Culture

The Spanglish of the Cholo

June 10, 2017 Eric Valenzuela

This isn’t the typical Spanglish where one might say carro instead of coche, or always answer with “que” when “mande usted” would be more appropriate. No, this is more like saying “watcha,” or “trucha”. […]

Human Rights

Zoot Suit Riot

April 20, 2017 Eric Valenzuela

The Zoot Suit should probably fall under the category of “I was supposed to be Mexican” rather than “I am supposed to be Mexican” but it carries a certain relevance because it is a huge […]

Latinos

I am supposed to look like a Mexican

March 28, 2017 Eric Valenzuela

Mexicans clearly come in all shapes and sizes, shades and colors. We’re not just tan and exotic looking like Selma Hayek, we’re also svelte and fair like Alexis Bledel. But we can also be exactly what you think. Like Paul Rodriguez. […]