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2012-08-24 03:17:44 PM

Lollipop165: Fili


LOL
 
2012-08-24 03:19:39 PM

Lollipop165: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: It would be hilarious on "White Day" if the latino kids showed up with pink polo shirts with the collars popped, frosted tips, and kept using street slang with awkward, squeaky white voices. They could knock the books out of the actual white kids' hands and then high-five each other down the hallway, while saying "brah" every few seconds and cursing out their parents who just don't understand that they need this year's BMW model.

A few years ago, my Filipino husand was "white" for Halloween. Pretty much exactly what you described, except he did white face too :-)


Once again with quotey goodness... LOL.
 
2012-08-24 03:20:10 PM
As they used to say about my immigrant ancestors of yore:
"The first generation gets on.
The second generation gets honest.
The third generation gets honor."
...And history keeps repeating.
 
2012-08-24 03:22:12 PM

Quigs: You lower property values by mexicaning the place up.


Ok, that got a smile out of me, I'll admit it.
 
2012-08-24 03:23:54 PM

wildstarr: Thisbymaster: The truth hurts doesn't it?

If the stereotype fits...

/I can say that I'm half-Mexican


My kids are half Hispanic and they would have been the FIRST ones thru the door dressed as a stereotype!! They would think it was hilarious.
 
2012-08-24 03:27:38 PM

OgreMagi: This reminds me of that high school that canceled elections for "African-American Student of the Year". The student expected to win the election was actually born in Africa, unlike the other students on the ballot. He was white.


My favorite African-American actress.

www.quemdisse.com.br
 
2012-08-24 03:27:40 PM

BokChoy: I love it when even high school students can identify liberal politically-correct bullshiat and give it the mocking it so richly deserves. These high schoolers deserve a medal.


Amen
 
2012-08-24 03:27:41 PM

Deedeemarz: wildstarr: Thisbymaster: The truth hurts doesn't it?

If the stereotype fits...

/I can say that I'm half-Mexican

My kids are half Hispanic and they would have been the FIRST ones thru the door dressed as a stereotype!! They would think it was hilarious.


How would anyone be able to tell they were dressed up? 8)

I keed I keed....
 
2012-08-24 03:27:45 PM
t2.gstatic.com 

Go around telling ripoff versions of jokes that everyone's heard elsewhere. Pretend like they're original material.
 
2012-08-24 03:27:49 PM
Really? Do I have to do THIS job as well?

www.midwestsportsfans.com

/de nada
//hot, like this subject
 
2012-08-24 03:28:37 PM

Deedeemarz: wildstarr: Thisbymaster: The truth hurts doesn't it?

If the stereotype fits...

/I can say that I'm half-Mexican

My kids are half Hispanic and they would have been the FIRST ones thru the door dressed as a stereotype!! They would think it was hilarious.


Does that make them half racist?
 
2012-08-24 03:29:08 PM

BarkingUnicorn: I'd love to see what the Latino students wore.


Nothing, by senior year they all drop out or get pregnant.
 
2012-08-24 03:32:51 PM
They should make up for this discrimination against Latinos by holding Asian Stereotype Day, Black Stereotype Day, etc.

I'm holding out for Irish Stereotype Day. Hating on the Irish USED to be a big thing, now almost forgotten. We can't just FORGET history, can we??

/don't worry, Mista Fawlty...
 
2012-08-24 03:33:59 PM

factoryconnection: doubled99: Now now, let's only endorse friendly, acceptable stereotypes, kids!

It is a strange day where I'm agreeing with DD99. Would dressing as Mexican peasants, or perhaps in Dia de las Muertes costumes been any more "sensitive?" Ponchos and sombreros were mentioned in TFA as offensive, too. Would quinceanera gowns been too much? Baseball players? Futbol players? Mariachi bands? None of those outfits represent "all Mexicans" by any stretch.

This just seems like the inevitable outcome of a really bad idea. If you asked a school full of Latino kids to dress as Mexicans, they would have done the same thing as the gringos.


