Baldo by Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos


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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 years ago

    A harsh tale….

  2. kajunklown

    kajunklown said, about 7 years ago

    then stay in Mexico and work!!!!

  3. LibrarianInTraining

    LibrarianInTraining said, about 7 years ago

    This is true whether you’re Mexican, Chinese, Italian, AMERICAN!

    If you don’t stay in school, you wind up with a sucky job. Like my brother.

    If you DO stay in school and get your degree, during a recession, no one will hire you because you’re over-qualified and they can’t afford you.

    D@rned if you do, d@nged if you don’t.

    But stay in school anyway. That way, when the recession’s over, you’ve got a sporting chance.

  4. euthuno

    euthuno said, about 7 years ago

    Migrant Mexican workers are not the majority of seasonal farm workers. Never have been, never will. It’s a stereotype.

  5. Carmy

    Carmy said, about 7 years ago

    I guess Gracie doesn’t have to worry about working in the fields. Looks like she owns them.

  6. kindredlaugh

    kindredlaugh said, about 7 years ago

    Once again lets pay attention to the story. They are telling the life history of Jose Hernandez. The first Mexican-American Astronaut.

  7. bald 716

    bald 716 said, about 7 years ago

    this is a true fact of life for any ethnic background

    school is actually important

    even so if you go to a store and the cashier didn’t have that computerized register, how many of them could figure out your change

  8. Ladyhawk

    Ladyhawk said, about 7 years ago

    bald - while I agree with you whole heartedly, we actually know a teacher who was reprimanded for teaching her class how to count change. She was told that it wasn’t a necessary skill and to stop wasting time teaching it.

  9. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, about 7 years ago

    Any of you ever watch “Mi familia” Or was it nuestra? With Jimmy Smit’s among others? Fascinating movie. IT starts out like this. with the grandpa working his crops in what was to become east LA. In the end, the milpa is just a piece of concrete in the shadow of one of the freeway overpasses.

  10. newworldmozart

    newworldmozart said, about 7 years ago

    bald 716 I agree with you. As a cashier myself for a long time, I had to train some cashiers. I had to fight with, ‘but if the computer tells me what the change is why do I have to count it out.’ And since we re-modeled our store the check outs are worse for someone with skills at counting back change.

    I’m really getting into the story, I think I’ll read the comic one first before I go to that web site for the real story. Got to love history.

  11. LibrarianInTraining

    LibrarianInTraining said, about 7 years ago


    Have they lost their MINDS?!

    No longer a necessary skill?

    uses spatula to scrape jaw off floor

    What on earth is this world coming to? I was at a register at Publix when the power went out. She’d already rung everything up. She was just waiting for the “computer” to tell her how much change. I knew how much we handed her. I knew how much the total was. I told her how much change was due.

    I was 7 at the time.

    I taught counting back change to 3rd graders when I spent a year as a teacher’s aide. The only thing I didn’t get was when they told kids to start at the amount tendered and count back to the total due. (This was what the textbook said)

    I find it much easier to do it as I learned it, starting at the total due and counting up to the cash tendered. The teacher I worked for didn’t care, as long as they could pass the test.

  12. Badto Thebone

    Badto Thebone said, about 7 years ago

    I know this is just a comic strip and you should not take it too seriously but… what the hel* are they picking. Extremely low growing corn!!!

  13. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, about 7 years ago

    IT’s very hard to pick up a new language once you reach adulthood. Especially if you haven’t been educated enough.

    I wnet through one week of arabic training prior to shipping out and to this date, I can only utter a few words.

  14. Carlos Castellanos

    Carlos Castellanos said, about 7 years ago

    Badto Thebone- “… what the hel* are they picking. Extremely low growing corn!!!”

    Ground corn. ; )

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