a white person is associated with a college education." If anything, you smarty-art Chicanas marry gabachos at a HIGHER rate than smarty-art Mexicans: Nearly 33 percent of mexicanas who marry a gabacho are college-educated, compared with about 23 percent of scholarly Mex-men who marry white. The Pew people didn't get into the why of the matter, but I'd argue it's because of the scandalously low amount of Latinos in college—coeds tend to get with what's around, you know? All this said, chula, ALL Mexican men want a gabachita at some point in their lives, regardless of class—witness the shout-outs given to the wetbacks who nailed American women in Los Alegres de Teran's "El Corrido de los Mojados" and "El Mojado Acaudalado" by Los Tigres del Norte (your humble Mexican can boast of a mick and a Yid in his past). Nothing against you fine-ass Xicanas, but dating a white woman is the ultimate status symbol for hombres—not so much for the prestige, but so we can get our share of the romance Reconquista.

 
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atviflav
atviflav

For some, as the author stated, I can see that it's a status symbol thing. For me, I'm a man that happens to be attracted to women. I don't see race, or status, when looking at a woman. What I do see, or rather "feel", are levels of attraction.

If you are looking at a person (male or female) as a trophy, then you are in it for the wrong reasons. I've dated White girls, Asian girls, Black girls, Latina girls, Middle Eastern girls... and none of them were a "status" symbol. There just happened to be a mutual attraction.

While the majority of the girls I've dated were white, the author hit the nail on the head. You tend to date who you are around. If you are in college, work, etc. and you happen to find someone you have a mutual attraction with, then that is who you are going to date. You aren't specifically looking to "conquer" someone from a specific race, you are looking for a good match.

midwestexplorer81
midwestexplorer81 topcommenter

I'm dating a brown girl and will most likely have babies with her. I'll be making sure I teach them their white history so they don't become a bunch of racists like this "Ask A Mexican" dude. 

gtnoriega
gtnoriega

Most of us were raised with the belief that "White is right".  Every movie, commercial and TV ad has White, blond and blue-eyed babes in it.  We are constantly bombarded with "Whiteness" on TV.  If you are a man of color, having a White wife is really something.  You also get harassed less if you have a White female on your arm.

Diego Romero
Diego Romero

There is a huge difference between being submissive and being drama free. I'm sorry if you can't tell the difference between the two. I prefer people who are strong, intelligent and will stand up for what they believe in, whether in romantic relationships or friendships.

shutyourpiehole
shutyourpiehole

I always find these type of articles offensive and presumptuous. I date what I am attracted to not whats trendy or whats going to be a come-up socially,financially or otherwise. When I'm on a date I see a person, not an entity and not the historical mumbo-jumbo of their race,ethnicity,culture etc etc.  I dated white boys before I went to college. At the age of 24 (after wasting two years in culinary school lol) I went to college and got pregnant by a *GASP!* black man. and guess what? The black man was the more educated one. 

whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

I would like to ad that I don't believe they are chasing race. I believe, like Gustavo, they are chasing what's around.  In college you hang out with those around you, whatever the race, and eventually date them.  I would go further and suggest that socio economics plays a roll in mate selection as well.


whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

I'm a white dude who dated a Peruvian girl in college. I never experienced racism like I did from her father. That guy had no room for a white guy dating his daughter. He only spoke Spanish in front of me and it wasn't nice stuff.  He never could wrap his head around the fact I could speak Spanish and understood what he was saying.  Good times.


Nohollow
Nohollow

Gustavo would marry a white man in a second if given the chance. White is right

Jaime Rico
Jaime Rico

What happened to ending racism and treating ever race equally?