There have been about ten times as many Major League baseball players born in either the Dominican Republic, Venezuela or Puerto Rico than were born in Mexico.
 
2012-08-24 03:34:07 PM

doubled99:
stereotypes are just that, stereotypes
let me know when you regrow a brain cell or two, and i'd be more willing to come out from the underground bunker that keeps me safe from you brainless loons.

Perhaps you should take a minute or two and investigate the actual meaning of that word.


alright:

Google's defintion: "A widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing: "sexual and racial stereotypes"."

Merriam-Webster: "something conforming to a fixed or general pattern; especially : an often oversimplified or biased mental picture held to characterize the typical individual of a group"

hmm, i'm seeing the words "oversimplified" and "biased" a lot! gasp! could it mean that stereotypes are based on factually incorrect information!? my god.

tl;dr version: you're wrong, stereotypes are based in falsities, you win nothing, good day sir.
 
2012-08-24 03:34:22 PM

Prank Monkey: CSB/

I once dressed as Pancho Villa for Halloween. Instead of the bandolier filled with bullets. I used frozen taquitos. It was fun and all until the taquitos defrosted. It really started to smell and they didn't want to stay together very well.


Try that again with jello shots
 
2012-08-24 03:35:21 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: yesanded: Yeah, those poor upper-middle class suburban white kids had no choice other than to be overtly racist. Poor kids. What did we expect? Huh? What did you all expect?? Respect for other cultures? Poor white kids!

Improperly using a weedeater, drinking a case of shiatty beer at 3pm, and driving without insurance constitutes "culture" now?


Riiiiight....because those are things exclusive to Mexicans.

Humor FAIL.
 
2012-08-24 03:35:28 PM
Wah,
people made light of a cutural stereotype portrayed by the culture themselves.

is the problem that the people making it into a gag were white?

ah, there's yer problem

mean ol' white people living near the border of mexico
 
2012-08-24 03:41:33 PM

yesanded: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: yesanded: Yeah, those poor upper-middle class suburban white kids had no choice other than to be overtly racist. Poor kids. What did we expect? Huh? What did you all expect?? Respect for other cultures? Poor white kids!

Improperly using a weedeater, drinking a case of shiatty beer at 3pm, and driving without insurance constitutes "culture" now?

Riiiiight....because those are things exclusive to Mexicans.

Humor FAIL.


Eh, not exclusive to, but certainly highly representative of, at least here in Florida.
 
2012-08-24 03:42:53 PM
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Mustachios for everyone!
 
2012-08-24 03:43:21 PM
Being 'Latino' sometimes sucks because the identity of your background is clouded by not only stereotypes but the notion that you're all the same for simply sharing a language.

Imagine if everyone thought Americans, australians and people in the UK were all the same? That's essentially what happens here.

/the hierarchy within Hispanics is funny
//they all hate each other
///which, as a result of my post, drives some people insane
 
2012-08-24 03:45:08 PM
Next time, wear a tuxedo when waiting for your next day job outside a Home Depot.

Teach us, TEACH US!!!
 
2012-08-24 03:45:10 PM

farkinfilipino: doubled99:

hmm, i'm seeing the words "oversimplified" and "biased" a lot! gasp! could it mean that stereotypes are based on factually incorrect information!? my god.

tl;dr version: you're wrong, stereotypes are based in falsities, you win nothing, good day sir.


I think generalizations and stereotypes suck as well, but oversimplified and biased doesn't mean they are based in falsities.

Is the guy in my neighborhood with 28 inch rims on his car black? Yes.
Was the Suburban with 24 inch rims I saw yesterday driven by a black guy? Yes.

Does that mean all black guys have cars with huge rims? Of course not.

But if you oversimplify you will get to the stereotype that most black guys love huge rims on their cars...the stereotype is based on an oversimplified fact.

Are there white guys that beat women that wear white tank top undershirts? yes
Does that mean all white guys the beat their wives wear wife beaters? Of course.
 
2012-08-24 03:46:56 PM

FunkOut: [fineartamerica.com image 250x350]

Mustachios for everyone!


