[Marxism] Anglos (aka whites, gringos, gabachos, Americans)

Erik Carlos Toren ectoren at sbcglobal.net
Sun Aug 20 09:15:25 MDT 2006


Stephen:

I am not sure where you reside or what part of the US you live, but I am 
speaking as someone who is Mexicano and has lived in the Texas for almost 23 
years (I am 37 now).

As fas as your responses:

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stephen Homick" <clio at sover.net>
>Still does refer to things French, and in many places where Spanish is
>spoken, too.

As I stated before, in Texas, gabacho is meant for Anglos.

> but rather suggests
>a local, circumscribed slang usage.

I stated Texas, because I don't want to presume usage in all of the 
Southwest US. But. Texas hardly seems "local" when you are talking about a 
state the size of France and with one of the states in the US containing a 
large % of the Chicano community.

>One more thing: Why do you spell the gentile name of people from Texas
>with a j, when the traditional x is proper and fitting? Alfonso Reyes
>must be flipping over in his grave! Replacing the Mexican X with a
>gringo J--¡Qué barbaridad!

Alfonso Reyes flipping over the "J" in Tejano!? I hope he knows about our 
Tejano culture and history:

http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/TT/pft7.html

"The term Tejano, derived from the Spanish adjective tejano or (feminine) 
tejana (and written in Spanish with a lower-case t), denotes a Texan of 
Mexican descent, thus a Mexican Texan or a Texas Mexican. [.....]  The term 
occurred with greater frequency in speech and written forms as the political 
activity of the ethnic group became pronounced, particularly following the 
Chicano movement of the mid-1960s. Tejano is now widely enough used that it 
is considered a naturalized item in the Texas lexicon."

http://www.answers.com/topic/chicano

"The term Chicano is offensive to some assimilated Mexican Americans, who 
prefer other terms such as Hispanic, or Latino, or simply Mexican. Many 
Chicanos, in turn, find Mexican used alone as offensive because it overlooks 
their American and indigenous roots. Chicanos in Texas are also referred to 
as Tejanos, although Tejano simply means Texan."

http://www.hispanicvista.com/HVC/Opinion/Guest_Columns/060605Pena.htm
http://www.ondanet.com/tejano/tejano.html
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/benson/border/arhoolie2/raices.html

Stephen, por favor, ya no digas barbaridas. No se que parte de los estados 
unidos eres, pero se nota dia a dia que poco sabes de nuestra comunidad 
chicana y tejana.

por el socialismo,
Erik







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