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Forum: Television 01-21-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,381
Posted By MelDeTejas
Re: Decoding Our Past Through DNA

Jessica Alba is not ashamed of her Mexican heritage, as people have suggested in the past.
Forum: Identity 01-21-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,556
Posted By MelDeTejas
Re: Mexicans have genetic diversity

That is interesting. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: General Relationship Talk 12-12-2011
Replies: 79
Views: 5,490
Posted By MelDeTejas
Re: Why are Mexicans *so* incredibly jealous???

That's what my mama used to say.

And everyday, before he left for work - they were both very young - my father used to tell her, "I'm going to take you for a walk, when I get home", ..just like...
Forum: Identity 12-12-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,387
Posted By MelDeTejas
Re: Hispanic? Latino? Mexican? What Should We Call Ourselves? (video)

My people are from the mountains of Durango and are spread all the way to Arizona. Latino seems to be preferred in DC - Voto Latino, Office on Latino Affairs, etc - but, Mexican American is usually...
Forum: Cultural Issues 12-12-2011
Replies: 67
Views: 6,055
Posted By MelDeTejas
Re: The Africanization of Chicanos

I think there is a very real concern about losing Chicano culture (or cultures, to be accurate) to embracing media-hyped, Black American stereotypes - slang, dress, rap, etc. Some Afro Americans and...
Forum: Identity 11-11-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,387
Posted By MelDeTejas
Re: Hispanic? Latino? Mexican? What Should We Call Ourselves? (video)

Thank you for sharing this. Can't watch it all right now, but will surely watch the rest on YT, later.
Forum: Identity 11-11-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,280
Posted By MelDeTejas
Re: What is a Latino?

I thought 'Latino' was a demographic modification to (from) 'Hispanic'. Hispanic referred to Spanish-speaking populations in Latin America, but left out Portugese-speaking peoples, like those in...
Forum: General Relationship Talk 11-29-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 5,490
Posted By MelDeTejas
Re: Why are Mexicans *so* incredibly jealous???

I'm a little possessive of my immediate family, and I think that can be a good thing. Look how many families are destroyed and kids messed up, when everyone's running in different directions - when...
Forum: General Relationship Talk 11-23-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 5,490
Posted By MelDeTejas
Re: Why are Mexicans *so* incredibly jealous???

Being in America doesn't change a damn thing. Believe me.

Papa was 4th generation Mex and wouldn't let my mother out of his sight, ..even stuck in a robot bed, half-blind with Alzheimers and...
Forum: Cultural Issues 11-23-2010
Replies: 67
Views: 6,055
Posted By MelDeTejas
Re: The Africanization of Chicanos

Some people get to this country and they plug into some kind of Brady Bunch-gameshow-Oprah craziness that tells you you're too fat, to stop spanking your badass kids, and to go out and buy some huge...
Forum: Identity 02-06-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 3,856
Posted By MelDeTejas
Re: Do You Have To Speak Spanish?

I don't think it makes you less Mexican/Chicano. I've known Polish and Italians, who didn't speak Polish or Italian, and I don't know nearly as much Spanish as I would like to. My father and...
Forum: Identity 02-06-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 2,806
Posted By MelDeTejas
Re: Arrogance within our culture

Guys are raised to think we're a cut above everyone else--especially other Hisp./Latinos. I didn't get it as bad as my dad did, but, I'm naturally modest.
Forum: Identity 02-06-2010
Replies: 128
Views: 5,712
Posted By MelDeTejas
Re: What do u consider urself...

I'm Mexican! We're not the only people, who describe our ethnicity this way. Polish, Italians and Ethiopians do the same thing. America is a land of immigrants, and the American part is always...
Forum: Identity 02-06-2010
Replies: 94
Views: 5,928
Posted By MelDeTejas
Re: Considered less mexican?

It's a double-edged sword.

You can say to another Mexican, born in Mexico or here, you're American or [God forbid!] Tejano, you're accused of self-hatred--ashamed of your Mexican heritage. Call...
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