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Hey Latinos, Cut It Out!: Wearing “Scarface”

In our “Hey Latinos, Cut It Out!” feature we ask you, our Latino brothers and sisters, to cut out some behavior that is embarrassing the rest of us. We do this in order to foster peaceful coexistence with our non-Latino neighbors and so we aren’t ashamed to be seen with you in public.

We love the movie “Scarface” just as much as anyone else. Pacino’s over-the-top performance was pretty awesome even if his accent wasn’t. What isn’t cool is how often “Scarface” appears on our clothes. We can’t walk down the street without seeing at least 5 Latinos sporting Al Pacino’s face on a t-shirt, jacket, or hat. This author was once on a job interview and one of the other guys being interviewed showed up in a “Scarface” football jersey, (he didn’t get the job). Tony Montana isn’t someone you should look up to. The guy ends up destroying everyone he cares about. When people see a drug dealing thug emblazoned in rhinestones on your jacket, they assume you want to be like him. It makes us all look bad. So, please let’s leave Tony in the DVD or Blue Ray player and off of your clothes, OK?

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