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When is a caricature of a man’s mustache racist? Critics are contending that ads opposing Arizona congressman’s Raul Grijalva are indeed racist because of the exaggerated portrayal of his mustache.

The anti-Grijalva ads are being compared to unflattering, stereotypical, (and some would say racist) portrayals of Mexican-American characters like the Frito Bandito.

On the other hand Major League Baseball once sent out a press release congratulating itself on “cultural diversity” for introducing an Hispanic “chorizo” character to their sausage races.


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