La Cucaracha by Lalo Alcaraz

La Cucaracha

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  1. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, about 1 year ago

    First, there has to be a culture of education in one’s family/friends circle…then there has to be someone who is willing to invest in that person’s education. Peer pressure, I think, has a lot to do with how a someone looks at a college education. As far as percentages go, there are 64% of whites that either do not go to college or drop out…this number represents a lot of people (just for comparison). Lalo, how would you encourage young Latinos that they really need to get a college education? ;)

  2. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    did you forget about Asians Lalo ? or do we not exist in the USA ?

  3. Fat Vulcan

    Fat Vulcan GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @JmcaRice

    Asians are classified as white.

  4. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Affirmative action based on race assumes that all minorities need help. That simply isn’t the case. Affirmative action should be based on economic status. The son of a waitress needs help a lot more than Sasha and Malia do.

  5. zippycats

    zippycats said, about 1 year ago

    @JmcaRice

    One college put a limit of Asian admissions because there were too many. Just wrong!

  6. zippycats

    zippycats said, about 1 year ago

    @DLee4144

    Many legal immigrants, or their children, from Asian nations,—- lacking money, resources, and the English language,—- are at the top of their classes in college. Too bad the non-whites born here feel they need MORE help, er, freebies, to succeed.

  7. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, about 1 year ago

    Lalo’s consistant, heavy on emotion but no solutions, constructive comment or humor.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ORMouseworks

    You also must have resources otherwise even the smartest might not do as well as they could otherwise.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Fat Vulcan

    Asians are classified as white.
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    NO. Where do you get that bit of Jabberwocky?

  10. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    College costs money. High school doesn’t.
    Colleges have admission requirements. High schools don’t.
    What are the comparable figures for high-school graduation?
    When trying to figure out how to solve pollution, look upstream.

  11. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Orientals outperform all other races and require no race based programs to get into college.

  12. Blackwolff9

    Blackwolff9 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @mdavis4183

    Probably because unlike the U.S.,with a thoroughly diverse population,other countries/continents are homogenous,therefore lacking the need for such programs.

  13. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, about 1 year ago

    “Orientals” is not PC; Asians is more polite.

  14. viejito

    viejito said, about 1 year ago

    @indiethink

    What does “college is not right for everyone” have to do with the subject of the strip, unless you are suggesting that blacks and latinos are just not smart enough for college, or more suitable for sports or gardening?…

  15. TIM666XXX

    TIM666XXX said, about 1 year ago

    These statistics are not very meaningful. How many blacks and latinos that want to go to college and actually apply don’t get in? How many persons of color that benefitted from affirmative action and got into prestigious universities were from underprivileged backgrounds? How does that compare to the admission of white persons from such backgrounds?

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