Why do people scoff at pregnant Mexican girls?

Dear Mexican: I'm not Mexican (or from a Spanish-speaking country), but I get mad when the gabachos in my town say that all Mexican girls do is take drugs and get pregnant, drop out of school and end up on welfare. I know a lot of Mexican women who haven't done any of these things, who have gone to college and gotten high-paying jobs. And the thing that bothers me most is that when gabacho girls do drugs or get pregnant, no one gets on their case. Everyone is willing to help them, and they're just referred to as victims of society. Why is it that if a Mexican girl gets pregnant, people just scoff at her and blame her Latino heritage, but if a gabacha gets pregnant, people automatically sympathize with her?

Annoyed with Gabacho Hypocrites

Dear Gabacho: The same reason mentally deranged gabachos who go on murderous sprees get classified as "disturbed," while mentally deranged brown folks, whether Mexican or Muslim, get their killings attributed to race or religion. Same reason that neo-Nazis get their idiocies dismissed as the mere ramblings of meth heads, while Chicano Studies majors get their discipline savaged as teachings on par with those of Goebbels. Same reason that class divisions in this country don't exist, while class divisions in Mexico get attributed to our inherent Darwinian tendencies. I know I sound a bit whiny right now — or, rather, more so than usual — but you're right to be annoyed. As I continually argue, culture isn't the sole determinant of all the pathologies of an ethnic group, or even the most important one, which leads me to...

Dear Mexican: I work in the education field and have a serious concern about the performance of Hispanic children in our school district. There seems to be a misguided approach to bringing back bilingual education for Hispanic children. The poor performance of these children and other minority groups has been ongoing. The group of children that bucks this trend is Asian students. Now, there are exceptions to this general breakdown, but the numbers are undeniable. As I look at the ethnic breakdown at the major universities in California, the numbers are more shocking. As we hear more and more sound bites about how Hispanics/Latinos are the new force, where will they fall in the future?

Not of the Asian Persuasion

Dear Pocho: Two separate issues here — the virtues versus detriments of bilingual education, and educational achievement of Mexicans vis-à-vis chinitos. I can cite stats that show bilingual education holds down Mexis or creates little Einsteins out of them, so I'll limit my remarks to note that most people who oppose bilingual education tend to lean right. If parents want their chamacos in dual-immersion classes, why don't you let them have that option — you know, that whole parental-choice thing? On the issue of chinito superiority, sure, a chingo more of them go onto higher education, but not all of them. The National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Island Research in Education published a 2010 report that found Cambodians, Hmongs, Laotians and most Pacific Islander groups had the same abysmal college graduation rates as Latinos, rates that lagged far behind other Asian-American groups. But rather than dwell on culture, the report noted that many factors contributed to the low numbers, the same factors that affect Mexican students. I'm not offering excuses — far from it. This Mexican tries to speak at least once a month to high school students about the necessity of finishing la prepa and beyond, but I don't dwell on the achievement gap, and neither should you.

 
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Aprilrox83
Aprilrox83

Just ask the LEGAL new mothers who are denied ANY benefits because they're legal. In walks a knocked up illegal, with two other kids in tow, and she gets a freakin gift basket with all the benefits you can dream of..

RalphK
RalphK

It's funny how the truth hurts. People make jokes about Mexican pregnant girls because it's the truth. Hispanic women tend to be single young mothers who have no idea who the father of their child is and they tend to high schoold drop outs on welfare. Sorry there little lady but "Reality creates Racism". Sorry that the truth hurts so much.

Dedicated_Dad
Dedicated_Dad

What amazes me is how you justify your own racism while decrying what you perceive in others.

Neo-nazis are just brushed off as "ramblings of meth-heads"? Really? The truth is that any thing - true or not - whites may say about another race is "racism" -- even the criticism of a half-white _resident is called "racism."

Meanwhile, a group called "The Race" is supposed to be seen as legitimate?

Imagine a college with "a white studies" department, a "white students union", whose professors belonged to a group called "the race."

