kaqchikel replied to your post: I have nothing to say about the Brazil vs. México game:not even. Brazilian food is bomb. Living in L.A makes Mexican food fkn boring now lol
I know! I’ve actually have had Brazilian food and it was really good. I’m just a sore loser haha
also, if you get bored of Mexican food, it just means you haven’t explored enough. Mexican food is super diverse, but in the U.S. it tends to get reduced to just tacos or chalupas or something stereotyped like that :(
except that we have better food than ya’ll so whatever
(gif courtesy of mr. thenoobyorker)
For most of history, Anonymous was a woman. — Adeline Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), English writer (via indizombie)
Reclaiming The Latina Tag is now on Twitter! -
The latest from TheLatinaTag (@TheLatinaTag). The official twitter of the tumblr blog Reclaiming the Latina Tag
Please follow us and make sure to reblog this post to help get the word out. In effort to get to know more about our followers, we’re following back all the lovely people who follow.
Much love and see you all on the twitter feed.
Como una ala negra tendí mis cabellos
sobre tus rodillas.
Cerrando los ojos su olor aspiraste,
-¿Duermes sobre piedras cubiertas de musgos?
¿Con ramas de sauces te atas las trenzas?
¿ Tu almohada es de trébol? ¿Las tienes tan negras
porque acaso en ella exprimiste un zumo
retinto y espeso de moras silvestres?
¡Qué fresca y extraña fragancia te envuelve!
Hueles a arroyuelos, a tierra y a selvas.
¿Que perfume usas? Y riendo te dije:
Te amo y soy joven, huelo a primavera.
Este olor que sientes es de carne firme,
de mejillas claras y de sangre nueva.
¡Te quiero y soy joven, por eso es que tengo
las mismas fragancias de la primavera! —
Como la primavera por la poetisa y feminista uruguaya Juana Ibarbourou.
Not every white person is a racist, but the genius of racism is that you don’t have to participate to enjoy the spoils. If you’re white, you can be completely oblivious, passively accepting the status quo, and reap the rewards. —
Lydia Cabrera (Havana, Cuba, May 20, 1899 – Miami, Florida, September 19, 1991) was a Cuban anthropologist and poet.
A writer and literary activist, Cabrera was an authority on Santería and other Afro-Cuban religions. During her lifetime she published over one hundred books. Her most important book is El Monte (Spanish: “The Wilderness”), which was the first major anthropological study of Afro-Cuban traditions. She donated her research collection to the library of the University of Miami. A section in Guillermo Cabrera Infante’s book Tres Tigres Tristes is written under Lydia Cabrera’s name, in a comical rendition of her literary voice. She was one of the first writers to recognize and make public the richness of Afro-Cuban culture. She made valuable contributions in the areas of literature, anthropology, and ethnology. Her most famous book “El Monte” (The Forest), published in 1954, became a “bible” for Santeros who practice Santeria, a blend of Catholic teachings and native African religions that evolved among former African slaves in the Caribbean. [x]
There are the green-eyed Mexicans. The rich blond Mexicans. The Mexicans with the faces of Arab sheiks. The Jewish Mexicans. The big-footed-as-a-German Mexicans. The leftover-French Mexicans. The chaparrito compact Mexicans. The Tarahumara tall-as-a-desert-saguaro Mexicans. The Mediterranean Mexicans. The Mexicans w/Tunisian eyebrows. The negrito Mexicans of the double coasts. The Chinese Mexicans. The curly-haired, freckled-faced, red-headed Mexicans. The Lebanese Mexicans. Look, I don’t know what you’re talking about when you say I don’t look Mexican. I am Mexican. — Sandra Cisneros (via ioanina)
I hung out with this cutie earlier this week. Our shirts matched and I almost kidnapped her, but then I remembered I always forget to feed my dog and sometimes I give him Cheerios when I forget to buy him dog food.
I just compared my best friend’s baby to a dog. Good thing she doesn’t follow this blog.
Excerpt from the Latino Rebels piece "What I Learned From an 11-Year-Old Boy Who Sang the National Anthem (Twice)" -
The real (and sometimes uncomfortable) dialogue surrounding identity cannot stop here. Let’s face it: Sebastien’s social media story speaks to us all. It raises issues that must continue to be explored by the mainstream media, and not just be limited to the social one. de la Cruz proved that the United States is a better place when we celebrate our differences and find the commonalities within those difference. Being Latino in the U.S. doesn’t mean that you love this country any less, quite the contrary. Yet it also doesn’t mean that this country is perfect. It is not. Far from it. We are at a crossroads once again in determining what we want this nation to become. Do we want to be a country that understands that being proud of one’s roots (and for all those suggesting that Sebastien was overlooking his Mexican heritage when he said that he was American, cut the kid some slack—he’s only 11 and I seriously doubt that as he grows up to become a young man, he will shy away from his heritage) does not mean that you are “less American”, or do we want to be a country where an actual congressman freaks out about his office being “invaded” by “illegal aliens?”. Sebastien’s story confirms to me that the days of Rep. Steve King (along with the Coulters and Malkins) are extremely limited, and like Popovich said, “the future could be very bright.”. Yet that will take even more commitment. Are we ready as a community to continue where Sebastien de la Cruz left off? I think so, because social media has given millions of people the chance to share issues and stories that can literally move up the media landscape and become national issues that form part of our consciousness. That is where the real power lies, and to paraphrase a high-stakes poker player, “Latino Rebels is all in.”
