Ask a Mexican

Ask a Mexican: Why are educated Mexis mistrusted?

by Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: Why are we put down by our own people for being educated and articulate (I've been called gabacho, and I'm as brown as the next guy) while the Anglos accept us for being smart? I work in Santa Ana as a high school teacher and am considered very good at what I do, but when I meet with the Mexican parents, it almost borders on mistrust...

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