What word would you use to describe them?

Double-standard, much?

Let's clear this up: (1) "White pride" is just as legitimate as "brown pride" "black pride" or whatever.(2) An overwhelming percentage (I'd wager 99%+) of the opposition to Dear Reader is not because he's apparently "black" on the outside, but because he's RED ON THE INSIDE.(3) Mexican is not "a race", nor is "hispanic" - but we'll let you keep your "pride" if you'll leave ours alone as well.(4) Most people's objection to the illegal "hispanic" invasion isn't about the "hispanic" part, its about the ILLEGAL part. It's also about your refusal to assimilate like every previous wave of immigrants, and your tendency to turn any area where you are a majority into the same sort of third-world hell-hole you escaped in coming here.(5) We're all damn tired of the "hyphenated-Americans." If you want to be an American, follow the law (including immigration law), learn our language and history, and join our society -- just like millions of previous immigrants have done for centuries. If you want to be an American, be an American -- if you want to be a Mexican (or chinese, italian or whatever) then go to those places.

You can still speak Spanish at home if you like, but don't expect us to go out of our way to enable your refusal to speak English. Outside tourist areas, no non-English country on the planet provides services in foreign languages - and there's no reason why we should either.

Look at Mexico's laws regarding immigrants, then live here as if they applied.

Lastly, stop calling me "gringo" or "gabacho" if you don't want to be called spic, beaner, wetback, greaser, or whatever.

I can't imagine the size of the pair it must take to talk about "gabacho hypocrisy" with a straight face.

Your racism is showing...

Guest
Guest

People scoff, or better, are concerned about, pregnant girls of any persuasion. Why? Simple. Because they tend to be lousy parents, thus the children pay dearly.

G2gd9
G2gd9

Well, I don't know if it's true or not, but I heard Mexican woman are able to give birth every 5 months.

Kgd
Kgd

i dont get it. you can buy xanax over the counter in mexico, why the hell dont any of these dumb bitches just buy birth control?!

and to the asker, its because the stereotype of getting knocked up over and over again while draining the economy of a country you snuck into is A BAD STEREOTYPE. overpopulation is the biggest threat we face as a species yet more kids keep poppin outa this countries sluttly (and fertile) females. the culture speaks for itself. dumb question, and im calling INS next time i hear somebody use the word gabacho, damn wetbacks

Gmvte1
Gmvte1

Can we move on? This was useless 10 days ago when it came out!

Cliff
Cliff

GO FIX MEXICO BEFOR PANAMA BUYS THAT SESSPOOL YOU HAVE CREATED!!YOUR NOT HELPING YOUR COUNTRY BY COMING HERE(U.S.)!!STAY IN MEXICO AND FIX THAT THIRD WORLD COUNTRY UP BEFOR ITS INVADED BY ONE OF THE MUCH MORE EDUCATED THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES AROUND YOU!!IF ANY COUNTRY SHOLDNT BE IN CONTROL OF ITSELF IT SHOULD BE MEXICO(ALL THE COUNTRIES WE HAVE INVADED WERE MUCH BETTER EDUCATED AND CONTROLLED)!!

Momofxo
Momofxo

First of all there is no such thing as welfare anymore everyone is required to work for the money they receive from the government ( a single parent house hold has to work/ volunteer 22 hrs a week but if their child is over 5 they have to work/volunteer 32 hrs a week and if they are a two parent house hold the work/volunteer time increases to 22 hrs a week for one parent and 32 hrs a week for the other.) Example: A single mother who has one child has to work/ volunteer 22 hrs a week and she will only receive 364 dollars a month a little extra money for transportation or a bus pass. This is very hard to live by. And if you are wondering what work/volunteer means is that if they are lucky enough to get a job of course they work but once they do get a job their assistant money goes down; but if they cannot get a job they have to volunteer (work for free) their time to a nonprofit organization and if they do not meet the time they are required to work/volunteer they DO NOT receive money the next month. This money is very hard to live off of and trust me 90% of them do not want to be on this program at all but they put their pride aside to support their children. Also more than half of them do not receive any child support money for their children and if they do they already have signed a document that says they have to hand that money back over to the state or they will be responsible for that money and will have to pay the state back.