Unibrows are SEXXXY!
 
2012-08-24 03:47:08 PM

dopekitty74: pute kisses like a man: s1ugg0: dopekitty74: Hehehe, Canada day would consist of ballcaps with moose antlers, Maple Leafs Jerseys, beer and pot, and people saying Eh all day long.

I want to go to there.

a friend of mine dressed up like a canadian for mardi gras... he had a maple leaf shirt, a goatee, eyeglasses, drank molsons, and wouldn't stop talking about Rush.

/ and he was in character. mastered an extremely subtle canadian accent. you wouldn't even hear until after talking to him for a few minutes. not stereotypical, very well-trained.

Maybe he's a secret Canadian spy ;)


We're patrolling the wrong border, folks!
 
2012-08-24 03:49:00 PM

WienerButt: the hierarchy within Hispanics is funny


What is it?
 
2012-08-24 03:50:40 PM

factoryconnection: Banned on the Run: Honestly, did they think people would come dressed as Justice Sotomayor?

That would have been offensive because she's Puerto Rican, not Mexican. In fact, TFA interchanges the two freely which is deeply offensive, just as Rectangles are offended when you call them Squares.

memtastic: I'm sorry. But I am now beginning to have renewed faith in our nation's youth. Drew has a new generation of trolls to solicit, and it brings a tear to my eye.

Perhaps these "unexpectedly rebellious" youths will teach their college-educated teachers and administrators something about setting realistic expectations and assigning academic work on a cultural topic instead of just a dress-up day.

Hell, just having each class make different parts of a Mexican lunch buffet would have been more informative. Damn! Now I want a torta.


The day was meant to caricaturize... errr, portray, Latino cultures, not only Mexican. Puerto Ricans, as far as I can remember, are Latinos.
 
2012-08-24 03:50:50 PM

factoryconnection: doubled99: Now now, let's only endorse friendly, acceptable stereotypes, kids!

It is a strange day where I'm agreeing with DD99. Would dressing as Mexican peasants, or perhaps in Dia de las Muertes costumes been any more "sensitive?" Ponchos and sombreros were mentioned in TFA as offensive, too. Would quinceanera gowns been too much? Baseball players? Futbol players? Mariachi bands? None of those outfits represent "all Mexicans" by any stretch.

This just seems like the inevitable outcome of a really bad idea. If you asked a school full of Latino kids to dress as Mexicans, they would have done the same thing as the gringos.


OH! Luchadores! Sure, that wouldn't offend anyone.

Hot tip for the administration: Contemporary Latinos dress pretty much the same as contemporary Anglo-Americans, unless they're wearing employment-specific attire or trying to identify as a particular subculture, like lowriders, gangs, etc. So what exactly did you have in mind?
 
2012-08-24 03:54:28 PM
Most of the children said, when interviewed, that they wish that they were in Tijuana eating barbequed iguana.
 
2012-08-24 03:58:07 PM
Mmmmm...this is damn good. In fact, I'd say this is the best glass of milk I ever had. Actually, I'm glad to be alive right now. I was up a few towns away, you know, Anaheim Hills? I was visiting a school there, not unlike this one. They serve milk, not quite as good as this, but close. I saw something there you wouldn't believe. Now this school, it was full of real LOW-LIFES. Not like this place here; no, I mean bad, like "up to no good," do you know what I'm saying? Anyway I'm all by myself. I like it that way. Meanwhile things are going on, under the table kinds of things. Not obvious, but not too secret either. So, I'm sitting there...and in walks the BIGGEST Mexican I have ever seen. Big as shiat, just walks in like he owns the place. Dark, too. I don't mean dark skinned; no, this was different. It was as if he was walking in a shadow. I mean every step he took towards the light--just when you thought his face was about to be revealed, it wasn't. It was as if the lights dimmed, just for him. So, this guy takes a seat at the bar, asks the lunch lady for a sloppy joe sits back and pays nothing.
 
2012-08-24 03:58:45 PM

Land Ark: So you're basically white people from 3 - 4 generations ago? Well, I guess you have several generations of complete degradation to look forward to where latinos become shiftless and have a completely false sense of entitlement and then eventually refuse to do everything that made their grandparents so great.


