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2008 Stories by Gustavo Arellano

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  • Cesar Chavez Says

    published July 3, 2008

    Dear Mexican: Whenever I have a debate with my Chicano hermanos who support open borders and get angry at any type of immigration... More >>

  • No Shore Thing

    published June 26, 2008

    Dear Mexican: What do you think would happen if U.S. citizens could buy land and set up businesses in Mexico as easily as Mexicans can... More >>

  • Play Bawl!

    published June 19, 2008

    Dear Mexican: I recently went to a Los Angeles Dodgers game. There are always rivalries in any sport, of course, pero the white... More >>

  • Fat Chance

    published June 12, 2008

    Dear Mexican: This might be a seasonal question, but why do Mexicans like swimming in their clothes? Is it a Catholic thing? I remember... More >>

  • Cut on the Bias

    published June 5, 2008

    Dear Mexican: First it was the Native Americans, then the blacks, then the Japanese. For a while, Muslims. Now I fear that American... More >>

  • The Mexican-Redneck Connection

    published May 29, 2008

    Dear Mexican: I'm a Mexican-American, but I always lie and tell people my ancestors were from Spain and immigrated to the United States... More >>

  • Scot Free

    published May 15, 2008

    Dear Readers: My recent column regarding the dissimilarities between Scots and Mexicans provoked a surprising number of responses... More >>

  • Arrested Development

    published May 8, 2008

    Dear Mexican: Whenever I see the television show COPS, the white folks pull over and hope no one searches anything where there... More >>

  • The Clan

    published May 1, 2008

    Dear Mexican: Consider the similarities between my people, the Celtic Scots, and yours, the Hispanic Mexicans. For centuries, we, too,... More >>

  • Emo, Go Home!

    published April 24, 2008

    Dear Mexican: Lately I've been hearing how punks and metalheads in Mexico are trying to beat up emos because it's been said that emos... More >>

  • Dialed In

    published April 17, 2008

    Dear Mexican: Our customer-service department uses a phone-tree system that asks callers to press 1 for English, 2 for Spanish, and a... More >>

  • Identity Crisis

    published April 10, 2008

    Dear Mexican: On my desk is a levy from the Internal Revenue Service for over $12,000 in unpaid taxes. Turns out some dude used my... More >>

  • Skin Deep

    published April 3, 2008

    Dear Mexican: Why are indigenous peoples from north of the Rio Grande called redskins and those from south of it called... More >>

  • Maybe It’s Just You

    published March 27, 2008

    Dear Mexican: I'm a gay man in his mid-thirties who has always loved Mexican men. And this question is not only from my experience, but... More >>

  • Any Deport in a Storm

    published March 20, 2008

    Dear Mexican: I am an illegal alien who just turned eighteen. Is there anything I can do to become a legal alien besides deportation or... More >>

  • Cleaning House

    published March 13, 2008

    Dear Mexican: Mexicans are angry that the United States might protect its own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country... More >>

  • A Subject He Can’t Refuse

    published March 6, 2008

    Dear Mexican: Why do Mexicans have padrinos for everything?The Godfather Fan Dear Wab: Many... More >>

  • A Question of Raza

    published February 28, 2008

    Dear Mexican: Why won't Mexicans vote for a black man?Hillary Hater Dear Readers: Dozens of ustedes... More >>

  • Cross Purposes

    published February 21, 2008

    Dear Mexican: Why do you suppose Mexico has such a hard time getting its act together? It has vast natural resources, good climate,... More >>

  • My Big Fat Greek Deportation

    published February 14, 2008

    Dear Mexican: My parents were Greeks who legally immigrated to the United States in 1920. When it became harder for Greeks to immigrate,... More >>

  • Mex Sex

    published February 7, 2008

    Dear Mexican: After working with Mexicans for years, I have noticed that Mexican men have a double standard when it comes to... More >>

  • Ay, Chihuahua!

    published January 31, 2008

    Dear Readers: Mucho feedback from ustedes regarding recent questions about archetypal Mexican dogs and the propensity of... More >>

  • Crossing Over

    published January 24, 2008

    Dear Mexican: At a weekly Doors tribute-band gig, I've noticed that the majority of the crowd is Mexican. I swear, sometimes it seems... More >>

  • Steer Clear!

    published January 17, 2008

    Dear Mexican: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Mexican-Americans have the highest proportion of DUIs and... More >>

  • Saints Preserve Us

    published January 10, 2008

    Dear Mexican: I feel that the more Mexicans who come to this country, the better. I am a Mormon, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ... More >>

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