MORE BS FROM AZ: Ethnic Studies Classes Banned


“Arizona’s new immigration law is just about crime, its supporters say, but given that the state’s new education policy equates ethnic studies programs with high treason, they may not be using the commonly accepted definition of “crime.”

Under the ban, sent to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer by the state legislature Thursday, schools will lose state funding if they offer any courses that “promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, promote resentment of a particular race or class of people, are designed primarily for students of a particular ethnic group or advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals.”-http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/30/arizona-ethnic-studies-cl_n_558731.html

THIS IS TOTAL FUCKING BULL SHIT!!  Classes like thes promote learning about eacother and understanding they promote cultural exchange saying that they seperate us and are detremental is the  THE BIGEST CROCK OF GARBAGE I’VE EVER HEARD! There they go again “protecting”  their idea of “America”

Petition like lives depended on it, cuz they do


“The Attorney General has taken an oath to defend the Constitution. He cannot let this anti-American, unconstitutional attack on the civil rights of immigrants and Latinos stand.”

The Arizona bill is so extreme that even Tom Tancredo–a rabid anti-immigrant zealot–opposes this law.”

“Association of Chiefs of Police opposes the bill.” – FROM THE  “Ask Eric Holder to block Arizona’s Racists law” petition

TO SIGN  THE PETITIONS VISIT

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/holder_stop_az_law/?rc=tw

http://b3.caspio.com/dp.asp?AppKey=dd061000573535ccf36c4f958771

JOIN THE YANKEE FANS AGAINST ALLSTAR GAME IN ARIZONA FACEBOOK PAGE

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=116735655023538

The quality of lives do depend on whether we speak out our not. If you’re against this injustice then please help us by supporting petitions like these, together we can stand strong and united against hate mongers.

BOYCOTT ARIZONA


If you are among those who disapprove SB 1070 & want make your voice heard u can  do so by joining in the boycott efforts here’s a website dedicated to the boycott http://www.arizona-boycott.org/ Also you can show your support by joining the #BoycottArizona topic on twitter. Our tweets are making news.

Mexican Geeks


Meet the Mexican American super brains of MIT= The prestigeous Massachusetts Institute of Technology a private research university located in Cambridge ,Massachusetts.MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological research. This illustrious school has an awesome group representing!  The MAES Society = Mexican American Engineers and Scientists. Just who is MAES and what is their purpose?

The primary mission of the Society is one of image development. Firstly, by projecting the positive image of our members through their accomplishments, MAES will achieve its underlying mission, which is to eradicate the stereotypic perception that society has had of Mexican Americans. Secondly, by providing a networking and nurturing environment to develop their professional image, its members have opportunities to develop and hone their leadership, communication, management and technical skills. The goals of MAES are to assist its members with:

Development of opportunities
Placement and recruitment
Promoting and recognizing achievements
Technical and professional meetings
National Symposium and technical presentations
Promoting science and engineering among students
Scholarship assistance

http://web.mit.edu/maes/www/history.html

Next time someone tries to tear you or our people down by saying that Mexicans don’t have: the talent, brains,  the drive or dedication , just look to people like these wonderful talents that not only gained entrance to such an important institute, but are there as leaders. Yet another fine example of “SI SE PUEDE”

P.S. Speaking of “SI SE PUEDE” check out this awesome article by lauramartinez.wordpress.com entitled “FORGET ARIZONA. MEXICO GETS OWN NASA YAY!”

http://lauramartinez.wordpress.com/2010/04/26/forget-arizona-mexico-gets-own-nasa-yay/

Soccer & SB 1070


What is the relationship between SB 1070 and Soccer? Good question! One thing about soccer and its History is that it’s always gone hand in hand with Politics. Since the time Benito Mussolini used soccer to promote the Italian Fascist Party to the infamous “Soccer War” between Honduras and El Salvador, soccer was involved.”- Continued http://latinosports.com/featured/arizona-sb-1070-and-soccer.html

Article  by Cesar Diaz from latinosports.com

SB 1070 :Paisanos we got your back


Across state and national borders the message is resounding “This law is wrong and we won’t stand for it. Brothers & sisters we stand in unity with you. We condemn the trampling of human dignity and human rights ” If you think this is wrong too then join us and let us make our voices heard, let us be peaceful but strong. You can sign petitions, write to your local and national authorities, &  support groups like  C.H.I.R.L.A= Coalition for Humane Immigrant rights of Los Angeles,  your local MECHA, LULAC= Leauge of United Latin American citizens,  NCLR= National Council of La Raza

FOR THOSE JOINING THE BOYCOTT here is a list of some Arizona-based companies that either have operations or sell stuff around there.