As a Latina born and raised in the U.S. the above speaks volumes to me. Even more because I am a proud Mexican-American. Celebrating your Mexican roots doesn’t mean someone isn’t proud of being an American, and it certainly doesn’t make them less American. This is especially true for a lot of first-generation Mexican-Americans because we are perfectly aware that there is a reason our parents fought so hard to make sure we were born here. We honor our parents struggle by being American, but we also often cling to our Mexican roots because sometimes we need a safe place to look to when our fellow (non-Mexican) Americans exclude us.
It’s also important to note that being Mexican-American can mean living in a perpetual limbo where we straddle cultural identities, languages, and even nationalities - and it doesn’t help when as Mexican-Americans we hate on each other. In this case I’m specifically talking about the people of Mexican descent upset at Sebastien for saying he’s American. It’s hypocritical to be outraged by people questioning our rights as Mexican-Americans to be included in American cultural celebrations, while at the same time shaming someone of Mexican descent for identifying as proudly American.
Even though those few individuals questioning Sebastien’s Mexican pride were a sore point for me, I agree with Latino Rebels that it’s quite hopeful to see the community of people, and not just those from Mexican descent, who rose in defense of the young singer. It’s truly amazing how social media managed to turn a collection of bigoted tweets into an organized support net for a young Latino who refused to conform to what ignorant people think an “American” is.
I leave my fellow Mexican American with a final challenge: stand up for your fellow Mexican-American, no matter if you agree or disagree on how they choose to carry their cultural identity. No matter if they first say they’re Mexican, or first say they’re American. Whether they cheer for Chicharito, or insist football is better than fútbol. No matter if they only speak Spanish, English, or a muy fregón Spanglish (or none of these!). No matter if they have no idea who José Alfredo Jiménez is, or swear Vicente Fernández is their padrino. Coming together despite these differences is exactly what proves acceptance can exist in a United States where Latinos are a thriving economic, cultural, and historical asset.
And that’s what I’m hoping my fellow Mexican-Americanslearned from “the 11-Year-Old Boy Who Sang the National Anthem (Twice)”.
Xochitl (MontanoXochilt) on Twitter -
The latest from Xochitl (@MontanoXochilt). I’m just here to read the news. ALL 160 CHARACTERS OF IT
I’m trying twitter again. It will basically be an extension of this blog and maybe some personal bits I will keep off tumblr. I’m following everyone who follows in effort to know more about you guys too :)
Ohhh I know. But I’m finding it hard for that to make a difference in his statement. I find it gross. Comments, Luís?
Jeb Bush: U.S. economy needs immigrants because they’re ‘more fertile’ -
The former Florida governor said the U.S. economy needs the labor of young immigrants and immigrants are “more fertile.”
Yup. Potential 2016 presidential contender Jeb Bush actually said this. Of course the whole quote reads “Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families, and they have more intact families, and they bring a younger population. Immigrants create an engine of economic prosperity.”, and while this might almost seem like a compliment, it’s actually insulting to a lot of people. Jeb here is reinforcing stereotypes, because although it’s true that in the past immigrants reproduced at a higher rate than White American citizens, just this past year the Pew Hispanic Center reported a record low birthrate decline among immigrant women. The study also showed both immigrant and native-born Latinas had the steepest declining birthrates of any group in the United States, and I bring this up because let’s be honest, Jeb’s little compliment towards the amazing super powers of immigrant’s fertility was in hopes of making some way with the Latino voters in 2016. But I see what you’re doing, Jeb. We all see what you’re doing and we’re taking our “fertile” voting bodies to someone who doesn’t treat Latinos as one-issue-voting-baby machines, thank you very much.
10 year old Mariachi singer Sebastion de la Cruz was thrust into the national spotlight last year on America’s Got Talent. Tonight, he was once again seen by the nation as he sang the national anthem at Game 3 of the NBA finals in San Antonio where the Spurs took on the Miami Heat.
As you can see, patriotic Americans were NONE TOO PLEASED that a Mexican (don’t tell these people he’s Mexican AMERICAN) sang the United States national anthem - a song so beautiful that bald eagles usually cry whenever they hear it but not tonight because a Mexican sang it.
“#GoHome.” He’s already home. He lives in San Antonio. The same San Antonio where the majority of the population is Mexican.
OK THERE, “THE GREAT WHITE.”
“I’m highly upset that THIS MEXICAN KID is singing the anthem.” lmao. Wait a few years Grace and tell us how you feel when the majority of the country is Hispanic. I look forward to hearing from you then!
San Antonio may already be your own personal hell if that’s how you feel about Mexicans, Blake.
Correction: YOU ain’t. All of the United States ain’t racist white males like you, Thomas.
lmao, DESTIN WHITE. If “what has the world come to” is your reaction a little Mexican boy singing the anthem, just you wait! Hint: your world won’t be WHITE.
And, now, for my favorite tweets: people asking why is this Mexican/illegal/foreigner/etc. singing “OUR/MY ANTHEM”…
“Our anthem!” Our racism!
I had been out of the country (in Mexico HA!) so I missed this, but I only have two things to say: