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¡Ask a Mexican! Mexicans face racism, and fight back

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GUSTAVO ARELLANO 

¡Ask a Mexican!

Posted: Monday, March 3, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 1:28 pm, Mon Mar 17, 2014.

Dear Mexican: My dad says when he was a kid growing up in Downey, Calif., they used to open the local plunge (pool) to mexicanos and negritos on Thursdays only because the pool was cleaned once a week on Friday mornings. Is this an accurate account of racism in the 1940s or an exaggeration? Do you know of other blatant racial policies back then and which ones still exist against Mexicans today?

Pocho Pendejo Who Can Barely Hablo Español

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