Ask a Mexican: Why do successful Mexi men marry white women?

Ask a Mexican: Why do successful Mexi men marry white women?

Dear Mexican: Long-time reader, first-time writer about this noble Aztlán. I watched the brown pride marches of the early 1970s and heard the shouts of La Raza and how it was going to be different now that the "Chicano" had arrived. The Mexicans were going to change things for the greater good. I remember when President Ronald Wilson Reagan gave amnesty to some 5 million illegal Mexican immigrants and how this was going to change things once and for all, bringing the Mexicans into American society with welcome arms and citizenship. Nothing was going to hold the Mexicans down now. And here we are: Mexico might not be falling, as you say, but the police, the Army or the citizens seem unable to stop the killing. Predominantly Latino school districts in Santa Ana and Los Angeles are failing, the Latinas are having babies out of wedlock at the rate of Guatemalans and the young Latinos are still tagging and banging. I believe Mexicans re-colonizing not only the Southwest but of most of America is only a matter of time, with brown pride and illegitimate children filling this great country. So what are you going to do with it, Mexican? History does not paint a very bright future for a Latino-controlled America. 
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Dear Gabacho: Sure it does! Rather than me offering you my usual pendejadas, I'll direct you to the research of ¡Ask a Mexican! pal, University of Southern California professor Jody Agius Vallejo, whose book Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican-American Middle Class was just released in paperback (with a rambling intro by your favorite Mexican). Her pioneering research shows how, contrary to Know Nothing assertions, Mexicans are following the same assimilation and financial achievement patterns as previous immigrant groups. Can't argue with facts, yet I'm sure you will, which only shows why your kind deserves your half-brown grandkid destiny.

Dear Mexican: I have always wondered why high-achieving Mexican-American men tend to date/marry white women. I have noticed that since I was an undergraduate, now working in academia, most of the Chicano professors are married to white women (WHAT AN OXYMORON). Also, it seems that the more power a Mexican-American man has (whether it's in academia or politics), the more likely he is to marry a white woman. What is this phenomenon about? Are educated Latinas threatening to high-achieving Chicanos? Are we too complex? What gives? I know this is a rather-sensitive matter and no one seems to want to talk. What is your take on the issue?
A Xicana Scholar in San Antonio

Dear Wabette: Your assumption is correct. A 2012 Pew Research Center study on intermarriage in los Estados Unidos put it thusly: "For newly married Hispanic men and women, marrying a white person is associated with a college education." If anything, you smarty-art Chicanas marry gabachos at a HIGHER rate that smarty-art Mexicans: nearly 33 percent of mexicanas who marry a gabacho are college-educated, compared with about 23 percent of scholarly Mex-men who marry white. The Pew people didn't get into the why of the matter, but I'd argue it's because of the scandalously low amount of Latinos in college — coeds tend to get with what's around, you know? All this said, chula, ALL Mexican men want a gabachita at some point in their lives, regardless of class — witness the shout-outs given to the wetbacks who nailed American women in Los Alegres de Teran's "El Corrido de los Mojados" and "El Mojado Acaudalado" by Los Tigres del Norte (your humble Mexican can boast of a mick and a Yid in his past). Nothing against you fine-ass Xicanas, but dating a white woman is the ultimate status symbol for hombres, not so much for the prestige but so we can get our share of the romance Reconquista.

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martyfrazier80
martyfrazier80

I think people from India are the most intelligent  people when it comes to medical

martyfrazier80
martyfrazier80

Hispanics are not considered  white and they are marrying white women because of low self-esteem. The talk of whites being superior and blacks and other nationality men feel less than having a woman that resembles their mother.   So they feel they are on top of the world when they are with a white woman, and that they have a  their trophy that makes them feel their on top of the world.


jaez
jaez

When President Reagan pardoned those illegal Mexican aliens, it was hoped that they would become Americans. MOST OF THEM DID NOT DO THAT. Instead, they continued to speak Spanish and kept their Mexican culture. The few Mexicans who did become Americans have become successful. A friend of mine, who was born in America, is married to an illegal alien. He has been in America for over 15 years and STILL cannot speak English.

lcstrategy
lcstrategy

Mexicans are white people with tans. their ancestry is Spanish from Europe, home of all the white people. Too bad the writer of this column is a moron

Remember Austrians and the French ruled Mexico just as long as the Spanish and like the Spanish brought their servants also tradesmen over from Spain, France and Austria.

Since the Spanish/Hispanics killed off 90% of the Native Americans in Mexico , Central and South America who else could they mate with. Hispanics killed more Native Americans than the English but remember only the people from England Spoke English. My ancestors spoke Czec.

The RICH WHITE BUT TANNED MEXICANS want worthy women from other European ancestries instead of the Hispanic women.

SenorBlanco
SenorBlanco

@martyfrazier80 That is not true. A sizeable minority off Mexicans are white--as in blond or light brown hair, white skin, blue or green eyes, etc.  Hispanic is not a race, but an ethnic category. Hispanics can be a mix of White, Native American, Black, Arab, and some Asian, especially in South America. Generally, the richer Mexicans are the whiter ones.

romajose
romajose

@jaez I am of Mexican descent and I will always speak Spanish and make sure my future kids know Spanish as that is the only language I will speak to them and that is when I marry a White Woman!

anthonyacosta6
anthonyacosta6

@lcstrategy @sportsmarvel i must say that is not entirely true... i am nearly 50% native and all of it from mexico. and as far as austrians... yes they have had a huge influence.... i suggest listening to some banda, then listening to some classic austrian folks music... and i am a mexican marrying a european white austrian.... and i am no highly accomplished PHD or any of the likes. just love the white woman

sportsmarvel
sportsmarvel

@lcstrategy  LOL the French and Austrians didn't rule Mexico as long as the Spanish. Not even close. Spanish it was hundreds of years and French it was like decades. The Austrians I am not sure that even occurred. 

martyfrazier80
martyfrazier80

@SenorBlanco @martyfrazier80  Sorry I hate to bust your bubble you ask a white man you are still a nigger in their site.  You are not dumb you see the problem about Mexico read the sites, they tell you all the same way they tell blacks go back to Mexico/Africa

martyfrazier80
martyfrazier80

@SenorBlanco @martyfrazier80  Read the sites about what they are saying about Mexicans going back to Mexico like they tell black back to Africa. Mexicans are looked  upon less than a black man in America.  Get real  white men feel they are superior to all nationality and men of other nationality  are feeling it, so to escape their own nationality. They  need to  t get themselves a white woman who probably would not look at them twice if you didn't have the money to take.  Wake up you  didn't get the woman the money got the woman.  The white women brags about it all the time how they get men of color just for the money

martyfrazier80
martyfrazier80

@SenorBlanco @martyfrazier80  Read the sites about what they are saying about Mexicans going back to Mexico like they tell black back to Africa. Mexicans are looked  upon less than a black man in America.  Get real  white men feel they are superior to all nationality and men of other nationality  are feeling it, so to escape their own nationality. They  need to  t get themselves a white woman who probably would not look at them twice if you didn't have the money to take.  Wake up you  didn't get the woman the money got the woman.  The white women brags about it all the time how they get men of color just for the money

 
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