Spanish-language radio is fading across Southern California, a victim of a shifting preference for "English-speaking media" among young listeners. It's a classic American assimilation story, Gustavo Arellano writes, but it's also "one giant chinga tu madre to anti-immigrant types who have spent the last 25 years decrying the Mexican takeover of "American" airwaves.
To anti-immigrant zealots, our choice of music and dress became further proof of the Mexican menace.
Its earliest-known mention in American letters came in an 1899 Los Angeles Times story about life in Mexico City, says Gustavo Arellano. His new book is "Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America."
Every week, readers submit their questions about Mexicans to Gustavo Arellano-- including their customs, labor issues, and illegal immigration.
As many people commemorate Cinco de Mayo with nachos, beer and margaritas, at least one Mexican American is not feeling the party. Host Michel Martin speaks with Gustavo Arellano about America's fascination with a Mexican holiday th...
Since 2004, Gustavo Arellano has written the wildly popular - and wildly politically incorrect - Ask a Mexican! column in the OC Weekly. In each installment, he California-born Arellano answers reader queries about Mexican-American...