Hispanics & Politics Part 1:Obamanos

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Above: I observed this for the first time while headed towards Austin, Texas

“Obamanos” is a strange bit of political Spanglish, often seen in the past few months on bumper stickers in states with large Hispanic populations. The term translates — in essence, not literally — to “let’s go Obama.”

This has been the general spirit in San Miguel de Allende, a colonial town in the mountains of central Mexico. The mood was especially evident tonight after Barack Obama was elected the 44th president of its northern neighbor.

“It’s good because he’s moreno (brown-skinned) and I know morenos have faced a lot of discrimination and resistance,” Martha Aguilar, my children’s 18-year-old babysitter, told me. “I think it will mean that Mexicans in the United States will be treated better. I think they’ll have more opportunity.” Read the rest here…

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3 thoughts on “Hispanics & Politics Part 1:Obamanos

  1. I saw this bumper sticker when I drove up to Austin on Friday! Haha. Not too surprising, I saw many Obama stickers…it is Austin, after all.

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