#5 The Dodgers a.k.a. Los Doyers Aside from being Raider fans, Chicanos are hard core Dodger fans. #4 Pretending to Hate Thanksgiving Want to scare white people? Or people who love turkey? Learn this phrase: “We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us.” #3 Morrissey Maybe Chicanos were EMO before EMO was trendy. But there is something to the lyrics of Morrissey that gets Chicanos all riled up. And by riled up, I really mean Emo’d out. If you really want to understand Chicano culture, learn the lyrics to this popular Morrissey song, visit an 80’s club, and wave your body around feeling the music. Don’t forget to close your eyes. #2 La Virgen It’s a love like no other. Shrines and tattoos have been built and inked to the beauty, wisdom and relentless love to La Virgen Maria de Guadalupe. The love for La Virgen is not to be confused with a numb devotion to the Catholic Church. In fact, for Chicanos or Chicanas or Xicanas with an “X”, depending on the level of indigenous intellect, La Virgen, is really a reincarnation of the Aztec goddess, Tonatzin (toe-nat-zeen) also known in Mesoamerican cultures as Coatlicue (ko-yat-tli-koo), and Cihuacoatl, (sea-gua-ko-yat), the mother of all creation in pre-conquered America. During the Catholic invasion, err…conversions, the worship of the mother goddess, who gave birth to Huitzilipotchtli (weet-zee-lee-potch-lee), the god of the sun and war, (aka Jesus!) is seen by intellect circles within Chicano culture as the true image seen by Cuauhtlatoatzin, (Koo-ah-ooh-tla-toe-at-zeen), a mere indigenous peasant, aka, Juan Diego. When the Goddess performed the miracle of pasting her image and roses on Juan Diegos’ tilma (robe), the church claimed the image to be that of the Virgen Mary, not of Tonatzin, the indigenous earth mother. The shrine of Tonatzin was destroyed, and in its place, a church in the honor of the La Virgen was built, known today as the Basilica of our Lady of Guadalupe, the largest church in Mexico in her honor. #1 All Chicanos must own at least 1 low rider car! there you have it folks.