Do I Look Mexican to You?

English: taken at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

English: taken at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a bit of a profiling question.  Living in the Southwestern United States so close to our border with Mexico, I run into this.

Some Mexicans automatically speak to me in Spanish.  Some are not sure.  For others, mainly Suren0s,  the Anglo alert meter reacts like a Richter Scale. 🙂  They address me in English.  If I wear my cowboy hat and boots, I tip the Mexican side of the scale.

What does this mean in the great scheme of things?  Profiling and as Graham Chapman of Monty Python, God rest his soul would have said, “Silly, just silly, and a bit suspect.”


About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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