iOS app Android app

Ask a Mexican

WATCH: Latino Author Cooks With 'Chelsea Lately'

Posted 07.18.2012 | Latino Voices

Mexican writer and HuffPost blogger Gustavo Arellano made an appearance on "Chelsea Lately" this week to promote his new book "Taco USA: How Mexican F...

¡ASK A MEXICAN!: Why do Hispanics deny that George Zimmerman is Hispanic?

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 06.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

No Latinos deny that Zimmerman is half-Peruvian, and the reason we're joining African-American leaders in vilifying him is because he killed Trayvon Martin, a story of racial profiling gone horribly wrong that our respective communities know far too well.

Ask A Mexican: Spanish Slang Edition

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 05.28.2012 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

Wake up and smell the tacos, cabrón, and learn español from mi column. Bilingualism is a wonderful thing, and studies are continually showing it leads to bigger brains and healthier sex lives.

¡ASK A MEXICAN!: Mexican Neighbors

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 05.07.2012 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: I'm so perplexed by my Mexican neighbor. For one, he already has four girls, and I just saw his wife--and looks like she's pregnant AGAIN!

¡ASK A MEXICAN!: Puto Stuff

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 03.30.2012 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: It's so sad to see your wimpy answers. Your replies scream self-hatred and self-shame for your raza.

¡ASK A MEXICAN!: Special Mormon Edition

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 03.23.2012 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

So, sin further ado, here's my PSA for Mitt to clear up any confusion--hope you don't win, but I'll expect the ambassadorship to Guatemala for this service if my candidate Alfred E. Neuman doesn't triumph, cabrón.

¡ASK A MEXICAN!: Special Christmas Gift Edition

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 02.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

Dear Readers: In between your fifteenth tamale and sixth spiked cup of ponche, you're going to have to buy regalos for Christmas or whatever pinche holiday you celebrate.

¡ASK A MEXICAN!: Special Conquistador Edition

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 02.13.2012 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

"Does it make any sense to you that, in some cities in Mexico, there are statues of the Spanish conquistadors?"

¡ASK A MEXICAN!: Mexican Revolutions and Mexican Homophobia

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 02.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

Where is Mexico's revolution? And why do Mexican families not talk about homosexuality?

¡ASK A MEXICAN!: Is that Polka or 'Conjunto Norteño'?

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 01.30.2012 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

Why is Mexico Such a Dump? And what's the Mexican music that sounds like polka?

¡ASK A MEXICAN! Special Mexicans are Racist Edición

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 01.26.2012 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

"Why do your people hate me? I'm half-Mexican, and while I don't have the stereotypical Mexican brown skin tone, I'm no different than everyone on Univision!"

¡ASK A MEXICAN!: Conservative Mexicans and Teacher Discrimination

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 01.17.2012 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

Are More Mexicans Becoming Conservative? And do teachers discriminate against students with Hispanic first names?

¡ASK A MEXICAN!: Special Mujer Edition

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 01.09.2012 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

Why do Mexican women sew their own dresses? And is it true Latinas are more uninhibited?

¡ASK A MEXICAN!: "Illegals" and The "N-Word"

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 01.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

Why do Americans Call Mexicans "Illegal"?

Ask A Mexican!: Is "Mexican" an Offensive Word?

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 12.26.2011 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

Is "Mexican" an Offensive Word? And why can't Mexicans Get Over the Mexican-American War?

¡ASK A MEXICAN!: Chivas and AIDS Tests

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 12.19.2011 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

How Did the Chivas Soccer Team Get its Name? And why won't my hot Mexican gardener take an HIV test?

¡ASK A MEXICAN!: 'Illegals' Love Wrought Iron Fences?

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 12.12.2011 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

What Part of Illegal Don't Mexicans Understand? And why do so many homes have wrought iron fences?

Ask A Mexican!: Good Gabacho/Evil Alabama Edition

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 12.07.2011 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

Ask A Mexican!: When Should You Use Usted instead of Tú? And Are the Letters in this Column Real?

¡ASK A MEXICAN!: Shrek Mascots and Redistricting

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 11.30.2011 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

Why do Mexican business owners hire people dressed as Shrek to advertise their business?And why do Mexicans want to redistrict political boundaries in their favor?

¡ASK A MEXICAN!: Smoking Pot and Talking Heads

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 11.21.2011 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

Arellano answers the questions, "Am I Supporting the Mexican Drug Cartels if I Smoke Pot? And why don't more Mexis appear on television news talks shows?"

¡ASK A MEXICAN!: Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Matanzas

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 11.14.2011 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

Every week, readers submit their questions about Mexicans to Gustavo Arellano-- including their customs, labor issues, and illegal immigration.

The Entryway Gets a Smackdown and Reveals Two LAs

CyberFrequencies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

I've actually met The Entryway ladies and I gotta say they're really nice women -- just totally clueless about matters of race.