Revisiting La Reconquista: A Nativist Creation

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A couple of years ago, I addressed the Reconquista myth because this myth was making it rounds among hard-core right-wing pundits. It seems the same conspiracy theory is once again making those rounds again. One of the approaches xenophobic conservative pundits use to stir up fear so people are willing to support tough immigration policies […]

“Absolut” Madness

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As immigration continues to be a big issue in American politics, controversy has erupted over a recent ad campaign for Swedish-based Absolut Vodka. The ad in question reignited the La Reconquista fear among wingnuttia. The ad shows a historical map of the Mexico before Texas’ Independence and the Mexico-US War of 1846-48 had occurred. The […]

Happy Cesar Chavez Day

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Today, we celebrate Cesar Chavez’s birthday. Since 2000, only eight states have made this day a holiday – Arizona, California, Colorado, Michigan, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin. In Washington, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and others have pushed for a federal holiday since Chávez’s death in 1993. Chávez stood for equality, justice, and […]

Racist Super Bowl Commericals

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Welcome Deadspin readers. During the Superbowl this year, SaleGenie just went a bit too far. They ran two commercial during the Super Bowl that borders on racism. The first animated cartoon depicted an Indian, by the name of “Ramesh,” who is considered to be the worst “salesman” at Acme Widget. His boss, Hank Bulleymonge, comes […]

The Reality of Peace On Earth

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What is on your Christmas list? In a recent ABC News poll in which they asked people, “If you could have your choice, what one present would you most like to have for Christmas?” the answers provided gives great insight to the American psyche. Forget peace and happiness because most Americans wanted either a car […]

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