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¡Ask a Mexican!

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Some people love The Mexican. Some hate him. But no one can deny his word is spreading. Two years since I last blogged about him (Only Gringos Call Gringos Gringos, Gabacho), he's in two dozen alternative weeklies and has a book coming out. As this NYT article describes (The Mexican Will See You Now), The Mexican is everywhere. Click below to see a list of questions about kids and parents and schools that I wish The Mexican would answer.

Possible questions -- maybe you have better ones:

-- how come mexican kids don't look you in the eye or talk during class?

-- what's the deal with parents allowing girls to get their ears pierced so young and wear such tight clothing in elementary school?

-- how can you tell if a kid is mexican or puerto rican or guatemalan without asking him or her directly?

-- how come the mexican kids don't get along with the puerto rican kids, and vice versa?

-- how come mexican parents don't come to parents night or ask questions about how their kid is doing in school?

-- the mexican boys seem to pick on each other a lot -- what's with that?

-- what are five words in spanish i need to know if i'm teaching in a school with lots of mexican kids?

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do mexican people breath like white people? Do they bleed if they get cut? Please I have to know.

how come mexican kids don't look you in the eye or talk during class?
what's the deal with parents allowing girls to get their ears pierced so young and wear such tight clothing in elementary school? how come mexican parents don't come to parents night or ask questions about how their kid is doing in school?the mexican boys seem to pick on each other a lot -- what's with that?what are five words in spanish i need to know if i'm teaching in a school with lots of mexican kids?
Mexican kids probably don't look u in the eye becuse u talk down to them.
I see alot of slutty dressed kids in every race.Parents don't go to meeting because most white people are nosey and talk too much.Boys like to be boys.Say "Mexicanos emprender, corrida! zote!"

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