And no teen mother or "young mother" is ever looked at differently from the next just because of race and they all are "scoffed at". Many people need to get the facts before they say something mean or hurtful and have empathy (is to identify with another's feelings. It is to emotionally put yourself in the place of another for other human beings). And practice the Golden Rule do unto others as you would want others to do unto you.

Guest
Guest

It's like that time that I saw an 8 year old asian kid doing calculus. When you live up to the stereotype, you can't complain that no one expects different of you. Why should we? You fulfilled the stereotype perfectly.

Sherry
Sherry

It's sad that people can't shut their mouths and try to help others. I live in a neighborhood that is starting to become a mostly Hispanic. I am not. I love these families as if my own. My family has also gone through a teenage pregancy 11 years ago. My husband and I were able to cover her needs through our insurance plan. Once our grandchild was born the State took over with the medical, because Military insurance will not cover after the birth. We retired less than a year later and started paying a higher family premium so we could help. We also retain complete custody and was able to place our grandchild under our insurance policies. Many people are unable to do this. I see the focus is too much on the money it costs to raise the child of unwed mothers and when we read the newspaper or listen to it on the tv it raises a lot of questions. The NEWS gives the problem but not a workable solution. Educating the girls and boys early on helps, but we are failing so badly in educating the cultures that do not speak English. Debates are neverending about whos fault it is. Instead of pointing fingers at who said what, it's time to do something about the problem. Helping these young adults by giving them something to look forward to, such as college, or show them how they can achieve their dreams through positive enforcement instead of downing them. All children need encouragement. Without it, why would a child even care about learning in school or bettering their situation? They learn from what they see around them and of course the TV is constantly displaying disfunctional parents and kids ruling the home. TV has become such a negative that it should be trashed. Adults need to start being a positive influence on children and they need to stop abuse of drugs, alcohol, plus stop all the blaming and expecting everything for free. Hard work, goals and positive speaking and being an example to the future generations seems like a better solution then pointing fingers and bad mouthing each other. The United States will never be the land of opportunity if we don't turn away from all the past discrimination and hate. People need to begin inside themselves and strive to be a better person. Its a scarey world out there and helping our children to develop into well rounded adults is a job that needs support from everyone.

Fenceguy
Fenceguy

They are like cock roaches

A.G.
A.G.

There is a good and bad to every race, ignorant people dont see that, they just like to point and blame others...! There are plenty of whites on welfare... My "white" son just had a baby with a "great mexican" girl & they both work! I watch the child. Not only do thet refuse to go on welfare but she also got her tubes tied to not have more children. They have a beautiful little girl & son =) It is all in how we raise our children!! We as americans need to stop spoiling our children & make them work for what they have... I am very proud of my kids!!

The Wilk
The Wilk

More Liberal crap! The fact is, thousands ofMmexican girls ans women are bankrupting our hospital system by "dropping" their illegitimate offspring... not to mention, illegal!

Ericstoner
Ericstoner

On the education gap. Chinese and Indians Asians who move to the U.S. tend to have very higher levels of educational attainment than Mexicans, Peruvians, etc. People whose chhildren ahve high levels of attainment have child who have high levels of attainment. At exception to the rule that Latin immigrants have low levels of education attainemnt are Cubans. Educated Cubans fled Castro and they have beene econmically more prosperous. There are obviously lots of exceptions to this but as a ggeneral rule it holds true,

Clemail
Clemail

"Gabacho" huh, that's nice. The "gringos" you speak of probably assume that another ILLEGAL immigrant is bringing another ILLEGAL child into this country, and taking advantage of our ridiculous law that makes any child born here a U. S. citizen. That law needs to be overturned. And let me just ad that I'm in no way a racist or a biggot. I have many Hispanic and African American friends, but believe there is a LEGAL way to go about doing things. And noone, "gabacho" or not, should scoff at any young pregnant female; we all make mistakes. Just giving a possible reason. I love the argument that were all "immigrants," it's just that we're not all illegal immigrants. Other countries shoot people in the face who illegally cross their borders, and there's a reason for that. And it has nothing to do with race!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sinster
Sinster

Shut up! Stupid Mexican!