Rachel Sandra
Rachel Sandra

I don't see your typos, but I hear your truth. Orale :)

Elsa Covarrubias
Elsa Covarrubias

What's up with all the elitism amongst the Latino commenters? Why the discrimination amongst the non-processors of a college degree who consequently get cut from the prospective mate pool? That's plain ignorant. My hammer-swinging, concrete-pouring, calloused-hand Mexican-American husband is as wise, progressive, and knowledgeable as my degree-holding amigos and he earns as much. So stop putting down others whose world experience is different than your own, and open your mind to love who your heart wants to love- brown, white, custodian, physicist, bald, peludo, gordo o flaco. Love and let love.

Charlie Wilson
Charlie Wilson

I hope you ready wednesday of next Man! Lots & of these pussy fucks took shots are you while YOU WERE NOT IN THE STUDIO. Let's see if they will have the balls to call in when you come.

Ernesto Perez
Ernesto Perez

I love my 100% gorgeous Latina wife,we both have very good paying jobs and have 100% Latino children .enjoying life our health is excellent

Charlie Wilson
Charlie Wilson

Or maybe the Gabachos are running to you faster, or the balck guys are running to faster because the Gabachos are trying to GET THE FUCK AWAY from those nasty vile gabachas, and those black men are trying to GET THE FUCK AWAY from those self pro-claimed never being able to shut-up-about-it "Sh-Cha-Wrong-Ba-Laq-Womb-meng!"

Charlie Wilson
Charlie Wilson

Why do College Educated "Mexicans" Marry Whites? Well, if they are Men marrying Gabachas, it's because they've been "indoctrinated" in college, taken the HispanidremCQ patch & have stop becoming Hispanic and have started becoming coconuts, Power 106s Big Boy showed us that a long long time ago. Now if they are Women marrying Gabachos, it's because perhaps Father Tom's Message is getting through the Gabachos head -- that they need to tell Americunt Skanks TO FUCK OFF! And so they marry Mexicans. (Hopefully with a Pre-nup made by Adam Sacks, and Retired Judges as Witnesses) Is the US Doomed if Mexicans Take Over? FUCK NO, I hope they do because they way they can finally divide this country up into the pieces it was meant to be & that might help California fucking secede from Washington D.C. and we could be living in a more free soceity like we use to back in the day. More Mexicans, the Better. Hell I want the Reconquista, I want to see California, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado get retunred to Mexico & Florida becoming independent and all the Gabachos leaving these regions -- Unless they are loyal Tom listeners who have lerned to embrace mexicans. LOL LOL

Ernesto Perez
Ernesto Perez

The women that pick Anglos are confused,because the men they pick know that they don't like their own race.so they treat them like shit they treat them as their nasty freak sex partner do nasty dirty things to them because they know the white women will never do that.Bedroom Freaks,I would never want any of those nasty nasty freaks.white guys you keep that trash.remember you did not get quality,you got the quantity of the Latinas the ones we didn't want ,desperate green card chasers .pure basura

radio.kali
radio.kali

You want to know why?  It's not about Caucasian women are "threatening"...it's about compatibility and physical attraction.  If you're a Mexicana and Mexicanos don't like you, then do something about it or go find someone that likes you.  You can't generalize all Mexican men. 

James Stutsman
James Stutsman

I will gladly trade a blonde for a 'chica' anytime' - us 'garbachos' like diversity too! (^^^)

Jeff O'Brien
Jeff O'Brien

The racist is just worried someone will screw things up like the white Europeans did for the native Americans.

John Bryant
John Bryant

Ask your selves what a Mexican is. Go to Oáxaca, and ask yourself that question. Go to Chiapas, most of we the norteños, have absolutely no idea of who we are. But it certainly not racist. Coastaño, mayhaps, but not racist. Polygamists maybe, but not the R word...

Raquel Rivera
Raquel Rivera

Met met my Asian husband 13yrs ago in undergrad. The UC system is 40%+ chinitos and not many Mexican/Latino men. I'm not going to lie, chinitos are a tough crowd, but by now they know I'm not going anywhere.

Pam A. Acosta Sandoval
Pam A. Acosta Sandoval

A 1% highly educated Latina here. Not interested in marrying a gabacho but so true a lot of other educated Latinos/Latinas marry one.