You can enjoy the thought that one day their descendents will bemoan whatever future wave of immigration threatens to displace them.
 
2012-08-24 04:00:52 PM

El Morro: Quigs: You lower property values by mexicaning the place up.

Ok, that got a smile out of me, I'll admit it.

 
2012-08-24 04:04:04 PM
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2012-08-24 04:05:57 PM
doubled99: "Uh..no. It isn't. Usually."

That was the point. The jackass I was replying to stated that latino stereotypes were accurate reflections of the culture.
And they're not. They never are. Stereotypes are intentionally cherry-picked to emphasis desired characteristics to push a given point.
 
2012-08-24 04:07:28 PM

AngryJailhouseFistfark: You can enjoy the thought that one day their descendents will bemoan whatever future wave of immigration threatens to displace them.


"Dress Like an Alpha Centaurian Day," where descendents of latinos put glass space helmets and multiple googly eyes and the administration has to cancel it or face the wrath of the interstellar ion beam.
 
2012-08-24 04:08:32 PM
How did the guys in ponchos and mustaches end up on the article's list of Offensive Mexican Costumes. WTF counts as a non-offensive Mexican costume then?
 
2012-08-24 04:09:09 PM
Wow, when did Farkers get so sensitive? I thought it was pretty funny.
 
2012-08-24 04:11:10 PM

serial_crusher: How did the guys in ponchos and mustaches end up on the article's list of Offensive Mexican Costumes. WTF counts as a non-offensive Mexican costume then?


i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-24 04:11:41 PM
At least they showed up, instead of staying home and hungover, soy correcto, subby?
 
2012-08-24 04:11:51 PM

ArmyWarVet: MexicanNerd: I can't wait to see if Fark is more or less mature than a bunch of Orange County High School Students.

Dude, your profiles been active since '06 and you even need to ask that question? We already know the outcome is a foregone conclusion!


Rhetorical question is rhetorical.

/this is my second user and I was a lurker long before that.
 
2012-08-24 04:12:27 PM

jaytkay: They train their bigots from a very young age in Orange County, don't they.


Well, it was the school's official "dress as a hispanic stereotype" day, that's explicitly what they were telling the kids to do.

Not really the kids' fault that many stereotypes aren't particularly complimentary. Mexico is a ridiculous stereotype of misogyny and plutocracy even today, and a good-sized chunk of central/south America is ruled by communist dictators, not really good associations there culturally speaking.

I mean, you could specify fancy sombreros and big skirts, but the historical period that's referencing had a literal aristocracy that made no effort whatsoever to allow the 99.9% of the population that were peasants even basic sustenance. The history of the Spanish colonies was a lot darker than that of the English ones.

//Well, US Civil War aside, that one was nastier than most of the other wars in the new world, mainly since the industrial revolution met warfare for the first time.
 
2012-08-24 04:13:07 PM
So I'm walking along and I see a sign that says: "Need help? Call Jesus!" with a phone number.
So I call and guess what? A Mexican guy shows up with a lawn mower!
/Funnier if you're drunk
 
2012-08-24 04:15:02 PM

HotWingConspiracy: They should probably all be executed now, it's really going to save everyone trouble moving forward.


They'll be sent to a FEMA camp for re-education.
 
2012-08-24 04:15:15 PM

Magnanimous_J: WienerButt: the hierarchy within Hispanics is funny

What is it?


Spain > South America > Caribbean and Central America... and then it gets even trickier when you break it down. People from Uruguay are the least mixed and are generally considered white. Argentina has a heavy European influence, specifically Italian, etc.

The countries with the most mixtures of native American are considered 'campesino' or hick (ie Guatemala , Nicaragua.) Individual countries will break it down within themselves, even. Colombia has two beauty pageants; one for blacks and one for whites. The list goes on. Most Hispanics do not like Puerto ricans, especially cubans. Not sure what the beef is there. The animosity I see is geared toward their dialect and vernacular, it is seen as uneducated.

