Mexicans – Are They Taking Over?April 2, 2008
Anecdotally, living in Los Angeles it’s pretty clear that Mexicans are overrunning the city. Entire neighborhoods are blanketed by Spanish language advertising, which is conflicting for me because I love advertising but I hate things I can’t understand. Perhaps most shocking are the results of my own household census where we’ve gone from 100% Causcasian in 1998 to 66% Hispanic.
But whether you believe this is happening (you’re right) or not (you’re wrong), the question remains – is it intentional? I believe this print advertisement for Absolut vodka currently running in a Mexico City periodical answers that question:
Part of me is distressed to see the naked ambition for conquest, but another part of me is delighted to see U.S. advertisements in English South of the border. Hah! Take that, Jorge! Como Te Gusta Estas Manzanas!!?!?!