La Cucaracha by Lalo Alcaraz

La Cucaracha

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  1. gladlythecrosseyedbear

    gladlythecrosseyedbear said, almost 2 years ago

    Whites are frightened — their ranks are dwindling — take Europe, for instance, where birth rates are quite low

  2. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, almost 2 years ago

    Mr. Russell, no part of what is now Mexico was bought/stolen from the U.S. Many of the people living in TX, AZ, NM & CA at the time it became part of the U.S. are considered Latinos. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens. If you still haven’t gotten the message, there is a much more sizable Latino population in the U.S. than gringo population in Mexico. I think Alcaraz is questioning the underrepresentation of Latinos relative to the proportion of the population they compose.

  3. Agingstoner

    Agingstoner said, almost 2 years ago

    @lisapaloma13

    Uh, I think most of the “people living in [the Southwest] at the time it became part of the U.S.” are DEAD now.

  4. peter stampfel

    peter stampfel GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    there was an irish military group that defected from the us army during the mexican war to fight with the mexicans. their memory is honored there.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    How many ‘gringos’ live in Mexico?

  6. Davepostmp

    Davepostmp said, almost 2 years ago

    So how many Latinos want to be “honored” to fill someone’s idea of a quota, to match the percentage points?

  7. CARAPORAM

    CARAPORAM said, almost 2 years ago

    Placido Domingo is not Latino. He’s from Spain. Also Chita Rivera is from Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory in the caribbean.

  8. lmonteros

    lmonteros said, almost 2 years ago

    I would go with Rivera being Latina—that is, loosely someone of Hispanic descent born in the Americas—but while Domingo might be considered Hispanic, I doubt many Californians (or Southwesterners) would consider him to be Latino.

    And Mr. Russell, we are not talking about Latinos who live in other countries; we are talking about talented Latino artists who live and even were born here.

  9. Larry

    Larry said, almost 2 years ago

    It is an impressive list:
    http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/specialevents/honors/history.cfm
    Have qualified Latinos been overlooked?

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @CARAPORAM

    Spain is one of the Latin countries so of course Placido Demingo is Latino.

  11. CARAPORAM

    CARAPORAM said, almost 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    People who are born in Latin America are latinos. People from Spain are Spaniards.
    The word latino refers to people born in the new world , not Europe.

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