*these are all observations and not taken as truth
 
2012-08-24 04:17:02 PM

Jim_Callahan: jaytkay: They train their bigots from a very young age in Orange County, don't they.

Well, it was the school's official "dress as a hispanic stereotype" day, that's explicitly what they were telling the kids to do.

Not really the kids' fault that many stereotypes aren't particularly complimentary. Mexico is a ridiculous stereotype of misogyny and plutocracy even today, and a good-sized chunk of central/south America is ruled by communist dictators, not really good associations there culturally speaking.

I mean, you could specify fancy sombreros and big skirts, but the historical period that's referencing had a literal aristocracy that made no effort whatsoever to allow the 99.9% of the population that were peasants even basic sustenance. The history of the Spanish colonies was a lot darker than that of the English ones.

//Well, US Civil War aside, that one was nastier than most of the other wars in the new world, mainly since the industrial revolution met warfare for the first time.


I can't wait to see what happens when they have that for all of the other ethnic groups...
 
2012-08-24 04:18:34 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I love how people always refer to Selma Hayek as an icon of Mexican beauty, as if she's in any way representative of your typical squatty Mestizo. She's half European half Middle Eastern.


By your logic, Pocahontas should be representative of US beauty. European features are not native anywhere in the American continent, not in the US, not in Canada, either. Latin America is a melting pot as well.

Try checking out the many other Mexican beauties outside the US media radar, some with more Mestizo features than others. You will find quite some treasures.

/ Too bad I do not know how to attach pictures here... =(
 
2012-08-24 04:22:18 PM
I love all the OC haters in here.

I was born & raised here but moved away at age 19, finally was able to move back at age 38. I didn't think I'd miss it so much, but I'm really glad I'm back. I'm home.

Yes, there are several negatives about this place: Rampant conservatism, areas of high crime, rich assholes, poor assholes, middle-class assholes, lots of pretension, way too much McReligion, tons of homophobia, and plenty of racism of all kinds to go around.

Also: Vast swathes of ugly houses, strip malls, and industrial areas; soulless architecture; Disneyfied simulated culture; prohibitive cost of living; etc.

But guess what? People who dislike such things about this area have managed, and still manage, to make good things happen here. Remember the OC punk scene of the early '80s? If you don't, I'm sorry. There are thriving pockets of artist neighborhoods around the county, some in places you'd never imagine. There are excellent restaurants, often even in those miserable ugly strip malls (Ohshima in Orange FTW!), that will put anywhere to shame. Then there's the great weather (other than the Santa Anas), the proximity to the beaches and L.A. and San Diego, etc. etc.

Combine this with the fact that I have great friends and family who I was so glad to get home to, and I don't have regret one.

YMMV, of course, but I think a lot of it has to do with your mindset and who and what you surround yourself with. Hell, from what I've heard, some people even like living in Fresno. Don't ask me.
 
2012-08-24 04:22:47 PM

Oznog: I'm holding out for Irish Stereotype Day


That would be March 17th.
 
2012-08-24 04:23:18 PM

Sultan_Azteca: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I love how people always refer to Selma Hayek as an icon of Mexican beauty, as if she's in any way representative of your typical squatty Mestizo. She's half European half Middle Eastern.

By your logic, Pocahontas should be representative of US beauty. European features are not native anywhere in the American continent, not in the US, not in Canada, either. Latin America is a melting pot as well.



Sure, I'm "American" (by birth & passport), but my genes are basically German & British.
 
2012-08-24 04:23:48 PM

ringersol: doubled99: "Uh..no. It isn't. Usually."

That was the point. The jackass I was replying to stated that latino stereotypes were accurate reflections of the culture.
And they're not. They never are. Stereotypes are intentionally cherry-picked to emphasis desired characteristics to push a given point.


That's not the way it usually works. If the stereotype weren't generally true it wouldn't get repeated. As I said before, there is a good reason no one jokes about how bad asian kids are at math tests. There are exceptions but in general there has to be some truth to it in order for it to take off.
 
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