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29 Mar 2017

Dear Mexicans: Why Do Salvadorans Hate Mexicans So Much?

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Dear Mexican: I need to know: Why do salvatruchas think they are superior to every Mexican and Guatemalan in every way?

I go to a community college in the San Fernando Valley that is infested with them, and the way they portray Mexicans to other people makes me angry. Sometimes, I would like to tell them about the bad and nasty crap they have done since the urban terrorist organization, MS-13, destroyed the Hispanic community even worse. Now some of us Mexicans are leaving places and migrating to other parts of Southern California.

I know that some police at the southern border of Mexico have treated Salvadorans like shit, but that is no reason for them to chingar con los Mexicans’ reputation. It’s hard enough with some of the prejudices we mojados confront every day, but to have another Hispanic culture mess it up even more? Tell me: What is wrong with those guys?

Mixed Mexican of Sherman Oaks

Dear Pocho: Do you realize you just wrote for me a Mad Libs of assimilation that people can apply to any successful immigrant group in America ever? I’m ever-grateful! Here, lemme show you:

I need to know: Why do (newest immigrant group) think they are superior to every (assimilated ethnic group) and (another assimilated ethnic group) in every way?

I go to a (workplace or business) in the (old municipal stronghold of assimilated ethnic group) that is infested with (newest immigrant group), and the way they portray (assimilated ethnic group) to other people makes me angry. Sometimes, I would like to tell them about the bad and nasty crap they have done since the (gang or national movement associated with newest immigrant group) destroyed the (assimilated ethnic group) community even worse. Now some of us (assimilated ethnic group) are leaving places and migrating to other parts of (suburbs of old municipal stronghold of assimilated ethnic group).

I know that (some situation involving assimilated ethnic group) have treated (newest immigrant group) like shit, but that is no reason for them to chingar con los (assimilated ethnic group’s) reputation. It’s hard enough with some of the prejudices we (former derogatory nickname for assimilated ethnic group that they appropriated and now use as a term of endearment for each other—but woe to anyone else who uses it) confront every day, but to have another (newest immigrant group) mess it up even more? Tell me: What is wrong with those guys?

So, to recap: Salvadorans hate Mexicans because we hated Salvadorans, just like Irish hate Italians because Italians hated the Irish. How about we break that cycle? This Mexican did!

Dear Mexican: I went to a Mexican birthday party at my neighbor’s house a few weeks ago for their daughter, who just turned 6 years old. I was surprised when I was the only guest who bought her a toy. All she got was a bunch of clothes. I don’t know any white 6-year-olds who would WANT clothes for their birthday. What’s up with that?

Confused in Texas

Dear Gabacho: No kids of any culture want clothes as a regalo, period. But Mexican adults know niños grow super-fast, so they give ropa as presents to help others with the cost of living. This custom ends with adolescence, when people start giving Mexican teens condoms—or rather, they should …

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2 comments

  • Comment Link A Woman with an Opinion Friday, 04 August 2017 14:40 posted by A Woman with an Opinion

    I'm Black and Salvadorian but people don't KNOW that, they think I'm mixed. I've heard so many Mexicans talking soooooo much shit about Salvadorians, and other Latin American countires. They think they are superior... Ha why? Because the food? The cholos? La chancla? The candy? The population? I don't fucking know, but this shit is annoying and petty af. They starting to act like high class white people. No offence... Why can't we just work through this together as hispanics?? We already got a lot of problems as it is.

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  • Comment Link Central american Monday, 10 July 2017 09:46 posted by Central american

    I think your question should be asked the other way around. Why do mexicans feel superior to other latinos especially central Americans? It's mexicans who treat central american migrants horribly and exploit them while traveling thru mexixo. Its mexicans who bullied salvadorans into creating Mara Salvatrucha. It's mexicans who display ultra nationalism (viva mexico bullshit) while disrespecting salvadorans. It's mexicans who you find talking trash on blogs, facebook, youtube comments against anything regarding our culture. Its mexicans who chant ehhh puuuto against other nations goalies. I can go all day but you get the picture. It's mexicans extreme nationalism and pride vs Salvadorans tough attitudes that create fights. We dont take shit from people and certain mexicans who feel above us cant take it. Look at on the internet who dont mexicans like to insult? Common targets El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Spain, Argentina, USA,Cuba,Peru. Given the reasons below one could understand why salvadorans and many other latinos come to dislike mexicans. Where i live we outnumber mexicans, and they are rare here. I dated many mexicans and generally have had good relationships with mexicans and respect their culture. Maybe they would be louder if they outnumbered us here. But even the lone mexican guy at my job is always talking bad about El salvador, puerto rico and dominican republic and likes to say mexico is number one haha.

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