Teresa
Teresa

Oh, please. If you think a lousy 500 bucks a month is enough to live off of, you are sorely mistaken, sir.

Teresa
Teresa

Wow. I have not heard such ignorance in a long time.

I know plenty of Mexican girls who become pregnant, know well who the father is and make their child's future a priority. I don't know where you're living, but I'd get the REAL facts before shooting off your mouth at things I doubt you know anything about.

Peace out.

Charles K. Byrne
Charles K. Byrne

Well said, Dedicated Dad! A sharp, well-thought, and non-derogatory reponse! Why can't they understand we aren't judging people by WHO they are, but by WHAT thay have or haven't done? All four of my paternal great grandparents came from Ireland, but none of them expected others to learn Gaelic... they took pride in learning English and becoming Americans. That is the key difference, here."Let’s get this straight from the start; illegals are not immigrants. They are trespassers. “Immigrant” implies a desire to relocate and become a member of another country. Illegals have no such desires or goals. They are here not to become Americans but to milk the cow of American wealth and prosperity. They are certainly not undocumented workers anymore than a drug dealer is an unlicensed pharmacist!

They have no respect for out laws.They have no respect for our culture.They have no respect for our customs.They have no respect for our history.They have no respect for our language.How can any such individual be considered an American or even a prospective American? Again, THEY ARE NOT IMMIGRANTS!

The cold hard fact is that they are the first group of people in history who have voluntarily crossed our borders and yet have NO DESIRE to become Americans!"

http://charlesking.blogspot.co...

Glad you're not my father
Glad you're not my father

Dedicated Dad,I cannot believe you actually have convinced yourself that your misguided logic is sound. It's typical that you would reverse and project your racism onto another. I am truly sorry for your children.

I'll lend you a helping hand and clear up some of your points:

(1) Looking at the history of colonization, imperialism, and oppression of multiple PEOPLES, pride should be replaced with shame and remorse. It is quite concerning that you cannot even understand how you use your words. (3) White is not a race. "...but we'll let you keep your "pride" if you'll leave ours alone as well." WE'LL LET YOU? No one should have ownership of another.(4) Early settlers in America came and desecrated the land of others. I would look up the definition of assimilate. "...same sort of third-world hell-hole you escaped in coming here." While you are looking up definitions look up racism.(5) "If you want to be an American, be an American -- if you want to be a Mexican (or chinese, italian or whatever) then go to those places." I am assuming that you are probably not native and will come to the conclusion that you are not American. What country did white come from? Can you go there?

"You can still speak Spanish at home if you like..."No one needs your permission or judgment.

RalphK
RalphK

Actually I heard it was in litters. The number of kids just depends on what state they live in and how much welfare and WIC assistance they'll receive.

Rubbo428
Rubbo428

LOL. What?! I'm confused as to how this applies to anything that was stated.

Eudfh
Eudfh

Who told those moms to have children when they can't pay for them? I think it should be mandatory that for these irresponsible women: they should have to have a mandatory depo provera shot every 3 months to get their checks as well. I don't have sympathy for people who continually get themsleves into trouble and most of them are repeat offenders. Why should we hgave to keep supporting them with our hard earned money?

jojo
jojo

I don't know where you get your facts but I know several people, my mother included, living off the government for 10 years or more and have never held any kind of job or volunteer position and they are proud that they can lay around and watch tv all day while collecting money from us taxpayers. They have no shame.

Alopez 4508
Alopez 4508

I am a hispanic female and I totally agree. If you don't want to be stereotyped then change your ways!!!

