"If you're tan, stay in the van!" These kinds of words are being heard all over Arizona and elsewhere this week as Latinos consider their future in America. Is the new Arizona law indicative of their future in the USA?
As Mariachi bands disbanded or changed their names to the likes of: The Blues Brothers or Red Neck Mothers, a major fast food chain that specializes in Mexican cuisine has changed the franchise name in Arizona to Burger Bell and is only hiring blue-eyed, blonde, college graduates that majored in English to flip burgers and take orders. The company says they have more applicants than they can handle.
In other news from the area, a local Latino newspaper is reporting underground sales of thousands of John McCain and Sarah Palin masks that can be worn while driving. "You won't find more than two people riding in the back of pickup trucks any longer, everyone is wearing shoes and there is not a sombrero in sight. All you see is caps with logos of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals, and the Phoenix Suns," states the article.
In related news, Cinco de Mayo celebrations have been cancelled this year. They are being replaced with a "Cinco de Malaise Day." Attendance is expected to be minimal.