Carly Goldschlager
Carly Goldschlager

Una vez me encantó un hombre Mexicano. He dropped mi tushie blanca y judia for una chicana. I still think about him.

Gerard Iribe
Gerard Iribe

A hueboooooo! Once you go white, it's all right! #amirite

Lucinda Antone
Lucinda Antone

This is TRUE for all races, Native American, Mexicans n so on, and I don't understand why, I feel that I'm an educated individual but I haven't felt the need for a white trophy.....

Gary Summers
Gary Summers

Great article, But as a Irish dude, why the hell would you ever hook up with a Mick, Gus? loud, Drunk, Pain en mi culo Irish women are trouble!

Monique Garcia
Monique Garcia

The sad thing is this happens a lot in our culture.. But the biggest ones to complain about Latinos marrying white, black, Asian don't do anything to help our race at all. Yes we are a race and screw the census. Those damn Anglos with their Caucasian box.. These are thing we should be talking about.. Or helping each other out no matter if you are Mexican Puerto Rican or South American .. We are the largest race of people on the globe and we should fight together for change and education so we can prove statistics wrong.. Sorry it's early.. I get off the Soap box now ..

Jess Leanne
Jess Leanne

this comment makes sick! disliking the the page! its nobidies business who sum else chooses for spouse! dont like it dont look.... if u dont want to b with a white person than dont. it shoudnt b about status

msjaime81
msjaime81

Yeah, a lot of other races think white people don't understand racism. I feel it all of the time. We are supposed to shut our mouths and take it. If whites spoke publically about other races the way other races speak of us it would cause an outrage. So many people are so ignorant. If white people think they are so much better than everyone as many claim, than why would we date someone of a different race? Just accept when people love each other, no matter the race or gender or education.

fc2479
fc2479

@Nohollow Yea you are right about that, Gustavo seems to have feminine tendencies.  I bet he is no stranger to balls flying in his face.....just sayin...  

gtnoriega
gtnoriega

That's the ideal we strive for, but as you know, that's not the reality we live in.  What I've noticed over the years is that having money makes all the difference in the world.  If you have enough money, you can buy anyone or anything in our society.

esoj1211
esoj1211

@Elsa Covarrubias I think people make the mistake that it is not by choice that many men (and some women, too) emerge as tradesmen, manual laborers or small business operator.  Many dont want to end up in tens, if not hundreds of dollars in student loan debt.  Others may be carrying on a family business or realizing that there is good future in the skilled trades.  There will always be a need for those who are handy in things that matter. 

STOPTHERECONQUISTA
STOPTHERECONQUISTA

@Charlie Wilson what a douche. what will happen are city states of LA and SF.....the rest will be a republican normal state.


then areas of interest will be pealed off from the city states and only poverty will remain in your socialist paradise. hahahaahah

Hitman_Corleone
Hitman_Corleone

Yeah and Latinos aren't freaks?? There isn't a week that goes by I don't read about a jealous latino killing his gf/wife and most of time in front of their kids! so Shut the fuck up! every race has their negatives and Psychos! i

shutyourpiehole
shutyourpiehole

@Ernesto Perez i dont know if I believe that. I've known white girls to be some freaky ass bitches that do shit that make me blush lol Sasha Grey? how are white women not just as sexualized. I'd never take a 15 guy gangbang like Sasha Grey lol 

whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

@Ernesto Perez Whoa there fella, you should speak a little more nicely about Latina women who date white men.  From the looks of the pic you have a daughter who may end up dating a white dude some day.  Unless, you tell her not to and that would make you racist.


gtnoriega
gtnoriega

At the end of the day, it's all good stuff.

coolguy123m
coolguy123m

Yuck a chino? Only latinas would date a chino cause you ladies would take anything white women are better cause they have more respect.


A chino yuck

coolguy123m
coolguy123m

irish women are pretty Mexican women are fat and slutty trust me buddy you're better off with a Irish or Asian girl

 
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