Aelkfj
Aelkfj

Unfortunately Sherry, we don't have resources to raise everyone around us that can't be responsible for their own actions. Get real.

Ane1899
Ane1899

There is a difference between needing temorary support from the government and letting the government support you and keep having babies and not doing anything productive. There are a lot of good people that need government assitance and take good advantage of it by getting an education or finding a job after. They pull out of it and do something with their lives. However, many others (many, many others) do not. I'd like to see an American go to any other country, do nothing, have babies, and ask for welfare. Not going to happen. Other countries take care of their own. I think USA should look into making this a priority in the future.

Anthonycarlacci
Anthonycarlacci

i was just wondering at what point in time did any one group of people give themselves the god given right to imperial - ize a land mass and call it their own and say to other groups thatthey are not worthy of same human necessities and in the same breath mutter clichees like "god bless america " and the real ass kicker we"ve all been baffled over for quite some time now : which is "and justice for ALL " now if i am not mistaken they did say "all people " right ?

Joseph Silverfawn McGuire
Joseph Silverfawn McGuire

Now while in many ways I would tend to agree with you, as no one has the right to "allow" someone else their pride/freedom etc., and the whole assimilate or die thing is disgusting, I have to say I don't agree with you saying that whites, or anyone for that matter should feel "racial guilt" for things that happened long before they existed, and that in many cases not even their ancestors were involved in. I think the concept of "Racial guilt" is itself racist and disgusting, and nothing more than a product of hate. Another thing that irks me is your constant referring to whites as gabachos, or gringos, I'm sorry, but those are slurs, and from what i've seen, quite hurtful and full of contempt. And before you go off trying to hide behind race and call me names, I'll have you know that I am part of the Cree first nation, and grew up on a reserve near Saskatoon Saskatchewan, and us Native Americans have been put through a hell of a lot more than you Latin Americans by Anglo-whites. I don't hate people because of the color of their skin, my anger is for the establishment that created and fostered the suffering and near destruction of my people.

Teresa
Teresa

Whoa! Kick ass, Glad you're not my father!I could not have said it any better myself.

markit8dude
markit8dude

Uhm.. yeah. You DO realize lands, countries worldwide have been conquered, reconquered for MILLIONS of YEARS. It's what powerful nations do/did.

Where's your 'outrage' regarding Italians, German soldiers fleeing post WW II Europe and hiding their stolen treasures with them, whereas very few have been brought to justice.

BTW, you won't hear me crying about reparations for the Moors raping and pillaging Italy, Spain and the rest of Southern Europe 600 years ago. Why? BECAUSE ANGLOS GOT OVER IT!

Where is your sanctimonium regarding White European slaves kidnapped by Africans, sold to African Kings during the Black Plague? Whereas Europe's African slave trade was almost nil during the Plague.

Blacks were sold BY AFRICANS to Europeans for hundreds of years. Furthermore, less than 1% of American citizens owned slaves at its height, and many freed slaves owned slaves.

So please, get off your high horse and ope your eyes.

Check out pewhispanic.org and see that 80% of the 5.5 million children born to illegal aliens (see: Anchor babies) were born in this country. That's B S.

Lastly, see where CA, AZ and NV (all HEAVILY infiltrated illegal alien states) rank nationally public education-score wise. 48th, 46th, 47th. That's pathetic, considering California was ranked in the low-mid 20's just 15 years prior. California's Mexican teens make up more than 50% of the teen population.. coincidence? Nope.

Kind of makes AZ's SB1070 make sense, right!!!

Xq7z
Xq7z

The constitution was made for American "citizins" only. Other countries including Mexico, do not allow illegals many rights, if any. Americans are known for being soft hearted that's why so many people have been welcomed here for so long...but the time has come for America to close it's doors...we no longer can afford to be so kind anymore,not at the expense of American "Citizins."

Duh
Duh

A pregnant Mexican girl = more US money spent to take care of them.

 
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