Mexican Culture Once Again Turned Tacky Gimmick


Found this article & I just had to share with you guys.  The article’s a little old, it’s from July. Perhaps some of you have already seen it or something related to the story, but for those who haven’t thought it only right to diffuse it.  Sorry for being tardy, but I hadn’t visited the website which I found it on in a while and so I missed it when if first came out. Weird, it’s such an important story, can’t believe I never ran into it anywhere else.  The article is from AboutFace.com a site dedicated to fighting and changing a “toxic media environment” for everyone, but especially focusing on  being a source of empowerment for :  girls, young ladies, and women everywhere.  They wrote an article about how MAC (the make up brand) thought it’d be so ingenious,colorful and becoming to turn the: suffering , hardships, and terror of the people of Juarez into a  lucrative opportunity.  “Art is controversial, it imitates life” Yes, very true!  And perhaps this would have been acceptable from someone with a noble cause who sincerely wanted to  make an impact for the right reasons. However, these people clearly had only one thing on their minds “Shock factor sells”.  Human dignity,  social consciousness ….. Not part of their product’s “color scheme”.  The creators visited Jurez and gained “inspiration”, they gave night-workers the “edgy/artsy” nickname “sleepwalkers” and gave their make up shades names like: “Factory,” “Juarez,” “Ghost Town,” “del Norte,” and “Quinceanera.”  An ad for the cosmetic line shows a model wearing the make up, painted up like a zombie.  What do you think , artistic or tasteless?

To me this is just another example of how Mexicans and Mexican lives are seen as less.  Our way of life &  culture is  just something amusing to be turned into a tacky gimmick and marketed.  I’ve never been a person who’s been totally brand absorbed. I love fashion & if I had money to study fashion, I would in a heartbeat. It’d be my dream come true. However, my vision of what fashion & art are, totally differs from what big names sell. But, what can you say, they’re  like that. They think : a girl in a bathing suit being physically subdued by a group of shirtless men in sexy, to them black face in magazines spreads is artistic….  Big names turn me off to “high fashion”.  To me small businesses and underground designers is where the real art’s at.

READ THE ARTICLE AT THE FOLLOWING LINK

“Had MAC and Rodarte intended to draw attention to the horrific crimes in Juarez and raise money for the people living there, I’d be all for it. But it wasn’t until bloggers caused an uproar that MACpromised to donate “a portion of the proceeds from the collection to help those in need in Juarez.” – http://about-face.org/blog/archives/3597#more-3597

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SB 1070:Ethnic Media Unites


Video 40 representatives of Asian, African-American, Muslim, Latino, and Native-American media and immigration advocates got together to discuss how to be a voice for truth and diversity during a time when lies and racism are is being propagated. Their  goal is to diffuse  accurate information on Arizona’s new immigration law, SB 1070.

http://newamericamedia.org/2010/05/ethnic-media-join-forces-against-sb-1070.php

AZ Education system:Pre-Colombian studies neither relevant nor necessary


If it’s not associated with Western or Greco-Roman civilization Arizona schools don’t  want to hear it & most certainly do not wan’t to teach it.  It’s not a big deal, you’ll barely notice any changes” were the lies they brazenly told us when approving SB1070, but give them an inch and they’ll take a mile. The disgusting side effects are coming on and strong. Arizona is openly, ignorantly and contemptuously targeting Ethnic studies. Guys you gotta read this awesome article

:http://www.truthout.org/greco-romans-welcome-arizona-schools59299

According to those cynical hypocrites Ethnic studies represent a threat and will lead to exclusion. No I think that’s your job! The truth is that learning about diverse cultures brings togetherness and understanding.  They want to convince us of the exact opposite like were ignorant fools. The article talks about a school that has been teaching Mexican American studies and has seen  the positive affects and the benefits that have been come about for  pupils as a result of being immersed in such studies. Honestly How dare they speak so disparagingly about the desire to expand your mind and perspective . They want  to limit people’s edification with ridiculously bias, selective teaching.

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.

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