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2007 Stories by Gustavo Arellano

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  • Words From Some Real Good Amurkins

    published July 12, 2007

    Dear Gabachos: You love us, you really love us! Mere moments after the Senate allowed an amnesty bill to collapse like the... More >>

  • ĦAsk a Mexican!

    published July 5, 2007

    Dear Mexican, I welcome the inclusion of a nice big scoop of chopped habaneros in the bland casserole that is America. Must admit,... More >>

  • ĦAsk a Mexican!

    published June 28, 2007

    Dear Mexican, A friend asked me years ago to come up with a Spanish word or phrase that contains fewer syllables than its English... More >>

  • ĦAsk a Mexican!

    published June 21, 2007

    Dear Readers, Contrary to what some of ustedes think, racist gabachos or self-hating Mexicans aren't my only fans. Many of our... More >>

  • ĦAsk a Mexican!

    published June 14, 2007

    Dear Mexican, So often when we see Mexican bands perform in the U.S. and Mexico, the crowd at some point starts chanting... More >>

  • ĦAsk a Mexican!

    published June 7, 2007

    Dear Mexican, Why do we always think Mexican men drink tequila and sing mariachi tunes, while the women are pretty... More >>

  • ĦAsk a Mexican!

    published May 31, 2007

    Dear Mexican, Has the 1965 Immigration Act proved to be a good thing or bad thing for America, and has the recent unprecedented... More >>

  • ĦAsk a Mexican!

    published May 24, 2007

    Dear Mexican, I was going through a local state college's academic program the other day and found that they offer a bachelor's... More >>

  • ĦAsk a Mexican!

    published May 17, 2007

    Dear Mexican, I have no problem with immigrants. My grandparents were Dutch on one side and Irish on the other—but they came... More >>

  • ĦAsk a Mexican!

    published May 10, 2007

    Dear Readers, Gracias, gracias, gracias for ustedes who bought the Mexican's book last week (deportation for those... More >>

  • ĦAsk a Mexican!

    published May 3, 2007

    Dear Mexican, I'm a gringa married to a mexicano, and we have a 3-year-old son. His family is wonderful for the... More >>

  • ĦAsk a Mexican!

    published April 26, 2007

    Dear Readers, The Reconquista has arrived! On May 1, Ask a Mexican! comes out in book form gracias to the literary madmen at Scribner.... More >>

  • ĦAsk a Mexican!

    published April 19, 2007

    Dear Mexican, Have you seen the e-mail flying around, allegedly from country rock star Charlie Daniels? What's your reaction?... More >>

  • ĦAsk a Mexican!

    published April 12, 2007

    Dear Mexican, I lived here illegally for the first half of my life, so I'm very offended when I hear anti-immigrant comments. I... More >>

  • ĦAsk a Mexican!

    published April 5, 2007

    Dear Mexican, What do Mexicans think about President Bush's grandfather having a hand in getting the guy that robbed Pancho Villa's... More >>

  • ĦAsk a Mexican!

    published March 29, 2007

    Dear Mexican, Why should Mexican nationals have more of a right to stay in this country than Chinese, Somalis or others who can't... More >>

  • ĦAsk a Mexican!

    published March 22, 2007

    Dear Readers, Muchas, muchas responses to my March 8 column asking whether I should keep this column's gold-toothed, mustachioed,... More >>

  • Ask a Mexican! Logo Debate Continues

    published March 22, 2007

    Ask a Mexican! Naming Debate In no particular order, sense or rhythm... I've been around a long time,... More >>

  • ĦAsk a Mexican!

    published March 15, 2007

    Dear Mexican, I am perplexed. I just saw a middle-aged wab (complete with a bright-red, lipstick-accentuated mustache) wearing tight... More >>

  • ĦAsk a Mexican!

    published March 8, 2007

    Dear Mexican, I have a major crush on a worker with the Mexican Consulate aqu en Tucson. But I fear that, like... More >>

  • ĦAsk a Mexican!

    published March 1, 2007

    Dear Mexican, As a kid, I grew up with Mexicans who stole things just to steal. As an adult, I see much of the same behavior from... More >>

  • ĦAsk a Mexican!

    published February 22, 2007

    Dear Mexican, Why does Arnold Schwarzenegger keep putting his foot in his mouth and talking smack about Mexicans? To my... More >>

  • ĦAsk a Mexican!

    published February 15, 2007

    Dear Readers, Mucho comments about my February 1 column regarding the metamorphosis of Mexican names into seemingly wacky... More >>

  • ĦAsk a Mexican!

    published February 8, 2007

    Dear Mexican, Why is it that from my personal, thoroughly unscientific observations it seems blue-collar, illiterate Mexicans are... More >>

  • ĦAsk a Mexican!

    published February 1, 2007

    Dear Mexican, How do Mexicans get such ridiculous nicknames from seemingly normal names? For instance, José becomes Chepe,... More >>

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