Category Archives: Race Relations


imageMCALLEN, Texas (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Realizing that his recent comments about ‘anchor babies’ could alienate him from Latino voters, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, tried to distance himself from his own statement.

Talking to reporters today, the younger brother of former President George W. Bush said that his comments  pertained more to “Asian people,” suggesting that the practice of coming to the United States to give birth to anchor babies was an Asian thing.

Asked if he had any factual basis that Asians are the ones resorting to anchor babies as a way to circumvent  the U.S. immigration system, Bush said, “I don’t have to give you facts. Just look at one of my Republican presidential opponents, Piyush Jindal. He’s a poster boy for anchor babies.”


imageNEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles®) –   For far too long, white people have been absent from films, television shows, news anchor desks, advertising billboards and product labels. But finally, they are taking the spotlight away from people of color, thanks to a new MTV show, “White People.”

The documentary, produced by Filipino undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas, tackles the sensitive and delicate issue of white privilege in America.

“Its about time we see white faces on television, and not always people of color that have dominated both daytime and primetime slots,” said 23-year-old John Smith, a mass communications student at Harvard University.

Even the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) endorsed the documentary, saying that “the colored community has had a long history of privilege in America. It is time we shift the attention to white people. After all, they are Americans just like us.”

The forward-looking documentary airs tonight and can be viewed online starting at 8PM Eastern time. Dozens and dozens of viewing parties have been scheduled in white neighborhoods across the country.

It’ll surely be tomorrow’s hot topic around workplace water cooler stations and in break rooms.


imageBATON ROUGE, Louisiana (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Tomorrow’s (July 12) Miss USA Pageant will not be seen on NBC or Univision, and it remains unclear whether there will be any celebrity hosts or judges after many of those originally tapped for the show dropped out in protest of owner Donald Trump’s disparaging remarks about Mexicans and immigrants.

Well, Trump himself said he was boycotting the pageant and will be a no-show.

The reason? The real estate mogul and presidential candidate can’t take any more criticism for the irony between his anti-immigrant statements and the pageant.

Apparently, Miss Rhode Island Anea Garcia’s grandmother emigrated to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic, and Miss Massachuseets Polikseni Manxhari immigrated to the U.S. from Albania with her parents when she was 5. Many other contestants have roots from Latin America, Asia and other continents.

“For me to suggest building a great wall to prevent immigrants from crossing our borders and yet sponsoring a pageant full of immigrant contestants does not make sense, and it damages my credibility — something that I cannot afford if I were to win votes to become president,” Trump said.

For once, Trump seems to make some good sense.