This week’s guest author: Diva Garcia
Oh Juan… I personally love this photo because it shows the attitude of a Mexican, happy, jolly, and loud… but anyway, let get back to the point.
Funny! right? We are one of those races that carry a HUGE stereotype… the big sombrero, mustache, sleeping everywhere, passed out by drinking the whole time…I’m pretty sure that kind of “Mexicans” exist, but they exist in every nationality. Don’t get me wrong, we use sombreros and my mom has a poncho somewhere in the house, but let me tell you we don’t go around life dressed like that, it’s like you won’t see Miss México doing the “Jarabe Tapatio” for the talent contest.
Have you ever been in the States before?
Do you have current water?
What happens if someone gets sick?
What’s your first name? Maria? Lupe?
Do you know what a DVD is?… what you call it?? Mmmm dee vee dee, just add the mexican accent.
So, why all the misconceptions about México and Mexicans? Well, I guess a “normal” ‘Mexican’ dressed as regular civilian is not as funny as SpeedyGonzalez, many years ago we were that revolutionary people, carrying guns, fighting government, riding horses, wait… I guess we still are; except for the guns and the horses.
As a bonus please enjoy this is a video made to promote my hometown; Monterrey. Placed right below Texas, not a very touristic city it’s very industrial though; over 175 Universities, 30 malls and 41 museums are here.
From Kyle again:
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Keep seeking truth.