  • Best Western
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Dial Corporation (brands include Citré Shine, Coast, Combat, Dial, Dry Idea, L.A. Looks, Loctite, Purex, Renuzit, Right Guard, Soft & Dri, Soft Scrub, Tone)
  • Fender Musical Instruments
  • Go Daddy
  • PetSmart
  • P.F. Chang’s
  • U-Haul

Mexican sayings


The Mexican culture is a very romantic culture in which chivalry is still alive and well, a culture that is filled with much veneration for women.  A popular saying that exemplifies that is: “A una mujer no se le debe tocar ni con el petalo de una rosa” = A woman is not to be touched, not even with a rose petal. The saying speaks of zero tolerance when it comes to disrespect towards women. Women are not to be mistreated in any way shape or form, but this saying is especially referring to physical abuse.

Chiva’s “Chicharito” Hernandez signs with Manchester United


Javier “El Chicharito”= “the little pea”  Hernandez, this young striker from the Mexican Soccer Leauge is on fire! He’s a 3rd generation Chiva both his grandfather & father played for the illustrious team.  Armed with unbelievable skills, and ardent determination at such a young, he’s unmatchable.  The amazing striker has contributed  to his team having a great season, and becoming “Super Leader” for the current Bicentennial Tourney 2010, that’s not all! He has been called to join the forces of the Mexican national team, and now he’s making it  across the pond!  Way to go Chicharito!

Our young “Chicharito”Hernández has become the first Mexican & first Chiva element to enroll with the Manchester United team.  During the press  conference,with notable emotion and appreciative smiles he thanked the English institution for the opportunity and vowed to extol the name colors of both Chivas and Mexican Soccer.

For more info on Chicharito you may visit  http://www.manutd.com/ ,   http://www.chivascampeon.com/

“Chicharito”has made waves with club and country and found himself on the radar with several European clubs like PSV and reigning Bundesliga champs Wolfsburg. “Chicharito” (The Little Pea) was nicknamed after his father, Javier Hernández who was part of Mexico’s 1986World Cup team alongside Hugo Sánchez, Tomás Boy, Carlos Hermosillo, and Luis Fernando Tena.” from -www.simplyfutbol.com

Show your support by following “chicharitoaltri” or “Chivas” , or “MUFootballClub” on Twitter you can also send your congrats and comments onhttp://www.facebook.com/Chivas

Mexican Manners


“If you have ever watched a movie made in the 1940s and early 1950s, you’ll have an idea of the manners that Mexicans use. It is all based on “respect.” We consider Mexican manners to be “formal.” Compared to our American casual manners, the Mexicans are very formal.” -From Manners  in Mexico by Mark McGrew April 2005 Guadalajara-Lakeside Volume 21, Number 8

For Mexicans manners are held in very high regard & are  treated with utmost importance within in our culture. Regardless of social position or the amount of education received a good upbringing(manners) is considered the most valued  inheritance that every parent passes down, an inheritance that every family holds dear. In Spanish to say someone is rude , the following phrase is often used:  “mal educado”  literally= wrongly( inadequately/ poorly) educated. Parents always teach their kids that manners will reflect not only upon them, but that it will also reflect upon the family and their upbringing. Often times moms will scold their kids when they exhibit poor manners by saying “People will think you had a mother who didn’t care or perhaps even that you didn’t have a mom”

For those who : have friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, family members, coworkers, etc.. who are Mexican & want to interact with them and share in their culture or for those studying Spanish or just interested in learning about other cultures. I wanna start a new section called “Mexican Manners” &  try to add  facts, information on customs and manners found in Mexican culture.